GHI makes presentations and holds general membership and working group meetings in conjunction with international scientific conferences throughout the year.

Our meetings are open to members and scientists interested in joining GHI. Members who are making GHI-focused presentations can request a listing here by e-mailing conference details to

September 2024

22nd IUFoST World Congress 2024 of Food Science and Technology

8. September 2024 to 12. September 2024

Venue: Via della Fiera 23 – 47923 Rimini (IT)


IUFoST 2024 will be held in Rimini, certainly among the most welcoming Italian places, from September 8 to 12, 2024. IUFoST have lined up an exciting programme that will include industry-based workshops, distinguished plenary and keynote speakers, industry led concurrent sessions, applied research presentations and a plethora of networking opportunities since we expect to attract more than 2,500 delegates from Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific and worldwide. Don't miss the chance to meet: Food Scientists Food Industry Professionals Key Opinion Leaders Start-ups

IMPORTANT DATES DEADLINES: The Scientific Committee is evaluating all abstracts received, and all authors will be notified of their acceptance by the end of April/beginning of May.

The deadline of Early Bird registration will be postponed to May 16th, 2024, to allow the authors to benefit from the reduced fee.

For more information:

June 2024

3rd UNIFood International Conference – UNIFood2024

28. June 2024 to 29. June 2024

Venue: University of Belgrade, Rectory building, Studentski trg 1, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Organizer: University of Belgrade and Faculty of Agriculture, University of Belgrade

First Announcement and Call for Papers On behalf of the Scientific Committee, it is our great pleasure to inform you about the 3rd UNIFood International Conference – UNIFood2024 that will be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 28th to 29th June 2024.

Conference will bring together food scientists, technologists, researchers, nutritionists, engineers and entrepreneurs to exchange knowledge about the latest advances in all aspects of food production, processing, sustainability, safety and security, nutrition and health, hi-tech equipment, ethics and knowledge transfer supporting environment.

IMPORTANT DATES DEADLINES: Early Registration April 20, 2024, Late Registration June 1, 2024,

Abstract submission deadline April 20, 2024 Abstract notification of acceptance May 1, 2024.

For more information:

International Food Safety Day 2024

6. June 2024 to 8. June 2024


In order to mark the "International Food Safety Day 2024", we intend to organize a local GHI workshop entitled „Food safety and trends in global legislative harmonization” which will take place on June 7, 2024, starting at 3:30 p.m. Bucharest time. This workshop will be organized within the International Conference "Agriculture for Life, Life for Agriculture"  06-08 of June 2024), and will appear in the conference program in section 6 - Biotechnology. Conference participants, as well as those interested in the field, will be able to participate physically, the event will take place in the building of the Faculty of Biotechnology of USAMV Bucharest, in the Aula Magna "Prof. dr. Gheorghe Câmpeanu" - 1st floor. 

Please the conference website for more information:

May 2024


27. May 2024 to 24. June 2024

Venue/Format: Live broadcasts and recordings will be available after the event.

Language: All webinars will be in English.

Duration: Each lecture lasts one hour, with three webinars in each block.

Fee: Free, funded by the EU within the METROFOOD-EPI project:

We would like to invite you to a series of free METROFOOD webinars focused on innovations and scientific research in the food sector. The webinar topics will range from diagnostic technologies to genomics, with an emphasis on key contemporary issues such as alternative protein sources and food safety. These interactive sessions will offer participants not only an up-to-date overview of trends but also practical knowledge that can be applied in practice.

Registration is open at the following link:

Please visit for more information

November 2022

36th EFFoST Conference 2022 7-9 November 2022 | Dublin, Ireland

7. November 2022 to 9. November 2022


If you are coming along to the EFFoST Conference, next week, please join us on Tuesday November 8th for the GHI special session in Room 441, Level 4 from 13:45 to 15:50.

The annual international conference of The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) will take place in Dublin, Ireland from 7-9 November2022. Bringing together food professionals to facilitate knowledge and technology exchange around this year's theme of shaping the production of sustainable, healthy foods for the future.

The Global Harmonization Initiative will present its special session namely “Global Harmonization Initiative - Available, sustainable, healthy food for the future through networking sound science“ within the conference on November 8 from 13:45 to 15:50am in room 441, Level 4.

Talks within the GHI special session will be: 

  • Nicola Stanley - Introduction to the Global Harmonization Initiative
  • John Points - The complexity of regulations for human milk
  • Nadiya Boyko - Healthy nutrition based on food-omics data and meeting 3P (predictive, preventive and personalized) medicine expectations
  • Eniola Oni - Aflatoxin assessment in blood serum of rural households consuming mouldy grains in Ogun State, Nigeria
  • Diána Bánáti - Edible insects for human consumption
  • Filiz Hazal - Food waste recovery: Microwave assisted extraction
  • Hilde Wijngaard - Challenges in valorising food waste for small and medium-sized enterprises

The session will be chaired by  Nicola Stanley and Hilde Wijngaard.

October 2022

21st IUFoST World Congress of Food Science & Technology, 31 October – 3 November 2022, Singapore

31. October 2022 to 3. November 2022

If you are coming along to the IUFoST World Congress in Singapore, please join us on November 3rd for this GHI special session.

In just a few days’ time, the future of food: innovation, sustainability and health will be discussed at a four-day global congress in Singapore. The congress delegates are gathering from all around the world for the 21st IUFoST World Congress of Food Science & Technology held from Oct. 31 to Nov. 3 in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore ( They are all eager to share experience and generate new ideas. In addition to an opportunity to exchange scientific experience, the congress will present an opportunity for scientists and representatives of the food industry to meet face-to-face to discuss future collaborative work as in the good old days before Covid-19.

The Global Harmonization Initiative will present its special session namely “Food Safety, Security, Nutrition and Precision Health“ within the congress on November 3 from 8.30-10.00am in room BR6. Talks within the GHI special session will be:

  • Associate Professor Michael Murkovic on “Chemical food safety in an increasingly complex world”
  • Professor Marco Dalla Rosa on “Anonymous whistleblowing in the food chain”
  • Dr Rui Costa on “The status of whistleblowing legislation in the food sector”
  • Dr Hamid Ezzatpanah on the “The importance of harmonization of law and regulations: Viral decontamination of food, food contact surfaces, and water”
  • Professor Dora Marinova on the “Food and sustainability transition”
  • Dr Diana Bogueva “Consumer Perceptions of alternative proteins”
  • Professor Chin-Kun Wang on “Nutrition and precision health”

The session will be chaired by Dr Huub Lelieveld and Dr Diana Bogueva.

8th International Conference on Dietary Fibre 2022

16. October 2022 to 18. October 2022

The 8th International Conference on Dietary Fibre 2022, organised by the Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Biochemistry of the KU Leuven (BE) and ICC, will be held in Leuven (BE) on 16-18 October 2022.

DF22 is entitled Towards Unlocking the Full Potential of Fibre for Food, Function and Global Health and aims at finding answers to challenging and topical questions, like:

  • Is all undigested food DF?
  • Which novel tools can help unravel DF structure-function relationships in silico and in vivo?
  • What role can DF play in animal protein replacement strategies?
  • Can DF-plant protein interactions be leveraged to improve functionality in food systems?
  • Can food fermentation be used to enhance the functional and nutritional properties of DF?
  • Do purified DF and DF in an intact plant matrix exert different functionalities and health benefits?
  • Can DF properties be directed to optimise the composition of the gut microbiome?

The conference addresses scientists and representatives of the industry and academia from all over the world, bringing together experts of different areas of dietary fibre research, including food (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, technology, processing, fermentation, quality and human and animal health.

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended and you can submit your abstracts for the DF22 until 21st of June 2022. We would be delighted if you take the opportunity to participate in the extension and make numerous contributions!

Benefit from the early bird registration!

July 2022

20th International ICC Conference

5. July 2022 to 7. July 2022

ICC and BOKU, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna will organize the 20th International ICC Conference from 5-7 July 2022 in Vienna/Austria, about “Future Challenges for Cereal Science and Technology” (

The program will cover aspects and latest developments starting from crop production with special emphasis on the change of climate and its influence of the world nutrition, via cereal processing, nutrition, analytics, quality and safety up to market trends and consumer demands to tackle the needs in the cereal business today and tomorrow.

The ICC2022 will be a great forum and an excellent opportunity to convene and collaborate, to build new connections and to renew friendships.

All stakeholders in the grain food chains are called to support this event by contributing with their expertise and sharing the results of their work in oral and poster presentations as well as panel discussions and tabletop exhibitions.

June 2022

ONE-Health, Environment, Society Conference 2022

21. June 2022 to 24. June 2022

Location: Online

Watch for the opening of the call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations which will be during the months of May-June 2022.


November 2021

35th EFFoST Conference 2021

1. November 2021 to 4. November 2021

Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

The 35th EFFoST Conference Committee is collaborating with the GHI Leadership on a proposed session on "Novel food technologies in relation to food security, safety, sustainability and consumer acceptance”. Please plan for this. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 28 May 2021.

Abstracts or ideas for the GHI session may be sent to Diana Bogueva.


September 2021

Innova 2021 (the 10th International Symposium of Food Innovation and Development)

27. September 2021 to 1. October 2021

Location: Online

The call for abstracts remains open until the 2nd July 2021.


24th Biennial SAAFosT Congress 2021

20. September 2021 to 22. September 2021

Location: Online

The abstract submission deadline was 16 April 2021. All interested participants can check the website for any updates.


June 2021

ISEKI-Food 2021 ONLINE conference

23. June 2021 to 25. June 2021

The deadline for abstract submission is close; please check the conference website for more information:

Food Safety Summit 2021

8. June 2021 to 9. June 2021

Location: Online

The inaugural Food Safety Summit in 2020 focused on all the lessons learned during the global pandemic. This year’s summit follows closely on the theme for last year and addresses even more relevant developments.


10th “Agriculture for life, life for agriculture” conference 2021

3. June 2021 to 5. June 2021

Location: Bucharest, Romania

Click here for additional information.