Dr. V. Prakash
The 19th IUFoST WORLD CONGRESS is nearly 100 days' away ! The 19th International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) World Food Science and Technology Congress is being held in Mumbai during October 23-27, 2018 in CIDCO at Vashi in Mumbai is all set to go in about 100 days and is a great opportunity to mobilize the huge potential of Value addition to Food Chain for a high growth rate of food industry across the globe. The congress is moving swiftly and reach out on the various fronts:
The preparations are moving along briskly with full speed and is on schedule. Please see for details for further information the pages of the website hyperlink:
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The Congress is expected to have a large contingency of industry and academia leaders in the World of Food Science and Food Technology and Nutrition networking through special addresses linking the chain of five days of deliberations with nearly 250 Speakers confirmed in more than 66 Sessions and nearly 130 Chairs firmly backed up by a large number of Posters exceeding 700 received from Students and Young Faculty as well as Oral presentations by youngsters. There will also be pre-conference Workshops synergized in three major areas of Food Engineering, Food Safety and Food Science Communication (Please see Website). This is further decorated with Keynote Address by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan on the October 24, 2018 during the Inauguration of the Congress. Next day in the forenoon IAFoST Plenary talk of the Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Eric J. Windhab is worthy to note. The large number of Fellows of which IUFoST is very proud of will be participating in good numbers as confirmed by their Registration during the five days of meeting and discuss various issues for a career forward in this very important area of Food Science and Technology, through the key issues such as Capacity building, Food Safety, Value addition in the Food Chain,Prevention of Food Losses, Nutrition Enhancement and Functional Foods as basis for healthy foods in the market and more importantly traditional and ethnic foods playing a major role in various Session Tracks. Along with Poster Presentations an exhibition of leading industries is presented in a huge arena and the stalls are getting filled up quickly. With large number of visitors, participants and interactive sessions on hand it all goes to show tomorrow’s demand of value chain in Food and is also the focus ofthis World Congress.
A large number of Countries have confirmed participation with delegations of both Business, Industries and Investors as well as Students and Scientists, Delegations are expected to participate to share what is in stock in this hot area from their Countries and Region. Also in the agenda is the latest Food Science, Food Technology and Food Engineering conceptsthrough Posters, Oral Presentations and Invited Speakers and Special Addresses in various Tracks to leverage the Focal theme of the Congress which is “25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods”. It is time for looking Big data crunching in the Congress and the Organizers have taken this opportunity and for an assured participation of experts in this subject area. This is the right opportunity to be in the Global Congress and this is one of the biggest opportunities for the small scale industries and medium scale industries to network B to B and B to C and since this is the first time that IUFoST Congress is in India in its long span of Congresses all around the world, perhaps academia and industry globally have to prime up to make this event showcase the Knowledge Food Science and Technology with all energy into it. Industries must participate in large numbers and at the same time sponsor events generously and promote themselves and support the Youngsters and Participants from lower per capita income countries. The event certainly will be a good destination for Investors and Financiers from many Companies globally who are taking active interest in Promoting Food Industry Startups and network.
Your mind must be already in India and as you come to the Congress with well planning ahead, you would experience the unique Incredible India and the expose of not only IUFoST Congress, but also the cultural heritage, the traditional knowledge and wisdom following 6000 years of documentation.For this unique experience you need to travel around India and therefore though this Congress will require full five days, please do keep an additional 5 days to touch and feel India more! One can experience India through the passion, the compassion and the fashion (perhaps Bollywood!) as well as the sculpture, topography, people, language and 3000 plus live traditional foods around the country ! This would be something that will take you beyond IUFoST Congress 2018. Any help you need on this please visit appropriate links in the Webpage. I am confident that you will enjoy this Congress for not only its excellent Science and Business and exceeding your expectation by adding Art, Culture &Cuisine and Friendship from all around the Globe !
Looking forward to see you in the Congress ! Have you not registered yet? Will you not be there ? Please make a point to be there even just as a delegate is my request to you as Chair of this Mega Event. It is a great opportunity to meet people and interface with who is who in this World of Food Science and Technology and make it truly a Global Congress benefitting you.
See you at Mumbai during Oct 23-27, 2018 ! Mark your calendar and book your air tickets, Hotel accommodation, send your Payment and Register online and be there to enjoy the 5 days of thrill, fun, Food and Science !
Welcome to India and Mumbai for the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology !
V. PRAKASH, Ph.D., FRSC
Chairman, 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science & Technology 2018, Mumbai, India
Former Director of CFTRI, Mysore, India &
Distinguished Scientist of CSIR, India