LACC4 and IGW, Mexico City, 11 - 17 March 2018 - Save the dates!

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We are pleased to announce that in March 2018 CIMMYT-International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will host the LACC4 - 4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference 11-14 March 2018 which will be organized together with ICC-International Association for Cereal Science and Technology as well as the IGW - 13th International Gluten Workshop 14-17 March 2018. Both conferences will be held adjacently at the Hilton Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico. About the events:

LACC4
4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference

11-14 March 2018The 4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference is an international conference that promotes scientific and technological knowledge related to the production of grains, cereals and food and is aimed at professionals connected to the value chains of grains and cereals, from agricultural production to the food industry and consumers:

•Cereal scientists and researchers from 
agriculture and food research centers
•Universities and academia
•Food industry professionals in research and 
development, production and quality areas
•Policy makers from government institutions
•Trade associations connected to the food industry

At LACC4 researchers from around the world will present on themes related to the productive chain of grain:

•Agricultural production
•Food safety
•Nutritional composition
•Food formulation
•Laboratory analysis
•Regulatory aspects, political and economical

IGW
13th International Gluten Workshop

14-17 March 2018
The 13th edition of the International Gluten Workshop is organized with the ambitious objective of making this event the most important wheat quality conference for the global community. The IGW will focus on the latest in all wheat quality topics (not only gluten) and is designed for all grain quality scientists, breeders and professionals in the seed, milling and food industries. Researchers from around the world will report on progress made and share knowledge in topics such as:

•Wheat grain structural and functional components (gluten proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, bioactive components, etc.)
•Equipment and methodologies to analyze wheat quality traits
•Genetics and breeding for wheat quality
•Progress in processing technologies and industrial uses
•Health benefits of wheat and gluten adverse reactions

IGW and CIMMYT will use this global reach to establish networks and define future projects to face the current challenges in the field.

On 14 March, the day in between both conferences, a visit to CIMMYT Headquarters in Texcoco (35 km from Mexico City) is scheduled, in which the participants will have the opportunity to learn about this international institution and its projects and to interact with CIMMYT scientists. 

In addition, after the conferences, attendees are invited to visit the world-class wheat breeding facilities of CIMMYT in Ciudad Obregon, Sonora (2-hour flight from Mexico City), during the Global Wheat Program Visitors Week (March 20-22). At this annual event, wheat breeders, pathologists, agronomists, and scientists in other disciplines meet annually in Ciudad Obregon to learn more about CIMMYT's wheat breeding program and to establish new networks of collaboration and projects.

Registration for all the events and abstracts submission will be open soon. All event details will be made available under cereals2018.cimmyt.org

Opportunities to sponsor both conferences will be also available - please stay tuned! 

For more information or with any questions, please contact Carlos Guzman at c [dot] guzmanatcgiar [dot] org or the ICC Headquarters at officeaticc [dot] or [dot] at

We look forward to welcoming you in Mexico! 

Sincerely, 

Hamit Koksel (Chair of LACC4 |ICC President)
Michaela Pichler (ICC Secretary General | CEO)
Jennifer Nelson (Global Wheat Program Manager | CIMMYT)
Carlos Guzman (Chair of IGW | CIMMYT)

On behalf of the Conference Committees

CIMMYT and ICC are co-organising LACC4 and IGW 11-17 March 2018 in Mexico City.