The AFC 2023 aims to bring together stakeholders from the food industry to explore the “what’s next”, to future-proof the food and agriculture supply in ASEAN, in particular, and the world, in general.
The world is facing multi-dimensional food crisis, such as the Coronavirus pandemic, climate change, geopolitical tension, export ban, and others. These have rippling effects on the global socio-economy and undermining food security.
This three-day conference - through presentations and discussions in plenary, scientific and poster sessions, as well as informal gatherings, will feature distinguished speakers from the academia, government, industry, trade associations, and consumer groups from the ASEAN and the international community who will be discussing current and emerging issues and the role of food science and technology in enhancing sustainable food supply chain, that is affordable to all.
Objectives of the conference:
- To highlight advances and new findings in food science, technology, and services to provide the underpinning science, tools and education to support innovative solutions to strengthen the supply and trade of safe and wholesome food in the region, and globally.
- To address threats to the regional and global supply chain disruption and discuss long-term solutions on the impact on the environment, health, and nutrition.
- To foster networking and linkages between the regional and global food scientists and technologists.
- To increase global competitiveness of regional food education, research, and innovation.
About the Conference:
The ASEAN Food Conference was first held in Singapore in 1982 and has since become a joint activity of ASEAN Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI) and the Federation of Institutes of Food Science and Technology in ASEAN (FIFSTA). It is held every 2 or 3 years by an ASEAN country that also has an Institute of Food Science and Technology in their country and is a member of FIFSTA.
Who should attend:
We are expecting participants from the region and globally, comprising scientists, technologists, students, stakeholders from the food and related industry, as well as other interested parties. This event will provide a platform for robust discussions and sharing of ideas on the latest research, innovations, and applications in the field of Food Science and Technology.