Conference Proceedings - IFST Spring Conference 2017- Your future role in food: Embracing Advances in Technology

Keeping up to date with advances in food science and technology is a key consideration for any technical role within the food production chain. But we are now seeing the influence of many other new technological developments from outside the world of food science and technology that are impacting or have the potential to positively impact on our roles – technologies which, over the next few years, are going to radically change and re-shape the way we develop and deliver safe and nutritious food to the consumer.

IFST's Spring Conference 2017 explored how food production from farm to fork is changing through new science and technologies and, in turn, how we can expect roles in the sector to change.

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Sequencing the Food Supply Chain
David Crean, Vice President Corporate R&D, Mars Inc

Shaping the future of the food industry through disruptive innovation 
Ian Campbell, Director of Health & Life Sciences, Innovate UK

The role of process, product and ingredient design in future food manufacturing
Dr Vincenzo di Bari, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Food

Personalised nutrition: genes, technologies and health 
Professor John Mathers, Newcastle University

STFC and the Food Network+
Geoff McBride, Futures Analyst and Horizon Scanning Leader, Science and Technology Facilities Council

Consumer desires & shopper behaviours
Fraser McKevitt, Head of Retail and Consumer Insight, Kantar Worldpanel

The future shape of food processing 
Matt Rayment, Group Business Development Manager, MTC

Agri-EPI Centre …and Technologies in agriculture and related primary processing
Dave Ross, Chief Executive, Agri-Epicentre