Scientific Programme Organisers: 

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)


Themes and Priorities 

Three mega food challenges currently sit front and centre stage for all professionals working in the food sector:

  • Food Security (supply chain robustness, food affordability)
  • Health and Nutrition (obesity, allergens, nutritional density) 
  • The Environment (sustainability, biodiversity, net zero)

None of these themes act in isolation and it is the combination of each of these that bring the greatest challenges, and which are the focus for our highly relevant and practical conference this year. Opportunities to update your knowledge and network with colleagues and members abound at SC23 – IFST’s technical and professional development conference. 

Why should I attend?

After two years of conferences online we are excited to bring you a LIVE In Person Event. Educational yet practical in the topics and talks covered, we explore the challenges you are facing day-to-day around food safety, food affordability and authenticity, coupled with solutions and ideas showcasing innovative science and technologies from across a variety of disciplines. Each session will also feature a fascinating line-up of science applied tot he real world including research on how climate change impacts crops and finished products on sale, innovations in minimising food waste, new technologies to bring us sustainable foods,  and more. Our conference is enriched by a thought-provoking programme of industry relevant and experienced professional speakers. 

You will also have a unique opportunity to network in person with fellow delegates and exhibitors. SC23 will provide you with plenty of opportunities to add to your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and most importantly, it will also provide you with practical presentations on topics that you can learn from and apply in your own work.


Early bird rates open until 24 February 2023 

Nutrition Society Members can benefit from £10 off their registration fee. To access the discount code, log into your membership area, then my benefits and partnership discounts.