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Milk for Food 2023

Successful use of milk and milk ingredients in foods

Product development think tank

Changing consumer wishes and specific dietary trends pose a major challenge in product development – not to mention new legal regulations. The pressure to innovate is immense, but the available toolbox of technologies and ingredients is far from exhausted!

Milk as an ingredient: a recipe for success

Whether in baby food, baked goods, convenience food or confectionery – milk and dairy products are an important ingredient in a wide variety of foods. Worldwide, the success of modern food technology is very closely linked to the use of milk and dairy ingredients. Milk offers many possibilities for the sensory, functional and physiological optimization of foods and enables producers to create innovative products.

Milk in comparison

A clean label or a vegan/vegetarian label poses a number of challenges in product development. But let's think about it from the other side: What physiological advantages does milk offer compared to other foods? What sensory properties help with the taste profile, for example? Milk and milk ingredients are important precisely because of their versatility for texture, consistency and mouthfeel.

Look at the market

Milk is increasingly in competition with plant-based alternatives. What about tangible results from market research? What are the legal aspects of new developments? The high level of consumer acceptance and appreciation of the nutritional and physiological properties are also under the microscope. Food technology benefits from this positive image of milk.

Conference in Frankfurt

The 'Milk for Food' event will address the future challenges in product development to ensure that you remain competitive in an increasingly complex value chain. We would like to join you in asking the burning questions about innovative uses of milk and milk components as ingredients.

Topics are set to include:

  • Physiological and health value of milk compared to other foods
  • Milk in the diet of children and adolescents
  • Influences of milk components on the sensory properties of foods
  • Functional influences on texture, consistency and mouthfeel
  • Presented by product examples with the possibility of tasting
  • Legal aspects
  • Milk in competition with plant-based alternatives
  • Results of market research and development of the market
  • Outlook on new products and presentation of recent scientific findings

We provide insight into best practice examples as well as exciting research projects. Join us in rethinking the ingredient list and get inspiration for your everyday work.

The technical program will follow shortly.


Cooperation partner

Registrations will be available soon!


DLG e.V., Herbertz Dairy Food Service and IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH

Are you interested in presenting your company at the event?
We will be pleased to advise you on the possibilities.

IFWexpo Heidelberg GmbH
Anna Haberkorn 
+49 (0)170-797-66-57


H+ Frankfurt Airport West,
Kelsterbach Str. 19,
65479 Raunheim Frankfurt, Germany


12-13 September 2023

Network dinner

12 September 2023: Please register separately for this event.

Target group

The conference is aimed at specialists and executives from the fields of product management and development, science, quality assurance/management, production and technology. It is also particularly suitable for career changers and newcomers to the product development.

Conditions of participation

The participation fee for 'Milk for Food' includes participation in the symposium, conference documents as well as beverages and food during the breaks.

Participation fee (tax-free in accordance to § 4 No. 22 UStG)

Early bird rate (deadline: 31.3.2023)
(Tax-free in accordance to § 4 No. 22 UStG) 700.00 Euro per participation

Regular Rate (from 1.4.2023)
950 Euro per participation

Members of cooperating organisations (VDOE e.V. and ErfaFoodService only on proof)
800 Euro per participation

Pupils and students (only on proof)
300 Euro per participation

How do I get the discount?

  1. You register online as usual
  2. You will receive an automatic booking confirmation.
  3. Send this to together with the appropriate proof (e.g. membership card or semester certification, etc.).
  4. We will deposit the corresponding discount with your booking and confirm it to you in an e-mail.


In case of cancellation of the registration up to 30 days before the event, a handling fee of 50,- Euro will be charged. After that, or in case of no-show, the whole fee has to be paid. The nomination of a substitute participant (another person or comparable event) is possible. Proof of eligibility for the reduced participation fee must be presented at the time of registration.

Registration deadline

August 29, 2023

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