IUFoST Congress Mumbai: May update
Dear IUFoSTians,

Dear Respected Prof Swaminathan and Prof Erich Windhab

Greetings through Dr. Prakash from the platform of Team India IUFoST Congress, Mumbai, India !

It's a great pleasure to update you on the current status of 2018 - IUFoST Congress which is progressing at a very rapid pace. Thanks for each one of your individual contribution in opening up newer avenues so that we can navigate multilane traffic moving in the arteries funneling towards October through Inauguration, Keynote, Distinguished Lecture, Special addresses, Chairs, Speakers, Oral Presentations, Posters, Expo Booths, IUFoST Student and Young Career Awards, Sponsorers, and Supporters wide dissipation of information through your databases and most importantly your personal involvement to take India's Premium Global Congress of Food Science and Technology from IUFoST to the next step higher level of projectile. I would encourage and urge you to promote the Congress for more Registration from Industries and Abstracts from Academia in your Region from your database.

Update of Progress as of May First Week, 2018 of 19th IUFoST World Congress on Food Science and Technology at Mumbai, India Oct. 23 - 27, 2018

The last date is now moved to May 14, 2018 for submission of Poster Abstracts so that as required by many this additional two weeks gives little bit more time to send last minute abstracts for Posters and still catch the Early Bird Offer. Please visit updated webpage at www.iufost2018.com. Oral Abstracts as you know were heavily oversubscribed and had a 25 days early closure ! A few other updates are:

The Congress Competitions conducted by IUFoST is already on and we congratulate those of the youngsters who have taken advantage to get the benefit of such wonderful competitions. (https://iufost2018.com/scientific-areas.php#World_Food_Congress_Competitions).


One sees two timelines and dates counting down in the webpage ! One is the last date for submission of abstracts which was April 30, 2018 (now extended up to May 31, 2018 with the Early Bird moving to June 15, 2018 due to global demand with the latest Revised Registration Fee with large Concession to Students from Low Income Group Countries to encourage higher participation and the global demand continues) and the other is must check the webpage of making your travel and hotel bookings. If you need guidance for hotel and travel, please see and contact as in the website or you can make your own arrangements, but ensure you must be ahead of time as nearly 3000 plus delegates are expected to converge in Mumbai and the rush will funnel in for travel and accommodation. Also please send all your details as per instructions to embassies and online for VISA to come into India and have it with you WELL IN ADVANCE. This is the optimum and good time to work on Visa agenda.


A remarkable response with large number of Oral and Poster Presentations and Abstracts have happened and the reviewing process is on and you will know from the organizers the status in about 10 days and those who have already heard from organizers must register at the earliest and each of the poster uploaders especially may go ahead for Registration (those who have heard) and oral uploaders must have already heard from the organizers as to the Scientific Reviewers and selected Orals. However, if not in Oral, you will definitely find yourselves in Poster and the advantage of Poster is many fold is conveyed in each email to the abstract received.

Keynote Address of the Congress:

Another Wonderful news is that Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, World's Renowned Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition Scientist has agreed to deliver the Key Note Address in the Inaugural of the Congress on October 24, 2018. The title of his talk "Who will feed India in the Future?" fits in so well with the focal theme of the Congress, "25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods".

Distinguished Lecture of IAFoST:

This year Distinguished Lecture through IAFoST will be delivered by Prof. Dr. Ing. Erich.Josef Windhab as informed by President of IUFoST to us. The title of the talk is: "Trends and Food Quality Challenges in the Global Food System met by Physiology guided Functional Food Structure Design and Tailored Processing".

Special Addresses by Eminent Scientists:


This is another feature of India Congress, which is introduced for the first time, is the "SPECIAL ADDRESSES" from renowned food scientists and technologists globally. There are at present nearly 25 accepted in the major eleven themes start up from Sessions each day on all days parallel. Below that particular theme each day the starting of session will have a Special address in that subject area or as much closely related to that. This has made a huge difference in bringing in the experts and getting charged with their talks and move into the arena of subject area of the same as Sessions following it. (https://iufost2018.com/scientific-areas.php#SCIENTIFIC_SESSIONS) (Version 2 updated on May 02, 2018)



We have a large enquiry regarding Workshops and please register now after selecting your interest. There is a plan for Five Workshops (as you can see in the webpage, https://www.iufost2018.com and depending upon the numbers (not more than 50 - 60 can register for Workshop and Registration will be closed on First Come first Serve Basis. Therefore, those of you who want to utilize this opportunity and get your Knowledge updated and have a wonderful Global Certificate at the end of Workshop, please register your name in the Workshop subject right now along with your registration in Indian Rupees or in USD through Demand Draft or Pay Order or Bank Transfer or Credit Card and you may pay the Workshop fees along with the Registration fee. This will help you to register immediately. Actually you may also send separate registration fees of Workshop (US $25 or INR1500/-) and inform conference@iufost2018.com, with a copy to gwyneth.alphonso@mmactiv.com. However, you must be a registered delegate to take the Workshop.


More than 27 industries have already committed, another 30 in the pipeline as of today with nearly 11 state governments along with Federal Ministries will all be part of the Expo with a clear knowledge business outlook and bringing in the latest to the participants. It is expected that nearly 200 booths in the expo will be there as we move forward. In case, you want any industry or scientific organization to come into Expo please contact Mr. Mahinder Singh, Director, Expo (mahinder.singh@mmactiv.com) immediately. Your dissipation of information is most important especially as Governing Council, Scientific Council, IAFoST, Academy Executive Council, Fellows, Chairs and Speakers and as an IUFoSTian!

Placement / Job booths for youngsters (including Post Doc positions globally):

The organizers have plans to create slots and B2B parking lots in the Expo for Industries and Academia and Individual Professors to utilize this opportunity for interviewing and even directly interacting with them (student / post docs) for their organization. This is a wonderful opportunity that you should not miss. The IUFoST India - Congress offers this new agenda and a proper forum to address this issue and will be a wonderful networking opportunity. This is getting popular both with Young Faculty, Students, Industry and Academia. However, we will vibrate as we move forward as per the requirement. Registered students may indicate their request by separate email.

The same evening Special Sessions for Youngsters, which include few B2B interactions on 25th of October, 2018 for "job fitting" and discussions with Potential Employers so that you have the benefit of the Industries and Academia globally and from India too. Please send your enquiries to Ms. Gwyneth Alphonso, (gwyneth.alphonso@mmactiv.com) for locking your time for this interview and opportunity. As the Congress comes nearer and nearer we would let you know the fine tuning of the program. This is a great opportunity indeed for your Job hunting with the right Industry and Academia and vice versa.

Other Events in the evening!

The Welcome reception is on the opening day (October 24, 2018) is for all and please look forward for it. Fellows' dinner is on October 25, 2018 as per coordination by invitation by IUFoST / IAFoST directly to Fellows and Gala Dinner on October 26, 2018 Payment to the Organizers as in Registration Form.

Accommodation and Travel:

In order to assist you in these two areas, a separate desk is formed and you can reach them through webpage and finalize your affordable accommodation and your participation by registration ahead of time so that there are no disappointments especially for affordable accommodation. (Webpage: https://www.iufost2018.com)

Explore India!

Your mind must be already in India and as you come to the Congress with a great planning ahead, you would experience the unique Incredible India and the expose of not only IUFoST Congress, but also the cultural heritage, the traditional knowledge and wisdom following 6000 years of documentation for this unique experience you need to travel around India. Therefore though this Congress will require five days, please do keep an additional 4 - 5 days to touch and feel India more! One can experience India through the passion, the compassion and the fashion (perhaps Bollywood!) as well as the sculpture, topography, people, language and 3000 plus traditional foods (Obviously, you need to really select per day what you want to eat as you may have 10 meals or 15 meals in India!). This would be something that will take you beyond IUFoST Congress 2018. Any help and clarifications you need on this, please do not hesitate to contact us and also Travel desk and I am confident that you will enjoy this Congress for excellent Science and Business and exceeding your expectation by adding Art, Culture & Cuisine, Friendship and Tourism all around.

Early Bird Registration:

With this update in case you have not sent in Abstract for Posters, please send one today and upload (you can send maximum two abstracts per name); in case you have not sent your Registration for Workshop, please register today. Please make use of Early Bird Registration Offer to register before June 15, 2018 of the approved abstracts.

This is especially for individuals who are coming to Congress as participants as this will save you money since this is one of the Congress of IUFoST where Registration Tariff has been kept perhaps the lowest for students and scientific delegates and please don't miss this opportunity.

Certificates and Recognition of your presence in the Congress:

The participant will receive a very wonderfully designed certificate in the IUFoST India Congress befitting to the quality of the congress and huge participation. One may perhaps carry along with also a workshop certificate, poster certificate and/or participation certificate and oral presentation certificates (as well as some of the IUFoST competitions award certificates, if you win it, of course !).

Just Register and attend:

I would also encourage you to Just Register and attend the Congress also as that is another way to be with the Congress for 5 days and gain more knowledge. So much to learn just as a Registrant from Industry, Academia, R&D Industries or a Individual or a Retired person? We have Menu for all of you ! Please do explore this unique Global Congress happening in Mumbai in India ! However those who want to come to Congress as Registrants may come in directly as Registrants and have Fun in Food Science and Technology as you spend the loaded five days here in Mumbai. You don't have to have a Poster, or Oral or a Speaker ! Attend all and gain knowledge and Professional friends.

Your link to us is website for Updates!

Keep visiting the website uploads regularly and look forward for your presence in Mumbai during the period October 22 - 28 (Congress from 23-27, 2018) perhaps even on October 29th where you can include a little bit of tourism around Mumbai and of course the shopping spree too (!) apart from the high scientific knowledge you would have gained and contributed.

These are all the updates as of May First week and we will come back to you from time to time for updates but at this juncture Focus is REGISTER FIRST. Please ensure that all the last dates are respected in your calendar and take the agenda of yours and your country's, your friend's, professional colleague's participation by circulating this information to the Colleagues and Members of your database. Time is running out and please do not disappoint yourself by logging in late ! (www.iufost2018.com) Looking forward to hear from you individually as to how you can bring in more participation into the Congress and make it Scientifically Robust and Industrial Participation in large numbers and Students.

Please do circulate this to as many of the professional colleagues as possible in your circle and in case English is not the native language in your Region, KINDLY TRANSLATE TO YOUR LOCAL LANGUAGE USING GOOGLE FACILITIES AND CIRCULATE TO YOUR COLLEAGUES / FRIENDS / PROFESSIONALS. That is a great service you would be doing to IUFoST Congress and we appreciate it indeed.

Please see attachment file for the latest brochure of IUFoST Congress. The expo inputs may not be the latest as it changes frequently but you will have a feeling for it.

With Warm Regards

Vish Prakash,
Chairman, 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science & Technology 2018,
October 23 - 27, 2018, Mumbai, India
Email: prakashvish@gmail.com

Website: https://www.iufost2018.com/

Please Register Today!