IFT Annual Meeting Event Info


Food Expo Dates and Times:
Monday, June 3 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4 - 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, June 5 - 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Experience the newest products, latest trends, and cutting-edge innovations at IFT19. Be immersed in the industry’s largest collection of food ingredient, food safety & quality, technology, equipment, processing, and packaging suppliers, all assembled under one roof to help you be the first to learn and see what’s next in the science of food. It’s the only place where you can meet face-to-face with over 1,000 exhibiting companies on the forefront of the latest global food trends, and see firsthand, the products designed to address them.

There is so much to do and see at the IFT18 Food Expo!

Specialty Pavilions

  • IFTNEXT Start-Up Alley
    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 
    Showcasing the latest products and trends in organics and naturals by suppliers from around the globe.
  • New Exhibitor Pavilion
    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.
  • Food Safety Pavilion
    Looking for what’s next in food safety and quality assurance technologies, processes, services, and packaging? Then you can’t miss visiting IFT's comprehensive Food Safety Pavilion one of you must see destinations at IFT19.
  • Traceability Central
    Hear firsthand about the latest advancements, technologies, and platforms being developed to address the world’s food traceability challenges. Presentation topics explored will include data sharing frameworks, data analytics and AI, innovations in traceability standards, blockchain advancements and more. In addition, Traceability Central will host a number of traceability solution providers who will be available to answer questions and share their latest products and technologies to help you solve your traceability challenges.

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

Ganeden BC30 Move Ya Brass! Workout Event
  • Tuesday June 4, 7-8:00 am
    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Hall C Stretch, bounce and shake to the signature sounds of New Orleans brass. You come as a stranger, but you leave feeling part of a community. Move Ya Brass’s mission is to promote a happy, positive and healthy workout environment to help participants become the best version of themselves. There is no charge for the class. It is open to all levels and there is no need to know how to dance to enjoy the class!

Who's at the Food Expo?
A sampling of participating companies: 

Ajinomoto NA
Almond Board of CA
Carmi Flavors
DSM/Fortitech Premixes
Idaho Milk Products
Naturex Inc
Morton Salt
Tastepoint by IFF