International Flavor Summit Returns in March

Josh McGillEvents, International

The third International Flavor Summit will take place on March 4–6, 2024, in Orlando, Florida. The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Citrus Research and Education Center (CREC) and the UF Center for Smell and Taste will once again co-host the event.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Lake Buena Vista within walking distance of Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs.

Yu Wang, a UF/IFAS associate professor of food science and human nutrition at CREC, said UF is bringing together global leaders in industry and science to teach and learn the latest about what makes food and drink taste great. “We will pass this new knowledge along to our stakeholders, who include food and beverage companies, growers and other scientists, so we can give consumers the tastiest and most aromatic foods and drinks on the market,” said Wang, a member at the UF Center for Smell and Taste.

Speakers include representatives from Coca-Cola, Symrise and ADM. Other flavor experts have been invited. Presentations will offer insights into the cutting-edge science and current industry trends relevant to flavor.

The talks will feature topics such as:

  • Consumer preferences and using artificial intelligence to learn more about consumer trends
  • Natural products as sources of novel flavor compounds
  • Flavor generation and flavor precursors
  • Chemosensory perception and psychophysics

In addition to presentations, the conference will include many informal opportunities to network with colleagues. There will be a tour and special event at Southern Hill Farms, posters and tabletop demonstrations. Meals and transportation to the special event are included in the registration fee.

Early registration of $895 (which includes a reduced registration fee) is available online and ends on Oct. 31. Participants may register up to the start of the conference. Learn more about the International Flavor Summit here.

Source: UF/IFAS

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