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Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting & Food Expo is the largest food ingredients show in the world, bringing together the brightest minds and the most respected food professionals from around the world in industry, government, and academia. For professionals involved in food science and technology, this is the single most important trade show of the year.

IFT Annual Meeting is where the most creative minds in the science of food come together with purpose and vision to share and challenge one another with the latest research, innovative solutions and forward thinking topics in food science and technology. The event brings together science of food professionals from around the globe—all converging with the intention to inspire and transform collective scientific knowledge into innovative solutions for the benefit of all people around the world.

IFT Annual Meeting is happening from 12 July 2020, Sunday to 15 July 2020, Wednesday at McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL. The organizer of the event is Institute of Food Technologists. It is open to trade visitors. The estimated number of attendance is 23,000. Visitors come from over 90 countries. The estimated number of exhibitors is 1,100. There will be over 100 sessions. The frequency of this event is annual.


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Start Date
July 12, 2020 (Sunday)
End Date
July 15, 2020 (Wednesday)
McCormick Place Convention Center
Chicago, Illinois
Institute of Food Technologists
Food & Beverage
Event Type
Conference, Trade Show
Open To
Trade Visitors
Addressed Audience
Monday 12:00 – 5:00 pm (Expo)
Tuesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Expo)
Wednesday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Expo)


  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • Institute of Food Technologists is an international, non-profit scientific society of professionals engaged in food science, food technology, and related areas in academia, government and industry.
  • 525 West Van Buren, Street 1000
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States of America
  • +1 312-782-8424
  • +1 312-782-8348


  • McCormick Place Convention Center
  • Located just minutes from downtown Chicago,, Illinois, the McCormick Place Convention Center is one of the nation's largest convention and exhibition centers with 11 exhibit halls with a total space of 2.6 million square feet, 173 meeting rooms, meeting room space of 600.000 square feet, 4 ballrooms, 3 theaters, parking facilities, accommodation facilities, one indoor arena sited on and near the shore of Lake Michigan and much more.
  • 2301 South Lake Shore Drive
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States of America
  • +1 312-791-7000
  • +1 312-791-6543

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