Marketing Events

Whether in the United States or abroad, USDEC marketing programs are hard at work to seize new and expanded opportunities for U.S. dairy products and ingredients. The listing below features upcoming trade shows, meetings and other key activities.

If you are interested in participating or learning more, please review our event registration policy and contact Allison Guzman (aguzman@usdec.org), Keith Meyer (kmeyer@usdec.org), or Ryan Hopkin (rhopkin@usdec.org) with any questions.

Upcoming Events

  • Jiangnan University Student Competition

    Wuxi, China

    The competition will start in March and conclude with sharing the results later this year. The Students F&B Innovation Competition originated from the USDEC-Jiangnan University partnership. This yearly event allows us to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of U.S. dairy ingredients’ performance in food systems, stimulate creative potential and better prepare them for a successful career in the F&B industry.


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  • Food Technology Summit & Expo

    Mexico City, Mexico

    Expand your network of trade contacts at the largest food ingredients trade show in Mexico and Central America.

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  • Food Ingredients Asia

    Bangkok, Thailand

    In October, FI Asia will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. FI Asia offers unparalleled access to ASEAN markets, with attendees from across the region and around the world. Exhibitors will be showcasing various food ingredient products that target the R&D and food technologist staffs from leading food and beverage manufacturers and researchers in the region. 

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  • Food Ingredients Vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Food Ingredients Vietnam is the only dedicated food and drink trade show in Vietnam, offering industry professionals a unique look at this expanding market. Fi Vietnam offers the opportunity to engage in industry leading discussions, see product application innovations, and develop and further connections. 

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  • MENA Buyer's Conference: Cairo, Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt

    USDEC will host and organize two in-person Buyer's Conferences in the MENA region this fall to provide members with opportunity to network and connect with customers.

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  • MENA Buyer's Conference: Dubai, UAE

    Dubai, UAE

    USDEC will host and organize two in-person Buyer's Conferences in the MENA region this fall to provide members with opportunity to network and connect with customers.

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  • Gulfood Manufacturing Trade Show

    Dubai, UAE

    Gulfood Manufacturing is a regional and ingredient-focused food trade event dedicated to the Middle East food and beverage processing sector. Many consider it a must-attend innovation platform and networking opportunity for the Middle East region.

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Past Events

  • China Dairy Industry Association (CDIA) Annual Meeting

    Chingqing, China

    The China Dairy Industry Association (CDIA) Annual Meeting taking place Sept. 19-21, 2022, offers a prime opportunity for U.S. dairy suppliers to strengthen relationships and build business with the world’s biggest dairy importer. The in-person event held in Chingqing, China is expected to attract dairy processors, infant formula makers, and food and beverage companies. The theme of the annual meeting will be “For the Sustainable and Healthy Life for Mankind."

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  • Food Ingredients Asia

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    In September, FI Asia will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia. FI Asia offers unparalleled access to ASEAN markets, with attendees from across the region and around the world. Exhibitors will be showcasing various food ingredient products that target the R&D and food technologist staffs from leading food and beverage manufacturers and researchers in the region.

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  • U.S. Dairy Protein New Product Development 2.0

    Osaka, Japan

    USDEC staff and innovation partner Kiyota Sangyo will present on U.S. dairy protein supply and innovation benefits. Participants can also sample Japan-friendly, health and wellness positioned U.S. dairy protein prototypes.

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  • Healthy Lifestyles in Focus: Delivering on Vietnamese Consumer Demands with U.S. Dairy Protein

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    This seminar will be focused on inspiring Vietnamese end-user confidence in U.S. dairy ingredients by reinforcing why U.S. dairy proteins are an advantageous nutritional and functional innovation solution.

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  • Food Ingredients South America

    Sao Paolo, Brazil

    Join USDEC at the largetst food ingredients trade show in South America. 

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  • Expo lAlimentos

    Bogota, Colombia

    While details regarding both the event and member participation are still pending, USDEC will be exhibiting at the Expo IAlimentos trade show with spaces available for members to co-exhibit.

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  • Hybrid Webinar: Scaling New Heights in Bakery Innovation with U.S. Permeate

    Singapore

    USDEC is hosting the first customer-engagement event at the U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence (U.S. CDE) next month in collaboration with the Singapore Bakery & Confectionery Trade Association (SBCTA), an organization with a mission of promoting the bakery arts industry in Singapore.

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  • Food Ingredients China

    Shanghai, China

    Food Ingredients China (FIC) is one of the largest professional trade shows in the field of food additives and ingredients in China. USDEC will exhibit at the Fi China show, sharing supply advantages of and innovation opportunities with U.S. Dairy.

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  • Webinar: Protein Products at the Forefront! Trends From Overseas and New Potential for Japan-Friendly Applications

    Japan (Virtual)

    This webinar (in Japanese only) will highlight how within an increasingly crowded protein marketplace, U.S. dairy whey and milk proteins deliver an advantageously differentiated and unmatched complete solutions package ideally suited to create winning products tailored for the health needs and flavor preferences of Japanese consumers.

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  • Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Conference

    Tianjin, China (virtual)

    At this year's Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology Annual Conference, USDEC will particpate and have several keynote speakers from the USDEC China office, Jiangnan University and Center for Dairy Research. Viewers will be able to tune in virtually. More information and details will be provided as they become available. 

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