[Cancelled] 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.
 

Programme

TIME SESSION
08:30  Registration and refreshments
09:15

Conference opens: Welcome
Helen Munday, President Elect, IFST

Chair’s welcome and opening remarks 
Mary Brennan, Professor of Food Marketing & Society, University of Edinburgh Business School

09:30
Session 1 - Keynote speech and questions
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 (PhD research at the University of Nottingham)
James Huscroft, Data Analyst & Researcher - Quality, Warburtons 

12:45 Lunch, networking and exhibition
AFTERNOON 1 – HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS
13:45
Session 7 - Reformulation: When less isn't less - making reformulation work
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
16:30 Conference close

Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Check IFST policies section for information about cancellations and amendments.

Event Sponsors: 
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following for sponsoring the event.

Secondary Sponsors: