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Exhibit at FIRST

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 17, 2023
Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Wednesday, July 19,2023


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 

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.



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.


See contact information below for exhibit sales inquiries

Companies that begin with the #-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 the Q-Z should contact:
Walid Mansoor, Sales Account Manager
IFT Exhibits Team c/o SPARGO, Inc.
Direct: [email protected]
Phone: 703-679-3977 

Companies that begin with the 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: +86 755-2583-4722 
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 Darlene Hankes 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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Maritz is IFT’s official housing, registration and attendee mailing list provider.*

Freeman is IFT’s official service contractor.

Spargo, Inc. is IFT’s partner for booth sales, logistics and onsite operations.


*Unauthorized solicitations from other parties claiming to have IFT’s mailing list for IFT FIRST should be disregarded.