Reston, Va.; Jan. 18, 2017 — Five-time National Football League (NFL) MVP Peyton Manning will give the keynote speech at the first-ever ProFood Tech Conference Program, led by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), one of the three trade show leaders powering ProFood Tech (April 4–6, 2017; McCormick Place, Chicago), along with PACK EXPO and Anuga. The keynote will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, from 8 to 9:15 a.m. Manning’s address is titled “Winning Strategies with Peyton Manning.”

“NFL great Peyton Manning will share real-world leadership tips and how you can become a winner too by learning to adapt to changing circumstances,” says Neil Moran, senior vice president, IDFA. “Manning combines his trademark humor and real life stories to challenge audiences to reach higher than they ever thought possible.”

As one of the most decorated NFL quarterbacks of all-time, Manning most recently led the Denver Broncos to victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Prior to that, he led the Indianapolis Colts to victory in Super Bowl 41, beating the Chicago Bears and making him the first starting quarterback in NFL history to win a Super Bowl with two different teams.

“A gifted leader who understands how to build successful teams is exactly who we want to address attendees at the ProFood Tech Conference,” says Charles D. Yuska, president & CEO, PMMI. “Conference participants will hear from Manning on how to motivate a team and work together toward a common goal. We are excited to hear his insights on leadership and forming strong teams.”

In addition to the keynote, ProFood Tech’s comprehensive conference program offers a variety of educational experiences covering fresh ideas and strategies on regulations and food safety, consumer trends that are changing the food and beverage landscape, and industry best practices in business and leadership development.

As the only event in North America focused exclusively on all food and beverage sectors, including baking & snack, beverage, frozen/prepared foods, dairy and meat/poultry/seafood, ProFood Tech will attract high-level buyers from every food and beverage sector, with an expansive show floor and enhanced conference program.

Full three-day passes to the ProFood Tech Conference Program, which also includes access to the show floor, are $595 through Feb. 15, 2017. A one-day Conference pass may be purchased for $285 through Feb. 15, 2017, but prices for both will increase after that date. Register for the show and conference online at

About PMMI
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents the voice of more than 750 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. We work to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, leading trade media and a wide range of resources to empower our members. The PACK EXPO trade shows unite the world of processing and packaging to advance the industries they serve: PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México, EXPO PACK Guadalajara and ProFood Tech, launching in April 2017. PMMI Media Group connects manufacturers to the latest solutions, trends and innovations in processing and packaging year-round through brands including Packaging World, Automation World, Healthcare Packaging, Contract Packaging, ProFood World and Packaging + Processing OEM. PMMI Business Drivers assist members in pursuing operational excellence through workforce development initiatives, deliver actionable business intelligence on economic, market and industry trends to support members' growth strategies, and actively connect the supply chain throughout the year.

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About IDFA
The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers, with a membership of 550 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members run nearly 600 plant operations, and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. Visit IDFA at

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