Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), will be one of five keynote speakers at The International Dairy Foods Association's (IDFA) Dairy Forum 2023.

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives will be joined by Linda Clemons, global sales and nonverbal communications expert; Robin Sharma, leadership expert and best-selling author; David Portalatin, food industry advisor for NPD Group; and Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of the IDFA

"I'm really excited about [the event]," said Dykes during a press event. "Our objective is for America to be the world's leading supplier of dairy products."

Dairy Forum is the annual event for dairy foods leaders to connect with peers, advance their knowledge and thinking, and get inspired. More than 1,000 dairy leaders are expected to convene at the event, set for January 22-25, 2023, at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, in Orlando, Fla. 

Registration for the event is now open.

“We are so pleased to once again invite leaders from across the dairy supply chain to join us this January at Dairy Forum 2023,” said Dykes. “This year’s Forum will convene the entire industry for four days of unity, collaboration, and inspiration as we chart the U.S. dairy industry’s path to becoming the world’s leading supplier of nutritious, affordable and sustainable dairy products. The dairy industry has seen unprecedented disruption in recent years. Dairy Forum will inspire today’s top and emerging dairy leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow and position our industry for continued success."

Dairy Forum will feature content and sessions focused on attracting a diverse and inclusive workforce, advancing growth and sales through technology and innovation, delivering unrivaled health and nutrition benefits to consumers, and leading the sustainability movement for food and beverage.

Dairy Forum includes main sessions, deep dive sessions, panel discussions, special presentations by conference partners, and numerous opportunities to connect with leaders in the dairy industry.

The JW Marriott Orlando is a luxury resort located on a 500-acre property and is ideal for exploring the Orlando area or for relaxing poolside in the Florida sunshine. The resort boasts an outdoor pool complex, including a lazy river, a challenging 18-hole golf course designed by PGA great Greg Norman, and in-house dining options, from luxury Italian fare at Primo to a farm-to-table menu and craft beer at Whisper Creek Farm.