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IFT 2013 Expo Photo Recap


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Photo recap of the 2013 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) annual meeting and expo in Chicago, IL, USA

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IFT 2013 Expo Photo Recap

  1. 1. Photo Recap
  2. 2. IFT welcome
  3. 3. Nearly 24,000 people attended IFT 2013
  4. 4. Expo Floor
  5. 5. “The future of food science depends on getting good students into food science.“
  6. 6. Fun Run & Walk
  7. 7. Natural Coloring Competition for Students (Food or Beverage Application) Congratulations to Gregory Sigurdson, Erica Cramer, Quynh Duong & Renee Leber of Ohio State University!
  8. 8. Certified Food Scientists Congratulations to Margaret Lawson and her fellow Certified Food Scientists! Learn more at:
  9. 9. “The CFS Certification program will raise capability & credibility of the food science industry.” Certified Food Scientists
  10. 10. Video Competition We were a Finalist for the second year in a row…
  11. 11. Video Competition …and WE WON FIRST PLACE!!!
  12. 12. Video Competition
  13. 13. Video Competition
  14. 14. 1st Official “Tweetup”
  15. 15. 1st Official “Tweetup” “Tweetup” – n. – a gathering of people who use Twitter. (An in-person meet up of people who “tweet.”) Culinologist Rachel Zemser reached out to DDW, TIC Gums, IFT & others about launching IFT’s 1st ever “tweetup.”
  16. 16. 1st Official “Tweetup” TIC Gums kindly volunteered to host the “tweetup” at their booth. Participants also took photos with the Gum Guru. The event was a success and there are already plans to hold another official “tweetup” at IFT 2014…
  17. 17. Key Takeaways
  18. 18. Key Takeaways
  19. 19. Key Takeaways 79% of consumers use natural foods and beverages 76% of consumers want clean label or short, simple ingredient statement 70% of consumers read labels
  20. 20. Next Year (Preview)
  21. 21. Thanks to all the DDW associates who attended IFT 2013 and helped us create a successful show!