The IACC's 2nd annual International Specialty Food Summit (ISFS) will be held on March 10-11, 2020, at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Co-organized with the Academy of Food Marketing at Saint Joseph’s University, the ISFS is an exclusive forum for food industry executives to explore emerging and future trends, merchandising techniques, innovation, and customer engagement in international specialty food retail through the expertise of an incredibly diverse slate of international food experts.
The ISFS kicks off with an invitation-only half-day "Master Class" designed to educate attendees about the important connection between certain specialty food products and the specific geographic areas in which they are produced throughout the Mediterranean.
The following day, approximately 200 top-tier management professionals from the East Coast’s leading big box and grocery retailers, along with established and emerging specialty food producers, will take a deep dive into the specialty food retail space through the lens of this year's theme: “Tastes and Trends…Making Mediterranean Local.”
The International Specialty Food Summit is part of the “True Italian Taste” project, funded by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development and executed by Assocamerestero in collaboration with the Italian Chambers of Commerce Abroad, in order to raise awareness of and safeguard authentic Italian food products. “True Italian Taste” is part of the “Extraordinary Italian Taste” initiative.
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