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Exciting programs at IFT18


According to the organisers of IFT18, attendees should not miss the opportunity to experience the newest products, latest trends, and cutting-edge innovations at this year's event. The industry’s largest collection of food ingredient, food safety & quality, technology, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers, will all be assembled under one roof to help participants to be the first to learn and see what’s next in the science of food. It’s the only place to meet face-to-face with over 1,000 exhibiting companies on the forefront of the latest global food trends, and see firsthand which products have been designed to address them. There is much to do and see at the IFT18 Food Expo. This year, IFT has announced the expansion of the IFT Food Expo into both the North and South Halls of McCormick Place. This expansion allows for additional opportunities to feature more exhibitors from new and varied product areas to provide new opportunities to learn about new products, trends, and insights. Further attractions include pavilions such as
Specialty Pavilions
  • IFTNEXT Start-Up Alley powered by Ingredion (North Hall)
    IFTNEXT Start-Up Alley where you will get to meet one-on-one with a selected group of leading, cutting-edge entrepreneurs developing some of the most innovative products and solutions.
  • Organics Pavilion (North Hall)
    Showcasing the latest products and trends in organics and naturals by suppliers from around the globe.
  • New Exhibitor Pavilion (North Hall)
    Designed to make it easy for attendees to locate the newest products and technologies, this program is prominently featured in event materials, on the event website, in the mobile app, and more.
  • China Pavilion (South Hall)
    A comprehensive collection of new products, ingredients and vendors from China in one convenient location.
  • Food Safety and Quality Assurance Pavilion (South Hall)
    Looking for what’s next in food safety and quality assurance technologies, processes, services, and packaging? Be sure to make the Food Safety and Quality Assurance Pavilion one of you must see destinations at IFT18
  • On Trend powered by Innova Market Insights (North Hall)
    A true attendee favorite for both R&D and marketing teams alike, this pavilion is the place for you to get the latest insights on new product trends
    Mega Drivers, Colorful Choices, A Snacking Evolution and Healthy People & Planet
Consumer Trend and Insights Pavilions
  • Innova Market Insights
    Features the popular Taste the Trend Pavilion, offering up-to-date consumer information, along with daily presentations
  • Mintel’s Intelligence Zone
    Interact with some of the world’s most successful and innovative products, attend small group presentations and ask questions to help inform your future business strategy
  • Cooking Up Science Ingredient Showcase (North Hall)