Cereal science and technology in Latin American will be in the spotlight in March 2018 in Mexico City when ICC and CIMMYT collaborate on two renowned international events! For the first time, CIMMYT-International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center will host the:
Both conferences will be held at the Hilton Mexico City Reforma in Mexico City. CIMMYT was selected as the host institute for LACC4 and IGW because of its long history of impactful research in cereals and in breeding.
11-14 March 2018
The 4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference is an international conference that promotes scientific and technological knowledge related to the production of grains, cereals and food and is aimed at professionals connected to the value chains of grains and cereals, from agricultural production to the food industry and consumers:
At LACC4 researchers from around the world will present on themes related to the productive chain of grain:
14-17 March 2018
The 13th edition of the International Gluten Workshop is organized with the ambitious objective of making this event the most important wheat quality conference for the global community. The IGW will focus on the latest in all wheat quality topics (not only gluten) and is designed for all grain quality scientists, nutrionists, breeders, agronomists, and professionals in the seed, milling and food industries. Researchers from around the world will report on progress made in topics such as:
IGW and CIMMYT will use this global reach to establish networks and define future projects to face the current challenges in the field.
On 14 March, the day in between both conferences, a visit to CIMMYT Headquarters in Texcoco (35 km from Mexico City) is scheduled, in which the participants will have the opportunity to learn about this international institution and its projects and to interact with CIMMYT scientists.
In addition, after the conferences, attendees are invited to visit the world-class wheat breeding facilities of CIMMYT in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora (2-hour flight from Mexico City), during the Global Wheat Program Visitors Week (20-22 March). At this annual event, wheat breeders, pathologists, agronomists, and scientists in other disciplines meet annually in Ciudad Obregón to learn more about CIMMYT’s wheat breeding program and to establish new networks of collaboration and projects.
Present your work and your company to experts in the Latin American region. We look forward to welcoming you in Mexico!
CIMMYT – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center – is the global leader in publicly-funded maize and wheat research and related farming systems. Headquartered near Mexico City, CIMMYT works with hundreds of partners throughout the developing world to sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat cropping systems, thus improving global food security and reducing poverty. CIMMYT is a member of the CGIAR System and leads the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and the Excellence in Breeding Platform. The Center receives support from national governments, foundations, development banks and other public and private agencies.
ICC is an independent, internationally recognized organisation of experts specialising in the milling of wheat and other cereals, bread making, and the production of other cereal-based foods from around the world. In more recent times ICC has expanded its focus to address issues that contribute to improved food quality, food safety and food security for the health and well-being of all people. ICC is an apolitical forum for all cereal scientists and technologists, a publisher of international standard methods and a scientific journal, an organiser of major national and international events in the field, a promoter of international cooperation on a global, regional and national level as well as a significant player in the coordination and participation in international research projects.
Mexico City is the capital and most populous city of Mexico. This city is one of the most important financial and cultural centers in the Americas. Named as “the metropolis that has it all” by the New York Times, Mexico City allows you to penetrate its streets and encounter their historical past; it offers bohemian corners nestled in traditional bars and restaurants that have become a haven for travelers and locals alike. It transports you to a surreal world comprised of the eclectic mix of wrestling matches, grand baroque aesthetic, and luxurious palaces. It has an incredibly diverse nightlife, where you will find everything from unconventional clubs to typical canteens, and venues that offer a cosmopolitan flavor, which represents but a fragment of the complex cultural mosaic that converges in this city. It comes as no surprise that it is considered one of the most exciting cities to visit. Mexico City is a destination with an extraordinary mysticism that revels in its overlapping plurality, folklore, and modernity; everything here is an intermixture, its pre-Hispanic roots present in its foundations, as shown by the Metropolitan Cathedral that sits on top of the pyramid of Tonatiuh. Everybody loves Mexico City, and so will you!
The activities of LACC4 and IGW will take place at Hilton Mexico City Reforma, a convenient downtown location, just footsteps from the historical downtown and the famous Reforma Avenue. Hilton Mexico City Reforma boasts 45,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space and a versatile convention center for up to 5,000 Guests. A top choice for business travelers, the hotel provides flexible meeting spaces, dining options and panoramic views all within steps of businesses and offices.
Address: Av. Juarez #70. Colonia centro, Ciudad de Mexico, 06010, Mexico