The Institute of Food Technologists’ (IFT) annual food expo returns to Chicago July 16 through 19, with a focus on protein, clean labels, functional ingredients and more.
May 12, 2016
IFT16, held at The McCormick Place South in Chicago, showcases the largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, processing and packaging suppliers. Processors can learn about the latest global food trends, see displays of the products and innovations designed to address these trends, and attend educational sessions that address important issues for today. The expo kicks off Saturday, July 16, with an awards ceremony and welcome reception.
Dairy processors and other food manufacturers gather with retailers in May when the 18th annual Food Safety Summit sets up shop near O’Hare Airport in Illinois.
April 13, 2016
The Food Safety Summit is a solutions-based conference and expo designed to meet the educational and informational needs of the food industry including processors, retailers, distributors and foodservice operators. The annual event, in its 18th year, takes place May 10 through 12, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Ill.
Grassland Dairy Products was one of the U.S. companies that exhibited Food Ingredients Asia. The region is just getting started in the higher-protein sports nutrition and meal replacement markets, said a sales manager for the dairy processor.
On-Demand: Exclusively for thought-leaders in food and beverage processing facility management, Food Plant of the Future webinars are presented by Hixson, a leading design and engineering firm of food processing facilities in North America.
On Demand From nutrition policy to milk pricing to trade agreements, the coming year will be one of change, challenge and opportunity for the U.S. dairy industry. Challenge. How can the industry meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities ahead? Opportunity. IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton will share her perspective on the policies, politics, regulations and trends that will be in play for dairy during 2016 and beyond.
On Demand Change. According to economists, income growth patterns will spread buying power across many more nations in the years to come, and that growth is likely to occur in regions that will be challenged to produce enough milk and food to meet the increased demand. Challenge. How can we get dairy products from traditional or emerging dairy production regions to where the growth will be? Would this require changes to existing trade patterns? Could it come from investment in new dairy production regions? Or both? Opportunity. International dairy co-op leaders will discuss the challenges facing dairy farmers and co-ops around the world and debate the opportunities presented.
On Demand Change. Aggregate U.S. dairy consumption is projected to remain relatively flat. Meanwhile, dairy has increased competition for “share of stomach.” Global growth in dairy consumption is concentrated in a handful of emerging markets. Challenge. How can U.S. companies prosper amid a complex global trade environment and an intensifying competitive landscape? Opportunity. McKinsey & Company, advisers and counselors to many of the world's leading businesses and institutions, will discuss what its new research shows. Get a head start on the future by learning how dairy companies can prepare now to capture growth in a quickly changing food and beverage environment.
On Demand Opportunity. Join your colleagues to honor the leaders who make dairy such a dynamic and exciting industry. Celebrate this year’s recipients of the Soaring Eagle Awards, the National Cheese Institute Laureate Award, the Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award and the Dairy Foods Processor of the Year Award. Honor the men and women who make a real difference for dairy in the ways they effect change, embrace challenges and create new opportunities to improve our industry.