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Solution Exchange

Meet with suppliers who can help you solve your unique challenges at FIRST.

Are you a product development innovator or influencer looking for solutions to your unique challenges or new partnerships with top suppliers? Finding the right ingredients and product solutions can take months to achieve. Save time and connect with hundreds of suppliers by participating in FIRST—a new digital experience launched by IFT designed to accelerate food innovation. The FIRST Solution Exchange will take place throughout the week of July 19-23 allowing for ample time to attend exchange meetups and all of the engaging content and networking opportunities provided during FIRST.

How it works:

  • Start by answering a few questions about yourself and your goals.
  • Then, we’ll recommend the best suppliers for you to meet at FIRST.
  • Before the event, you’ll select who you want to meet with, based on your interests.
  • During July 19-23, you’ll attend at least four, 20-minute meetings online with suppliers.
  • You’ll learn, do business, and collaborate with suppliers one-on-one in a secure and engaging online environment.

As a bonus, you’ll also receive complimentary registration to all of the FIRST programming—including access to all the latest research and insights about the science of food.

FIRST Sample Boxes

Customized Sample Boxes

As a Solution Exchange participant you may receive fun and engaging sample boxes from selected provider partners.

This is a great way to experience supplier products and to further enhance your one-on-one meeting to make sure you get the information you need to support your work.

Apply Today!

To receive your complimentary FIRST Solution Exchange VIP registration you will need to complete the easy online application. Be sure to include any promo code that may have been shared with you when prompted in the application process. Be sure to apply early as spaces are limited.

Applications are reviewed and decisions communicated back via email within 5 days from submission.

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To learn more about how your company can participate in the FIRST Solution Exchange visit our Sponsorship Opportunities page.