15th International Hydrocolloids Conference
2 – 5 March 2020
Bayview Eden Melbourne Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
Chair’s Welcome Address
We are delighted to welcome you to the 15th International Hydrocolloids Conference (IHC) which will take place from 2-5 March, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. We have an exciting program of plenary and invited speakers, contributed papers and posters.
Stefan Kasapis, Conference Chair
Greater Melbourne is home to a burgeoning food sector. It is Australia’s largest exporter of food products with exports soaring to $12 billion in 2014-2015. The main food export items include dairy ($2.3 billion), cereal ($2 billion), beef ($1.3 billion), sheep products ($2.5 billion), and fruits and nuts ($1.2 billion). The region supplies around 85% of Australia’s dairy exports to countries such as China, Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia.
Manufacturers including Cargill, Chobani, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter, Fonterra, Burra Foods, and Nestle, make Greater Melbourne the centre of food processing in Australia.
Innovation in food manufacture is supported by cutting-edge agri-food research facilities, including the Centre for AgriBioscience (AgriBio), CSIRO, DairyBio, Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), and RMIT University’s Food Research and Innovation Centre.
This is the second time that the IHC has been held in Melbourne, the first was the 7th conference in 2004.
The deadline for submission to both of these special issues will be 31 May 2020 and submissions will undergo a peer review process.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to Melbourne, named the world's most liveable city.