APGC23 Recap!

The 3rd ICC Asia-Pacific Grain Conference (APGC23), Co-hosted by International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC), Chinese Cereals and Oils Association (CCOA), and Henan University of Technology (HAUT), was held successfully on November 8-10, 2023, in Zhengzhou, China.

Focusing on the theme of "Grain Science and Technology Empowering a Better Life: From the Asia-Pacific to the World", APGC23 built a high-level and cross-field international platform to exchange and discuss the cutting-edge concepts and research results in the fields of green storage, cereal science and technology, oil & fat science and technology, quality and safety and etc. Valuable presentations were delivered including 12 plenary keynote presentations, 179 session presentations within 17 topics. To promote active participation from students, postgraduate student forums were arranged where a total of 45 oral presentations and 13 Best Youth Presentations were selected. Meantime, two Best Posters sponsored by the official journal of ICC— The Journal of Cereal Science were also selected. At the closing ceremony, the Excellent Organization Award and the Outstanding Contribution Award were also presented to session moderators and the companies for their great contribution to APGC23. Activities such as popular science exhibitions, new technologies and achievements exhibitions, and technology visits were also held.

Representatives from the International Association for Cereal Science and Technology (ICC) were also present at this dynamic event, with ICC's Secretary General, Veronika Haslinger, and President, Gerhard Schleining, leading the charge in representing the organization.

This event attracted more than 500 representatives of government agencies, academic institutions, R&D centers and related enterprises in the grain industry and upstream and downstream fields from over 20 countries/regions to gather together to disseminate knowledge, exchange ideas, share achievements, discuss cooperation.