Thursday, Mar. 27, 2019 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.

Featured Speakers

Hershey Chocolate Company


Shawn Houser-Fedor

Senior Director, Chocolate and Packaging Research and Development

Shawn Houser-Fedor is a global innovation leader with more than 20 years of experience in consumer packaged foods, product development, marketing and supply chain. She has expertise in global product design, development and commercialization, front of funnel innovation, cost savings and productivity improvements, innovation process and project management. Houser-Fedor has helped bring new, unique products to the market including Hershey’s Gold, Hershey’s Cookie and Waffle Layer Crunch and Reese’s Outrageous.

Food Trends


Anna Klainbaum

Trends Consultant and Writer

With more than 15 years experience in the food industry, Klainbaum develops strategic content, trend insights and educational programming. As a Brooklyn-based consultant and former Boston Globe food correspondent, she brings a unique perspective to what’s trending at today's table.

Other Topics Include:

BeeHex | Innovations in food through 3D printing

The Ohio State University Food Science Department | Research update

More speakers and topics to be announced soon!

Cost to Attend:

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

Early bird CIFT member | $85 ($110 after 2/28/2019)
Early bird non-member | $120 ($145 after 2/28/2019)

Register 4 get 5th free:
Group registrations must be made together (same payment).

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



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