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Thank you to everyone involved in the 2013 IAICDV Annual Convention!


Thanks for joining us at the beautiful Paris Resort in Las Vegas for the 44th Annual IAICDV Convention! From start to finish, attendees enjoyed the event’s world-class entertainment, dinning, educational sessions, activities, and as always, the tremendous exhibits.

Thank you to all of our sponsors, exhibitors and delegates, each of whom helped make the 44th Annual Convention a week to remember! Special thanks go to Unilever Ice Cream, which hosted a terrific Welcome Reception, and to Wells Enterprises, which hosted a wonderful pre-banquet reception.

The 2013 convention was full of highlights, including: the Annual Eric Walsh Golf Tournament; a Casino Night Party; a Banquet featuring Cirque du Soleil entertainers; the Vendors Town Hall seminar; and a bustling Exhibit Hall. Great thanks to Congressman Robert Borski for a very educational and entertaining Keynote Speech.

Congratulations to Doctorate of Ice Cream (ICD) award winners Dr. Tom Renwald, Sr., ICD, and Dr. Daniel Morales, ICD, and to the Renwald and Morales families. Congratulations also to Congressman Robert Borski, Jr., on receiving the Honorary Doctorate of Ice Cream award.

It is my pleasure to report that 215 participants attended the 44th Annual Convention—the highest level of participation we have achieved in several years. The excellent showing this year was a culmination of significant recruiting efforts undertaken in 2013 and the great reputation earned by the IAICDV’s highly successful conventions in 2011 and 2012.

In that same vein, it is my pleasure to report that the IAICDV currently has 102 total member companies. Our membership has increased greatly over the last few years and the Association is benefiting from the commendable involvement of so many of our dynamic industry leaders.

Now, we look to 2014 and what lies ahead—the 45th Annual Convention at the Omni Resort ChampionsGate in Orlando, FL. Since the IAICDV Executive Committee is never content to simply match the success of the prior year’s convention, our core focus over the coming months will be on our members’ feedback about this year’s show. Please take the time to fill out the convention survey that was emailed to everyone in attendance recently; your feedback on every element is essential to our planning of next year’s convention and beyond.

The IAICDV Executive Committee will also be focused on fresh member benefits for 2014, and exciting activities and events for the 45th Annual Convention. There are great things are in store for this amazing association.

Best Regards,


Chris Long, IAICDV President

If you were unable to join us...


If you couldn't make it to the convention this year, we missed you! Check out just a few of the week's highlights below, and we look forward to seeing you next year at the 45th IAICDV Annual Convention at ChampionsGate in Orlando from November 10 - 13!


Networking Opportunities


Exhibit Hall



Award Winners


Contest Winners


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