IFTNext Start Up Alley



New to IFT’s renowned annual event, IFT17, we will be launching an exciting, high-profile initiative called IFTNext.

As a part of this new endeavor, there will be new programming to showcase innovative and inspiring new ideas, debates, products, and services to the world’s food science professionals.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to increase exposure and awareness of your company’s new product or service by participating in the IFTNext Start-Up Alley at IFT17 this summer.

Start Up Alley

  • A dedicated kiosk in prominent, high-traffic exhibition location in the Venetian Sands Expo centerStart-Up Alley:
  • Inclusion in IFTNext promotion surrounding the pavilion
  • Be one of only 12 featured start-ups with high visibility to the 20,000 attendees

Learn & Connect

  • A curated schedule of IFT17 educational sessions that pertain to your growing business challenges and needs
  • Access to the Food Expo and 1,000+ food industry companies
  • An opportunity to meet and garner advice from top industry professionals in a private meet-up event
  • Learn from renowned speakers such as Andrew Pelling, scientist, biohacker, professor, entrepreneur and TED senior fellows

Additional benefits include:

  • Access to the media list
  • Press room/media kit placement and free press conferences
  • Editorial coverage in IFT content vehicles before, during and after IFT17

Limited spaces available. To learn more contact Patrick Simmons at psimmons@ift.org.


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