Message from Michael Dykes, IDFA President & CEO, on Dairy Forum 2020

Dear Dairy Forum Attendees,

I hope you agree that from start to finish, Dairy Forum 2020 was our most successful and engaging Dairy Forum to date. More than 1,140 attendees turned out. Thanks to your attendance and feedback, we were able to shape a program of tremendous value for the dairy community. The agenda and speakers were substantive and provocative, encouraging us to think about what’s next for our dairy industry and the leadership skills necessary to get there. The message I took away is threefold: We cannot stand still. The world is changing and we must respond to meet consumer demands and expectations. And now is the greatest time to be in dairy—we’re evolving, innovating, and we have a healthy, nutritious product that people want in so many ways.

Thank you once again for making Dairy Forum 2020 a success. If you are a member of IDFA, we are grateful for your engagement and support which allows us to host functions that provide training, education and networking—giving us more tools to advocate for your interests. If you are thinking of becoming a member, I hope this Dairy Forum demonstrated how IDFA is the voice for all of dairy. Join us—together, we are making a difference for dairy.


President and CEO
International Dairy Foods Association


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