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Venue

McCormick Place Convention Center 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago , Illinois 60616
Tel: (312) 791-7000
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IFT18 Annual Meeting & Food Expo - Institute of Food Technologists

Attendees

23,000

Exhibitors

1,200

Overview

Event Overview:

Education

Discover new ideas and innovations, and gain insights into coming trends that will help you…and your organization…be even more successful. Learn how leading companies are using the latest science to develop products to meet evolving consumer needs. IFT16 offers virtually unlimited opportunities for you to expand your knowledge base, enhance your skills, and extend your expertise.

Scientific & Applied Sessions
IFT's most comprehensive education program attracts food professionals for three intensive days of knowledge sharing. Take advantage of more than 90 sessions and 1,000+ technical research presentations, divided into major areas of focus and developed by food professionals on the vanguard of food science. Participants regularly rate the quality and usefulness of content in these sessions as a 4.0+ on a five point scale. You'll gain an understanding of the current state of the science and how it's being applied in the real world.

Expo

Join us to discover the industry's largest collection of food ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers, all under one roof. It's THE place where the latest global food trends - and the products and innovations designed to address them - are on display. Bring your curiosity, your latest product development challenges, and your appetite!

For professionals involved in food science and technology, this is the single most important trade show of the year. That’s why two out of every three people who attend are repeat attendees. They know from personal experience that it’s the best place to see, touch, taste, and experience what’s new…and meet face-to-face with the companies on the forefront of food science and technology.

Exhibitor Information:

More than 22,000 food professionals from around the globe will come to this year's IFT Food Expo

Professionals in R&D, product development, QA/QC, purchasing, executive management, and more come to see, touch, taste, and experience the industry's largest collection of ingredients, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers under one roof. It's the only place where the latest global food trends and the products that address them - are on display. Will they find your company there?

Why should you exhibit at the IFT Food Expo?

Reach qualified buyers...86% of IFT Food Expo attendees make or influence their companies' buying decisions

Showcase your products...68% of attendees come to seek out new products and solutions

Shorten your selling cycle...More than half of attendees say they attend the IFT Food Expo to find new suppliers

About IFT:

Envision what the very best minds involved in the science of food can achieve when they work together: providing each and every person on the planet with a safe, nutritious, and sustainable food supply. Since 1939, IFT has been advancing the science of food and its application across the global food system by creating a dynamic forum where individuals from more than 95 countries can collaborate, learn, and grow, transforming scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of people around the world.

Agenda

Jul 15   

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Short Courses*

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open

8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Division Leadership Team Meeting

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

Section Leadership Forum

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Division Poster and Oral Competitions

3:30 – 4:20 p.m. 

Phi Tau Sigma/Division Competition Awards Ceremony 

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. 

Fellows Recognition Forum*

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Awards Celebration

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

Welcome Reception

Jul 16   

6:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

7:45 – 8:15 a.m. 

Primer Sessions 

8:30– 10:00 a.m. 

Scientific & Applied Sessions

8:30– 10:00 a.m. 

IFT Central Booth Open

8:30 – 10:10 a.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

9:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Featured Session

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific and Applied Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Marcel Loncin Lecture

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Council of Food Science Administrators Meeting

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Expo Open

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Poster Sessions

12:00 – 5:00 p.m

Career Center Live Networking Event

12:15 – 1:45 p.m.

Division Luncheons

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Featured Session

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

5:15 – 6:00 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Network and CFS Reception

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

New Professionals Mixer

Jul 17   

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

Featured Session

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Career Center Live Scheduled Interviews

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Expo Open

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Poster and ePoster Sessions

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Poster and ePoster Sessions

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

2:00 – 3:40 p.m.

ePoster Sessions

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

4:45 – 6:15 p.m. 

Division Networking Reception 

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

IFTSA Mixer

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 

IFTSA Closing Ceremony 

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. 

Student Networking Party

Jul 18   

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

IFT Central Booth Open;

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Career Center Live Scheduled Interviews 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. 

Scientific & Applied Sessions

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Expo Open 

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Poster Sessions

10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

ePoster Sessions

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions 

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

ePoster Sessions

1:15 – 2:45 p.m.

Scientific & Applied Sessions

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

ePoster/Poster Sessions

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