15th International Cereal and Bread Congress (ICBC), 18-21 April 2016, Istanbul, Turkey - PROGRAMME & SECURITY

ICBC 2016

The countdown to the 15th International Cereal and Bread Congress (ICBC) from 18-21 April 2016 in Istanbul is running. ICC - the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and ICC's national representation in Turkey, Hacettepe University, who is acting as main organiser of this congress, are looking forward to welcoming you together with more than 400 delegates from around 40 countries from all continents at Military Museum and Culture Site, one of the most popular and secure venues for hosting conferences in Istanbul.

Excellent speakers and outstanding contributions in the areas of storage, marketing and development of innovative cereal products meeting consumers' needs (added values in convenience, taste, nutrition and health, safety and security), exploiting new raw materials/ingredients and new technologies, producing functional foods in the legal framework, and alternative uses of cereals are waiting for you at the ICBC. Please check the PROGRAMME for any further details at www.icbc2016.org/en/#draft-scientific-programme.

Two pre-conference workshops on Monday morning are completing the official programme. See their detailed programme and sign up for any of them as soon as possible since places are limited. Both workshops are free of charge.

  • 18 April 2016, 09:00-12:00: Measurement of Polysaccharides and Enzymes in Cereal Grains and Cereal-based Foods; organized by Megazyme
  • 18 April 2016, 09:00-12:00: Frozen Dough (Frodo) - Processing and ingredients; organized by DSM

All congress participants are invited to the WELCOME RECEPTION on Monday, 18 April. This event will be free of charge and will give a great opportunity to all researchers and manufacturers, policy makers and representatives from regulatory bodies, representatives from industry and SMEs in the areas of food production, grain/crop breeding and growing, storage, milling, baking and food processing as well as students and professionals for networking at the crossroad of different continents and cultures!

On Wednesday, 20 April we would like to offer you a Gala Dinner which will be on a cruise through Bosphorus, where you are going to have an enjoyable dinner with music at an elegant atmosphere. In the meantime you will have the opportunity to see the breath taking panoramic view of Istanbul on both European and Asian sides. Please register for this event at www.icbc2016.org/en/#social-activities.

Several attractive sponsorship options are offered, some of which have table top exhibition included in the fee. Sponsoring the 15th ICBC is an effective way to reach the world's scientists, students, and technicians of the Cereal Community. Use this opportunity to showcase your brand name and effectively build product awareness worldwide. You want to BECOME A SPONSOR and support the 15th ICBC? Be quick since there are only few chances left! Please find all details at www.icbc2016.org/en/#sponsorship-opportunities.

Your safety is our priority! The congress organizers are aware of recent terrorist attacks and threats from international and indigenous groups, and will do all in their power to provide you a secure conference environment. We closely work together with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and other local Turkish Authorities to guarantee the highest security for our participants. It is recommended that participants follow some safety rules which will be indicated on the congress website after getting latest information from the officials.

Please note that ONLINE REGISTRATION is open till 10 April 2016 through the congress website at www.icbc2016.org/en/#registration-fees after having registered for an account.

Should you need any further information please check the conference website www.icbc2016.org or get in contact with the congress secretariat at infoaticbc2016 [dot] org.

We look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul at the 15th ICBC!

Dr. Hamit Köksel
Chair of the 15th ICBC
ICC President Elect
Hacettepe University, Food Engineering Department

Mag. Michaela Pichler
ICC Secretary General