The 29th EFFoST International Conference was held in Athens, Greece from 10-12 November 2015 under the theme: Food Science Research and Innovation: Delivering sustainable solutions to the global economy and society. The Conference was organized by the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) on behalf of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST).
The theme and program of the conference reflected the current philosophy of sustainability in both scientific research and applications in the multidisciplinary field of food. During its course, the conference was a forum for the broader spectrum of food science research and innovation as well as a meeting point for an international audience of researchers, scientists, engineers, policy makers, professionals and students. Delegates from 57 countries participated in cross fertilization of new knowledge, ideas and applications, promoted networking and collaboration and enhanced academia and industry synergism in the quest for sustainable innovations for the global economy and society and last but not least shared the hospitality of Athens, the birthplace of congresses.
More than 800 high quality abstracts, which were reviewed by the prominent members of the Scientific Committee, resulting in 400 Poster and 235 Oral presentations in 33 thematic sessions covering 10 major above topics. Invited speakers from academia, food industry and the European Commission delivered plenary or session opening presentations. Special sessions were organized, including the European Academy of Food Engineering session, the Young Scientists session and several sessions covering research and innovation in cutting edge areas. During the closing Ceremony, the EFFoST Student of the Year Award and the Young Scientist Award were presented to the selected participating young scientists. Important pre‐ and post‐conference workshops and events complement the array of activities for the conference participants.