2017 Annual Meeting










While autumn is still a long way off, we wanted to make sure you mark your calendars to join me October 30 - November 1 at the 2017 NMPF/NDB/UDIA Joint Annual Meeting in Anaheim, California. The Annual Meeting this year will take place at the Disneyland Hotel, just a short walking distance from the “happiest place on earth” and its downtown area of shops and restaurants.

This year’s event will be special, as our theme centers around reintroducing consumers to the undeniable taste and enjoyment of real dairy through DMI’s Undeniably Dairy campaign. This campaign promotes what we all know and love about dairy foods, including nutritional benefits and our industry’s commitment to responsible animal care and the environment. Dairy touches every American community in some way, so this year’s meeting will focus on just how true that is, from the breakfast on our table to the electricity that powers our homes.

Registration and hotel reservation information is forthcoming, but we will have a large hotel room block at the Disneyland Hotel and a smaller block of rooms at the nearby Paradise Pier Hotel (both kid-friendly). Also, look for more information soon on discounted tickets to the Disneyland park and other local attractions in the city of Anaheim. A draft schedule of events can be found below.


Sunday, October 29
NMPF committee meetings
YC Council and Coordinators Meeting
YC Welcome

Monday, October 30
CWT Committee Meeting and NMPF Board of Directors Meeting
NMPF Delegates Meeting
NMPF 2018 Board of Directors Meeting
NMPF Board of Directors Dinner
YC Leadership Development Program

Tuesday, October 31
General Session
Cheese Reception

Wednesday, November 1
General Session
Awards Luncheon

We are very excited about this year’s meeting location and look forward to keeping you updated on speakers and other events as the planning process continues.