IFT to host B2B food innovation expo in July 

The event will explore potential promises and pitfalls in hacking the future of food. 

The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced its annual event will return both in-person and online with a new and improved lineup of content and programming. IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo, whose updated brand is an acronym for Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology, will take place from July 10 to July 13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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More than 18,000 people are expected to attend the IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo in Chicago.

The event will bring together the science of food community to solve food-centric challenges and spark innovation to benefit the global population for years to come. 

More than 18,000 people are expected to attend the in-person event, along with nearly 2,000 expo booths. The theme of this year’s event – Hacking the Food Supply: Can We Synthesize a More Sustainable Future? – will explore potential promises and pitfalls in hacking the future of food. IFT FIRST’s programming will center around how the following areas of the global food system contribute to a more sustainable future: novel technology & innovation, sustainability, heath & nutrition, food safety, and consumer insights and education.

“This year, IFT FIRST attendees can expect a fully integrated experience with reimagined scientific programming, discussions focused on the business behind food and the future of food, as well as exciting networking and engagement activities. Additionally, the event will feature both live and virtual offerings to ensure that travel or other limitations do not prevent attendees from being able to connect, learn, and innovate,” says IFT CEO Christie Tarantino-Dean. 

Attendees can expect more discussions and less lectures, more debate with shorter sessions, and new formats in Science FIRST, while the Business FIRST stage will feature experts from academia, finance, industry, and government to explore potential advantages and limitations of cutting-edge innovations in food.

To register for IFT FIRST, click here

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