Bron: Holland Food Valley, 26-05-2016


From July 17 to 19, the Holland Food Valley pavilion will be hosting a selection of the Netherlands’ most innovative companies at the IFT Food Expo in Chicago. This 10th edition of Food Valley NL’s highly successful pavilion is co-organized and supported by the Dutch Agri & Food Top Sector, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).

The IFT Food Expo is a global ingredient and technology show that attracts more than 23,000 food professionals and technology experts from all over the world. From July 16-19, visitors can attend a comprehensive 4-day conference and seminar program, and from July 17-19 they can visit the trade show, the IFT Food Expo.

The Holland Food Valley pavilion’s collective exhibition enhances Dutch entrepreneurs’ international presence and creates opportunities for new business abroad. The trade show is fertile ground for the acquisition of knowledge, trade and investment. The pavilion showcases the Netherlands’ innovation performance on the world stage.

The pavilion consists of several exhibitor units, and a lounge where companies that are just starting out on the US market will present themselves. The lounge will also host various activities aimed at promoting Dutch innovations.


Holland Food Valley Tasting House
Erik te Velthuis, chef of the Elite Sports Restaurant | High Performance Centre Papendal,  will serve innovative food samplings he prepares in the Tasting House, an easy to spot location because of its typically Dutch facade. For three whole days, visitors can try dishes prepared using the exhibiting companies’ innovative products, ingredients and technology.

‘Innovative Solutions for Healthy Living’ Sessions
The pavilion will also host innovation sessions on the broad topic of Innovative Solutions for Healthy Living. The program consists of innovative businesses from the Netherlands pitching their products and ideas. Chef Te Velthuis will support the pitching companies by serving their well prepared samples, giving the visitors the opportunity to also taste the innovative products. database full of innovative solutions
The Holland Food Valley pavilion offers visitors a chance to learn about many other innovative solutions from the Netherlands by browsing the online database on Visitors can search the database themselves on a touchscreen computer. Food Valley NL staff is on hand to help them find the solutions that best fit their needs.

Networking reception
On Monday July 18, the Dutch Embassy and the Consulate General in Chicago will host a networking reception at a central venue elsewhere in Chicago. This is an excellent opportunity for Dutch companies at the IFT expo to meet potential business and trade partners in the USA.

Where can you find us?
IFT Food Expo Chicago, IL, July 17-19 Booth #2012 #2015 #2018

If you are planning to visit the IFT Food Expo and would like to contact the Dutch companies exhibiting at the Holland Food Valley pavilion beforehand, please contact . We would be happy to liaise.

The Dutch Agri&Food Top Sector has designated the IFT Food Expo 2016 as a Strategic Trade Show. Accordingly, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) are supporting the collective Dutch exhibition participation financially . Food Valley NL coordinates this collective participation and organizes the Holland Food Valley Pavilion exhibition space, in collaboration with Invest In Holland, the Dutch Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Dutch Consulate General in Chicago, IL.