Tuesday, May 2, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT
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Tuesday, May 2, 2017  1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Symposium 
Modern Food Science Meets Modern Storytelling 
A Keynote Panel Discussion 
Cost: FREE 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017  3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Suppliers’ Night Expo 
Cost: FREE 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017  5:30 p.m. 
Happy Hour and Mixer  

Cost: FREE 


Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA 


Attendee Registration

Exhibitor Registration:
Imelda Vasquez

Additional Events

Monday, May 1, 2017  *Golf Tournament & Dinner
Place: Crow Canyon Country Club, Danville, CA
& Lunch: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  
Golf: 12:30 – 6:00 p.m.  
Dinner, Awards & Raffle: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

*Extra fee applies


NCIFT Suppliers' Night

Please join us at NCIFT's largest event of the year, Suppliers' Night Symposium & Expo May 2, 2017! This is a must-attend event for all players in the food and beverage industry. Come and learn what happens when Modern Food Science Meets Modern Storytelling, network with hundreds of fellow food professionals, and visit over 200 suppliers all under one roof to discover what's new and trendy in the industry!

Don's miss out on this once a year event! FREE Registration now open!

SYMPOSIUM Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Modern Food Science Meets Modern Storytelling

A Keynote and Panel Discussion

From food science knowledge and application to how consumers engage with both information and brands, the complex foodscape is constantly evolving. Fortunately, sharing science-based food and nutrition information through transparent storytelling can still positively impact consumers who are hungry for information.

This session includes a keynote from Dr. Rachel Cheatham, Founder and CEO of Foodscapes, as well as a panel including Erica Kenney, Sensory Analyst, E&J Gallo Winery and Neil Renninger, co-founder of Ripple Foods. In her keynote, Dr. Rachel Cheatham will first detail how we arrived at this fork in the communications road of distrust and misinformation. Then, she will explain how we can co-create and share a compelling modern story about food with today's consumer. The panel, moderated by Dr. Lauren Shimek, will continue the discussion and invite questions from the audience.

EXPO Tuesday, May 2, 2017 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Come visit over 200 suppliers and network with hundreds of fellow food professionals!

Supplier Sponsored Happy Hour and Mixer: 5:30 p.m.

27th ANNUAL *GOLF CLASSIC & DINNER Monday, May 1, 2017

Golf Tournament & Dinner

Spend the day with your customer, supplier, and fellow NCIFTers for a round of golf at Crow County Club in Danville. This is a must-play, 18-hole championship course with superior conditions and stunning views. Don't golf? Then join everyone for dinner immediately following The Golf Classic.

Schedule Monday, May 1, 2017:

& Lunch: 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. 
Golf: 12:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. 
Dinner, Awards, & Raffle: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

*Cost: Dinner Only - $50; Golf and Dinner - $175