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Registration Opens for 2007 Worldwide Food Expo

Friday, April 20, 2007

Washington, D.C. – Registration is now open for Worldwide Food 2007, 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 in Chicago, Ill. The show, which features the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition and the AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Exposition, will take place Oct. 24-27, 2007.

Sponsored by the American Meat Institute and the International Dairy Foods Association, Worldwide Food Expo attracts 25,000 attendees from 100 countries, bringing together decision-makers at all levels of the food and beverage industry, including executives, plant managers, purchasing agents, engineers, researchers and operations managers.

The event features more than 1,000 exhibitors, who display the newest technologies in equipment, packaging, ingredients and services for processors of dairy, meat, frozen food, beverages, snack foods, poultry, and seafood. Food and beverage professionals choose to attend Worldwide Food Expo as a place to find solutions spanning the manufacturing process – from receiving and blending to processing and packaging to material handling and distribution. Attendees have the opportunity to view more than 1.2 million square feet of exhibits offering everything food and beverage companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

This year’s event also features another exceptional line up of educational sessions, which are open to all attendees of the conference. The comprehensive educational program includes a special series of operations sessions – including seminars on flexible production lines, six sigma for the food industry and sanitary design principles – that will offer focused takeaways for immediate application within manufacturing and processing plants. Big picture Super Sessions will explore the latest information about the economy, consumer behavior and market trends.

For the sixth consecutive time, Worldwide Food Expo is participating as a member of the prestigious U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program, which promotes the show overseas and assists international attendees. Private receptions with U.S. food industry leaders, international trade counseling to assist with special objectives and a special international registration area are in addition to language and translations assistance, private conference rooms, international telephone and fax lines as special services offered to our international visitors.

Registration is available now at www.worldwidefood.com, along with updated agendas, hotel and housing information, and a special new feature “MyExpo” – an interactive guide to helping attendees get the most out of their visit to the Expo.


AMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, AMI’s members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 530 companies representing a $90-billion a year industry. 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's 220 dairy processing members run more than 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85% of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at www.idfa.org.

For more information contact:
Patrick Wilson
Manager, Public Affairs, AMI
Susan Ruland
VP, Communications, IDFA

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