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
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 speaker
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
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
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
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.

Dress code: Lounge suit/ Business dress
Venue: Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ
Directions: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/campuses/south-kensington/ 

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 events@ifst.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.

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

Secondary Sponsors: