IFT Emerging Leaders' Network

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We are delighted to work with our close partners, IFT, in their very exciting international leadership development programme, the Emerging Leaders' Network (formerly Lead 360). This is a hugely valuable experience aimed at supporting and developing emerging food science professionals from around the world.

The programme consists of a two–and–a–half day intensive leadership seminar at IFT18 in Chicago, USA (July 13-15, 2018).  As a participant, you can expect to establish meaningful, lifelong connections; gain new insights into scientific and technological issues; and develop critical leadership skills needed to communicate the value of the profession.

The Emerging Leaders' Network aims to identify and invest in a group of international, talented and high potential new professionals who are passionate about the profession and excited to learn the leadership and stewardship skills needed to advance the profession in the 21st century. The programme and experience provides the future leaders with leadership development sessions, VIP receptions and special tours throughout the event. The most critical element, though, will be the invaluable opportunity to engage and network with top industry leaders and professionals.

Could you be our Emerging Leaders' Network representative?

We are looking to hear from our most promising future food leaders – could you represent IFST and participate in an amazing four day programme of activities – all travel, accommodation and entry expenses paid!

To be eligible you need to have studied a food science related programme and have between 5 and 10 years’ experience working in the food sector. You will no doubt already be actively involved in IFST's activities and will have already been recognised as having the potential to be a leader within your company or organisation.

If you think you would like to be considered or would like more information, please email Andrew Gardner.

Expressions of interest for the 2017 programme are invited before 22 December 2017.

Watch the video diary of Tom Holland, our 2015 Lead 360 representative

Read about the experience of Henrietta Sameke, our 2014 Lead 360 representative.