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IFT17—An Investment in Your Future

In today’s competitive workplace, you can’t afford to let a professional development opportunity like IFT17 pass you by.  IFT17 is the premier global event where food science professionals hone their expertise and expose themselves to the latest advances in the industry. At IFT17 you can connect with nearly 20,000 top food science and technology experts from more than 90 countries, representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector.

Stay Ahead of the Competition
Don’t pass up the opportunity to network at a global scale not to mention get access to the most innovative strategies, newest solutions and future trends and insights.

Tips for Securing Funding to Attend IFT17
Here are some helpful tips, tools and techniques, including a ”Request for Funding” template, you can use to present IFT17’s return on investment for your organization.

  1. Capture the goals. Write down 3-5 important initiatives or issues critical to your organization right now. How might your event attendance provide a solution? How is your work aligned with the larger organization's strategy or mission? Be specific.
  2. Map the programming. Review the event scheduleonline session planner, and the exhibitor listings. These will be available for online viewing March 2017. Identify the sessions, activities, and exhibiting companies you want to visit. Be sure your selections support the goals you stated previously. Identify particular speakers or companies you’d like to connect with.
  3. Build the case.  Describe how attending these educational sessions and activities, visiting these exhibiting companies, and meeting these people will help you contribute to the success of your organization's initiatives. Include relevant event facts and stats to further support your case. We’ve provided a request template (Word document) you can use as a starting point.

Once you’re registered to attend…

Here are additional resources and tips you can do before, during, and after the event to maximize your value and demonstrate to your organization that their investment was worthwhile.

If you’re serious about advancing your career, business, research, or the science of food and technology, then you can’t afford to miss IFT17.