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IDFA to Lead Dynamic New Conference Program at ProFood Tech

Jun 08, 2016


Contact: Marti Hogan
(202) 220-3535

Now Accepting Proposals for Presenters and Topics

(Washington, D.C. – June 8, 2016) ProFood Tech, a new event that will focus on processing technologies and innovations serving the food and beverage industry, will make its debut April 4-6, 2017, at McCormick Place in Chicago. More than a trade show, ProFood Tech will offer a dynamic conference program led by the International Dairy Foods Association. IDFA is accepting proposals for presentation topics and speakers through July 15, 2016.

ProFood Tech is powered by IDFA and two of the world’s trade show leaders — PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, and Koelnmesse. With an expansive show floor and enhanced conference program, ProFood Tech will attract high-level buyers from every food and beverage sector.

“The opportunities for new ideas and breakthrough solutions are amazing when executives from related businesses come together to discuss, review and experience the innovations, products and services available today,” said Neil Moran, IDFA senior vice president of finance, administration and trade show. “IDFA is developing a blockbuster conference program that will help food industry professionals discover profitable business solutions, as well as new technologies and innovations that are abundant in the food and beverage industry.”

The ProFood Tech conference program will be designed for professionals in business development, operations, plant management, engineering, research and development, quality assurance, sales, marketing and supply chain management.  It will feature renowned keynote speakers, recognized leaders in the food and beverage industry, the latest in consumer research and trends, and best practices in food processing and engineering, networking events and more.

Topics and Presentation Formats

IDFA is seeking proposals for speakers and topics in seven key areas: business and leadership development, consumer trends and marketing, food processing and technology, health and lifestyle, regulations and food safety, supply chain management and sustainability. The conference program will allow for a variety of presentation formats, including panel discussions, debates, town hall-type meetings and rapid-fire roundtables, among others.

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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at

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