Buyers Missions

Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at 2024 IFT First Annual Event and Expo

Early Bird Registration Request Information
Event Date
July 14—15, 2024
Location
Chicago, IL
Early Registration Deadline
May 06, 2024
Early Registration Price
$175

Food Export Buyers Missions are Unique, Curated Experiences that Maximize Your Time and Investment

Food Export-Midwest in partnership with the Institute of Food Technologists will be hosting a Food Ingredients Buyers Mission at the upcoming 2024 IFT show.

You’ll meet with pre-qualified buyers from around the world in pre-arranged, one-on-one meetings right here in the U.S., generate new sales leads, and build relationships with key industry players! It’s the perfect low-cost opportunity to meet qualified buyers from around the world in one place!

Register early as meeting slots are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Health and Safety Information

For information about health and safety at this event, please refer to our Health and Safety FAQ page.

Inside Look at a Food Export Buyers Mission

Buyer Profiles

Buyer profiles are not available at this time.

Mission Itinerary

Day 1: Full Day of One-on-One Meetings

Day 2: Half Day of One-on-One Meetings (morning)

Schedule is subject to change.

Products of Interest

This is your opportunity to develop and expand your business with international buyers who have expressed interest in a variety of U.S. products.

  • Food Ingredients

 

Preparation Assistance

Export Essentials Online

Whether you’re new to exporting or need to refresh your skills, this free online training course provides a comprehensive, flexible approach to learning the fundamentals and logistics of exporting.

Complimentary Webinars

Our educational webinars provide up-to-date exporter intelligence regarding specific markets, logistics, trade financing, documentation, how to meet and follow-up with international buyers, and much more.

Success Stories

Every year, hundreds of U.S. suppliers participate in Food Export-Midwest and Food Export-Northeast Buyers Missions to generate new export sales and establish new distributorships.

Export Success

Participants in 2019 Buyers Missions Reported:

Market Access Program (MAP) Funding

487
1st Time Export Sales

New Distributorships Established

2,670
New Distributorships Established

New Foreign Buyer Contacts

5,265
New Foreign Buyer Introductions

Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) Fund

$164 Million
Projected Sales

Over $100k in New Export Sales

$162 Million
Actual Sales
Branded Program

Double Your International Marketing Budget

With the Branded Program, you may be eligible for up to 50% reimbursement on:

  • Promotions and product demonstrations
  • Advertising
  • Foreign market compliant packaging/labeling
  • Marketing and point-of-sale materials
  • And much more!