Keynote speakers announced for the 31st EFFoST International Conference

July 04, 2017

Every year, the prestigious EFFoST International Conference brings together world-renowned researchers, policymakers and professionals from multidisciplinary food-related fields. We’re excited to announce the line-up of keynote speakers for the 31st edition of the EFFoST International Conference.

To continue the strong tradition of previous conferences, the organizers have arranged an impressive lineup of keynote speakers for this year’s edition:


  • Harry Aiking, IVM-VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Sustainable Protein Supply: Nutrition in Transition?)
  • Marie Alminger, Chalmers University of Tecnology, Sweden (Bioavailability of nutrients)
  • Serafim Bakalis, University of Birmingham, UK (Engineering understanding of eating processes)
  • Matthias Brunner, Tsenso, Germany (IoT - Fresh Index)
  • Cecilia Díaz-Méndez, University of Oviedo, Spain (A sociological analysis of the conflicts within the agrifood system. The challenges of a healthy diet.)
  • Juan Manuel Domínguez-Ortega, Complex Interactive Processes Institute, Belgium (Will technology and procedures prevent you from the next crisis?)
  • Catherine Mignot, DSM Nutritional Products, Switzerland (Novel food regulation)
  • Wim Haentjens, European Commission, Belgium (Food 2030)
  • Marta Hugas, EFSA, Italy (Challenges for food safety in a global market)
  • Alan Kelly, University College Cork, Ireland (Novel strategies and technologies for tailoring dairy formulations)
  • Dietrich Knorr, Technical University of Berlin, Germany (Professional Networks and advances in Food Science and Technology)
  • Huub Lelieveld, Global Harmonization Initiative, Austria (Why harmonize food regulations and how to make it work in practice?)
  • Uri Lesmes, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel (In-vitro digestion models)

This is just a selection of all the speakers. Click here for an overview of the complete line-up. The 2017 conference will explore solutions to current and future challenges such as food safety & security, food fraud, waste reduction & sustainability, analytical techniques, novel technologies, functional foods, nutrition & health, gastronomy, entrepreneurship, open innovation & strategic alliances and knowledge transfer management. The program of the conference will be announced soon.


Early bird discount

If you register before the 15th of September 2017, you will receive a discount on your registration fee. Click here for more details on fees.



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