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Exhibit at IFT FIRST

The Largest Global Food Science and Innovation Expo

Trade Show Executive Gold 100 designation
July 15-17, 2024
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL


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Why Exhibit at IFT FIRST?


What are exhibitors saying about being at IFT FIRST?

quotesParticipation in the show brought immense success to our buyers and suppliers. Among the participants, there were 23 sales to new markets. $435,000 in sales were made at the event, with an additional $4,247,000 projected over the coming months.

– Food Export Association

quotesIt’s welcoming to see what other companies are doing. I’ve seen a lot of trends. . . a lot of global stuff. It gives our sales a chance to meet with everybody without having to travel. It’s just a real nice, central location to touch base with our customers and see what’s going on in the world of food. You have to be in person.
– Revela Foods


Who Attends IFT FIRST?

Answer: 17,000+ Participants from over 70 countries

The ability to network and connect with peers and collaborators within the science of food community is of paramount importance when it comes to deciding on where to spend your time and resources. Consider this circle of attendee job functions and industries who will be represented at IFT FIRST.

Top Job Functions of Attendees
  • R&D / Product Development / Innovation
    Purchasing / Procurement
  • Academia/Research/Education
  • Research Chef / Recipe
  • Developer/Culinologists
  • Supply Chain
  • Food Scientist / Formulator / Chemist
  • Package and process engineers
  • Food Safety / QC
  • Management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Consulting
  • Startups and VC

Top Ten Industries Attending IFT FIRST

Food and Beverage Manufacturing and Processing

Ingredients Suppliers 

Packaging and Materials Manufacturers and Suppliers 

Equipment Manufacturers and Suppliers




Food Safety 

Private Research Institutions
Trade Associations and Foundations 

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Exhibitor Sales Contact Information

Companies that begin with #-I should contact:
Sabrina Bracken, Sales Account Manager
IFT Exhibits Team c/o SPARGO, Inc.
Direct: [email protected]
Phone: 571-207-8392 
Companies that begin with Q-Z should contact:
Joanne Norin, Event Sales Specialist
IFT Exhibits Team c/o SPARGO, Inc.
Direct: [email protected]
Phone: 703-592-4395 

Companies that begin with J-P should contact:
Laura Wills, Sales Account Manager
IFT Exhibits Team c/o SPARGO, Inc.
Direct: [email protected]
Phone: 703-592-4397
For Sales Assistance in China
Kalison Huang, Sales Manager
IFT Exhibits Team c/o Wen
Global Solutions
Direct: [email protected]
Phone: +86 755-3303-3338
WeChat: 13809899882