IFT 2021 will be held virtually, says IFT president

In a message to members and attendees, the president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Noel Anderson, PhD, announced that IFT’s 2021 annual event and food expo would be held virtually.

In a message to members and attendees, the president of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Noel Anderson, PhD, announced that IFT’s 2021 annual event and food expo would be held virtually. The Board of Directors reached this decision in light of the ongoing pandemic, impacting IFT’s ability to offer a safe online event experience. Further details are to come in the near future, with registration opening in late April. According to IFT’s frequently asked questions (FAQ) page, the experience of the 2021 virtual event will differ from the previous Shift20 virtual event, based on feedback on the previous event.

According to the FAQ page, the 2021 event will, “provide personalized features and opportunities to meet and connect with new researchers, global peers, product solution providers, and suppliers to discuss, share, debate, and make new strategic connections to help you advance your work, your business, and food innovation. In addition, it will also offer new ways for you to easily and conveniently explore new ingredients, technologies, products, and solutions along with the latest science, trends, and research.”

The event is schedule for July 19-21, 2021.