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Registration Opens for Worldwide Food Expo '05

Tuesday, April 19, 2005
 

Washington, D.C. – Registration is now open for Worldwide Food Expo 2005, the biennial, global food and beverage technology event, which brings the industry’s premier showcase of processing, packaging, equipment, ingredients and services to McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill., October 26-29, 2005. Worldwide Food Expo is comprised of the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition and the International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Exposition.

Industry leaders around the world are receiving registration materials and going online to http://www.worldwidefood.com to reserve their spots at this major international event. Pre-registration discounts are available until early September; major hotels tend to fill early.

Sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI), the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Worldwide Food Expo attracts 30,000 attendees from 100 countries, including decision-makers at all levels of the food and beverage industry – executives, plant managers, purchasing agents, engineers, researchers and operations managers.

Food and beverage professionals choose Worldwide Food Expo as the place to find solutions spanning the manufacturing process, from receiving and blending, to processing and packaging, to material handling and distribution. More than 1,200 exhibitors display the latest innovations in equipment, packaging, ingredients and services for processors of dairy, meat, frozen food, beverage, snack foods, poultry, seafood and other foods. Worldwide Food Expo exhibits encompass over 1.2 million square feet of floor space and offer everything food and beverage companies need to run more efficiently, offer new products and improve profitability.

New in 2005
Worldwide Food Expo ’05 offers an enhanced educational program with these special features:

• More than 45 workshops on consumer trends, efficient plant operations, human resource issues, food safety, product development, and more.

• A special track on how to work with retail customers, featuring major retailer representatives.

• Six new Super Sessions, featuring leading experts on such topics as Leadership in Turbulent Times, Consumer Eating Trends in the U.S., Building Strong Brands: Lessons from the World’s Best Marketers, and more.

• Manufacturing Solutions for Continuing Education, an in-depth program for plant operations and engineering staff. Attendees can receive continuing education credits through this program, designed to delve into, and offer solutions for, the industry’s toughest manufacturing challenges.

• The popular “Food Tech” application sessions from leading suppliers in the meat, dairy and food industries.

International Services
For the fifth consecutive time, Worldwide Food Expo is a member of the prestigious U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program, which promotes the show overseas and assists international attendees. Among the services Worldwide Food Expo offers to international visitors are language assistance, private conference rooms and international telephone and fax lines; a special international registration area and private receptions with U.S. food industry leaders; and international trade counseling to assist with specific objectives.

For more information and the latest updates on exhibitors and programming, visit the Worldwide Food Expo ’05 website at http://www.worldwidefood.com.

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AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory and public relations services, conducts scientific and economic research, offers marketing and technical assistance and sponsors education programs. www.meatinstitute.org.

IAFIS is an association of suppliers to the food, dairy, beverage, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and related sanitary processing industries. Its more than 500 member companies manufacture and supply processing equipment and sanitation; packaging equipment and materials handling; ingredients and flavor systems; support products and services; and technical services and engineering. Its goal is to be the acknowledged leader in connecting the members of the global food industry and to provide information that facilitates those relationships. www.iafis.org

IDFA represents dairy foods manufacturers and their suppliers. Member companies process and manufacture an estimated 85% of U.S. dairy products, as well as a significant volume of juice, water and other products. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA members are in the U.S. and 20 other countries worldwide. www.idfa.org.

Worldwide Food Expo is the premier showcase of processing, packaging, equipment, ingredients and services for the global food and beverage industry. Sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI), the International Association of Food Industry Suppliers (IAFIS) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Worldwide Food Expo will be held October 26-29, 2005, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill. The biennial event attracts 30,000 industry leaders from 100 countries to see the largest North American display of food and beverage industry suppliers in one location; over 1,200 exhibitors cover 1.2 million square feet of floor space. Expo’s more than 45 educational workshops address issues, trends and technologies in the food and beverage processing industry. Expo ‘05 is comprised of the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition and the International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Exposition. For more information, visit http://www.worldwidefood.com.


For more information contact:
Ayoka Blandford
Manager, Public Affairs
202-587-4221
ablandford@meatinstitute.org

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