WASHINGTON -- After a year of virtual events, more than 1,000 leaders from the dairy industry are expected to convene in January for the International Dairy Foods Association’s (IDFA) annual Dairy Forum. The event, which will take place from January 23-26 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, Calif., will cover what is “New, Now and Next in dairy. 

The schedule for Dairy Forum 2022 will include thought leaders, dairy executives, top government officials, market experts and strategists in business and leadership.

“We are beyond excited to announce Dairy Forum 2022," said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and chief executive officer. "We all are looking for opportunities to connect in-person, and nothing beats Dairy Forum in the beautiful Coachella Valley for inspiring that spirit of unity and engagement.”

Dairy Forum 2022 will provide new tools for the industry to continue to grow, better anticipate the future and drive positive change for our employees, customers and consumers. Participants will be challenged with the latest thinking on leadership, policy, technology, people and workforce, economics and innovation. 

In a media call on Tuesday, Dykes gave an overview of topic areas attendees can expect to learn more about at Dairy Forum through sessions, panel discussions, special presentations, networking and topic deep dives on issues including health and wellness, technology throughout the supply chain, trade, people and workforce, social impact and sustainability. 

"It is the premier annual event for the dairy industry," Dykes. "If you're a leader in the dairy industry, food and beverage space, this is an event you won't want to miss." 

Registration for Dairy Forum 2022 is now open. More information on how to register can be found here