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Let's talk about the future

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"From Idea to Excitement"

How Wendy’s business and innovation strategy is evolving with consumer demographics and utilizing digital platforms to deliver the message. New menu ideas brought to life in exciting ways through brand activation.

"Digital Transformation"

Microsoft will share their view of the Factory of the Future as it relates to food processing and consumer packaged goods.

They will utilize examples of companies transforming the next generation of the workforce.

"The Future of Food"

Drawing from current research, this presentation will explore emergent trends and how they are reshaping the industry. Interactive discussion will probe views on when and where disruption will occur, and where and when new opportunities will be created.

"Alternative Business Approaches"

How companies can be inspired to blend research with unique vision in order to respond to challenges in a dynamic industry with so many contributing factors impacting efficiency. The story of a four generation company evolving to the future business needs.

Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020 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.

Cost to Attend:

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


CIFT member | $110
Non-member | $145

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

March 4th Networking Reception

OVFIT and CIFT are hosting a Networking Reception on March 4th from 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm. In addition to heavy appetizers, a cash bar and great networking opportunities, this year will include the OVIFT Annual Student Poster Competition. Ohio State University's brightest graduate and undergraduate students will be on hand to present their food science related research to attendees.

This event requires purchase of separate tickets from the Ohio Food Industry Summit. For more information click below.

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



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