Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 2nd Black Sea Association of Food science and Technology - B-FoST 2018 Congress on Food, it is our great pleasure and privilege to invite you to join us in Yerevan, Armenia, from 15-17 October 2018.

This biannual Congress is gathering the representatives of universities and research institutes, but also food producers and distributors, to promote research, development, innovation and education within food science and technology.

Under the theme of Global and Local Challenges in Food Science and Technology, we would like to invite all interested scientists, professionals, companies, governmental officials and professional associations working in the fields of food production, food processing, food quality and safety, nutrition, engineering and design, innovative technologies from Europe and all around the world to attend this event.

This Congress is organized in cooperation with: European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group (EHEDG), Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI), European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST), ISEKI-Food Association (IFA), International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFOST).

B-FoST 2018 Congress gives a unique opportunity for food scientists, researchers, technologists, producers and nutritionists, young scientists and students for presentation of results and findings of their own work, exchange information on new processes. B-FoST 2018 congress will be focused on latest progress in Fundamental and Applied Food Science, Hygienic Engineering and Design , Food Adulteration, Novel Food Engineering Technologies, Food Safety Laws and Regulations, Food testing and Quality Control, Microbiological and Chemical Aspects of Food Safety, Nutrition, Health and Food Technology, Cleaning ,Washing and Disinfection Procedure at the Food Factory.

All specialized companies, institutes, and related vendors are invited to present their latest products and services in the exhibition space. It offers an excellent and unique opportunity to attract new customers, to build a network, to seek new business opportunity, to present innovative products, equipment, materials, and services in the area of food equipment manufacturing and food production.

This Congress is also a platform for the dissemination of knowledge gained through domestic, EU and international projects to the wide audience from all around the world. At the same time congress attendees will have opportunity to participate at the Exhibition and B2B meetings.

Congress is also offering HACCP training and EHEDG basic courses on Hygienic Engineering and Design. More about these trainings you can find on Congress web page in Trainings subsection.

Very interesting and impressive social events are going be organized in Armenia to show Congress participants our country beauties, traditions, history, heritage and hospitality.

We are looking forward to meet you at the 2nd B-FoST 2018 Congress in Yerevan.

Prof. Karine Grigoryan
B-FoST Congress President