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Ferree Runs to Raise Funds for Scholarships

Bruce Ferree has been fundraising for IFT’s foundation by committing to a seven-day, 250-kilometer race across the Chilean desert.

Student activities

What’s on the Agenda for Students at IFT16?

The IFT annual event is always a major learning opportunity, and for student members, that can be particularly true thanks to a long list of competitions, social events, and educational options.

Greater Chicago Food Depository Logo

Fighting Hunger and Food Waste at IFT16

IFT’s tradition of giving back continues at IFT16 via several food-focused initiatives.

IFT16 Mobile App

Have You Downloaded the IFT16 App?

Make the most efficient use of your time at IFT16. With the app, you can access floor plans, exhibitor details, session & poster information, connect with attendees, and much more. The mobile app is available for download through the App Store and Google Play app store (search IFT16).


Stay in the Loop at IFT16

Accessing and sharing information about IFT16 has never been easier or more convenient. To ensure you make the most of your visit to Chicago, we’ve provided a slew of resources covering travel, dining out, and city-wide activities going on during the event.

New Professionals Mixer

Meet Other New Professionals

On Sunday, July 17 you have the opportunity to meet other new professionals at the New Professionals Mixer. Taking place at Rockit Bar & Grill (22 W. Hubbard St., Chicago, IL) from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., this free event open to IFT16 attendees lets new professionals meet and mingle in a casual, fun environment.

Division Networking Reception

Make New Connections at the Division Networking Reception

Located directly across from the Expo entrance, join 600+ of your colleagues on Monday, July 18 from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. for an open bar, passed appetizers, a social media contest, and more.

Food Expo Forum: Booth #4986

Located in booth 4986, the Food Expo Forum will be the site for student competitions, education sessions, and presentations by exhibitors.

What's New!

New Products, Services On Display at IFT16

For the sixth year, the What’s New! program will return to the expo floor this summer. Hundreds of new products and services will be identified with an attention-grabbing yellow What’s New! logo.

Root Beer Floats

From Root Beer Floats to Nutella Kettle Corn

The Taste the Expo program makes it easier for attendees to locate product samples by highlighting them in the IFT16 mobile app and the Program & Exhibit Directory.

At the Mintel booth

Specialty Pavilions on the Food Expo Floor

Exhibitors whose products relate to specific themes are grouped together on the show floor under the banner of those themes.

Cooking Up Science

Cooking Up Science: Booth #4484

A crowd favorite, Cooking Up Science (booth 4484) treats food expo attendees to the opportunity to watch expert chefs prepare exciting menu items using ingredients from participating food expo exhibitors.

Learn all about IFT at Booth 3884

Stop by the IFT booth (#3884) to meet with IFT staff members who can answer your questions about the annual event, the earning your CFS credential, and the benefits that come with being a member of IFT,

From IFT15


Same Time Next Year?

Judging from the highly trafficked expo floor and packed session rooms, IFT’s 75th conference was the place to be.

New Prebiotic Ingredient from AIDP Helps Ensure a Healthy Gut

AIDP introduces a new prebiotic ingredient, PreTicX, at IFT15.

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