Wrap Up: Team Texas IFT 2018

The Institute of Food Technology Annual Meeting and Food Expo is one of the largest events of its kind. The expo brings together individuals from around the globe who represent various aspects of the science of food profession. Team Texas was represented by fourteen members at the event, which took place July 15-18, 2018 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois. 

The meeting was attended by 1,000 other companies with the common intention of transforming their collective knowledge into innovation solutions in the food industry. Team Texas members had the opportunity to network with professionals involved in research and design, ingredients, safety and quality, technology, equipment, processing, packaging, manufacturing, suppliers and buyers, policy makers and academics. As a result, 51 new contacts were generated. These contacts were working on behalf of 47 groups/companies and nineteen percent are hot/potential relocation/expansion projects.