The International Dairy Foods Association announced that George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, will lead off the International Dairy Show on Sept. 13 in Dallas, Texas.

"President Bush served during eight of the most consequential years in American history," said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. "We are excited that he has accepted our invitation to share his insights on public service, the nature of leadership and the challenges facing our nation."

President Bush will sit down with Tipton for an hour-long question and answer session at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 13. President Bush is credited with making many significant decisions that will shape the nation's course and world affairs for decades to come.

"President Bush's leadership after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 was an inspiration to millions of Americans," Tipton said. "Working with leaders in Congress and the private sector, President Bush raised standards and accountability in public education, added a prescription drug benefit to Medicare that helped more than 40 million beneficiaries, launched historic efforts to fight HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa, and strengthened America's relationships with strategically important nations including India, China and Japan."

The International Dairy Show, presented by the International Dairy Foods Association, will feature the newest innovations in technology, packaging, ingredients and services for the dairy foods industry. Educational sessions will offer solutions that span the entire manufacturing process, and attendees will have the opportunity to visit exhibits displaying everything dairy companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

Be a part of this rare opportunity to listen to one of the most important leaders of our time. Register today at
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 representing a $110-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 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