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save_the_date_2017a_websiteRegister now for the 2017 Ohio Food Industry Summit, hosted by the Center for Innovative Food Technology (CIFT), Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center.

The Ohio Food Industry Summit is full day where companies can discover new techniques, learn of innovative trends, and identify valuable resources that will strengthen one of Ohio’s already strong and vital industries.
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Additional speakers include:

  • Mark Tisdale, industry expert/publisher, Food Engineering and Refrigerated & Frozen Foods
  • Bradley Rein, division director, National Institute of Food & Agriculture
  • Dr. Ken Lee, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Dennis Heldman, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • Dr. Devin Peterson, Flavor Research and Education Center, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University
  • Yael Vodovotz, Ph.D., professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University
  • Christopher Simons, Ph.D., assistant professor, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, Food Innovation Center, The Ohio State University
  • Jon Geisler, president, Lean Manufacturing Solutions, LLC
  • Lance Rodenfels, Rockwell Automation


OFIS_2017_sponsors10Cold Jet
, Bollin Label Systems, AEP Ohio, Avure Technologies, Lakeview Farms, Sandridge Food Corporation, the jdi group, EAGLE Certification Group, Clark State Community College, Cooper Farms, Amish Wedding Foods, Leader Engineering-Fabrication, Ohio Development Services Agency, and Ohio Manufacturing Extension Partnership will host representatives from food-related businesses, food manufacturers, academic partners, service providers, technicians, economic development leaders, industry-related organizations, political representatives, agricultural producers and more.

Collaborators include the Food Innovation Center at The Ohio State University and the Mid-America Food Processors Association.


The Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center is located at 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035 (just north of Columbus).  Make your hotel reservation now to receive a great rate made available to Summit attendees!  But act fast as rooms are limited.

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