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Membrane Technology Forum set for Minneapolis return

Concepts in the commercial membrane sector will take center stage.

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The Membrane Technology Forum, presented by Dairy Foods and the American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI), is set to return to the Marriott City Center in Minneapolis from June 12 to June 15. The event will cover the most important concepts and ideas in the commercial membrane and membrane technology sector, including the fundamentals of membrane technology, fouling and cleaning, and emerging new technologies and applications.

This in-person event is the go-to source for anyone looking to evolve with the changing trends in membrane technology. Case studies will discuss real-world membrane technology challenges, outline proposed solutions, and share final results.

The Membrane Technology Forum is intended for processors, plant managers, engineers, chemists, equipment manufacturers, research and development professionals, sales and marketing specialists, technicians, and more. The Marriott City Center exhibit hall will provide attendees with the opportunity to discover cutting-edge solutions for their most pressing membrane technology challenges.

The 2023 program contains many technical presentations in addition to keynotes and a live demonstration on membrane autopsy. It will also feature a panel discussion on challenges and opportunities in membrane technology as well as tours to local membrane companies. 

Education sessions during the Membrane Technology Forum will feature such topics as Membrane Processing, Membrane Technology, Dairy Applications, Nondairy Applications, Nondairy/Alcohol Applications, Cleaning Applications, and Wastewater. 

A look at presentations

The education portion of the Membrane Technology Forum will officially kick off on June 13 with opening remarks from Doug Peckenpaugh, publisher of Dairy Foods, and K.J. Burrington, director of training, education, and technical development, ADPI. Dr. Jayendra Amamcharla, who is currently professor at the Animal Sciences and Industry Department, Kansas State University, as well as interim director, Midwest Dairy Center, will subsequently deliver the keynote speech titled “Milk is more than the sum of its parts.”

The rest of the day will feature sessions on Dairy, Nondairy, and Cleaning, featuring eight experts in the field.

The first day of the show will conclude with a networking reception.

Day 2, June 14, will offer a second keynote speech from Angela Dodd, founder, Females in Food Community, on “Advancing Women in Dairy.” Dodd will discuss the current state of work and how companies can improve their recruitment and retention. The second day of the event will feature three tracks: Membrane Technology, non-dairy/Alcohol, and Wastewater.

On the last day of the program, June 15, the Membrane Technology Forum will offer tours at local membrane companies. Attendees will have the opportunity to sign up for a small fee. A bus will transport participants to the facilities and bring them back to the hotel at the end of the tour. A box lunch will be served.


A discounted room rate of $219 per night, plus tax, is available at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center for 2023 Membrane Technology Forum participants. Room reservations at this rate will be accepted until Monday, May 22, or until room block sells out, whichever comes first.

Attendees can ask for the "Membrane Technology Forum" group to receive discounted rates when calling the hotel or can click here: reserve your room online.

To learn more about the Membrane Technology Forum and to register, click here: