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Save the date for IFT FIRST, July 14-17, 2024

IFT FIRST brings together professionals, industry leaders and innovators from around the globe to explore cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions to solve for issues impacting the global food system. Join your colleagues and peers for 3 days of scientific knowledge, business insights, intentional networking and more.

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2024 Registration Rates

BEST VALUE! Scientific Sessions + Expo + Professional Networking Event Pass

Includes admission to the Monday Night Professional Networking Event as well as passes to all event days for the Food Expo and the entire Science FIRST program, including individual sessions, Scientific Panels, Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like the Awards Celebration, IFT FIRST Innovation Lab, Business FIRST, Fireside Chats, Braindates, The Startup Pavilion and more.

Premier IFT Member
Early Registration: $785
Regular: $1,095
   
   

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
Early Registration: $890
Regular: $1,250
  

Non-IFT Member
Early Registration: $1,095
Regular: $1,550
 
  

 

Scientific Sessions + Expo Pass

Includes admission for all event days to the Food Expo and the entire Science FIRST program, including individual sessions, Scientific Panels, Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like the Awards Celebration, IFT FIRST Innovation Lab, Business FIRST, Fireside Chats, Braindates, The Startup Pavilion and more.

Premier IFT Member
Early Registration: $710
Regular: $1,020
 
  

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
Early Registration: $815
Regular: $1,175
  

Non-IFT Member
Early Registration: $1,015
Regular: $1,465

   

Student IFT Member
Early & Regular Registration: $120
   
     

Emeritus IFT Member
Early Registration: $230
Regular: $310
 
     

 

Single Day Only Pass

Includes admission to one day (July 17, 18, or 19) to the Food Expo and the entire Science FIRST program, including individual sessions, Scientific Panels, Keynotes, Featured Sessions, Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like Business FIRST, Fireside Chats, Braindates, The Startup Pavilion and more.

Premier IFT Member
Early Registration: $460
Regular: $515
 
  

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
Early Registration: $645
Regular: $695
  

Non-IFT Member
Early Registration: $820
Regular: $875

   

 

Expo Only Pass

Includes admission for all event days to only the Food Expo, which includes Posters and Research Showcase Presentations; and unique experiences like Business FIRST. 

  • Sales and marketing professionals of non-exhibiting companies are only allowed to attend IFT FIRST by registering as a non-participating supplier. This registration type has limited access to the event and can only be used for a maximum of two years.   
  • To maintain the integrity of the show floor and support the paid exhibitors of IFT FIRST, sales and marketing individuals are prohibited from utilizing an exhibiting company’s customer invite pass at IFT FIRST. Exhibitor invitees are limited to those attendees who have buying influence and authority relevant to IFT FIRST. IFT reserves the right to determine the appropriate attendee type and level of buying authority. Individuals who do not meet qualifications for an exhibitor invitee will not be able to participate at that registration type. Other registration options for IFT FIRST can be found above.

Premier IFT Member
Early Registration: $480
Regular: $620


    

Networking & Engagement IFT Member
Early Registration: $680
Regular: $780
  

Non-IFT Member
Early Registration: $850
Regular: $985

   

Non-Participating Supplier
Early & Regular Registration: $2,085
  

   

 

IFT FIRST Suitcasing Policy

No suitcasing for IFT FIRST registrationSuitcasing is an unethical business practice in which companies will gain access to an event by obtaining event credentials (attendee badge, expo-only badge, etc.) and then soliciting for business within the expo hall or other spaces used for the conference. Solicitation at IFT FIRST by any company that is not an official exhibitor of the event is strictly prohibited. Violators will be removed from the meeting. Policies are subject to change without notice.

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Do you want to know what to expect at this year’s event? Explore what is in the works and check back regularly for new program updates.

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