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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 an exhibitor at IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo!

Event and Expo

McCormick Place - South Hall
Chicago, IL

Expo Dates

Monday, July 15, 2024
Tuesday, July 16, 2024
Wednesday, July 17, 2024


Interested in Exhibiting?

The largest B2B food innovation expo makes its return to an in-person experience this July, live from Chicago.

View Exhibitor Opportunities 

2024 IFT FIRST Exhibitor Success Kit

The Exhibitor Success Kit has everything you need to maximize your impact and ROI at IFT FIRST, in one place. Explore this page to discover over $10,000 in resources, available to you for free.


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.



Exhibitor Tools and Resources

Utilize these helpful resources, to set yourself up for success.

Exhibitor Quick Facts
First Time Exhibitors Program
Exhibitor Toolkit
Exhibitor Education


See contact information below for exhibit sales inquiries

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: 1-380-9899-882


See contact information below for general information and logistical inquiries

  • General Expo Inquiries
  • Move In/Out Dates
  • Exhibitor Service Kit
  • Expo Display Rules
  • Labor Regulations
  • Exhibitor-Appointed Contractors
  • General Operational Information
  • Website Information
  • Exhibitor Customer Service
  • Log-in Information

Questions about becoming an exhibitor? Visit the Exhibitors Opportunities page.

Sponsorship Opportunities 

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 Monica Shey at [email protected] and she will connect you with your account manager.


Explore and reserve branding opportunities, experiences, digital media, email and other sponsorship and promotional offerings for exhibiting companies at IFT FIRST.

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