2016 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference
Dates: April 24 –April 26
The American Dairy Products Institute and American Butter Institute’s 2016 Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. This year’s conference will address the manufactured dairy product industry’s latest challenges, obstacles and opportunities with presentations from a wide range of speakers, including industry executives, government officials and academia.
HART Design & Manufacturing will join thousands of industry leaders to discuss the dairy product industry’s latest challenges, obstacles, and opportunities. All attendees will have abundant opportunities to network with over 1,000 senior level executives from manufacturers, marketers, suppliers, distributors and brokers of manufactured dairy products.
For more information, see the official ADPI/ABI Conference brochure.
UPDATE: 2016 ADPI/ABI Conference Recap
HART Design & Manufacturing joined thousands of industry leaders at the American Dairy Products Institute and American Butter Institute’s 2016 Annual Conference to discuss the dairy product industry’s latest challenges, obstacles, and opportunities.
Monday morning was a full day of outstanding speakers that started with a panel of leading dairy economists consisting of Tom Bailey of Rabobank, Phil Plourd of Blimling and Associates and meteorologist Jon Davis, who discussed the current market conditions and outlook. We also went to the panel discussion “Through the Beltway Looking Glass” which included presentations from Autumn Veazey Price, Vice President of Government Relations from Land O’Lakes, Inc. and Jonathan Coppess from the University of Illinois.
The Dairy Industry Breakfast was on Tuesday morning and featured a presentation focusing on “Innovation in Food Marketing – How to Catch Tomorrow’s Consumers” by Thomas Talbert of Culinary Sales Support. It was very informative and we really enjoyed it.
The Tuesday afternoon program was our favorite with short briefings on a number of important industry topics that included: TPP and other trade agreements; the development of ingredient standards for infant formula; an update on risk management; Natural/GMO labeling issues; what’s new in consumer trends for 2016 and highlights in the animal agriculture technology sector.