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Pre-congress workshops, competitions, and other highlights in the Countdown to Singapore 

Three pre-congress workshops are available for Congress Registrants, but space is limited so make sure you register soon. For those already registered for the Congress who have not signed up for a workshop yet, click here to register; and for those of you who are registering now for the congress, use the normal registration portal by clicking here.

  • Workshop 1 - Food Safety Validation and Verification: Key Requirements for Global Food Safety
  • Workshop 2 - Food Process Engineering
  • Workshop 3 - Understanding, Improving, and Sustaining Your Food Safety Culture

The Congress begins on 31 October with the chapter on New Zealand: 20/20 Visions featuring Dr Jeremy Hill, the Chief Science and Technology Officer of Fonterra.  President of the International Science Council, Dr. Peter Gluckman, a New Zealander also,  will speak in this first session on the greater leadership roles that food and nutrition scientists will increasingly play in addressing the global challenges. Dr. Gluckman will then join the Opening for Singapore as New Zealand (hosts of Congress 2020 cancelled due to the pandemic) officially hands over to the 21st World Congress.

A record number of competition entries have been received and the Young Scientist Award Winners have been decided now by the global jury. These winners, put forward by IUFoST national bodies as the best in young science – are from all parts of the world. They have been invited to speak after plenary sessions during the congress.  More about this special group in our next issue.  Congratulations to all the finalists for the competitions for Food Sustainability, Food Safety, Undergraduate Product Development, Quiz Bowl, Global Industry Awards.  Finalists in the Product Development Competition face stiff competition, with the number of excellent and innovative products under consideration.  The Congress Awards Ceremonies to celebrate all the Competition winners will be on 3 November. 

IUFoST thanks the Agency for Science, Technology and Research Singaporee2iALSBiomerieuxIngredionPrima SingaporeShimadzuThermoFisher ScientificUS Dairy Export CouncilUnilever; USSECCSIRO, Teagasc, Waters, Mitsubushi ElectricCargillSingapore Food AgencyUnilever and the many other congress sponsors for their support for Singapore and the IUFoST 21st World Congress of Food Science and Technology.