GLADSTONE, MO. — The Center for Food Integrity (CFI) is holding its 2023 Transparency Summit this Nov. 14-15 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel.

The event will feature learning sessions, workshops, keynote presentations and networking opportunities and cover practical ways food system stakeholders can build trust through transparency.

“The food supply chain faces increasing skepticism from customers, consumers and investors who are asking questions about topics like food safety, ingredients, animal welfare, labor and business practices, the environment, and climate change,” said Mickie French, CFI executive director. “The public demands authentic openness and engagement from those growing, processing and supplying their food. In this rapidly evolving environment, transparency is the key to earning the trust that supports freedom to operate and the ability to innovate.”

people talking at a networking eventSource: The Center for Food Integrity

According to CFI, the event will cover the following topics:

  • The latest research and insights into consumer demands for transparency across the end-to-end food system
  • Best practices for transparency, case studies and how-to guides from leading organizations in the food value chain who are leveraging transparency to solve business challenges
  • Guidance on how to enhance organizational transparency  
  • Opportunities for collaboration with stakeholders across the food system who share the values of transparency and trust

Early bird registration is now open through Sept. 15 here.

Event sponsors include Cargill, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation, Chick-fil-A, Wawa, FMI - The Food Industry Association, Merck Animal Health, U.S. Soy, Corteva Agriscience, SmartLabel – by Consumer Brands Association and Sosland Publishing.

To become a sponsor as well, or to learn more information, contact CFI at