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  • Discover the latest food science developments and applications
  • Touch, taste, and experience the newest products and technologies first hand
  • Establish new business relationships
  • Expand your knowledge base
  • Make new career connections

Join us for the global event that brings together the most respected food professional in industry, government, and academia...people like you...from every facet of food science and technology. You'll acquire practical insights, innovative ideas, and professional connections that will directly impact your work, as well as contribute to your organization's success, all in just four days.


Attend the IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo

We know you work hard to maintain your professional network, keep your skills sharp, and make smart business decisions. At this year’s IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo, you can accomplish all three of these objectives, in one location and in just a few days.

The IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the only annual event that brings together the brightest minds and the most respected food professionals in industry, government, and academia.


Tens of thousands of food professionals from around the globe make their way each year to the IFT Food Expo.


To see 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.

The IFT Food Expo is the single most important event for professionals involved in food science and technology. That's why two out of every three Food Expo attendees are repeat attendees. They know first-hand that it's THE best place to see the newest products, trends, tools, and techniques…and meet face-to-face with the companies who provide them.

As a 2013 IFT Food Expo exhibitor, you'll:

  • Reach qualified buyers
  • Accelerate your sales process
  • Gain access to valuable year-round marketing opportunities
  • Cost-effectively achieve your sales and marketing goals

The top FOUR reasons why professionals visit the IFT Food Expo:

76% Seek out new products

69% Taste/sample products

61% Meet with current suppliers

58% Find new suppliers

As an exhibitor, your company’s message will reach an extensive audience of qualified buyers and decision-makers. IFT aggressively recruits attendees who are active buyers and who make, specify, or influence decisions about which products or services their companies will purchase. The result is an expo floor filled with qualified attendees looking for suppliers—like you—that can provide solutions to their food science and technology challenges.

Don't wait to register for the IFT13 Annual Meeting & Food Expo - Institute of Food Technologists. You'll meet influential people and maximize your opportunities for success. Start now by accessing the information below.

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Conference/Event Dates: 07/13/2013 - 07/16/2013
Expo/Exhibit Dates: 07/14/2013 - 07/16/2013
Expo/Exhibit Hours: Sun, noon-5pm; Mon, 10am-5pm; Tues, 10am-4pm
First Move-In Date: 07/10/2013
Classification: B2B
Primary Industry: Food / Beverage
Other Industries: Business, Food / Beverage, Miscellaneous, Sciences, Technology
Estimated Attendance: 22,000
Audience: Food Professionals
Notes: Exhibit dates: July 14-16
Event dates: July 13-16

Attendees Job Functions:
R&D/scientific/technical/Product Development 41%
Sales/marketing 19%
Academic 13%
President/owner/CEO/VP 11%
Consulting 5%
Purchasing 6%
Government/regulatory 5%
Venue: McCormick Place
Venue Phone: (312) 791-7000
Venue Type: Indoor - Convention Center
Official Conference Hotel:Hotel Information:
Conference Hotel URL:
Number of Exhibitors:990 (Previous Year)
Exhibit Floorplan:Click Here
Show Owner:Institute of Food Technologists
Show Manager:Institute of Food Technologists
Prospectus PDF:Download Exhibitor Prospectus PDF
Sponsorship: Yes
Sponsorship Details: IFT offers exclusive Annual Meeting & Food Expo sponsorships and advertising opportunities to IFT Food Expo exhibitors to support their marketing efforts. Select promotional opportunities are available to all organizations, regardless of whether they are exhibiting, and can be found in the “Related IFT Event Sponsorships & Advertising” section. IFT will also work with you to design a customized sponsorship and advertising package based on your specific marketing objectives.

Booth Size Booth Cost   Available Amenities
10' x 10' / 1-9 Booths $3,195 each   Electricity: Yes - Unknown Price
10-19 Booths $3,095 each   Water: n/a
20 or more $2,995 each   Generator: n/a
Corner In-Line Booths Additional $200   Marketing Vehicles Allowed: Call
Other Booth Sizes Available: n/a

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