IFT16 Draws More than 23,500 Attendees

August 4, 2016

CHICAGO – IFT16: Where Science Feeds Innovation hosted by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) held at McCormick Place South in Chicago highlighted the hottest food trends, the latest food products, and the most important developments in the science of food. More than 23,500 people attended the event held July 16-19 to attend scientific sessions, network with colleagues, and visit the sold-out expo floor.

  • Number of Attendees: 23,571
  • Number of Countries Represented: 94
  • Number of Student Registrants: 1,430
  • Number of Exhibitors: 1,222
  • Number of Scientific Sessions: 120
  • Number of Poster Presentations: 1,600
  • Number of Speakers: 420
  • IFT issued several press releases based on new initiatives and research presented at the scientific sessions which can be viewed online in the IFT newsroom. Topics covered in releases included: New Sensors on Packages Can Detect Spoiled Foods, Popularity of Healthy Oils, Clean Labels Heats Up, Research Shines Light on Lesser Known Form of Vitamin D in Foods and The Science Behind Beer and Food Pairings.

    For a full event recap including video footage of featured sessions, please visit our IFT16 News webiste. Event photos and audio recordings of the scientific sessions are available by request.

    IFT17 will be held in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo Center, June 25-28, 2017.

    About IFT
    Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is committed to advancing the science of food. Our non-profit scientific society—more than 17,000 members from more than 95 countries—brings together food scientists, technologists and related professionals from academia, government, and industry. For more information, please visit ift.org.