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Registration Now Open for Worldwide Food Expo 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Registration is now open for attendees and exhibitors of Worldwide Food Expo 2009, North America's largest food and beverage technology event. With more than 900 exhibits and 50 targeted conference sessions, Worldwide Food Expo will highlight the latest innovations in food and beverage manufacturing, packaging, ingredients and services, October 28-31, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Sponsored by the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Worldwide Food Expo attracts approximately 20,000 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.

Attendee and exhibitor registration rates, important dates and deadlines, hotel rates and maps, ticketed event information, on-site registration details and accessibility options are all located on the registration page. Users can select the registration category that best suits their needs including, supplier, academic, government, student and editorial press.

Priority registration includes significant savings for attendees and admission to both co-located events -- the AMI International Meat, Poultry & Seafood Industry Convention and Exposition and the IDFA Food, Dairy & Beverage Expo. The cost for attendee registration is $125 and increases $50 after the September 16 pre-registration deadline.

Exhibitors and attendees can also use the My Show Planner on the Expo website to access the interactive floor plan and map their trip through the show floor, preview much anticipated new products set to enter the industry and save it all under their personal profile. Utilizing the website's My Show feature will allow attendees to create a personalized itinerary prior to the event.

The Worldwide Food Expo attracts approximately 900 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 attend Worldwide Food Expo to find solutions spanning the entire 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 that food and beverage companies need to run more efficiently, create new products and improve profitability.

IDFA is also accepting abstracts from industry professionals and interested academics that are of interest to the dairy industry through April 30, 2009. They will be used to identify topics and speakers for the educational programs at Worldwide Food Expo 2009.

For more information and to register, please visit www.worldwidefood.com.


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 550 companies representing a $110-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 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. IDFA can be found online at http://www.idfa.org/.

The American Meat Institute (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. http://www.meatinstitute.org/

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