The 19th World Congress of Food Science & Technology - IUFoST 2018 is being organized in India during October 23-27, 2018 at Mumbai to showcase the global developments in all the facets of food science and technology through 60 plus parallel scientific sessions with the participation of 250 plus speakers with rich expertise in their respective areas of specialization. The other highlights of the congress are the distinguished and plenary lectures to be delivered by world food laureates and other high profile researchers and contributors in food science and technology. The 19th IUFoST World Congress and the EXPO gets inaugurated in the morning of 2nd day i.e. October 24, 2018. The scientific sessions also include the interdisciplinary areas recognized by IUFoST.

For the student community and young researchers, the world congress offers a great opportunity for scientific and technological interactions through poster presentation which would spread across 6 sessions during the congress with expectation of 800 plus poster presentations. Another opportunity for the students and researchers who are making their professional careers is the pre-conference workshop being held on the first day of the Congress. The workshop will be in select major areas of food science and technology conducted by resource faculty with rich subject expertise and hands-on experience.

The World Congress includes several other informative and knowledge providing opportunities for the delegates in the form of 'Food Industry Leaders Forum', 'Quiz Bowl', 'Presentation by Young Scientist Awardees',Visit and Interactions at the EXPO and other IUFoST related programmes. The finale will have the valedictory session and awards presentation.

The research community including young and upcoming researchers and students will have scope to interact with leading and reckoning names in food science and technology and global business houses involved in food, agri and biological related programmes. Do not miss this great scientific global event in India and commit yourself to be in Mumbai, India during October 23-27, 2018 by registering as early bird to get all the benefits of science, culture, heritage, social and culinary aspects.

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The Scientific Program is being divided into Workshops, Inauguration, Plenary Talks, Scientific Sessions, Poster Presentation. Special Events like Food Industry leaders Forum, Quiz Bowl, Young Scientist Award Presentation and Scientific Interactions at EXPO and other related events.

In the background of diverse scientific and technical programmes happening over the 5 days of World Congress, it could be easier for any prospective delegate / participant to have a glance of entire activities in a single view-frame. This table gives a broad birds' eye view and is subject to changes as the program takes shape.

Timeline Activities day-wise
Day 1 [Oct. 23] Day 2 [Oct. 24] Day 3 [Oct. 25] Day 4 [Oct. 26] Day 5 [Oct. 27]
8.30 AM Registration
[8.30 AM
6.00 PM]
[8.30 AM
6.00 PM]
Distinguished Lecture 01 Plenary Lectures 03, 04 & 05 Presentation by Young scientist Award Winners; Plenary Lectures 06 & 07
9.00 AM
9.30 AM
10.00 AM Workshops
[10.00 AM
6.00 PM]
Inauguration of World Congress & EXPO Scientific Prestn. 03

(6 sessions)


02 & 03

Scientific Prestn. 07

(6 sessions)

Poster 05 Scientific Prestn. 11

(6 sessions)

Visit of IUFoST Abs, Fellows & other dignitaries to EXPO
10.30 AM
11.00 AM
11.30 AM
12.00 Noon Plenary Lectures 01 & 02 Scientific Prestn. 04

(6 sessions)

Scientific Prestn. 05

(6 sessions)

Scientific Prestn. 06

(6 sessions)

Scientific Prestn. 08

(6 sessions)

Scientific Prestn. 09

(6 sessions)

Scientific Prestn. 10

(6 sessions)

12.30 PM
1.00 PM Lunch Lunch Lunch Valedictory Session & Awards Presentation
2.00 PM Scientific Prestn.

01 , 02

(6 sessions each)



Food Industry Leaders Forum ( 2 to 5 PM) Quiz Bowl Concluding Sessions
2.30 PM Tea Break
3.00 PM IUFoST General Assembly
3.30 PM
4.00 PM
4.30 PM
5.00 PM
5.30 PM Interaction at the EXPO Interaction at the EXPO Interaction at the EXPO Curtains Down IUFoST 2018
6.30 PM


Plenery Talk A major highlight of the 19th World Congress is the plenary talks by renowned subject expertise professionals who would share their knowledge base and provide insight into innovative thinking and research leads. Over the 5 days of congress, we envisage to have 6-8 plenary talks by leading professionals upon invitation by IUFoST India 2018. The plenary lectures are most likely to be scheduled in the early morning sessions so that it gives an opportunity for all the delegates to attend and get the benefit. The tempo of Scientific Sessions and Poster Sessions will follow after the Plenary talks and on day three morning, we will have the Distinguished Lecture through IAFoST wing of IUFost followed by New fellows induction to IAFoST.


The scientific sessions are the backbone of this intellectual Food Science and technology conference, wherein delegates do attend to share and gain knowledge for sharpening their professional expertise. At the 19th IUFoST 2018, being a World Congress of Food Science and Technology representing participation across the globe, the scientific sessions are the prime focus. Varied with contemporary and latest subject areas of food science and technology are the major strengths of this international event being held in India for the first time. Definitely the Indian Science and Technology will be shared in the Sessions with the prime focus on Food Science and Industry R&D and Capacity building leadership including small and cottage scale industries to share their 'Innovating the Innovations' concept to be a part of the Food Chain.

For the delegates, invitees and visitors, the World Congress shall be a rich bowl of intellectual stimulation in the subject area of their interest and those that are emerging in the present global scenario. In this background, it is planned to have 60 plus parallel sessions spread across 11 Scientific Sessions with participation of about 250 plus well recognized subject experts in their respective areas of specialization. A select number of scientific sessions will have Panel Discussions by expert professionals upon invitation from 19th IUFoST - India congress for topics of common interest globally and locally.

A glimpse of the major subject themes so that these anchor many views on tracks which are important is available in the link https://www.iufost2018.scientific.themes.com.


  • Nutritionals, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods
  • Food Engineering
  • Traditional, Indigenous and Ethnic Foods
  • Food Chain Logisitcs and Food Packaging
  • Food Analysis, Food Quality and Safety
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry of Foods
  • Molecular Biology, Biotechnology and Microbiology of Foods
  • Food Composition, Nutrition, Health and Wellness
  • Value Addition to Agri. Materials through Innovative Food Processing for cost effective Food Products
  • Sustainable Food Security, Prevention of Food Losses & Wastes and Future Foods
  • Capacity Building & Leadership, Training, Informatics and Networking


There is an opportunity for researchers/academicians, who are in their progressive years of profession to submit their research abstract, meeting the guidelines for consideration as ORAL presentation in scientific sessions. If the abstract is approved by the Scientific Review committee for oral presentation, then the participant has register as a speaker delegate. He/She will meet all the expenses to participate in IUFoST 2018 and make the presentation.


One of the major scientific programmes of IUFoST 2018 Congress is the poster presentation that provides a unique opportunity for students, researchers and academicians to present their research breakthroughs in multi-facets of food science and technology for interactions with global and national scientific fraternity. The participation of distinguished delegates across the globe representing a diverse range of industries, national institutions, centres of academic excellence, national & multi-national business houses, government policy makers, non-government organizations and other leading professionals is a rare opportunity for the young students and researchers to share their research intellect as well as look for futuristic career growth in their area of research expertise. The IUFoST 2018 Congress encourages large number of poster presentations with a competitive angle for selecting Best Poster for Awards in respective subject categories. The poster presentation session will be arranged in parallel with scientific sessions with sufficient time for interaction with proper schedules.

The poster presentation is only for registered delegates and each registered delegate is entitled to present TWO posters at the IUFoST 2018 Congress.


In every IUFoST Congress, it is a common practice to have on the first day, a workshop being conducted in a contempory once related to Food Science & Technology. In this connection, it is contemplated to have at parallel workshops shall be arranged on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 starting at 9.30 am in the morning and closing at 4.00 pm in the evening. There will be different topics not only with region specific interest such as food safety, innovations in dairy products, aspects of hygienic engineering design and manufacture as well as also to include food analysis and other vibrant topics for workshops for students and Young Faculty with global Participants. These are under consultations and the details will be uploaded shortly so that the students and faculties and the R&D personnel can lock in their names as per appropriate details in registration when this page is uploaded with all relevant details. We also encourage Industry Participants to take these courses / workshops as it gives in a capsule the latest in the field by Global Experts.

Several suggestions have come in for the workshops in the areas of Food Safety, Dairy Sector, Food Analysis, Informatics and Documentations and Capacity Development. As more suggestions come in and the suggested topics get crystalised into workshop sessions it will be hosted on this website.


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