Jul 14-17 | Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) Food Expo

July 14, 2024

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Save The Date for IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo
July 14-17, 2024 | Chicago, IL
Registration opens March 1


Imagine the moment you hear about a game-changing insight or learn about a new ingredient that inspires your next product or innovation. If you are seeking to immerse yourself in ground-breaking research and collaborate with those who are driven by a passion to make an impact on the future of food, then you can’t miss IFT FIRST.

As an attendee, you’ll unlock these experiences and so much more:


  • A Food Expo featuring more than 1,000 exhibitors offering the latest in food science intelligence, non-stop food tastings, and exposure to innovation in food tech.
  • High-value networking with individuals who can help you reimagine the way you see your work forever.
  • More than 100 Science FIRST sessions and multi-disciplinary discussions focused on ground-breaking scientific research and solutions in novel technology and innovation, health and nutrition, sustainability and climate, food safety and consumer insights.
  • A robust Business FIRST live stage with panel discussions focused on addressing the most important topics impacting the business of food.
  • Access to 100 food and food tech Startups from around the globe and a multi-day Pitch competition in the Startup Pavilion.


IFT FIRST means Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology and it is the number one place that those who are working tirelessly to bring the world better food go to for knowledge, networking and to advance their careers.


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