22nd World Congress of Food Science and Technology IUFoST


The 22nd World Congress of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) will take place in Rimini from 8 to 12 September 2024. For the first time in Italy, this event will attract scientists, researchers, and technical experts from all over the world, as far as young students, and PhD, to debate about the future trends in this field. The congress motto is, in fact, The future is now.

We have asked to the Congress Chair, Sebastiano Porretta, why this event has never been organized in Italy before, since Italy is recognized as the cradle of the “nice living and good food”. Organizing a congress of such a huge size it’s quite challenging also considering the budget to deal with, just think that for IUFoST 2024 more than 1500 abstract have been submitted from authors worldwide. After organizing one of the biggest Italian congresses in this field for 11 years, AITA, the Italian Association of Food Technology of which I’m the Chair, won the bid for IUFoST 2024 therefore, after Singapore 2022 and before Taiwan 2026, the 2024 edition will be held at the Palacongressi of Rimini, one of the most up-to date venue for hosting national and international events.


What will be the main topics of the Congress?

It’s not easy to summarize in few words the topics of a field which is constantly updating, especially during the last few schizophrenic years where the products enriched with functional molecules and harbingers of well- being coexists with impoverished (free-from) products and the so-called plant-based, those products that emulate meat or milk-based foods, but of plant origin. As we well know, today the border between medicine and food no longer exists and this will be a dominant theme of the meeting. In addition to this, the topic of sustainability will also be widely covered and how to solve the problem of industrial waste and by-products which are increasingly often converted in a green way into new resources. The congress will also talk about new horizons of nutrition, the effects on post-Covid metabolism and much more.


Which institutions will support the event?

All the main institutions will be present such as ONU, UNIDO, WHO, IUFOST, and, of course, the main scientific national and international associations


Where can we find further info about the event?

The congress website is constantly updated with all the useful information, the program, the competitions, opportunities for young scientists and so on. During the event also some awards will be delivered to well known worldwide scientists

We look forward to seeing you in Rimini, where the future is now.

Segreteria Organizzativa
Via Flaminia, 1068 – 00189 Rome (Italy)


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