1st ICC Asia-Pacific Grain Conference - Thank you to all participants!


The 1st ICC Asia-Pacific Grains Conference (APGC) which was co-organised by ICC - The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and CCOA - The Chinese Cereals and Oils Association,  took place in Xiamen, a beautiful coastal city in southeast China, May 21-24, 2017 and attracted over 500 participants. Thank you to all speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and participants for making this event premiere such a success!

ICC members benefited from discounted registration rates! Several attractive Sponsorship packages were offered to ensure an effective showcasing to an international audience as well as stakeholders in the Asia-Pacific-Region.

On the theme "Science and Innovations in Grains: From Asia-Pacific to the World" Some of the interdisciplinary plenary speech topics were:

  • Main Challenges for a Sustainable Cereal Sector
  • New pathways for healthy food innovation and their support by regulations
  • The industry of edible vegetable oils in China: Current development and future trends
  • Food Security Strategy in China: Towards 2030
  • The Role of Grain Storage in Global Food Security
  • The Development of Food Industry and Application of Information Technology in China
  • The meaning of development of grain industry and whole grain foods to the structural reforms on the grains supply side

The 1st ICC APGC was designed to promote scientific and technological knowledge and innovations related to the processing, utilisation, green storage, quality and safety, health and nutrition, and consumer needs of grains, oil seeds, pulses, and foods to help shape their future in the Asia-Pacific region. The conference aimed at attracting a diversified audience of researchers, product developers, industry representatives, legislators, and stakeholders from around the world, but especially the Asia-Pacific region.