Dairy processors will be heading south this summer for IFT’s Annual Meeting + Food Expo, which runs June 22 to 24 in New Orleans, with short courses and receptions to start on June 21. Seen as one of the most important trade shows of the year for professionals involved in food science and technology, the show is expected to feature over 900 exhibiting companies. More than 100 educational sessions and 1,000 poster presentations will provide information on the latest developments and trends.
Processors scouting the 220,000-square-foot show floor can expect to see, touch, taste and experience the latest in products, the hottest tools and learn about new cutting-edge techniques. The three-day event is packed with educational sessions led by industry experts covering hot topic areas, including product development, food safety, food health and nutrition, sustainability, and food processing and packaging. (For some must-see sessions of interest to dairy processors check out the sidebar to the right.)