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 (, Keith Meyer (, or Ryan Hopkin ( with any questions.

Upcoming Events

Past Events

  • China - U.S. Dairy Industry Virtual Forum 2021


    The China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA) partnered with USDEC to hold the 2021 China-U.S. Dairy Industry Virtual Forum, on Dec. 22, 2021 from 9am to 12pm China Standard Time ( Dec. 21 from 8pm to 11pm EST). 

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  • U.S. Dairy Proteins – New Opportunities in the New Normal


    USDEC is helping food and beverage manufacturers in Vietnam discover advantages of U.S. dairy proteins through a webinar introducing their nutritional benefits and bright innovation potential amid shifting consumer preferences and lifestyles spurred by the pandemic.

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  • U.S. Dairy Proteins – Versatile Star for Healthy Food


    USDEC hosted a webinar that explores the multiple benefits milk and whey proteins can deliver in food and beverage applications – from having function to nutritional improvement.

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  • China Beverage Industry Association (CBIA) Functional Beverage Development Conference

    Shanghai, China

    Exact date is TBD. USDEC will showcase U.S. dairy permeate versatility and functionality at the China Beverage Industry Association’s (CBIA) Functional Beverage Development Conference in Shanghai, China. It will be 18 months since dairy permeate was approved for food use in China. USDEC continues to support permeate introduction and its multi-faceted uses in beverages.

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  • Formulating with U.S. Dairy: Reconnecting Trade

    Saudi Arabia

    Just one week after the November 2021 Gulfood Manufacturing Trade Show, USDEC will host two Saudi Arabia-focused trade lunches for USDEC members and interested buyers. The first one will be on November 16 in Riyadh, and the second in Jeddah on November 18 from approximately 11am - 3pm Arabian Standard TIme (AST).

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  • Virtual Trade Mission: South America

    South America

    USDEC, in an effort to continue to build upon the export opportunities in South America, is hosting a virtual trade mission. In the current circumstances, we are not able to offer an in-person event but want our members to continue networking and connecting with other customers in the region. This virtual trade mission will feature two days of tailored meetings with regional customers (R&D, purchasing, logistics, and related.) One day will focus on Spanish-speaking customers from Chile, Colombia and Peru and the second day will focus on Brazilian customers.

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  • JU Student Food & Beverage Innovation Competition

    Wuxi, China

    On Nov. 10, judges gathered to evaluate the final 15 competing products in the 3rd edition of the USDEC-JU Student Food & Beverage Innovation Competition.

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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. The show provides attendees with insights into the latest trends related to ingredients, manufacturing processes, food processing, automation, packaging and supply chain solutions.

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  • What’s on Indonesian Consumers’ Minds for Health, Wellness and Protein?


    Broadcasters will explore new insights on Indonesian consumers’ health and wellness attitudes and perceptions in this webinar. 

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  • Pro-Protein: New Product Creations Expand Audiences with U.S. Dairy


    Japan just concluded hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics, securing 58 medals total including 27 gold, the country’s highest amount ever. With heightened post-Olympic sports enthusiasm alongside rising consumer awareness of protein’s health and nutritional benefits, Japanese food and beverage manufacturers have infinite promising opportunities to innovate new products created with U.S. made whey and milk proteins. Data from Innova Market Insights revealed that the total new whey protein new product introductions in Japan doubled from 2015 to 2020 to reach a new record high in 2020, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 16.1% during this period. 

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