KANSAS CITY — The Institute of Food Technologists' annual meeting and food exposition represents a snapshot of the current trends driving the food and beverage industry. Food and beverage manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, academic researchers from around the world, and students interested in food science — the people who may arguably be the future of the industry — gather in one place for four or five days during the year to discuss the near- and long-term challenges facing the industry.

Following this year's event, held July 15-18 in Chicago, the editors of Food Business News have distilled days' worth of innovation and insights into a free, 30-minute webinar that is available to view on demand.

Our learnings from education sessions and interviews with food manufacturers and ingredient suppliers at IFT18 will help product developers adapt to the dynamic changes occurring in the marketplace.

Get the latest information about such trends as transparency and personalization, and learn about the latest trending flavors, textures and colors.

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