Welcome to your exhibitor resource page for all things IFT FIRST!
Below are some important exhibitor details and links that will help maximize your engagement at IFT FIRST.
We hope you will find this information helpful and thank you for being a 2022 exhibitor at IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo!
Event and Expo
McCormick Place - South Hall
Expo Dates and Hours of Operation
Monday, July 11, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Interested in Exhibiting?
The largest B2B food innovation expo makes its return to an in-person experience this July, live from Chicago.
Maximize Your Exhibit Investment
Increase your company’s visibility at IFT FIRST with sponsorship and advertising packages that meet your budget and objectives.
IFT FIRST Exhibitor Success & ROI Center
The Exhibitor Success & ROI Center is your FREE, on-demand, 24/7 exhibiting knowledge resource. With over $10,000 of tradeshow productivity resources, you’ll find answers to your most pressing exhibiting challenges, expand your exhibiting know-how, and improve your company's exhibiting performance and ROI.
IFT FIRST Exhibitor Account
Access your IFT FIRST exhibitor account to review registration, booth selection, booth payments and receipts.
IFT FIRST 2022 Floor Plan
Take a look at the entire exhibit floor, booth locations and product categories.
IFT FIRST Sponsorship Opportunities
Rules and Regulations
Review this important information, so that you can know before you go to the Expo.
Critical Meeting Dates & Deadlines
Pay attention to this crucial information, so you don’t miss a moment of your exhibitor experience.
Got additional questions?
Reach out to the Spargo contacts below for information about the following:
Questions about becoming an exhibitor? Visit the Exhibitors Opportunities page.
For Exhibitor Newsletters and Communications
Explore these helpful resources on a variety of topics related to your exhibitor experience.
January Newsletter: IFT FIRST Annual Event and Expo is back in person
The IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo is back in-person this summer, July 11 – 13, 2022, at McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, IL. SPARGO, Inc. is excited to have been selected by IFT to support IFT FIRST with exhibit sales, exhibitor support and exhibit floor management services. Over the next several months, the IFT Exhibits team (SPARGO, Inc.) will be working closely with exhibitors to ensure a successful event this July in Chicago.
Maximize your IFT FIRST exhibit investment with Sponsorship & Advertising Opportunities. Contact your IFT account manager to discuss sponsorship and advertising packages that meet your budget and objective. Don't know who to call? Contact Darlene Hankes at [email protected] and she will connect you with your account manager.
Susan E. Young
Director of Sales & Business Partnerships
(East Coast, Midwest, International)
Strategic Account Manager
(West Coast, Midwest and Canada)
Explore and reserve branding opportunities, experiences, digital media, email and other sponsorship and promotional offerings for exhibiting companies at IFT FIRST.