BRUSSELS – The International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit is returning to the United States for the first time in 30 years and will take place Oct. 16-19 at McCormick Place, in Chicago.

The summit is the world’s largest annual global dairy conference. Under the theme “BE Dairy…Boundless Potential and Endless Possibilities,” the summit’s immersive program will bring together dairy leaders and renowned experts to address dairy’s most significant opportunities in a dynamic global marketplace.

Hosted by IDF and the US National Committee of the IDF (US-IDF), World Dairy Summit is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants and expert speakers from around the world to discuss issues of common cause in safely and sustainably feeding the planet with nutritious and delicious dairy products.

The summit’s expo will showcase dairy companies, suppliers, dairy trade organizations and products while nearly two dozen thematic sessions are set to feature engaging content, from health and nutrition to sustainable production, consumer expectations, policy and innovation.

The summit will be the first held in the US since 1993 and will offer members of the US dairy industry an opportunity to showcase the nation’s dairy farming and manufacturing practices.

The location will also give participants easy access to some of America’s most famed dairy regions. Attendees have the option to register for half-day, one- and two-day farm and technical tours showcasing the diversity of US dairy farms, research centers, processing facilities and retail in America’s heartland states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana.

More information and registration details are available online at the World Dairy Summit website.