EFFoST2020 - Preview of Conference programme

September 02, 2020

We are excited to share a preview of the 34th EFFoST International Conference programme focused on Bridging high-tech, food-tech and health: Consumer-oriented innovations. This will be EFFoST's first online conference and will be hosted by Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

To kick off the EFFoST2020 Online Conference, we have a wonderful line up of inspiring plenary speakers who are at the forefront of their field.  This not only includes scientists but also food industry leaders and startups. Plus we will be joined by Wim Haentjens from the EU commission who will report on the EU's funding priorities.

The second and third day of the conference will be filled with presentations from the high-quality abstract submissions. In the official scientific programme, there will be 96 presentations in 24 sessions over 4 thematic tracks, see the overview below. There will also be time dedicated to the 300+ poster presentations allowing for direct interaction with the presenters during the poster sessions.

In the coming weeks, we look forward to sharing more information about the EFFoST2020 conference programme, this will include special sessions from projects and food associations and meetings by the EFFoST working groups. And, of course, there will be time for more social events, like the Annual EFFoST Pub Quiz and the Young EFFoST meeting. 

Please find below the provisional programme of the 34th EFFoST International Conference. We look forward to announcing the definite programme in late September.

Day 1 - Tuesday 10 November (10:00 - 17:00 CET)
This plenary event, with inspiring invited speakers, will be broadcast live from the EFFoST Studio.

Day 2 - Wednesday 11 November (9:00 - 17:00 CET)

Day 3 - Thursday 12 November (9:00 - 13:00 CET)

This will be EFFoST's first online conference! We will be using a bespoke online conference platform that allows attendees to follow presentations, easily switch between tracks, and engage with the speakers and other delegates. The EFFoST2020 Conference will consist of:

  • Live broadcast of plenary speakers from a studio environment.
  • Interactive parallel sessions with the possibility to ask speakers questions.
  • Sessions for poster presentations allowing for discussions with presenters.
  • Live engagement through chats, polls, virtual networking meetings and more.
  • All content of the conference will be available on-demand for 1 month after the conference.

To gain a better idea of the online conference platform we will be using, click here and here.

Given these uncertain times, it has never been more important to discuss the challenges the food industry faces in addressing consumer needs and preferences for healthy, safe, sustainable, diverse and wholesome food solutions. Make sure to register!

For more information, visit the EFFoST2020 Conference website.

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