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ICBC Cereal and Bread Congress


ICBC 2016 E-BOOK download

ICBC Poster Winners

Dilara Nilüfer ERDİL
Khairunizah-hazila KHALID
Selime MUTLU

We would like to congragulate and thank you for your participation and all of your contributions.

ICBC Scientific Programme

Final Oral Programme

Final Poster Programme

Shuttle and Private Transfer Services Are Now Available

Printed version of the Abstract Book

Dear Participant,

We will only supply the electronic version of the Abstract Book to the participants.

If you would like to purchase the printed version of the Abstract Book, please confirm this transaction from your personal account at the congress web site, because there will only be limited number of printed copies. Please be aware that the printed copies will prepared only if the total demand is more than 20.

Best Poster Awards

Dear Participants,
After the submitted posters have been rated, the best 3 selected posters will be awarded with a prize of 500€ each.

Techinal Tour

Let us visit Turkey's most modern industrial bakery plant and meet its experts, Istanbul Municipality Bread Factory offers you this opportunity in cooperation with the 15th ICBC.

Your Safety is our Priority!

Your safety is our priority! The congress organizers are aware of the recent terrorist attacks and threats from international and indigenous groups, and will do all in their power to provide you a secure conference environment. We closely work together with the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and other local Turkish Authorities to guarantee the highest security for our participants. We also recommend our participants to follow safety rules during their stay which will be indicated on the congress website next week after getting the latest information from the officials.

For your safety:

• Avoid travel to south-eastern Turkey, particularly near the Syrian/Iraq border.

• Stay away from large crowds of people especially at popular tourist destinations.

• Exercise heightened vigilance and caution when visiting public access areas, especially those heavily frequented by tourists.

• Stay away from political gatherings and rallies.

• Follow the instructions which will be given from our Congress website.

Message from ICBC Chair

Dear Participants,

We would like to thank you for your interest in the 15th International Cereal and Bread Congress – 15th ICBC to be held in Istanbul on 18-21 April 2016.There has been a great interest in our congress. We received a large number of submissions for oral and poster presentations and we are currently trying to finalize the scientific program.

We would like to inform you that the venue has been changed after a detailed discussion with the Organizing and Advisory Committee members. The new venue is Military Museum and Culture Site. This decision was taken mainly due to the problems with the hotel. We have been encountering some conflicts with the Wyndham Hotel. Some of the Committee members received fraud/ phishing phone calls and/or e-mails asking for money transfers for hotel reservation. The calls indicated that very few rooms were left to urge the participants. We informed the hotel about the fraud calls; however, they did not collaborate with us. ARBER Company is not willing to continue with Wyndham Hotel because they think they might encounter other problems during the congress.

This change will give us opportunity for; more exhibition area for sponsors, more affordable accommodation options for the participants (which will be announced soon), more funds to support young researchers.

We would also like to take this opportunity to give you some information on another issue. A recent UN report indicates that the east of Turkey has some safety issues (which we hope that are temporary), whilst the central and western regions of Turkey are indicated as a Green Zone. Please be aware that participant security and comfort are our priority. Our evaluations on this matter indicate that there is no difference between Istanbul and other European metropolitan cities such as Paris, London, Stockholm, Brussels etc.

We look forward to welcoming you in Istanbul,

Best Regards,

Dr. Hamit Köksel
Chair of 15th ICBC
ICC President Elect
Hacettepe University
Food Engineering Department

Welcome Letter

15th International Cereal and Bread Congress (15th ICBC) will take place in İstanbul, bridging the East and West, right at the crossroad of different continents and cultures.

15th ICBC will be organised by ICC – International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and ICC's national representation in Turkey, Hacettepe University: your partners in cereals, flour and bread in the European/Asian region. The focus of this international conference will be storage, marketing and development of innovative cereal products meeting consumers' needs (added values in convenience, taste, nutrition and health, safety and security). Exploiting new raw materials/ingredients and new technologies, producing functional foods in the legal framework, and alternative uses of cereals will be topics of the congress.

15th ICBC is expected to accommodate about 1000 delegates from around 80 countries from all continents, addressing researchers and manufacturers, policy makers and regulatory bodies, industries and SMEs in the areas of food production, grain/crop breeding and growing, storage, milling, baking and food processing as well as students and professional who would like to get up-to-date with modern technology and to establish international collaboration. The event is an excellent opportunity for networking and extending business/cooperation opportunities. Exhibitors and sponsors are welcome and will complement the oral and poster presentations.

International Cereal Science and Technology Conference and Exhibition (ICST) will be organised by Hacettepe University together with 15th ICBC. This major international cereal science and technology event is planned to be organised regularly after getting started with 15th ICBC.

İstanbul will welcome you with warm spring weather and plenty of opportunities to experience the cultural and historical gate bridging the East and West. The organisers of the meeting are looking forward to meeting you in İstanbul in April 2016.

With best regards,

Dr. Hamit Köksel
Chair of 15th ICBC
ICC President Elect
Hacettepe University
Food Engineering Department

Oral Programme

Scientific Programme

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Poster Programme

Poster Programme

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Major Speakers

Instractions for Poster Presentations



Congress Chair

Prof. Dr. Hamit KÖKSEL
Chair of 15th ICBC
ICC President Elect
Hacettepe University, Food Engineering Department
06800 Beytepe, Ankara-Turkey

Congress Secretariat

Hacettepe University, Food Engineering Department
06800 Beytepe, Ankara-Turkey

Organization Office

ARBER Professional Congress Services
Sair Nedim Sokak No: 19/ 1 A.Ayranci 06540 Ankara - TURKEY
Phone : 90 312 441 07 00
Fax : 90 312 441 07 01
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