The 2010 International Dairy Show is six months away, but 60% of the exhibiting hall is already sold as vendors secure their place at one of the largest dairy events of the year.

"Whether companies are looking for the latest innovations in processing and packaging or to improve efficiency and achieve their sales goals, the International Dairy Show is the premier event to network with the global dairy industry,” said Robin Cornelison, IDFA tradeshow manager.

The International Dairy Show is expected to attract more than 350 exhibitors who will display the newest technologies in packaging, ingredients, equipment and services for processors of dairy foods. Industry professionals will attend the International Dairy Show to find solutions spanning the entire manufacturing process - from research and development, processing and packaging to material handling and distribution. Attendees will have the opportunity to view more than 100,000 square feet of exhibits that offer everything that dairy companies need to operate more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

To reserve exhibit space, contact Terry Paine at

In addition, the call for papers remains open until March 5. For consideration, please submit your abstract (100 words or less) to Peggy Armstrong, IDFA director of communications, at

Presentation topics might include sustainability, business fundamentals, food safety, consumer trends, product development and technology. In addition, dairy suppliers are encouraged to submit abstracts on presentations that are educational and objective.

For more information, visit

The International Dairy Foods Association, Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies representing a $110 billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute and the International Ice Cream Association. IDFA's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at

Jeannette Roeder