IFT FIRST is Back!


IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo

In 2022, IFT is excited that FIRST will return with a brand-new hybrid 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 and in person from Chicago.


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IFT FIRST - Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology
IFT FIRST 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 innovation, and cutting-edge solutions while making strategic connections to advance their business and careers. IFT’s annual event and expo has been reimagined into a new in-person and virtual experience which includes the return of the largest B2B food innovation expo.

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Browse food industry events happening across IFT and beyond. Interesting in appearing here? Submit an event.


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Are you a not-for-profit organization with an upcoming food industry event, meeting, short course, or workshop? Enter your event to be listed on the IFT calendar.

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