Jan. 30 is the deadline application for the American Dairy Products Institute’s Jim Page Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the dependent of an employee or to an employee whose company is a member of ADPI. See the application at adpi.org.

The scholarship is a one-year grant of at least $1,000. This award can be used for any educational expenses, such as tuition, books or room and board. The scholarship was created in memory of James J. Page who enjoyed a distinguished marketing career in the dairy industry and demonstrated exceptional leadership skills while serving as the Chief Executive Officer of ADPI from 2002 through 2008.

The recipient of the scholarship will be announced at the American Dairy Products Institute and American Butter Institute's 2015 Annual Conference in Chicago, April 26 to 28. The conference program will address the manufactured dairy product industry's latest challenges, obstacles and opportunities with presentations from a wide range of speakers, including industry executives, government officials and academia.

ADPI/ABI announce 2015 conference presentations

Among the presentations is a panel of dairy economists consisting of Tim Hunt of Rabobank, Phil Plourd of Blimling and Associates and EarthRisk Technologies' meteorologist Jon Davis, who will be discussing the current market conditions and outlook

A panel discussion titled "Meeting The Challenge To Nourish The World" will include presentations on "Global Population Dynamics" from Bluford Putnam of CME Group and "The Role of Technology and Innovation in Feeding a Growing Global Population" by Dennis Schaffler of Elanco. Henrik Jorgen Andersen of Arla Food Ingredients will discuss "Approaches on How the Dairy Industry Can Help Feed the Growing World Population."

Dominic Schofield with the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), will share his thoughts on "Building Partnerships to Fight Malnutrition at Scale - Lessons Learned From GAIN's Experience."

Whey protein is focus of Tuesday sessions at ADPI/ABI annual conference

On Tuesday morning, Richard Field of Orrani Consulting presents "Market Developments in Mexico and Latin America" by 

Also on Tuesday is a panel discussion titled "Whey Protein and the Sports Nutrition Sector." Jerry O'Dea, President/CEO of Ingredient Technologies for Glanbia will moderate this session which will include a Whey Protein Research Consortium report from WPRC chair Cheryl Reid, a presentation by Optimum Nutrition highlighting new developments in the sports nutrition sector.

Chip English, with Davis Wright Tremaine LLP will address "Through the Looking Glass - How Washington, D.C. Reflects Dairy Policy" during the Industry Luncheon on Tuesday.

The Tuesday afternoon program will feature short briefings on a number of important industry topics, including updates on: GRAS status for concentrated milk proteins; FDA's implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA); reducing nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) in dairy ingredients; the development of a Codex dairy permeate standard; new ADPI dairy ingredient industry standards; new 3-A Sanitary Standards; and developments at USDA's Dairy Market News. 

Register at adpi.org for call ADPI at 630-530-8700.