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Tina Hacker

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Over 500 attendees at 38th Annual Supplier's Expo!

On October 30th, MN-IFT hosted the 38th Annual Supplier's Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. There were over 250 exhibitors and more than 500 people attended the afternoon event! 2012 marked the first year MN-IFT was able to offer an online interactive registration system for exhibitors, saving over 70 hours of volunteers time.

A core team of 8 volunteers dedicate over 200 hours of their time each year to make this event a success! Please join MN-IFT in thanking Tina Hacker (Kerry Ingredients), Cherie Jones (Kraft Food Ingredients), Colleen Eliason (Quality Ingredients), Fern Panda (General Mills), Leslie Buehler (Mother Murphy's), Elizabeth Neils (Land O Lakes), Philip Sadler (General Mills), and Anand Rao (Fonterra USA). Each committee member is responsible for a specific aspect of the show and the expo would not be the same without them! Thank you!


  • At this years show we went through 350 sliders, 100 quiches, 100 mini tarts, and 100 kabobs!
  • Income generated from the show is used for student scholarships.
  • Each year some of the exhibitors give away raffle prizes including tickets to sporting events, electronics and flower arrangements.

Save the date for 2013 Suppliers' Expo: October 22, 2013

Online registration for supplier booths will open on August 1st, 2013. Please visit us again!

Booth Information Booth Registration
Exhibitor Information Registered Suppliers
Attendee Registration Pre-Expo Dinner