Introduced in 2021, IFT FIRST means Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology. This is IFT’s response to the transformative nature of the global food system. IFT FIRST is a place where professionals can discover the latest global trends, newest innovations, and cutting-edge solutions while making strategic connections to advance their business and careers.
Brought on by the enormity of a global pandemic, IFT made a necessary shift in 2021 to a fully virtual experience where the community could come together to connect and dialogue safely.
This year, IFT FIRST will return with a brand-new in-person and virtual experience that lives at the intersection of education, research, and true scientific innovation. Plus, the largest business-to-business food innovation expo will be back - live at McCormick Place in Chicago starting July 11. With a combination of virtual experiences with all the networking and in-person engagement participants have missed over the past couple years, the transformation to IFT FIRST will come alive in July.
Over the past few years, the annual event has focused on a specific problem or question impacting the global food system. 2022 will be no different as IFT explores: Hacking the Food Supply: Can We Synthesize a More Sustainable Future?
Registration opens on March 1. Mark your calendars so you don’t miss your chance to RENEW, RECONNECT and TRANSFORM at IFT FIRST.
For more information, visit the IFT FIRST homepage!