Dear IDFA Members,
After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry, IDFA has made the difficult decision to cancel the Ice Cream Technology and Yogurt & Cultured Innovation conferences this year.
The Ice Cream Technology Conference has built a reputation as the premier event for ice cream and frozen dessert professionals, and the leadership of IDFA shares the disappointment of attendees and partners who look forward to this meeting each year. IDFA was also excited for the inaugural Yogurt & Cultured Innovation Conference and the opportunity to bring the dairy cultured community together.
While IDFA hopes for the best, with the progression of the COVID-19 pandemic, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are disappointed that we are unable to hold these events for our members and partners, but we know it is the right decision based on the information we have today.
All active conference registrations and sponsorships will be transferred to the 2021 events which will be co-located March 16-17, 2021 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs, Florida. If you have any questions regarding your continued participation and support of these events, please contact [email protected].
Our thoughts are with those who have been directly affected by the virus, and all of those who are struggling with the ramifications of this global health crisis. IDFA’s mission remains as important as ever and we will continue to keep the industry up to date on the latest developments, guidance, and best practices on our Coronavirus Updates page, at www.idfa.org/coronavirus. Please contact [email protected] with any questions you may have. Regardless of membership in IDFA, we want to support you during these trying times.
IDFA wishes health and safety to all as we make our way through this challenging time.
Michael Dykes, D.V.M.
President & CEO
International Dairy Foods Association
Making a Difference for Dairy