Citing input from event exhibitors, members and the board of directors representing the industry, the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) announced the decision to cancel this year’s event.

“With the ongoing global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and our promise to deliver an experience expected of the IDDBA, continuing to plan for June 6-8 trade show in Houston was simply no longer feasible,” said Whitney Atkins, vice president of marketing for Madison, Wis.-based IDDBA. 

The safety of attendees, exhibitors and the IDDBA community is at the forefront of this difficult decision, IDDBA said.

“As business leaders, we have all been faced with challenges never imagined and the toughest decisions of our careers — including cancelling IDDBA 2021. The continued global health and healing of our families and friends is top priority,” said Gaetano Auricchio, chairman of the board.

Planning for IDDBA 2022 is already underway, IDDBA said. The event is scheduled to be held in Atlanta June 5-7. Additional information and updates may be found at