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 Keith Meyer (kmeyer@usdec.org) or Ryan Hopkin (rhopkin@usdec.org) with any questions.

Upcoming Events

  • June - Tec de Monterrey Ingredient Training Workshops

    Queretaro, Mexico

    USDEC and Tec de Monterrey University  (TDM) will host three workshops on use of U.S. dairy ingredients in the manufacture of native Mexican cheeses. Specific dates are yet to be determined. Participants will include TDM food science students and staff and for the first time, food science students and staff from other regional Mexican universities.

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  • Nutrition Dialogue Meeting

    Singapore

    On June 14, USDEC will be hosting key opinion leaders (KOLs) from across Southeast Asia at the U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence (U.S. CDE) for a nutrition dialogue meeting to discuss the importance of protein quality, quantity, and distribution. University professors, nutritionists, dietitians, and fitness experts will come together for an intimate and interactive session exemplifying how these factors play an essential role in optimizing protein intake to fuel varying life stages and active lifestyles.

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  • CME Group Agri Month Webinar

    Singapore

    USDEC is collaborating with the CME Group to host a webinar at 11:00 am Singapore time, on June 26, titled Opportunities: U.S. Dairy's Role in Meeting Southeast Asia's Growing Dairy Demand. The 45-minute webinar, part of the CME Group's series of partner and market education events for their fourth annual Agri Month, will explore the dynamic landscape of U.S. dairy trade within the Southeast Asia region with aims to spur customer interest and confidence in U.S. dairy ingredient business and innovation opportunities.

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  • July - Tec de Monterrey Ingredient Training Workshops

    Queretaro, Mexico

    USDEC and Tec de Monterrey University  (TDM) will host three workshops on use of U.S. dairy ingredients in the manufacture of native Mexican cheeses. Specific dates are yet to be determined.  Participants will include Mexican distributors of USDEC ingredient member companies to increase the distributor's knowledge of dairy ingredients and enhance their ability to sell.

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  • Korean Society of Food Science and Technology Conference

    Daegu, Korea

    USDEC will participate in the Korean Society of Food Science and Technology (KoSFoST) International Symposium and Annual Meeting as a high-profile customer engagement platform to highlight the nutrition, functionality, versatility, taste, and sustainability of U.S. dairy proteins while positively differentiating U.S. dairy proteins from plant and other protein alternatives.

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  • August - Tec de Monterrey Ingredient Training Workshops

    Queretaro, Mexico

    USDEC and Tec de Monterrey University (TDM) will host three workshops on use of U.S. dairy ingredients in manufacture of native Mexican cheeses. Specific dates are yet to be determined. Participants will include TDM students and staff from the Queretaro campus as well as from other campuses across the TDM community.

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  • Food Ingredients South America

    Sao Paolo, Brazil

    Food Ingredients South America (FISA) is the largest event in the food & beverage industry in South America, attended primarily by food and beverage processors from Brazil, but drawing attendees from the broader region. Approximately 10,000 visitors attended FISA in 2023.

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  • U.S. Dairy Supply and Innovation Seminar

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    On September 2nd USDEC will host a U.S. Dairy Supply and Innovation Seminar in Jakarta preceding the start of the Fi Asia trade show taking place September 4-6. The seminar will showcase the world-class supply capabilities of the U.S. dairy industry to the local trade and discuss the latest global dairy outlook and product trends driving worldwide demand for U.S. dairy ingredients.

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  • Expo Alimentos

    Bogota, Colombia

    As the preeminent food ingredient show in Colombia, Expo IAlimentos offers an unmatched opportunity to engage with ingredient buyers and end-users in the market.

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  • Food Ingredients Asia

    Jakarta, Indonesia

    This year's Fi Asia will take place in Jakarta, Indonesia, where USDEC will exhibit, sharing supply advantages of and innovation opportunities with U.S. dairy.

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  • Food Tech Summit & Expo

    Mexico City, Mexico

    The Food Tech Summit & Expo is the largest food ingredients trade show in Mexico and Central America, offering a key opportunity to engage with trade from 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 a unique opportunity to connect with contacts in this expanding market. Fi Vietnam offers the opportunity to engage in industry leading discussions, see product application innovations and develop further connections.

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  • U.S. Dairy Protein Beverage Innovation Workshop

    Singapore

    USDEC is hosting a U.S. Dairy Protein Beverage Innovation Workshop at the U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence (U.S. CDE) in Singapore, introducing beverage application opportunities with U.S. dairy ingredients for Vietnamese formulators.

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  • Korean Nutrition Society Annual Meeting

    Seoul, Korea

    With Korea fast becoming a super-aged society, USDEC will participate in the conference to reinforce U.S. dairy proteins' advantages as a nutritional powerhouse ingredient with muscle-supporting benefits that can play a valuable role in supporting the unique food and health needs of a nation's rapidly aging society.

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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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  • U.S. Dairy Ingredient Seminar

    Philippines

    Tentatively scheduled for November 7, this seminar will showcase the world-class supply capabilities of the U.S. dairy industry to the local trade and discuss opportunities with U.S. dairy ingredients-with a focus in particular on opportunities with U.S. milk powder. Topics will include the future outlook for U.S. dairy production and will feature research and insights into the nutrition benefits and application opportunities for U.S. dairy ingredients.

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  • 2024 World Cheese Awards

    Viseu, Portugal
    The World Cheese Awards (WCA) is one of the most respected competitions in the world attracting thousands of entries each year, and your company's cheese could be among the contenders! This year it will be taking place in Portugal from November 14-18th.
    USDEC will be supporting U.S. cheesemakers by once again covering the WCA entry costs for all U.S. cow's milk (including mixed-milk) cheeses. USDEC will also provide support applying for the shipping documentation required to enter the competition.
      
    The last date for entries is on Friday, September 8th or earlier if the entry cap is reached. Since the organizers have placed a cap on the number of entries this year, so we encourage you to enter soon. For more information or questions please reach out to Nuhami Alemu (nalemu@usdec.org). 
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  • USDEC Member Mission to MENA Region

    Riyadh, Saudi Arabia / Cairo, Egypt / Casablanca, Morocco

    This member mission for processors and traders of bulk ingredients and cheese will target pre-qualified buyers across the MENA region. One-to-one meetings will take place in these three cities.

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Past Events

  • U.S. Dairy Ingredient Healthy Snacking Innovation Workshop

    Singapore

    Visiting Singapore in June? Join us for a two-day U.S. Dairy Ingredient Healthy Snacking Innovation Workshop, hosted by the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) at the U.S. Center for Dairy Excellence (U.S. CDE) in Singapore. This exclusive event will delve into the innovative use of U.S. dairy protein ingredients, including WPC/WPI and MPC/MPI, to elevate the protein content of both sweet and savory snacks, catering to the demands of health-conscious consumers.

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  • Healthy Snacking Innovation Seminar

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    On June 6, USDEC will host a Healthy Snacking Innovation Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The seminar will introduce bright opportunities for better-for-you snacking innovation leveraging U.S. dairy ingredients.

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  • Discover U.S. Baking – Ingredients and Trends

    Changsha, China

    USDEC will participate in "Discover U.S. Baking - Ingredients and Trends," an activity organized by the ATO Beijing, in cooperation with China Association of Bakery and Confectionery Industry. The event will be held June 6-7, 2024, in Changsha. Several other U.S. cooperators will also be present to promote their bakery ingredients.

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  • World Milk Day Conference and Mini-Trade Show

    Guatemala City, Guatemala

    Dairy companies, influencers and the academic community from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras will join to celebrate and promote dairy including U.S. dairy. USDEC will participate and will host a booth.

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  • USDEC event @ CDIA’s Annual Meeting

    Changsha, Hunan Province, China

    The 30th Annual Conference of the China Dairy Industry Association (CDIA) and the 2024 China (International) Dairy Technology Expo will be held at the Changsha International Convention and Exhibition Center in Changsha, Hunan Province from May 27 to 29, 2024.



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  • U.S. Dairy Protein Innovation Seminar - U.S. Dairy Industry 3.0

    Tokyo, Japan

    USDEC will be hosting a U.S. Dairy Protein Innovation trade seminar themed "U.S. Dairy Industry 3.0 - Evolving Protein Ingredient Capacity and Future Horizons for New Product Innovation" in Tokyo targeting R&D and management staff of health and wellness focused food and beverage manufacturers, importers and distributors. The seminar takes place on May 23 at Tokyo Big Site (4th Floor, Hall 3・4, Seminar Room 102) from 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. as part of the IFIA trade show where USDEC will also be exhibiting. Aiming to spur expanded usage and innovation with U.S. dairy ingredients for mainstream protein-boosted health and wellness applications, the seminar and trade show also coincides with USDEC's Health and Wellness Ingredient Study Visit to Japan.

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  • International Food Ingredients and Additives - Japan

    Tokyo, Japan

    The International Food Ingredients & Additives Exhibition and Conference (IFIA) is the largest functional food, ingredients and additives event in Japan.

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  • U.S. Dairy Protein Innovation Seminar - Unlocking Next-Level Nutrition and Protein Utilization

    Seoul, Korea

    USDEC will be hosting a U.S. Dairy Protein Innovation trade seminar themed "Unlocking Next-Level Nutrition and Protein Utilization" in Seoul targeting R&D and management staff of health and wellness centric food and beverage manufacturers, importers and distributors. Taking place on May 21 at the Ambassador Seoul Hotel from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and coinciding with USDEC's Health and Wellness Ingredient Study Visit to Korea, the seminar aims to spur expanded usage and innovation with U.S. dairy ingredients for mainstream protein-boosted health and wellness applications.

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  • Health and Wellness Ingredient Study Visit

    Seoul, Korea & Tokyo, Japan

    In May, USDEC will be hosting a week-long member delegation visit to Korea and Japan, two high-priority export markets for U.S. dairy proteins with high consumer health consciousness and rapidly aging societies.

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  • Tec de Monterrey Sustainability Seminar

    Monterrey, Mexico

    As part of the USDEC-Tec de Monterrey partnership, USDEC will present at a sustainability seminar being hosted on May 15, 2024 at the Tec de Monterrey campus in Monterrey, Mexico. Seminar attendees will include Tec de Monterrey students, academic staff and alumni as well as local food industry representatives. USDEC will speak on sustainability advances being made by the U.S. dairy industry.

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