MADISON, WIS. — Citing input from event exhibitors, members and the board of directors who represent the industry, the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association (IDDBA) has canceled IDDBA 2021, which was scheduled to take place June 6-8 in Houston.  

“With the ongoing global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and our promise to deliver an experience expected of the IDDBA, continuing to plan for a June 6-8 trade show in Houston, was simply no longer feasible,” said Whitney Atkins, vice president of marketing with IDDBA. 

The safety of attendees, exhibitors, and IDDBA community was at the forefront of the decision, she added.  

“As business leaders, we have all been faced with challenges never imagined and the toughest decisions of our careers – including cancelling IDDBA 2021. The continued global health and healing of our families and friends is top priority,” said Gaetano Auricchio, chairman of the board. 

Planning for IDDBA 2022 is already underway and scheduled in Atlanta from June 5-7, 2022.