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Upcoming Events

World Seafood Congress 2017

10 September 2017 to 13 September 2017

The focus of the WSC 2017 is on the growth in the Blue-Bioeconomy, practical approach and cutting edge research for market innovation, food safety and food integrity.

​Three main pillars of the WSC 2017 are:

Seafood Innovation: Innovation stories and investment opportunities

Food safety in the context of seafood innovation and international trade

Food integrity: How to counteract food fraud in the age of increased e-commerce, tourism and demands of value chain transparency

​The World Seafood Congress brings together a global audience of seafood processors and importers, academia, public and private organisations, fish inspectors and government and other diverse disciplines to provide them opportunities to:

​Exchange information, ideas and methodologies for fish, seafood and associated products inspection, quality management and fish/seafood processing technology;

Foster interaction, understanding and professional collaboration among individuals, organizations and governments for the purpose of facilitating the global export and import of fish, seafood and associated products and their consumption;

Contribute to discussions and analysis of current fish/seafood inspection and control systems, regulatory regimes and fish/seafood processing infrastructure and suggest ways and means to improve fish, seafood and associated product quality and safety inspection and mitigate risk of fish/seafood origin consumer illness;

Disseminate knowledge about fish, seafood and associated products inspection and methodologies employed;
encourage development of global fish, seafood and associated products, product standards and new fish/seafood inspection systems, methodologies and technologies;

Promote advancement of the state-of-the-art in research and education on fish/seafood inspection and control systems and risk analysis and their integration into everyday application;

Provide services to its members to assist them in developing their careers as fish/seafood inspectors; and

Provide fish, seafood and associated product inspection, quality management and fish/seafood processing technology consultative, inspection and audit services to individuals and organizations.

The first World Seafood Congress (WSC) was held in Halifax in 1969. The second congress was held 27 years later in Washington where it was concluded that frequent meetings would be useful to share experience and practices. Since 1996 the World Seafood Congress (WSC) has been held every 2nd year all around the world.

The WSC was initiated by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). The Congress is owned by The International Association of Food Inspectors (IAFI). Each conference is organised by a selected institute in the host country, WSC 2017 is organised by Matís ltd. - Icelandic Food and Biotech R&D.

Better Off Blue – Creating synergies for a bio-based society

27 September 2017 to 28 September 2017

The second large-scale SUBMARINER conference will take place in Berlin, Germany on 27–28 September 2017. It aims to identify the most promising actions for real progress towards a blue bioeconomy and bio-based society in the Baltic Sea Region. To this end, it will bring together and create synergies between the work of policy makers and representatives of businesses and research institutions. Along a range of cross-cutting topics, the event will showcase advances made in the current Submariner Network projects and other initiatives from all parts of the Baltic Sea Region.

The plenary sessions will feature insights from inspirational keynote speakers and expert panelists. An excellent matchmaking opportunity, the conference will provide ample time for structured and informal b2b networking. Its parallel workshops will include topics such as the valorisation of ecosystem services, marine trends on the food market, biobased materials & chemicals and many more. Real-world cases from each of these areas will serve as a springboard for discussion. As the Submariner Network is an umbrella flagship for innovation, our aim is to arrive at a conference declaration positioning the Network, its stakeholders and actions with a view to the European Commission’s implementation strategy for blue growth in the Baltic Sea Region.

The SUBMARINER Network is organising the conference in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, the Environment and Rural Areas of Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) and the project Baltic Blue Growth. The event will take place in the representation of Schleswig-Holstein to the Federal Government in Berlin, Germany on 27 and 28 September 2017.



VII International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology - BioMicroWorld2017

18 October 2017 to 20 October 2017

This three-day conference which will be held in Madrid, Spain, will offer an excellent opportunity for researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines to present, exchange and disseminate information and experiences in the fields of industrial microbiology, biotechnology, environmental sciences, food and medical microbiology and other related fields. Have a look at the detailed list of topics proposed for the conference.

BioMicroWorld2017 consolidates a series of conferences, whose last edition was attended by around 515 researchers from more than 65 countries. We expect this year’s edition to be as successful as the previous one in terms of quality, relevance and attendance.

If you are interested in presenting your most relevant recent research results at the conference, we now welcome proposals for oral, poster or virtual presentations.



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