IFST Spring Conference (SC20): The appliance of food science
Our Spring Conference (SC20) is entitled ‘The Appliance of Food Science’ and will take place in central London on 1 April 2020. Throughout our one-day event we will be showcasing the very best in food science and, in particular, its application through the very latest in technologies. We will be celebrating the hugely positive contribution food science and technology makes in ensuring the food sector continues to deliver: safe and authentic, sustainable, nutritious, and above all, tasty food. Hence it is these four themes that form the backbone of our programme.
As you have come to expect from IFST, we will be pushing the boundaries to bring you the very latest scientific thinking – but we also recognise the importance of bringing you real-life, practical solutions and examples. SC20 will provide you with plenty of opportunities to add to your Continuing Professional Development but it will also give you inspiration and solutions to apply in your work.
|08:30||Registration and refreshments|
Conference opens: Welcome
Chair’s welcome and opening remarks
|09:30||Session 1 - Keynote speaker|
|MORNING 1 – SAFE, LEGAL & AUTHENTIC|
|10:00||Session 2 - Future challenges and global tools to combat food fraud
Selvarani Elahi, Deputy Government Chemist, LGC
|10:25||Session 3 - Blockchain
John Keogh, Strategist/Advisor, Shantalla
|10:50||Tea/coffee, networking and exhibition|
|MORNING 2 – SUSTAINABLE|
|11:20||Session 4 - Future: Farming/Foods
Claire Hughes, Head of Quality & Innovation, Sainsbury’s
|11:45||Session 5 - Panel: Plastics and other packaging - from problem to solution|
|12:30||Session 6 - Valorising Brewers’ Spent Grain for next generation emulsifiers
James Huscroft, PhD Researcher in Food Science, University of Nottingham
|12:45||Lunch, networking and exhibition|
|AFTERNOON 1 – HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS|
Session 7 - Reformulation: When less isn't less - making reformulation work
Ian Noble, Senior Research, Development & Quality Director, Mondelez International
|14:10||Session 8 - Sustainable Nutrition: A business case for sustainable diets
Mark Driscoll, Founder and Director, Tasting the Future
|AFTERNOON 2 – LOOKS GOOD, TASTES GOOD|
|14:35||Session 9 - Culinary: Creating flavour forecasts'
Steve Love, Principal Research Chef, McCormick
|15:00||Tea/coffee, networking and exhibition|
|15:30||Session 10 - Sensory: What does the future look like for sensory and consumer science
Stephanie Mitchell, Senior Sensory Manager, PPL Insights
|15:55||Session 11 - From ideation to realisation: What it takes to bring a product to market
Jonny Bingham, Co-founder, Bingham and Jones
|16:15||Conference summary: Bringing it home
Chris Gilbert-Wood, Consultant, CGW Food Tech
Please note that the programme is subject to change.
Dress code: Lounge suit/ Business dress
Venue: Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
Cost: Early bird rate valid until 14 February 2020.
Early bird rate: Conference - member and concession, £90 (Full price £110)
Early bird rate: Conference - member and concession & dinner, £140 (Full price £160)
Early bird rate: Conference standard - non-member, £150 (Full price £190)
Early bird rate: Conference standard - non-member & dinner, £200 (Full price £240)
Early bird rate: Student (Student ID), £40 (Full price £55)
Early bird rate: Student & dinner, £90 (Full price £105)
Conference dinner only, £50
IFST conference dinner will take place on 31 March (the evening before the conference) from 19.00
Conference dinner venue: Kensington Suite, Millennium Gloucester Hotel London, 4-18 Harrington Gardens London, SW7 4LH
Conference dinner directions: https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/london/millennium-gloucester-hotel-london-kensington/
Conference sponsorship opportunities: Our conference provides a great opportunity to connect your organisation with our extensive and wide range of influencers and decision-makers. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disclaimer: Please note that photographs and footage may be taken throughout the event. If you do not wish to be included, there will be a non-consent form on the day.
Check IFST policies section for information about cancellations and amendments.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for sponsoring the event.