IFT First Food Expo

IFT Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology Exposition (IFT FIRST) is made up of over 800 exhibitors showcasing trending ingredients, machinery, food, and food-science intelligence. IFT FIRST prides itself in allowing its attendees and exhibitors to see, taste, and feel what is happening within the science of food. It is held each year in McCormick Place located in Chicago, Illinois. 

79% of attendees at IFT FIRST make or influence their company’s buying decisions and about 9% of buyers who attend spend more than one million dollars annually. IFT FIRST is designed to connect the food industry with business in order to find solutions to issues and challenges within the science of food community. IFT FIRST is one of the largest food based B2B trade shows held in Chicago, Illinois.

Metro Exhibits is a proud supplier of a wide range of services for exhibitors and companies who participate in the IFT Show. For more information on Chicago, Illinois or on McCormick Place, please click here.

Product and Service Categories on Display

  • Machinery/Equipment
  • Ingredients/Additives
  • Contact Services for the food industry
  • Packaging

 The IFT Show Attendees Can Expect

  • Food Samplings
  • Access to latest global food trends, new innovations, and cutting-edge solutions
  • Demos

The IFT Show Exhibitors Can Expect

  • Connections with colleagues
  • Access to buyers
  • Increase brand awareness
  • In-person engagement and networking opportunities

IFT First Show Displays and Exhibit Services from Metro Exhibits

Companies who exhibit at The SEMA Show use Metro Exhibits for their trade show booth needs. Our highly-experienced team handles any and every detail. We design, fabricate, rent and ship any size display, along with the full array of wrap-around tradeshow services, giving you end-to-end peace of mind, so you can focus on your trip and your presentation.


Pre-Show Trade Show Services at IFT FIRST Trade show booth design

  • Trade show exhibit fabrication
  • Trade show booth rentals
  • Project management
  • Floorplan and manual procurement
  • Tradeshow logistics
  • Venue & labor coordination
  • Manage audiovisual, electrical, F&B
  • Paperwork and contract management


On-Site Trade Show Display Services at IFT FIRST Shipping

  • Installation/Dismantle
  • On-Site Supervision
  • Show Services Coordination
  • Material Handling/Drayage


Post-show Trade Show Services at IFT FIRST


  • Storage
  • Lead Retrieval
  • Cost Reconciliation


Contact us today for more information.


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