Monday, July 06, 2020
2020 Webinar Details





ADPI Webinars Feature Dairy Ingredients

Industry Products, Services and Expertise! 

ADPI is proud to present a series of webinars for 2020 that offer cutting-edge information, that showcases the value of dairy ingredients.



Get Started: Introduction to the Basics of the Dairy Ingredients Sector 


WHEN: July 8, 2020

TIME: 2:00 pm EST


An introduction to the fundamentals of dairy ingredients technology and an orientation to the business of dairy ingredients. This webinar will provide a foundation for future ADPI hosted educational opportunities such as the Dairy 360 short course and the Dairy 101 program. Join members of the ADPI staff as they provide a broad overview of dairy ingredients including: origin, properties, standards, and key market opportunities. Key resources and other learning opportunities to support the skills needed to work in the dairy ingredients sector will also be highlighted. This webinar is intended for those relatively new to the dairy ingredients market and who seek an initial overview of the key attributes of interest to the end-users of dairy ingredients.



Listen, learn and liase with ADPI staff members and COE Members:

Dr. Phil Tong
Director – Dairy Science, Education, and Research
ADPI Center of Excellence Member

Dr. Tong has over 35 years of experience in conducting research and development in dairy foods science and technology with Cal Poly, Kraft, Clorox, and Foremost Technical Center. He was instrumental in establishing and growing Cal Poly’s Dairy Products Technology Center, and served as a Professor and its Director for over 15 years. Dr. Tong is an internationally recognized expert in dairy foods science. His work has involved a wide range of separation, concentration, purification and thermal processes as it applies to dairy foods (fermented milks, fluid milks, dairy beverages, frozen desserts, cheese, butter, etc.), dairy ingredients (MPC, WPC, NFDM, SMP, etc.) and other food systems. He has co-authored over 100 publications on dairy foods and related technologies. He organized and led the instruction of over 50 short courses and symposia on dairy foods and he has given over 300 presentations to industry groups and academics in 10 countries including China, Philippines, Malaysia, Mexico, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Ireland, Australia, Canada.



Veronique Lagrange
Director, Strategic Development 
ADPI Center of Excellence Member

Veronique Lagrange has over 22 years of experience in the dairy industry that includes planning and supervising strategic, product, and nutrition research projects, working with U.S. ingredient suppliers, international manufacturers, multinationals and research institutions throughout the world and leading international food assistance research programs. In 1996, Lagrange joined the U.S. Dairy Export Council as the director of Latin America programs. During her time with USDEC, she worked as director of applications, director of global ingredient programs, was named Vice President of Strategic Research and Business Development and in 2010, she was named Senior Vice President of Strategy and Insights. Lagrange is the author of many publications, technical manuals and reference guides on the topic of dairy ingredients, from milk powders to specialized protein products, their applications in human nutrition products, their functionality and manufacture.  



Dan Meyer
Director, Technical Services
ADPI Center of Excellence Member

Dan Meyer is a Director of Technical Services at the American Dairy Products Institute. He handles all the technical matters relating to grade standards for dairy products and regulatory matters including food labeling, food safety issues, and allergens. Mr. Meyer is currently serving as the Treasurer at 3-A SSI, an independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing hygienic equipment design for the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries. He has worked in the dairy industry for over 25 years and has been with the American Dairy Products Institute for the last 15 years. Dan has past experience with Dean Foods and Associated Milk Producers. He has extensive involvement with fluid milk, dry milks, and whey proteins. He was born and raised on a dairy farm in Northeastern Illinois.



Dairy Ingredients, Immunity & Immune Health


WHEN: July 9, 2020

TIME: 3:00 pm EST


 Listen, learn and liaise with two food scientists who will discuss:

►  The value of the nutrient density of milk/dairy products in promoting immune health

►  Immune enhancing/protective bifunctionality of selected dairy ingredients, (e.g. lactoferrin, colostrum, whey peptides, etc.)

►  The nutrition needed to support the immune system

►  The commercial perspective on how whey protein supplementation can help benefit 2 major “at risk populations” associated with impaired immune response

►  Type 2 Diabetes and how using whey protein pre-meal can help improve blood sugar control

►  Malnutrition - Alpha lactalbumin helps support the immune system by delivering essential nutrients and specific immune-nutrients


Geoffrey W. Smithers, PhD, FAIFST, CFS
Owner & Director, Geoffrey Smithers Food Industry Consulting Services
ADPI Center of Excellence Member

Geoffrey Smithers has a background in both fundamental and applied R&D in the areas of dairy processing and ingredient functionality. During a career with CSIRO and Food Science Australia, Geoffrey successfully built client relationships in critical capability areas, including processing systems, ingredient functionality and delivery, and nutrition science in Australasian, European and North American markets. Geoffrey formed his own dairy (and food) consulting business in early 2009, operating out of Melbourne, Australia, and has established a global client base.


Lise Høj Brunsgaard
Research Scientist
Arla Foods Ingredients

Lise is a Research Scientist for Health & Performance Nutrition Science at Arla Foods Ingredients. Her focus has been in the areas of Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Health and Immunity. She received her MSc. PhD. in Biology from the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University, DK



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Developing New Products with Dairy Ingredients 


WHEN: July 16, 2020

TIME: 2:00 pm EST


Listen, learn and liaise with K.J. Burrington, Dairy Ingredient Applications Program Coordinator with Wisconsin Center for Dairy Reserach Center and ADPI Center of Excellence member who will discuss the following points:

♦  Understand the basic differences in functional properties between milk and whey protein ingredients.

♦  Learn tips to optimize the performance of different dairy protein ingredients.

♦  How do ingredients with a high lactose content influence my application?

♦  What can high fat dairy ingredients contribute to a new product?

♦  Can dairy ingredients help to provide a cleaner label?



Kimberlee (K.J.) Burrington
Dairy Ingredient Applications Program Coordinator
Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research
ADPI Center of Excellence Member

K.J. is the Dairy Ingredient Applications Program Coordinator for the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research.  She has over 25 years of experience in product development including her past positions at Ridgeview Industries, the Keebler Company, and as a consultant to the baking industry.  In her current position, she provides technical support for U.S. dairy processors and end users on dairy ingredient functionality and applications. She also provides technical support for food companies internationally through visits and seminars provided by the U.S. Dairy Export Council to countries such as Mexico, Latin America, China, South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand.




Enhance your dairy ingredient businss development by sponsoring an ADPI webinar!

As an event sponsor, your brand will be visible throughout the webinar, with dedicated slides that tell attendees who you are and position your company as one dedicated to dairy ingredient development.

Sponsors Receive:
• A 10 to 15 minute slot to provide technical info related to the webinar topic to complement the main speakers.
• Logo recognition on all promotions: print, website, eNewsletters and email blasts
• Logo recognition on the webinar registration page
• List of webinar attendees
• Access to recorded webinar via ADPI website following the event for future use

Limited To Two Sponsors Per Webinar - For more information, contact us.

If you would like to sponsor one of the above webinars, contact Beth Holcomb at