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IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2017

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IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2017

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo: the trade show

The IFT Food Expo in USA, brings together buyers and sellers from all corners of the food science and technology world.

Exhibitors at the IFT Food Expo present their latest advancements and developments in scientific research, technologies, new products, and consumer trends to make food more fun, functional, nutritious, appealing or accessible.

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IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo editions

Edition Date Localizatiob
IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2017 From to Chicago, United States McCormick Place
IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2016 From to Chicago, United States McCormick Place
IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2015 From to Chicago, United States McCormick Place
IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2014 From to Nueva Orleans, United States New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo 2013 From to Chicago, United States McCormick Place

IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo organizer

  • Institute of Food Technologists

Discover all the innovations for IFT'16 and get inspired!

IFT is the annual food expo held in USA capable to brings together buyers and suppliers of the industry from every corner in the world. The latest technologies, products and trends are displayed here. So if you are a prodessional or a lover of food and food techologies, don't leave without reading our interview with IFT 2016's organisers, and discover why the Exhibition still stands out from the others.

IFT brings together the leading food science and technology experts. What else stands out IFT above other similar fairs?

IFT16 is the only annual event that brings together the brightest minds and the most respected food professionals from around the world — in industry, government, and academia — for knowledge exchange, networking, and problem solving. From trendsetters in product development to senior-level executives from the world’s top food companies to department heads from leading universities, people can find whomever they want to meet at IFT16. The peer-reviewed educational sessions are best in class.

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Who can attend the show?

Anyone over the age of 16 can attend IFT16.

What are the novelties for 2016's edition?

Attendees can experience the event in a variety of ways, which include:

  • Innovation Zone – Gain inspiration for product development initiatives
  • On Trend Exhibit – View the newest product innovations featured at the expo
  • 1,000+ Exhibitors – Connect with companies at the forefront of innovation
  • Product Competitions – See the solutions that bright young minds are creating
  • 100+ Sessions – Participate in peer-reviewed scientific and applied sessions
  • ePoster Presentations – Get a 10-minute deep-dive into new research
  • Pop-up Sessions – Join peers for an opportunity to continue the conversation
  • New Exhibitors Pavilion – Explore companies new to the IFT expo
  • IFTnext, a special connections hub where the science of food community can meet one another, engage in an interactive digital discussion on future trends, and experience a taste of what’s coming in 2017.

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IFT attracts professionals from more than 90 countries. Can you give some tips for those exhibiting in Chicago for first time? (some rules of the venue, customs, protocol...)

We encourage all IFT16 International exhibitors to using our freight forwarder to minimize any freight issues. Be sure to read all the documents and review the recorded webinars, available through the exhibitor education session of the IFT16 website. The IFT16 Mobile App provides the most up to date information available. It provides opportunities to get to know others and engage prior to, during and after the event. The International Lounge is available to all International participants.

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Alongside with the exhibition we can enjoy about a comprehensive educational program can you recommend us an event or session in particular?

Featured Sessions will explore today’s public perceptions and misconceptions toward food and science:

  • Jacques Rousseau, professor and chair of the Academic Freedom Committee at the University of Cape Town and founder and chairperson of the Free Society Institute will share his perspective on the reasons why people fear innovation and how to better equip consumers with the scientific knowledge and resources to assist them in making more informed decisions.

  • Bev Postma, PhD, an international policy specialist and Executive Director of Food Industry Asia will discuss the rise of the “pseudoscientist” in a world of digital media and its larger cultural implications.

  • Ben Goldacre, epidemiologist, and author of the bestselling book, Bad Science will charge through the history and magic of evidence based science, using examples of bad science... to explain how good science really works and show the ways in which evidence can be distorted.

  • And wrapping up will be the Consumer Panel. There's no doubt the clean label trend is impacting the food industry, so you'll hear directly from the consumers. This session will feature original data presented by Paul Metz of C+R Research followed by a panel of Chicagoland consumers who will reveal their opinions about products currently on the shelves, and what they'd like to see in the future.

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Give us some reasons why we cannot miss IFT.

  • Gain technical and applied food science knowledge – choose from among 100+ best-in-class education sessions
  • Connect with the who’s who in food science – exchange insights with more than 23,000 food professionals and super-charge your professional network
  • Discover the latest global trends and the newest innovations – discover unique consumer and market trend pavilions, explore the latest scientific developments, and experience the science in action on the expo floor
  • Identify new suppliers and meet with current ones – choose from among more than 1,000 exhibiting companies, showcasing the newest products in the food arena

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Finally, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?

IFT Results:

  • Number of Registrants: 23,000+
  • Number of Countries Represented: 84
  • Number of Student Registrants: 1,692
  • Number of Booths Contracted: 2,600
  • Number of Exhibitors: 1,225
  • Number of Scientific Sessions: 113
  • Number of Poster Presentations: 1,215
  • Number of Speakers: 429

Gain technical and applied food science knowledge at IFT Food Expo 2015, held in Chicago

Discover the latest trends, the newest products, and the most recent innovations driving food science on July at IFT Food Expo, where professionals from all around the world meet to experience the industry's largest collection of ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers under one roof.

We have interviewed the organizers and now we can show you all the novelties for IFT next edition that this year will take place in Chicago.

Ift Show In Chicago

The novelties of IFT15:

The Protein Experience:

  • The experience will feature and dimensionalize the latest research on how protein-based foods are transformed once in the body and how it breaks down. It is a full sensory experience that allows participants to see, touch, taste, smell and explore elements of next generation food trends that will impact the food industry. The Experience will have four zones: Zone 1 – Mastication and the Sensory; Experience Zone 2 – The Stomach Experience; Zone 3 – The Intestines Experience; Zone 4 – How will Science Inform Innovation through Wellness.

Top Sessions:

  • FutureFood 2050: The Art of Producing a Science-Based Documentary

  • CEO Panel - Is Big Food, Bad Food?

  • Women in Food Science Business Panel

  • General Session: Futurist Mike Walsh

Featured Lectures:

  • Culturing Meat Outside of the Animal

  • Therapy for Gastrointestinal Microbiome-Associated Diseases Requires Dietary Diversity

For sessions, we have our new online Session Planner now available on the IFT15 web site and where you can search through all our sessions including our Featured Lectures.

Ift Food Expo 2015

Four Reasons to Visit the Food Expo:

  1. Gain technical and applied food science knowledge – choose from among 100+ best-in-class education sessions

  2. Connect with the who’s who in food science – exchange insights with more than 20,000 food professionals and super-charge your professional network

  3. Discover the latest global trends and the newest innovations – discover unique consumer and market trend pavilions, explore the latest scientific developments, and then experience the science in action on the expo floor

  4. Identify new suppliers and meet with current ones – choose from among more than 1,000 exhibiting companies

Ift Food Expo

Statistics from 2014:

  • At last year’s IFT event in New Orleans, more than 16,500 people from 85 countries registered for the event.

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