The Chicago Section of Institute of Food Technologists, Naturally Network chapters host various industry gatherings, including a webinar focused on weight-loss drug Ozempic.

Jon Benninger

March 7, 2024

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At a Glance

  • The Chicago Section of Institute of Food Technologists has several education events planned in the coming months.
  • Frank Yiannas, former Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner for Food Policy and Response, will deliver a lecture.
  • Naturally Minnesota is hosting a tour of Northern Diversified Solutions, a leading hemp facility.

The Chicago Section of Institute of Food Technologists (CSIFT) has several education and networking events planned in the coming months. First, Hannah Ackerman, RD, will moderate “The Ozempic Effect: How the food, beverage and supplement industry can draw inspiration from the Ozempic Effect and provide real value to consumers in the years ahead,” a webinar happening noon-1 p.m. CT March 12. For details and to register, click here.  

Also, on April 9, CSIFT will host a Trivia Night and networking event at the Flavorchem SRS Center for Taste Innovation in Downers Grove, Illinois. The event raises money for the Chicagoland Food Science Foundation, a non-profit that creates awareness of food science and provides scholarships to students pursuing a degree in food science and nutrition. For details and to register, click here.  

On May 14, Frank Yiannas, former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) deputy commissioner for Food Policy and Response, will deliver the 62nd annual Tanner Lecture in Elk Grove, Illinois. For details and to register, click here. Each of these events qualifies for IFT Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours. 

Naturally Network and its regional chapters have many education and networking events in the coming months. Naturally Minnesota is hosting a tour of Northern Diversified Solutions, a leading hemp facility, on March 20. For details and to register, click here. Naturally Chicago will host its annual Spring Fling event March 21 at Pappy’s Bar at SRW Agency in Chicago, featuring food, drinks and networking. For details and to register, click here. Naturally Bay Area is presenting “Category Trends with Retail Buyers,” a webinar on April 3, featuring speakers from Thrive Market, Albertsons and Whole Foods Market. For details and to register, click here. Naturally San Diego is hosting the Coffee + Convos networking event April 5 at the headquarters of Perfect Snacks. For details and to register, click here

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About the Author(s)

Jon Benninger

Informa

Jon Benninger is vice president and market leader at Informa Markets. He focuses on the strategic direction and growth of the SupplySide portfolio, which includes SupplySide West, SupplySide East, Natural Products Insider and Food & Beverage Insider. He coordinates with leaders of the other Informa health and nutrition events and brands, including Natural Products Expo, Vitafoods, Food ingredients, NEXT and Nutrition Business Journal. Benninger joined the company in 1995 as the founding editor of the company’s first trade magazine for the nutrition industry.

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