International whey conference set for September in Chicago

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ELMHURST, ILL. — The world's top dairy researchers and processors will join some of the country's leading nutrition professionals and food and beverage marketers at the 2005 International Whey Conference to be held in Chicago Sept. 11-14. The conference will be hosted by the American Dairy Products Institute (A.D.P.I.) and the European Whey Products Association in partnership with consumer goods companies within the United States.

The goal of the conference is to showcase the latest industry trends, new applications and most current research related to a wide range of whey products. According to A.D.P.I. Chief Executive Officer James Page, this year's conference will highlight new research on whey, particularly its health and nutrition benefits, and consumer product applications.

"The primary objective of the 2005 (whey conference) is to showcase whey protein as a value added ingredient with tremendous consumer health and nutrition benefits," Mr. Page said.

Conference keynote speakers from throughout the U.S. and abroad will discuss emerging research on whey, Mr. Page said. Specific focus will center on research indicating that whey-derived bioactive components, which enhance the performance of physically active adults, help to increase lean muscle tissue, support cardiovascular health and weight management and improve immune defenses, he said.

Consumer products companies will highlight food and beverage innovation and product applications for whey protein. Such companies include NEXT Proteins, which has pioneered the manufacture of branded whey-based protein products, including Designer Whey Protein powders and the DETOUR whey protein bar.

For more information or to register, please visit the conference web site at

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