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Food Expo Dates and Times:
Monday, July 16 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18 - 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

* Indicates login is required.
For registration (Experient), directory listing updates (ExpoCad) and IFT contract/account access, please have your 8-digit IFT customer ID ready.
Questions? Contact Melodie Anderson at manderson@ift.org.

Registration & Housing
Exhibitor Registration*
Exhibitors must first designate EAC in order for the EAC to receive registration link.
Manage Your Account
Make a Payment*
Get Receipt / Contract*


For questions on booth pricing, availability, or to reserve booth space, please contact Bato Prostran at bprostran@ift.org.

For all other questions regarding the expo, please contact Melodie Anderson at manderson@ift.org.

Exhibitor Alerts

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  • Housing Scams

    Experient is the ONLY and OFFICIAL housing contractor for IFT18. Information regarding housing will be sent to all exhibitors on March 1, 2018.

  • IFT’s Official Housing Agent is Experient

    Experient is IFT's Official Housing ProviderExperient, Inc. is the only official housing agent for the IFT18 in Chicago, IL. No other housing company or travel agent is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of IFT. Reservations made through any other agency cannot be guaranteed by IFT, and may result in loss of deposit, additional charges, incorrect placement, or inflated room rates. Hotel registration opens in March.

    Also, when you book through Experient, you are supporting IFT’s ability keep attendees’ costs down in future years so we can continue providing industry leading education, experiences, and networking.

  • Attendee Mailing List Notice
    IFT is the only official provider of the attendee mailing list. Exhibitors should exercise extreme caution if you receive a phone or email advertising the sale of this list. Please forward any solicitations to iftfoodexpo@ift.org.


July 15-18, 2018 I  Chicago, IL

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