India to host IUFoST 2018 in October

July 5, 2018,


The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), the global voice of food science and technology in association with Indian National Science Academy (INSA) as adhering body, announced the 19th edition of its prestigious global event to be held in Navi Mumbai, India from October 23-27, 2018.

A 5-day event will bring together on one platform researchers, academicians, professionals, policy makers and industry leaders from across the globe to showcase innovation, exchange ideas and drive policy issues.

The focal theme for this edition of the prestigious congress is 25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods. IUFoST 2018 will provide insight on key concepts on recent advances in food sciences, food processing and agriculture technologies.

Pawan Agarwal, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India & CEO, FSSAI congratulated Team India for successfully winning the bid for this event and said that “Science, Scientists, & Technologist are our life blood. Setting standards, putting right practices which Food Industry has to follow & bulk of hard work are done by Scientists & Technologists. At this Congress participation of such a large number of experts around the world will give us opportunity to make more connections so that our food regulatory system is truly of global benchmark.”

Shri J.P. Meena, IAS, Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Food Processing Industries announced that Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, Union Minister of Food Processing Industries, Govt. of India will inaugurate IUFoST 2018.

Shri J P Meena said that “Food Processing sector in India is ready for a giant leap and the Government has opened 100 per cent FDI in Food Retail including e-commerce. The countries like Japan, Korea, UAE have been aiming to create dedicated processing clusters in India to meet their long term food security requirements. There are new challenges and areas in which new technologies and new interventions are required and our scientists & technologists can contribute towards it. With the initiative to increase the farmer’s income, it’s not only doubling but it can increase many fold if we can link our agriculture production to food processing and demand of the market and IUFoST 2018 do provide roadmap to move on such directions.”

The event has also received support from Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India and is likely to have Shri Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Civil Aviation, Govt. of India at the event.

IUFost 2018 anticipates more than 350 Speakers through 66 plus parallel scientific and industry sessions from around the world delivering thought-provoking ideas, special addresses, Oral Presentations and Workshops. Poster presentations have already received 815 Posters out of which 411 are International Posters & 366 Oral Abstracts.

IUFoST 2018 will present an excellent opportunity for the delegates from Universities and R&D Institutes to interact with the world class scientists. The conference will offer an impressive roster of  keynote speakers, quality attendees and compelling content and topics such as Nutritionals, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Food Engineering, Food Chain Logistics and Food Packaging, Food Analysis, Food Quality and Safety, Food Composition, Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Sustainable Food Security, Prevention of Food Losses & Wastes and Future Foods, Capacity Building & Leadership, Training, Informatics and Networking and many more.

The Congress will provide every attendee with great opportunities to learn, share knowledge and enhance professional network and do business over the 5 exciting days.

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