Congress Events Calendar

Details of special congress activities and meetings/workshops organised by IUFoST for/with its Adhering Bodies, Fellows, Committee members, Early Career Scientists and others in the IUFoST Community will be coming soon.

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  1. Scientific Sessions
    35 Scientific Sessions are finalized and another 16 of them are in the pipeline and a few more are being filled up with some of the regional and disciplinary group of IUFoST from where the inputs are coming in. By the mid of March or latest end of March, the programme should fairly reflect the Robust Scientific Sessions with 120 Chairs and 200 plus Speakers who would have already confirmed and the scientific titles gives an insight of the hot topics in the area of Nutritionals, Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Food Engineering, Traditional, Indigenous and Ethnic Foods, Food Chain Logistics 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, and Capacity Building & Leadership, Training, Informatics and Networking. Also Abstracts through Oral Presentations uploaded already and in pipeline will also be considered for presentation if it fits into the slots of the Sessions. It is encouraged to submit their Oral Abstracts.
  2. Poster Sessions
    The Poster Session is very active with nearly 162 confirmed abstracts from students which have poured in and is increasing at a constant speed but we need more younger participants from which your countries and region so that it is not just 5 or 10, I would like to see about 50 Posters from each of your country since this is your Congress and must have a battery of Young Students and Faculties in this sector.
  3. Workshops
    The 5 Workshops that are listed in the webpage are, Scientific Integrity in Research Documentation and IPR Requisites, Validation and Verification in the Era of Changing Food Safety and Regulatory Requirements, Nutritionals and Nutraceuticals – Scientific basis for value addition to Healthy Food Products, Hygiene Protocols in Management of Food Plants (Small Scale Industries), and Revisiting Role of Pulses, Millets and Nutri Grains in Product Formulations. This will be a big bonus to the young career scientists as well as the enthusiastic students to get hands on experience which is on the pre-congress day of October 23, 2018. Please make use of them to register right away. Also a special certificate is being designed for all the participants of Workshop along with take-home knowledge of these workshops. In case, you want to be a part of any of these workshops as a Faculty, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. M. C. Varadaraj ( with a copy to
  4. Special Lectures
    A unique feature of the IUFoST – 2018 is Special Lectures in the streams of hot topics and subjects by World’s leading personalities such as World Food Laureate, some of the CEOs of non-governmental organization and the successful startups who enthuses all of us. This includes also IUFoST star figures both currently and from the past (most of them are well known and spread globally) is yet another hallmark of the Congress.
  5. Keynote Lecture
    Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, the World’s renowned first World Food Prize Laureate is delivering the Key Note Address on the October 24, 2018 in the Inaugural Addressing Stream of Programs. As all of you would know, Prof. Swaminathan made India Self-sufficient in Food through his Ever Green Revolution with Sustainable Food Production Policies and Farmer handholding thus contributing to today’s Mega Food Industries in India.
  6. Expo
    More than 17 industries have already committed, another 25 in the pipeline as of today with nearly 10 state governments along with Federal Ministries will all be part of the Expo with a clear business outlook and bringing is the latest to the participants. It is expected that nearly 200 booths in the expo will be there as we move forward. In case, you want any industry or scientific organization from your country to come in to Expo please contact Mr. Mahinder Singh, Director, Expo ( immediately.
  7. Placement and Job booths for youngsters (including Post Doc positions):
    The organizers have plans to create slots and B2B parking lots in the Expo for Industries and Academia and Individual Professors to utilize this opportunity for interviewing and even directly interacting with them (student / post docs) for their organization. This is a wonderful opportunity that you should not miss. The India – Congress offers a newer agenda for a proper forum to address this issue and will be a wonderful networking opportunity.
  8. Program Schedule
    The Program Schedule is also hosted on the webpage in generic day to day when you see it “at a glance”. All the 5 days are fully integrated into high science and a feast of talks, posters and interaction with industries and several other programs.
  9. Competitions for youngsters (IUFoST)
    Both from the Congress website and IUFoST website you can download information on various competitions for various categories, which carry prizes. Kindly disseminate this information to the all IUFoSTians in your country and region. Please visit IUFoST website and look for Competitions 2018 IUFoST Congress and download all the details and ensure enough participants take part. Some of them when selected in shortlist has Registration Support etc.,
  10. Accommodation and Travel
    In order to assist you in these two areas, a separate desk is formed and you can reach them through webpage and finalize your affordable accommodation and your participation by registration ahead of time so that there are no disappointments especially for affordable accommodation. Your place in the workshop and other avenues depending upon one’s interest can also be looked in ahead of time.
  11. Certificates and Recognition of your presence in the Congress
    The participant will receive a very wonderfully designed certificate in the international Congress befitting to the quality of the congress and huge participation. One may perhaps carry a workshop certificate, poster certificate and/or participation certificate and oral presentation certificate as well as some of the IUFoST competitions award certificates. Please ensure enough space in your baggage to carry most of the certificates by participating in large numbers and you have this wonderful chance in India!

    These are all the so far updates as of February last week and we will come back to you from time to time updates but at this juncture please ensure that all the last dates which are falling shortly are respected and take the agenda of yours and your country’s, your friend’s, professional colleague’s participation by circulating this information to the members of your country and they can directly contact Time is running and do not disappoint yourself by logging in late.

    I personally feel, this should be largest congregation of Fellows Mumbai being centrally placed and India as the hub of one of the largest Food Science and Technology happening place.