Don’t miss the premier event for the manufactured dairy products industry! The American Dairy Products Institute and American Butter Institute’s 2015 Annual Conference will be held on April 26 – 28, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago, Illinois.
The 2015 conference is going to be one of the premier events of the year! Timely industry topics, informative presentations and outstanding speakers will be featured. Prominent industry leaders, dairy economists and other business experts will lead a full program of conference sessions. As is always the case at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference, there will be plenty of business conducted in the hotel suites, hallways and dinner tables.
Gain insight into current dairy trends and projected developments. Enhance your industry knowledge. Network with over 1,000 senior level executives from manufacturers, marketers, suppliers, distributors and brokers of manufactured dairy products, as well as industry analysts, journalists and key government officials; and don't miss the well-attended evening receptions.
Exhibiting at the Annual Conference of the American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI) and the American Butter Institute (ABI) has been a popular way for companies to advertise their goods and services to professionals in the dairy industry. This year is no exception. We are offering two ways for you to communicate your company’s message to attendees of the Conference – either exhibit space and/or print advertising space.
This year, the Exhibit Hall is adjacent to the General Sessions room making it easy for all attendees to locate and visit before, during and after sessions. Refreshments will be served at designated times throughout the day; including a complimentary afternoon social hour.
We anticipate over 1,000 registrants who possess a wide variety of industry expertise and experience in agri-business, sales, marketing and technical matters, and represent the domestic and international membership of ADPI and ABI. After all, the ADPI / ABI Annual Conference has always been the place where “The Dairy Industry Does Business.”
Exhibit Hall Hours
Exhibit Space and Costs
General Information & Payment
All exhibitors will receive an attendee list as well as pre-printed postcards with booth location, ideal for sending to clients prior to the Conference.
Payment for exhibit space should be submitted with your exhibit space application. If payment does not accompany the application, an invoice will be forwarded, and must be paid no later than Friday, March 7th to guarantee exhibit space
A reduced registration fee of $250 (includes meals) is available for up to two persons for the purpose of staffing the exhibit only. Additional individuals must register at the full 2014 Conference registration fee. Registration forms will be sent upon receipt of exhibit application.
Exhibit set-up will begin at 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 27th and conclude at 8:00 pm. Exhibit set-up will begin again at 7:00 am on Monday, April 28th and must be completed by 9:45 am. Exhibit break-down is required upon closing of the exhibits on Tuesday, April 29th.
We encourage you to reserve exhibit space early by downloading the Exhibit Space Application form here. Space assignments will be made beginning Monday, February 10 on the following priority basis:
After February 10th, exhibit space will be assigned on a first request basis without regard to membership or previous exhibit status.
Exhibitor Forms and Downloadable Information
Exhibitors may wish to advertising at the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference and let attendees know you are exhibiting during the meeting and inviting them to stop by your booth for a visit.
We offer two forms of advertising one is a "button ad" that will be located on the home page for the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference website. This button will be posted on the website for a 30 day period prior to the conference, during the conference and 30 days after the conference. The cost of the button ad is $300.
We also offer print advertising in the official Conference program booklet that is provided to every attendee at registration. Exhibitors may like to purchase a full color ad that would appear near their standard black and white company listing in the Exhibitor Brochure section of the booklet. Every ad is full color and we offer full pages, 1/2 pages and 1/4 page size ads.
For complete advertising details including cost and the advertising application form, please select the "Advertising Opportunities" tab above.
Overflow Hotel Information
Due to a strong reservation response some evenings at the Hyatt may not be available. To accommodate attendees that have not made hotel reservations, we recommend the Radisson Blu for accommodations. The hotel is one block from the Hyatt.
221 North Columbus Drive – 60601
Chicago, IL 60601
Official Conference Hotel
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601 USA
Click Here for Online Hotel Reservations
Each registered attendee will receive complimentary internet in their Hyatt guest rooms during the conference, thanks to sponsor Glanbia Nutritionals.
The following transportation options are available from Chicago airports to the Hyatt Regency Chicago. We hope this information is helpful to you in planning your trip to Chicago for the 2014 ADPI / ABI Annual Conference.
There is a taxi line outside the baggage claim areas at both O'Hare and Midway Airports. If you are alone, your taxi fare from O'Hare Airport to the Hyatt Regency Chicago will be approximately $50-60 exclusive of a tip; the fare from Midway Airport will be slightly less. To reduce your cost, you can tell the cab starter that you would like to share a ride downtown; the feasibility of this option depends upon finding someone in line close by who is also traveling to downtown Chicago.
Airport Shuttle Van & Go Airport Express
Go Airport Express provides express bus service from O'Hare and Midway to the Hyatt Regency Chicago. (45-60 minutes travel time). A $2.00 Airport Express discount coupon is available on the Web. Simply go to the home page listed below and click the Special Offers icon located at the bottom right of the page. Follow the instructions to print the coupon.
Online Reservations - http://airportexpress.hudsonltd.net/res
Per Person Rates (excludes taxes) :
Traveling From O'Hare: Shuttles depart from O'Hare airport every 10-15 minutes for downtown service to Chicago hotels, downtown businesses, near north residential locations, and suburban locations. Our loading zones for boarding the Airport Express van are at Door 1E. The last Airport Express van leaves O'Hare at 11:30 p.m. seven nights a week. The Airport Express Ticket Counters for purchasing tickets are located at Door 1E, Door 2D, and Door 3F across from baggage claim on the Baggage Claim level. Reservations are not required to Downtown Chicago. At the international terminal they are located just outside Door 1E, which is just outside of baggage claim and Customs.
Traveling From Midway: Shuttles depart from Midway airport every 15 minutes for downtown service to Chicago hotels, downtown businesses and near north residential locations. Our airport express ticket counter and loading zone is located at Door 3, lower level across from baggage claim. Reservations from Midway to downtown are not necessary. The last Airport Express van leaves Midway at 10:30 p.m. seven nights a week. The Airport Express Counter is located at Door 3, Lower Level. Reservations are not required to Downtown Chicago.
See the Chicago CTA Web site (http://www.transitchicago.com/) for elevated train information and schedules. The cost is $2.00 each way between the airports and downtown near the hotel.
From O'Hare: From baggage claim, follow overhead signs to C.T.A train. Take the "L-Train" to the Clark/Lake stop (approx. 7 blocks from hotel). Walk East on Lake to Stetson St., turn left on Stetson St. and walk one block to the hotel. Note: This method is not recommended if guest has more than one bag, as there are numerous escalators and turn-styles. Guest can take a cab from Clark/Lake stop.
From Midway: From baggage claim, follow signs to Rapid Transit train. Take the Rapid Transit AIRPORT train Orange Line to the State and Lake stop. Walk one block north to Wacker. Take a right on Wacker and the hotel is approximately 3 blocks.
Driving Directions To The Hyatt Regency Chicago
FROM O'HARE AIRPORT: Take Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) East to Ohio St. exit. Proceed on Ohio to State St. and turn right. Turn left on Wacker Drive. The Hyatt Regency Chicago will be down approximately two blocks on the right.
FROM MIDWAY AIRPORT: Take Cicero Ave North to Stevenson Expressway (I-55) North. Exit at Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) West. Exit at Washington St. and proceed East to Michigan Ave. Turn left. Proceed North to Wacker Drive. Turn right. The Hyatt Regency Chicago is one block on the right.
For additional conference information:
Carl Roode, Conference Coordinator
American Dairy Products Institute
126 N. Addison Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126 USA
Phone: 630.530.8700, Ext. 222
The American Dairy Products Institute is now accepting nominations for its 2015 Award of Merit. This award, established in 1991, recognizes individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the processed dairy products industry and without whom the industry would not be where it is today.
Anyone wishing to make a recommendation for this year's award should consider their nominee's role in promoting the use of processed dairy products. Any significant contribution to the industry in the area of product development, marketing or promotion, manufacturing, technological advances, equipment, packaging, transportation, storage or trade, or any other innovation, as well as participation in related industry organizations, may be taken into account when nominating an individual for the Award of Merit.
ADPI is proud to recognize industry leaders who have made a difference in the processed dairy products industry and advanced its collective interests. The recipient of the Award of Merit will be honored at the 2015 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference luncheon on Monday, April 27th at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL.
Letters of nomination, along with a completed Award of Merit Nomination form which can be downloaded here, should be sent to the American Dairy Products Institute, 126 N. Addison Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126 and include the name of the person making the recommendation, the name and company of the candidate and a brief description of their career contributions to the dairy industry. Nominations must be received by Monday, February 2, 2015.
For more information regarding the 2015 Award of Merit please contact ADPI CEO Dave Thomas at email@example.com.