OFI Summit-2018

Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food manufacturers and auxiliary service providers will convene to discover new techniques, learn of industry trends, and identify valuable resources that will strengthen the already sizable industry of more than 1,000 food manufacturers in Ohio.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Enhancing our Food System
  • Food Fads vs. Trends
  • Food Ingredient Staying Power
  • Robotics in the Food Industry
  • Food Innovation by Design
  • Growing your workforce
  • Food Safety

Featured Speakers

La June

La June Montgomery Tabron

President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Tabron is the president and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in Battle Creek, Michigan, one of the largest private foundations in the United States.  The WKKF was founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal pioneer Will Keith Kellogg.

David Feeder

David Feder, RDN

Executive Editor, Prepared Foods Magazine

Feder has been actively involved in food and nutrition journalism, nutrition/nutraceutical science, nutrition education, consulting, counseling, and culinary arts for more than 30 years.  He is the past food and nutrition editor for Better Homes and Gardens magazine, and is the author of The Skinny Carbs Diet (Rodale 2010).

Cost to Attend:

Price includes a delicious breakfast spread, amazing buffet for lunch, and snacks/beverages throughout the day!

Early Bird Rate Through Feb. 9, Regular Rate Effective Feb. 10

CIFT Member | $85
Non-Member | $120

Regular Rate Effective Feb. 10

CIFT Member | $110
Non-Member | $145

Register 4 get 5th free:
Group registrations must be made together (same payment). Early Bird is a pre-pay only option.

For more information please email info@ciftinnovation.org.

Limited sponsorships available! Contact us!


Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center | 100 Green Meadows Dr S, Lewis Center, OH 43035



Make your hotel reservation at the Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center to receive a great rate made available to Summit attendees!  Visit nwhotelandconferencecenter.com and when making a reservation enter code 132889

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