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So many ways to experience FIRST

Each day we’ve developed a rich scientific program complemented with several different opportunities to meet solution provider experts to help you solve problems, gain knowledge and insights, explore novel ingredients and technologies, and inspire innovative solutions. Built within a customized AI system, you will be able to curate your own experience to meet your specific needs.

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Schedule Overview

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  • Monday, July 19
    NOTE: All times represent Central Time.

    Time Description
    9:30 a.m. Keynote: Zero Hunger: Will We Get There?
    10:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.

    CUSTOMIZE AND CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

    Solution Exchange: 1:1 Meet Ups with Ingredient Suppliers and Solution Providers

    Featured Scientific Sessions: 
    Interdisciplinary expert panels addressing pressing questions in Food Health & Nutrition, Food Safety, Sustainability, Technology & Innovation, Supply Chain Transformation and Consumer Insights & Education

    Science FIRST:
    Scientific Sessions, Discussions, and Panels

    Research Poster Presentations: 
    search the topics and learn about new research

    Business FIRST:
    - Trends in 10 & Industry Insights
    - Startup Pitches & Product Showcases
    - Trend Setters Series
    - New Product Power Hours

    Meet Up Central:
    - Solution Exchange Meet Ups
    - Browse Supplier Suites
    - Topical Cohort Meet Ups and Networking  
    5:00 p.m.  FIRST Shuttle: Insights and Wrap Up
    5:30 p.m. Opening Event Experience
  • Tuesday, July 20
    NOTE: All times represent Central Time.

    Time Description
    9:30 a.m. Keynote
    10:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.

    CUSTOMIZE AND CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

    Solution Exchange: 1:1 Meet Ups with Ingredient Suppliers and Solution Providers

    Featured Scientific Sessions: 
    Interdisciplinary expert panels addressing pressing questions in Food Health & Nutrition, Food Safety, Sustainability, Technology & Innovation, Supply Chain Transformation and Consumer Insights & Education

    Science FIRST:
    Scientific Sessions, Discussions, and Panels

    Research Poster Presentations: 
    search the topics and learn about new research

    Business FIRST:
    Trends in 10 & Industry Insights
    - Startup Pitches & Product Showcases
    - Trend Setters Series
    - New Product Power Hours

    Meet Up Central:
    Solution Exchange Meet Ups
    - Browse Supplier Suites
    - Topical Cohort Meet Ups and Networking  
    5:00 p.m.  FIRST Shuttle - Insights and Wrap Up
    5:30 p.m. Socials – Join Supplier Partners, IFT Divisions, Sections, and Universities
    Connect and meet new colleagues from around the globe at FIRST socials.
  • Wednesday, July 21
    NOTE: All times represent Central Time.

    Time Description
    9:30 a.m. Keynote: IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge Pitch Competition
    10:30 a.m. - 4:40 p.m.

    CUSTOMIZE AND CHOOSE YOUR EXPERIENCE

    Solution Exchange: 1:1 Meet Ups with Ingredient Suppliers and Solution Providers

    Featured Scientific Sessions: 
    Interdisciplinary expert panels addressing pressing questions in Food Health & Nutrition, Food Safety, Sustainability, Technology & Innovation, Supply Chain Transformation and Consumer Insights & Education

    Science FIRST:
    Scientific Sessions, Discussions, and Panels

    Research Poster Presentations: 
    search the topics and learn about new research

    Business FIRST:
    Trends in 10 & Industry Insights
    - Startup Pitches & Product Showcases
    - Trend Setters Series
    - New Product Power Hours

    Meet Up Central:
    Solution Exchange Meet Ups
    - Browse Supplier Suites
    - Topical Cohort Meet Ups and Networking             
    5:00 p.m.  FIRST Shuttle - Insights and Wrap Up
    5:30 p.m. Closing event
  • Thursday, July 22

    Solution Exchange meetings between Solution Providers and Solution Exchange VIP participants can be scheduled throughout the day on Thursday.

  • Friday, July 23

    Solution Exchange meetings between Solution Providers and Solution Exchange VIP participants can be scheduled throughout the day on Friday.

Special member registration rates and tiered registration discounts for attendees available.