IDF World Dairy Summit a U.S. Dairy Opportunity

Dan Dairy, International Dairy Federation (IDF), International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)


The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit brings unique opportunities for U.S. dairy as the host nation. The event will be held in Chicago next Oct. 16-19, as the global conference returns to the U.S. for the first time in three decades. This happens at a time when rising exports and world-leading sustainability gives the U.S. industry a great story to tell, according to three leaders in organizing next year’s events.

IDF chairman Nick Gardner explains what this event is all about and why it’s important to the dairy industry.


Shawna Morris, senior vice president for trade at the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) explains what has to happen over the next year for the event to be successful.

Morris and Gardner, in a NMPF podcast, also discussed how the dairy community can get involved with supporting the event. The full podcast is on the NMPF website.