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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.

4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference

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:

  • Cereal scientists and researchers from agriculture and food research centers
  • Universities and academia
  • Food industry professionals in research and development, production and quality areas
  • Policy makers from government institutions
  • Trade associations connected to the food industry

At LACC4 researchers from around the world will present on themes related to the productive chain of grain:

  • Quality and quality assessment
  • Cereal processing technologies
  • Cereal foods
  • Nutrition and health
  • Food safety and food security
  • Recent developments in breeding and agronomy
  • Food legumes
  • Feeds and animal feeding

13th International Gluten Workshop

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:

  • Contribution of wheat grain components and their interactions to industrial and nutritional quality (gluten proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, bioactive components, enzymatic activity)
  • Innovations on the analysis of wheat quality parameters: technologies and methodologies.
  • Progress in milling and processing technologies
  • End-use quality of bread and durum wheat and other cereals possessing gluten-like proteins
  • Genetics and breeding for wheat processing and nutritional quality improvement
  • Industrial and non-food uses of gluten
  • Health benefits of wheat and gluten adverse reactions
  • Deploying genetic resources for end-use and nutritional quality improvement

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.

Registration for all the events and abstracts submission will be open soon. We look forward to welcoming you in Mexico!

  • Hamit Koksel

    Hamit Koksel

    Chair of LACC4 and ICC President
    Hacettepe, Turkey
  • Michaela Pichler

    Michaela Pichler

    Secretary General | CEO
    ICC, Austria
  • Jennifer Nelson

    Jennifer Nelson

    Global Wheat Program Manager
    CIMMYT, Mexico
  • Carlos Guzman

    Carlos Guzman

    Chair of IGW
    CIMMYT, Mexico

About the organizers

 

The City

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!

Historic Center

Historic Center

Palace Of Fine Arts

Palace Of Fine Arts

Frida Kahlo House Museum

Frida Kahlo House Museum

Independence Monument

Independence Monument

Xochimilco

Xochimilco

National Antropology Museum

National Antropology Museum

Chapultepec Castle

Chapultepec Castle

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan

Event Headquartes

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

  • View panoramico

    View panoramico

  • View terrace

    View terrace

  • View convention center

    View convention center

Committees

LACC Scientific Committee

IGW Scientific Committee

Organizing Committee

  • Michaela Pichler

    Michaela Pichler

    Chair LACC management
    ICC, Austria
  • Jennifer Nelson

    Jennifer Nelson

    Chair IGW and co-chair LACC management
    CIMMYT, Mexico
  • Hamit Koksel

    Hamit Koksel

    ICC/Hacettepe
    University, Turkey
  • Carlos Guzman

    Carlos Guzman

    CIMMYT,
    Mexico
  • Karen Castro

    Karen Castro

    Executive Secretary
    CIMMYT, Mexico
  • Marcella Gross-Varga

    Marcella Gross-Varga

    Conference management
    ICC, Austria

Registration

LACC4 - 4th ICC Latin American Cereals Conference 11-14 March 2018.
IGW - 13th International Gluten Workshop 14-17 March 2018.

The registration fee for each of the conferences covers:
  • Participation in all open sessions
  • Conference documents
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunches
  • Welcome reception
  • Visit to CIMMYT Headquarters on March 14

A special Combined-Ticket that includes registration fee for both conferences with 15% discount is offered!


Abstracts

Abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentation. They should be submitted through the online submission tool under the link provided at the Abstract submission buttons. Please note: abstracts received by fax or email cannot be accepted! Once you have created an account and you are logged in, you can continue to submit an abstract from the navigation bar “submissions” -> “add new abstract”. Deadline for abstract submission is December 15. When preparing the abstract, please follow the guidelines below:
  1. Only abstracts in English language will be accepted
  2. Select one the scientific topics indicated for each conference
  3. Title: type the abstract title in capital letters
  4. Author(s)/Institutions: enter the names of the authors and respective institutions where the work was done. Indicate the presenting author by checking the “Presenting Author” box
  5. Keywords: enter your keywords (max. 5) - press return button after each keyword to enter.
  6. Each participant can submit two abstracts
  7. Presenting or first authors have to complete registration latest by 31 January 2018 and attend the Conference


  8. LACC

    The LACC Scientific Committee welcomes submissions for oral and poster presentations across eight themes of the Conference: quality and quality assessment; cereal processing technologies; cereal foods; nutrition and health;food safety; food security; recent developments in breeding and agronomy; food legumes; feeds and animal feeding.
    1,500 characters abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentation. The LACC Scientific Committee will review the submitted abstracts. All abstracts accepted will be published in the Abstracts book of the conference.

    Submit abstract

    IGW

    The IGW Scientific Committee welcomes submissions for oral and poster presentations across eight themes of the Conference: contribution of wheat grain components and their interactions to industrial and nutritional quality (gluten proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, bioactive components, enzymatic activity); genetics and breeding for wheat quality improvement; innovations on the analysis of wheat quality parameters: technologies and methodologies; progress in milling and processing technologies; end-use quality of bread and durum wheat and other cereals possessing gluten-like proteins; industrial and non-food uses of gluten; health benefits of wheat and gluten adverse reactions; deploying genetic resources for end-use and nutritional quality improvement. 2,000 characters abstracts may be submitted for oral or poster presentation. The IGW Scientific Committee will review the submitted abstracts and those authors with abstract accepted will be asked to submit a short paper of 4 pages length (oral presentation) or 2 pages length (poster presentation) to be published in the Proceedings book of the conference.

    Submit abstract

Sponsors

LACC/IGW looks forward to partnering with key sponsors and exhibitors in the lead up to and during the conference. Companies, sponsors and supporters of LACC and IGW that provide products and services related to the productive chain of grain and cereals, will present stands in the exhibition area of the conference venue. A range of packages have been developed to ensure maximum exposure to conference delegates and benefit to our sponsors. The exhibition is a great showcase for sponsors and supporters who will have directly contact with a targeted public.

Why sponsor LACC and/or IGW conferences?
  • About 450 national and international visitors from all relevant disciplines as well as renowned exhibitors will join the conferences. You will have many options to present your company as sponsor to representatives of industry, science and research, decision makers and interested parties.
  • Sponsoring and exhibiting provides an excellent opportunity to promote your company, to support your brands and to maintain a high profile among delegates before, during and after the conferences.
  • 7-day conferences with a wide range of networking opportunities and possibilities for active involvement.
  • Numerous top speakers from science and industry. Aligning your company with this powerful educational experience demonstrates your commitment to assisting attendee development at a very personal level.
  • Your representatives will network informally with delegates from Mexico, Latino America and overseas.

A variety of prepared packages is offered:



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