ICC wishes all of you a Merry Christmas and a successful 2016!

On behalf of all staff at ICC Headquarters in Vienna and all ICC Officials around the globe I would like to thank you for your trust and collaboration in the past year.

We can look back at another successful year in ICC, thanks to the great collaboration of the global ICC network of members and stakeholders.

Some highlights in 2015 were:

  • the successful organisation of the three major conferences: the 3rd ICC Latin America Cereal Conference (LACC3) in Curitiba/Brazil, which has also been ICC's 60th Anniversary Conference; the 6th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015 (DF15) with INRA in Paris/France; and the Joint ICC/AISTEC Conference at the World Expo 2015 "Grains for feeding the world" in Milan/Italy.
  • the co-organisation and endorsement of numerous other international conferences and meetings around the globe (e.g. the 2nd International Symposium of Food Science and Human Wellness in Zhuzhou, Hunan/China; the Flour Mill 2015 in Moscow/Russia; the International Rice Conference in Pingtung/Taiwan; and the Flour-Bread '15 in Osijek/Croatia).
  • the extension of the ICC Online Store where now all electronic and printed publications are available.
  • the implementation and finalisation of several EU funded research projects with ICC involvement.
  • the reorganisation of the existing ICC Technical Committee resulting in a new TC ready to start its work beginning of 2016.
  • the development of new communication channels - ICC is now also available at LinkedIn and also soon on Facebook.
  • the acquisition of new ICC Members.

We are looking forward to providing ever improving services to the cereals and food science and technology communities and we hope for your continuous trust also in 2016 and beyond!

On behalf of ICC - International Association for Cereal Science and Technology I would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season and a Successful New Year!

2016 will offer several opportunities to meet ICC and colleagues from around the globe and we hope to see you at one or the other ICC supported meeting, e.g. 18-21 April 2016 at the 15th International Cereal and Bread Congress (ICBC) 2016 (www.icbc2016.org).

Michaela Pichler
ICC Secretary General

PS: Please mind that ICC Headquarters will be closed between 24 December 2015 and 6 January 2016.