FIRST sight. FIRST impression. FIRST spark.
That moment you hear an insight or see a new ingredient that sparks a whole new product idea. Or when you hear groundbreaking research that inspires you to re-envision the way you sustainably package food. Or when you meet someone who will change the way you see your work forever.
These moments are what FIRST is all about.
FIRST, is the only place you can get what you need to advance your knowledge, network, business, and push the future of food forward. Because when we all work together as one, we bring the world better food.
FIRST—food improved by research, science, and technology.
Mark your 2022 calendars! FIRST returns July 10-13 with a brand-new hybrid experience. Plus, the largest business-to-business food expo will be back - live and in-person from Chicago. Be sure to check back for more updates. We'll see you in 2022!
FIRST Playback: 2021 Featured Keynote Speakers
On-Demand: Zero Hunger - Will We Get There?
Co-Founder of Food Systems for the Future, a Global Nutrition Impact Investment Fund
On-Demand: Rising to the Challenge
Founder and CEO of Air Protein, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Company
On-Demand: IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge
hosted by Claire Schlemme
Founder and CEO of Renewal Mill
Carla Hall, FIRST 2021 Host On-Demand
Comfort food maven, Carla Hall, believes food connects us all. Watch on-demand as Carla takes on 2021 hosting duties for FIRST.