Alongside with the exhibition, we can enjoy 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.
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
Finally, can you give us some participation results from the last edition?
- 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