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Special Services Offered for International Attendees at Worldwide Food Expo, October 26-29, 2005, at Chicago's McCormick Place

Tuesday, June 7, 2005
 

Washington, D.C. – Sponsors of Worldwide Food Expo will roll out the red carpet for international attendees at the biennial trade show, slated for October 26-29, 2005, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. More than 13 percent of the show’s nearly 30,000 attendees are expected to come from outside U.S. borders.

A reception for international attendees will be held Thursday, Oct. 27 from 5-6 pm. International visitors are invited to relax and network with colleagues and suppliers.

The show also offers international visitors language assistance, private conference rooms, a special registration area, private receptions with U.S. food industry leaders and international trade counseling to assist with specific objectives.

For the fifth time, Worldwide Food Expo is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s prestigious International Buyer Program, which promotes the show overseas and assists international attendees.
International companies are eligible to attend the Expo ‘05 under the auspices of the U.S. Commercial Service as part of an official Embassy/Consulate Delegation. Eligible companies are those that conduct business in countries other than the United States and are attending the show to expand into the United Sates. For more information on this benefit, please visit http://www.buyusa.gov/home/import.html
Worldwide Food Expo is a biennial event comprised of the AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Convention and Exposition and the Food, Dairy & Beverage Exposition. It is sponsored by American Meat Institute, International Dairy Foods Association and International Association of Food Industry Suppliers.

For more information and the latest updates on exhibitors and programming, visit the Worldwide Food Expo '05 Web site 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. http://www.MeatAMI.com
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. http://www.iafis.org
IDFA represents dairy foods manufacturers and their suppliers. Member companies process and manufacture an estimated 85 percent 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. http://www.idfa.org.


For more information contact:
Ayoka Blandford
Manager, Public Affairs
202-587-4221
ablandford@meatinstitute.org
Janet Riley
Sr. Vice President, Public Affairs
202-587-4245
jriley@meatinstitute.org

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