16th ICC Cereal and Bread Congress

 Due to COVID19

the ICBC 2020 will be converted to an

ONLINE event - stay tuned for details!

Based on general recommendations for public health and in favour of wellbeing of all our participants, the Organisers of ICBC2020 have decided to convert the ICBC2020 to an ONLINE event . The new date of the online-ICBC will be announced as soon as possible.

Already confirmed registrations, as well as abstracts and packages will of course be applicable to the new format, while we are working on further details.

We regret having to take this measure but count on your understanding and look forward to welcoming you online in 2021 and hopefully soon again in person at another occassion when COVID will not longer influence us as currently!

 ICBC 2021 - 16th ICC Cereal and Bread Congress - online event


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

At the heart of the ICC activities lies the International Cereals and Bread Congresses which takes place every four years, and which involves numerous cereal scientists, technologists, millers, bakers, ingredients, and equipment suppliers around the globe.

In 2021 this cosmopolitan mix of ICBC gathers stakeholders with the comfort of your own home to discuss and share knowledge on the challenges and opportunities facing the cereal science and technology community; to benefit from a network carousel with smart matchmaking, to have 1-on-1 meetings with peers and to explore in a dedicated area for exhibitors and sponsors latest equipment and food trends.

Themes for the conference include:

  • Cereal nutrition for health-conscious consumers
  • Food safety and security
  • Sustainable agricultural technology systems
  • Milling and bread making technology
  • Novel processing techniques for extrusion and biscuit making
  • Noodle quality and acceptability
  • Wholegrains, their definition and utilisation in foods
  • Molecular approaches to grain breeding
  • Global supply chain and trade
  • Alternative grain crops
  • Analytical methods for quality determination
  • Consumer perception of grain-based foods


Scientists will have the opportunity to show and present their work in a poster display area. The Journal of Cereal Science will be sponsoring 2 ICC Poster Awards for innovative or exceptional work in cereal research. The awardees will be selected from the poster submissions. 

I hope to meet and talk to as many colleagues and collaborators as I can during the online ICBC2021!

Prof. Younes Lindgren

 Prof. Charles Brennan

Chair of Conference

Lincoln University, New Zealand

 Silver Sponsor


 Bronze Sponsor

Chopin Technologies

Award Sponsor

Journal of Cereal Science

Other Sponsors

Perkin Elmer
Journal of Applied Sciences
Milling and Grain
World Grain

Scientific Committee & Keynote Speakers

Charles Brennan - Lincoln University, New Zealand (Chair of the Conference)

Ke Bian - Henan University of Technology, China

Dhan Bhandari - AHDB, UK

Marina Carcea - CREA, Italy

Larisa Cato - AEGIC, Australia

Harold Corke - Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Jan Delcour - KU Leuven, Belgium

Guy Della Valle - INRA, France

Bruce Hamaker - Purdue University, USA

Marta Izydorczyk - Canadian Grain Commission, Canada

Kati Katina - University of Helsinki, Finland

Hamit Köksel - Istinye University, Turkey

Weili Li - Chester University, UK

Jianfu Liu - Tianjin University of Commerce, China

Guoqin Liu - South China University of Technology, China

Maria Papageorgiou - International Hellenic University, Greece

Donatella Peressini - University of Udine, Italy

Witoon Prinyawiwatkul - Louisiana State University, USA

Cristina Rosell - Spanish National Research Centre, Spain

Regine Schönlechner - BOKU University, Austria

John R.N. Taylor - University of Pretoria, South Africa

Lirong Wang - CCOA, China

Fengcheng Wang - Henan University of Technology, China

Bin Xiao Fu - Canadian Grain Commission, Canada

Xian Zeng - South China University of Technology, China

Organising Committee

Michaela Pichler - ICC, Austria

Margaret Brennan - Lincoln University, New Zealand

Sabine Gratzer - ICC, Austria

Marcella Gross-Varga - ICC, Austria

Alastair Ross - AgResearch, New Zealand

ICBC registration


ICC Members get significant discounts off the regular/normal registration fee. Please contact the ICC Headquarters at office@icc.or.at to get your discount code!

Abstract submission

 Abstract submission

ICBC2021 will offer a mulitdisciplinary scientific programme and exhibition - be sure to join!



Take the opportunity to reach leading experts in the fields of cereals and bread. We offer attractive sponsoring packages including the opportunity to exhibit at the venue.