The 8th International Food Convention (IFCON-2018), a mega event of the Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (I) in association with the CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) and DRDO-Defence Food Research Laboratory (DFRL), will be held in Mysuru in December.
The once-in-five-year international event that brings together all the stakeholders in food science and technology, academia, industry, researchers and entrepreneurs from India and abroad, has been scheduled from December 12 to 15 on the CFTRI campus.
The theme this year is ‘Holistic approaches for Start-ups, Human Resource Training for Agriculture and Food Industry Gemmation (HASTAG). This year, the event has been supported by the Union Ministry of Food Processing and FSSAI.
There will be dedicated sessions for education and training, food safety and security, funding for setting up of the start-ups and research ethics in research publication, and start-up success stories.