Wellness Conference

Wellness 14 Was a Resounding Success! 

Nearly 300 food professionals in R&D, sales/marketing, and nutrition from top consumer packaged goods and ingredient supplier companies gathered to downtown Chicago to get insights,  product innovations, and consumer trends on developing and delivering healthy snack food products to consumers. Industry experts and high profile speakers anchored the event, folding into three tracks of sessions: Sodium Reduction, Protein Enhancement, and Sugar Reduction. Stay tuned for photos and footage and photos from the event.

Check out the schedule

More than 300 food professionals in R&D, product development, nutrition, sales, and marketing at consumer packaged goods companies and ingredient suppliers are waiting for your healthy snack solutions.

Sponsor or exhibit at Wellness 14 and get:

  • An exclusive, focused environment that lends itself to candid, uninterrupted business discussions
  • Attendees who are looking specifically for your insights and solutions to support their healthy snack products
  • Solid visibility in front of a qualified audience before, during, and even after the event

Download the Sponsorship Brochure

To discuss a sponsorship opportunity or package, contact your Strategic Account Manager or Darlene Hankes at +1.312.604.0269 or dhankes@ift.org. 

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Discover the Advantages of Attending Wellness 14

By 2015, world snack food sales are predicted to exceed $334 billion dollars. From nutrition science to product development and processing―from new product entries to product line extensions―find out how you and your organization can compete in the expanding, challenging category of healthy snack foods with sensory appeal.

Take Advantage of “Can’t Miss” Content

  • Learn ways to produce new snack food products efficiently while maintaining taste, quality, and nutrition
  • Discover cost-effective ways to bring healthy snack foods to market
  • Get practical information on labelling, safety, and compliance regulations
  • Explore up-to-the-minute shifts in consumer trends

Customize Your Experience

  • Focused tracks let you attend all of the sessions in a particular topic area, or move between tracks to gain a broader perspective 
  • Maximize your learning experience and your cost savings by attending the pre-Wellness Short Course, March 18–19, on the requirements and controversies associated with food labelling
  • For those interested in obtaining their Certified Food Scientist credential, the two-day CFS Preparatory Course offers a unique opportunity to refresh your applied science knowledge and get a sneak peek at similar questions on the CFS exam

Connect with Contemporary Thought Leaders

  • Meet and talk with business leaders and experts in product development, nutrition, and more, from throughout the food industry
  • More than half of our speakers are new, joining previously high-ranked Wellness presenters in sharing with you the latest advances, insights, and innovative solutions

Save Money

  • Pay $200 less for registration than for previous Wellness meetings
  • Meals are on us – your registration fee includes a continental breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks

Upgrade your Travel Experience

  • Take advantage of our new Thursday-Friday schedule and convenient downtown location to extend your stay in the city of Chicago and take advantage of world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment
Wellness Contact:
Email: wellness@ift.org
Heart Healthy Product Development Competition Partner
Canola Council
Platinum Sponsors

Almond Board

California Walnuts

 Gold Sponsors

Hilmar Ingredients

Morton Salt

NuVal: Nutrition made easy 

 Bronze Sponsors





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