Chicago Section IFT Annual Suppliers' Night

Celebrating Over 50 Years of Service to the Chicago Area Food Industry

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Donald E. Stephens Center
Rosemont, IL (Chicago)
8:45 AM - 6:30 PM
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The Largest Regional Food Technology Expo
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Join Over 500 Exhibitors & 3000 Attendees

Join more than 3000 food technology professionals and celebrate Suppliers’ Night in style! Participate in one of the Nation’s Largest Regional Food Technology Exhibitions! Accomplish in in one afternoon what might otherwise take a year of appointments. Expo Hall open 12:00-5:30 PM.

Attendance is FREE!
Pre-register - Avoid long lines and pre-register using our easy online registration form. Your badge will be waiting for you at the door. For Attendee & Exhibitor Booth Personnel.
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Suppliers' Symposium

9:00-10:15 Insights from Food Entrepreneurs
Whether you are currently interested in starting your own business, or considering it for the future, you won't want to miss hearing these insights from our panel of food entrepreneurs. Our panel will be covering all aspects of starting your own business, from the initial concept to the financial end and more. Read more

10:30-11:45 AM Innovation Insights & Consumer Trends: 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)
As nutrition guidelines evolve to reflect the latest nutrition science, food R&D leaders and marketers face both challenges and opportunities. This session will look at the cross-section of dietary guidance with consumer trends and values; the short- and long-term innovation opportunities afforded by the 2015 DGAs and highlight trends of what consumers are actually doing with the DGA recommendations. Read more.

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM FutureFood – Today’s Innovation, Tomorrow’s Dinner
Keynote speaker Josh Schonwald is an award-winning journalist who has specialized in researching the future of food and agriculture for the past decade. He was a consulting editor for IFT’s FutureFood 2050 website, and is a consulting producer on the forthcoming documentary, Food Evolution. Read more

1:00 – 1:45 PM: Interview Best Practices & Tips
Learn from the experts from job placement companies in the Food & Beverage Industry. Attend a panel discusion on Interview Best Practices & Tips. Read more

2:00 - 5:00PM: Schedule an Appointment with a Chicago Area Recruiter
CSIFT has made arrangements with the following companies serving the Food & Beverage Industry as well as provided the opportunity for exhibiting companies to conduct onsite interviews from 2:00-5:00PM. Please review the company profiles and contact the appropriate representative to facilitate your career search. Include your resume and contact information in your email.Read more

Preview Exhibitors!
Check out our online exhibitor guide and map to get a preview of our exhibitors.
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Exhibit at CSIFT Suppliers' Night

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Directions for Parking
It is a large venue and easy to get lost. Check the parking and walking / skyway directions for more information. There are also Shuttles from Airport and local hotels.

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9:00-10:15 AM: Insights from Food Entrepreneurs
10:30-11:45 AM: Innovation Insights & Consumer Trends: 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs)
11:45 AM-12:30 PM: FutureFood: Today's Innovation, Tomorrow's Dinner
12:00-5:30 PM: Suppliers’ Expo
1:00 – 1:45 PM: Interview Best Practices & Tips
2:00 - 5:00PM: Schedule an Appointment with a Chicago Area Recruiter
5:30-6:30 PM: Social Hour

Future Show Dates

  • November 1, 2017
  • November 7, 2018
  • November 6, 2019

Social Hour
Finish out the day with a flourish by sharing drinks and a variety of tasty Hors D'oeuvre with industry friends and associates, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.

Platinum Sponsor

Graham Chemical Logo

Gold Sponsor

Monk Fruit Logo
Silver Sponsors

Batory Foods Logo

Bell Flavors & Fragrances Logo

Fruit Smart Logo

Prinova Logo

R&F Labs Logo

Sweetener Supply Logo
Bronze Sponsors

Clutch Global Logistics Logo

CWS Ingredients Logo

Dawson Sales Logo

Dempsey Logo

Gold Coast Ingredients Logo

Sethness Caramel Color Logo

SPEC Engineering Logo

Synergy Flavors Logo


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