Don't Miss This Premier Event!
Don’t miss the premier event for the manufactured dairy products industry! The American Dairy Products Institute and American Butter Institute’s 2017 Annual Conference will be held on April 23 – 25, 2017 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown in Chicago, Illinois.
The 2017 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.
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.
Click here to see a list of 2016 Exhibitors
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 3rd to guarantee exhibit space
A reduced registration fee of $349 (includes meals) is available for up to two persons for the purpose of staffing the exhibit only. Additional individuals must register at the full 2017 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 23rd and conclude at 8:00 pm. Exhibit set-up will begin again at 7:00 am on Monday, April 24th and must be completed by 9:45 am. Exhibit break-down is required upon closing of the exhibits on Tuesday, April 25th.
We encourage you to reserve exhibit space early by downloading the Exhibit Space Application form here. Space assignments will be made beginning Monday, February 13 on the following priority basis:
After February 13th, 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.
The American Dairy Products Institute is now accepting nominations for its 2017 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 2017 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference luncheon on Monday, April 24th at the Chicago Marriott Downtown 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 Friday, March 10, 2017.
For more information regarding the 2017 Award of Merit please contact ADPI CEO Dave Thomas at email@example.com.
The American Dairy Products Institute and Dairy Foods are currently accepting nominations for a new award honoring dairy processors for innovative products, manufacturing processes, research and development efforts, or marketing programs.
The Breakthrough Award for Dairy Ingredient Innovation will honor achievements by dairy processing members of the American Dairy Products Institute. Dairy Foods and ADPI are soliciting entries in four categories:
* Innovative milk-derived or whey-derived dairy ingredient products
* Innovative processing or packaging of dairy ingredients
* Innovative breakthroughs in R&D or quality assurance of dairy ingredients
* Innovative marketing of a dairy ingredient
Judging will be done by individuals representing Dairy Foods and the American Dairy Products Institute. They will select one entry to receive the Breakthrough Award. Dairy Foods will present the award during the Recognition Luncheon on Monday, April 24th at the 2017 ADPI/ABI Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Entry deadline is Feb. 28, 2017. Articles about the winner will appear in Dairy Foods magazine and on its website, dairyfoods.com and in ADPI publications.
"ADPI is proud to join with Dairy Foods in introducing this new award that is designed to recognize the extraordinary and innovative efforts of our members as they continue to increase the world-wide use of dairy ingredients," said David L. Thomas, chief executive officer of ADPI.
Dairy Foods Editor-in-chief Jim Carper said, "We are delighted to partner with ADPI on this new awards program to honor dairy processors for their creative solutions in research, manufacturing and marketing."
To submit an entry, go to Breakthrough Award for Dairy Ingredient Innovation
Official Conference Hotel
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 North Michigan Avenue
(Driveway entrance is located at 541 North Rush Street)
Chicago, Illinois 60611 USA
Ready to make your room reservations?
The conference room rate at the Chicago Marriott Downtown is $237 for a single/double. Marriott Reservations can be made online by clicking the link below or by calling 1-877-303-0104.
When calling please be sure to mention that you are attending the ADPI/ABI Annual Conference to ensure you receive a room within our block and receive the special, negotiated room rate.
Due to the high number of attendees, we highly recommend making your room reservations as early as possible as rooms tend to sell out well in advance of the March 31st "cut-off" date.
Please note, as of March 31, the ADPI/ABI block of rooms will no longer be available at our low, contracted rate. Expect availability to be very limited after March 31.
Click Here for Online Hotel Reservations
The following transportation options are available from Chicago airports to the Chicago Marriott Downtown. We hope this information is helpful to you in planning your trip to Chicago for the 2017 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 Chicago Marriott Downtown will be approximately $70-80 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 Chicago Marriott Downtown. (45-60 minutes travel time). A $2.00 Airport Express discount is available when traveling during non-rush hour traffic. Rush Hour Periods are: 6AM - 9AM & 3PM - 6PM. Please allow an additional 30 minutes of travel during peak traffic hours.on the Web.
Visit their website at: http://www.airportexpress.com/index.html for complete details and to book a reservation today.
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 Rapid Transit train. Take the AIRPORT Rapid Transit train Blue Line to the Washington Street stop. Go downstairs, through the tunnel toward State Street, then back up the stairs. Board the Northbound Howard Line Red Line and exit at Grand and State. Exit subway, walk two blocks east to Chicago Marriott Downtown.
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 down to the street level, and enter the subway on State Street. Board the Northbound Howard Line Red Line and exit at Grand and State. Exit subway, walk two blocks east to Chicago Marriott Downtown.
Driving Directions To The Chicago Marriott Downtown
FROM THE NORTH/NORTHWEST: I-94 East (Edens Expressway) or I-90 East (Kennedy Expressway) to the Ohio Street exit (50B). Ohio is a one way street (Eastbound). Continue straight on Ohio Street for 3/4 of a mile; turn right on Rush Street.
FROM THE WEST: I-290 East (Eisenhower Expressway) to I-90/94 West. Follow I-90/94 to the Ohio Street exit (50B). Ohio is a one way street (Eastbound). Continue straight on Ohio Street for 3/4 of a mile. Turn right on Rush Street.
FROM THE SOUTHWEST: I-57 North to I-90/94 West (Dan Ryan Expressway). Follow I-90/94 to the Ohio Street exit (50B). Ohio is a one way street (Eastbound). Continue straight on Ohio Street for 3/4 of a mile; turn right on Rush Street.
FROM THE SOUTHEAST: I-80/94 West (Tollway) to I-94 West (Bishop Ford Expressway). Follow I-90/94 to the Ohio Street exit (50B). Ohio is a one way street (Eastbound). Continue straight on Ohio Street for 3/4 of a mile; turn right on Rush Street.
FROM O’HARE: (Kennedy Expressway) to the Ohio Street exit (50B). Ohio is a one way street (Eastbound). Continue straight on Ohio Street for 3/4 of a mile; turn right on Rush Street.
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
Join us on Sunday, April 23rd for the annual golf outing at one of Chicago's premier golf courses, Ruffled Feathers Golf Club, Lemont, IL.
Ruffled Feathers Golf Club is located approximately 45 minutes from the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Transportation will be available and buses will be departing the Hyatt at 8:00 a.m.
A modified shotgun start will begin at 9:00 a.m. Scoring will be based on a best ball scramble format. Only 72 tee times are available, so we encourage anyone who would like to play, to please register early.
The $125 fee includes: green fee, cart, boxed lunch and transportation. Club rental is available for $40.
Hole Sponsorships are also available for a minimum of $100 a hole and sponsorship forms can be completed here. Signage will be present at each tee box recognizing the hole's sponsor.
Download and submit your ADPI Annual Golf Tournament form today!
ADPI/ABI Annual Conference
Where The Dairy Industry Does Business!
Join 1,000 manufacturers, marketers, suppliers,
distributors and brokers of manufactured dairy
products on April 23 - 25th in Chicago at the
2017 ADPI/ABI Annual Conference.
Hear from senior industry leaders, exchange ideas,
find solutions to your technical challenges
and engage in the valuable opportunities
the conference has to offer.
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