Below is the planned list of events for the WNYIFT year. Please note that dates and locations may be subject to change. Click on the event info link for detailed information.


IFT19 Annual Meeting & Food Expo

IFT’s Annual Event and Food Expo is where the most talented and creative minds in the science of food come together to collaborate, share, learn, and network. It’s is where you can be inspired and inspire, where you can gain insights and gather intel, and where you can hear the latest research and see the most innovative products.

This year’s IFT Expo will be held on June 2-5 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. Registration opens on January 28 for IFT Premier Members. Register early to enjoy special registration and hotel discount rates.



Join us for a fun-filled day with industry peers in the 2019 WNYIFT Golf Extravaganza, scheduled on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at the beautiful Ravenwood Golf Club.  Lunch begins at 11:00 am, tee off at 12:00 pm, dinner to follow.  Prizes for all, this is the golf event to attend.  Your payment includes lunch, 18 holes of golf on a beautiful course, dinner, driving range privileges and carts with GPS. If you cannot make to the Golf, you are also welcome to stop by and join us for the networking dinner.

For pricing, more information and to register, please click here to download the sign-up sheet.  Please send your filled form and payment to Marilyn Konopka at the address included in the form by July 25, 2019.  All golf fees must be pre-paid. We will not be able to take payments at the door.  Contributions for the prize table are welcome.

More events:

WNYIFT will be holding several Networking events and a dinner meeting that shall include a facility tour of MACO packaging in Newark, NY. Watch your email for details!


Want to see what’s happening around the country? Find out about all IFT and IFT section events, conferences and workshops.