Expo Date: April 20, 2021

2020 Expo Cancelled

Effective March 13th, 2020 The Great Lakes Section IFT has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel our annual supplier’s expo and dinner (the After Party), scheduled for April 21st due to the corona virus concerns. Multiple attendee and supplier companies have travel bans or no visitor policies in place which would have had a significant effect on expected attendance. We have already secured a date for next year’s event which will be April 20, 2021.

Because of this change, you have 3 options available.

  1. You may choose to rollover your payment to the 2021 show - keep same booth and sponsorship, etc. Contact businessoffice@iami411.org if you'd like to rollover your registration fee.
  2. We encourage suppliers to consider donating to the section (part or all of your registration fee) so that we can continue to support our students. We will add a list of the names of the suppliers who are able to do this to the website so that you will continue to be recognized as a supporting member or supplier to our section. There is a “donate now” link on the website for a separate donation or you may request that we keep all of the fees previously sent in for the event.
  3. We are offering a full refund to all who have signed up. This event is the main fundraiser for our non-profit section for scholarships and support of students in the industry. Contact businessoffice@iami411.org if you'd like a full refund.

We appreciate your patience as we work through this situation with announcements and refunds. We also appreciate the loyalty and support of our supplier base and hope to see you at many future functions.

Please reach out to Sue Riippa (sriippa@hwingredients.com) or Lela Squire (lela.squire@ingredion.com) if you have additional questions or concerns.

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Come As You Are

Exhibitors - Start planning now for how you will have fun and be creative in both your booth presentation and your attire. The winner receives a free booth space for 2021 and the runner up a free after party in 2021.

Venue Information

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Kellogg Arena
36 Hamblin Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Free admission and door prizes!


11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibitor Check-in & setup—also buffet lunch available for exhibitors until 1:30 PM.
11:00 - 1:00 PM Optional Speaker Opportunities
2:00 - 5:30 PM Suppliers' Expo
6:00 PM The After Party

Badge Registration

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Shipping Information

Advance shipments to the Kellogg Arena should not arrive more than 3 or 4 days in advance and should be clearly marked with their booth number and company name. There will also be a special area to stage packages for a return shipment to you as well (bring your own labels and packing tape!).
Attn: Ben Randels/IFT Event April 21

USP/Fedex Deliveries send to:
Kellogg Arena, 1 McCamly Square, Battle Creek, MI 49017

Regular Deliveries (via truck) send to:
Kellogg Arena, 36 Hamblin Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49017

After Party

Join us for The After Party at Record Box Loft in Battle Creek, MI. Featuring small bites and libation stations (Michigan wines, craft beers and ciders) Newly opened venue Record Box Loft is located on the top floor of the Record Box where Handmap Brewing occupies the bottom floor. This location is a short two block walk from the Kellogg Arena. The 2020 event will be a much more casual function where everyone can relax and enjoy their after show time. Michigan inspired foods will be prepared by Kitchen Proper.

After Party Registration
AGAIN This Year!

Booth Pricing

Booth Space: $300.00 for each 10x10 booth. Booth Includes pipe and drape area with one 6' draped table, two chairs, and a standard booth sign.
Carpet: $60
Electricity: $25
Extra 6 Foot Table: $25
After Party: $85 per person, Table of 10 for $850
Need to pay for your booth, booth item or sponsorship?

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Sponsor the Expo

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Thanks for supporting Great Lake IFTs Suppliers' Expo!

Terms & Conditions

Click here to view the Terms & Conditions that are required to be accepted before registering a booth.

Online Registration Directions

  1. View the map by clicking on the registration link: > Suppliers' Expo 2020 Registration
  2. Booths that are "green" are available. Booths that are "red" are already sold. Booths that are "yellow" are in process of being reserved.
  3. Booths can be held for 15 minutes and will be released if registration is not completed at the end of 15 minutes.
  4. If you want to reserve one booth you can either click on "Begin Booth Registration" or click on the green pin of the booth you'd like to reserve and "Click Here to Reserve" hyperlink.
  5. Choose the number of booths you want to reserve (1, 2, 3, or more)
  6. Insert the booth number.
  7. You will need to read and accept the payment terms to continue registration.
  8. If you accidentally exit the registration page you can continue registration by clicking on the booth icon on the map and supply the two words on the registration screen.
  9. You can also order carpet and electricity in the payment system.
  10. You will need to provide the following information:
    1. # of booths
    2. Booth number(s)
    3. Company name, address, phone, and url
    4. Company contact name, title, and email (to be listed in the exhibitor guide)
    5. Exhibitor contact information (who we should contact with Suppliers' Expo 2020 info.)
    6. 50 word company description
    7. Product or service category (choose from list)

Registrations received after March 27th will not be included in the exhibitor guide.

Refund Policy
$225.00 refundable prior to March 13, 2020
$150.00 refundable prior to March 20, 2020
No refunds after March 20, 2020
There is a limit of one company per booth

To view the Suppliers' Expo Floorplan. > click here