Schedule of Events

Monday, October 24
1 – 5 p.m. Registration
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. IDFA – HACCP Certification for Dairy Professionals, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
Tuesday, October 25
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. IDFA – HACCP Certification for Dairy Professionals, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
8 a.m. – 5 p.m. IDFA – Environmental Solutions for Dairy Plants, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Meat Industry Research Conference (MIRC), McCormick Place
Wednesday, October 26
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
7 a.m. – Noon Meat Industry Research Conference (MIRC), McCormick Place
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Educational Program
10 – 11 a.m. Super Sessions I – Leadership in Turbulent Times: Unlocking Potential
10 – 11 a.m. Super Sessions II – Understanding Retail Food and Consumer Trends
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Manufacturing Solutions Session I – Improved Plant Efficiencies
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibit Floor Open
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Stagnito Communications Awards Reception
6 – 7:30 p.m. IDFA/IAFIS Opening Reception, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
 
Thursday, October 27
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Educational Program
10 – 11 a.m. Super Sessions III – Connecting Brands to Evolving Consumers
10 – 11 a.m. Super Sessions IV – The Antidote for Anti-Corporate Activism
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Manufacturing Solutions Session – Innovations in Product Development
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibit Floor Open
5 – 6 p.m. International Reception, McCormick Place (for International Registrants only)
 
Friday, October 28
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Registration
7 – 8:15 a.m. AMI Washington Insider Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Educational Program
8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. 84th Annual Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest
10 – 11 a.m. Super Sessions V – Forecasting the Impact of Macro Trends and Demographics
10 – 11 a.m. Super Sessions VI – Business Ethics in a Changing World
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Manufacturing Solutions Session – Lean Manufacturing
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Manufacturing Solutions Session in Spanish – Strategic Program Requisites for Marketing to U.S. customers (part 1)
10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibit Floor Open
6:30 – 10:30 p.m. AMI Chairman’s Gala – Chicago Hilton & Towers
 
Saturday, October 29
7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Registration
7:30 – 9:30 a.m. 84th Annual Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest Awards Breakfast
7 – 11:30 a.m. Educational Program
8 – 10:30 a.m. Manufacturing Solutions Session – Tech to Tech - Plant Maintenance Short Course
8 – 10:30 a.m. Manufacturing Solutions Session in Spanish – Strategic Program Requisites for Marketing to U.S. customers (part 2)
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Exhibit Floor Open