IFT FIRST (Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology) includes expert
educational sessions, extensive networking opportunities as well as the
largest food innovation expo in North America featuring the latest food
ingredient, equipment, processing, technology, and packaging solutions. Every
year, science of food professionals from all around the world including
ingredient providers, business leaders, product developers, food scientists,
innovators, and academics attend IFT FIRST.
The theme this year is “Innovation in a Time of Crisis: Can We Future-Proof
the Food System?” From supply chain slowdowns and cost-saving imperatives
to increasingly complex research demands, global crises have impeded progress
across the food supply, inspiring the science of food community to unite in
its pursuit of innovative solutions that will help future-proof the global
food system. Visit iftevent.org for more information.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a global organization of
approximately 12,000 individual members from more than 100 countries
committed to advancing the science of food. Since 1939, IFT has brought
together the brightest minds in food science, technology and related
professions from academia, government, and industry to solve the world’s
greatest food challenges. IFT works to ensure that its members have the
resources they need to learn, grow, and advance the science of food as the
population and the world evolve. IFT believes that science is essential to
ensuring a global food supply that is sustainable, safe, nutritious, and
accessible to all. For more information, please visit ift.org.