Keynote Lecturers

Prof. Huub Lelieveld is Co-founder and President of the Global Harmonization Initiative, Member of the Executive Committee and a Past-President of EFFoST (the European Federation of Food Science and Technology), Founder and Past-President of EHEDG (the European Hygienic Engineering and Design Group). He is a fellow of IAFoST (the International Academy of Food Science and Technology), a fellow of IFT (the Institute of Food Technologists), served on the Governing Council of IUFoST (the International Union of Food Science and Technology) and has been Chair of the Nonthermal Processing Division and the International Division of IFT. At Unilever, he was responsible for hygienic processing and plant design and novel processing technologies. He is lead editor of "Hygiene in food processing", the "Handbook of hygiene control in the food industry" and "Food preservation by pulsed electric fields: From research to application". He is co-editor of several other books, including "Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization", "Hygienic design of food factories" and "Food safety management: a practical guide for the food industry". He wrote chapters for many books and encyclopedia, wrote hundreds of scientific articles and articles for magazines and presented hundreds of papers, globally. He is a member of many editorial boards of books, journals and magazines. He initiated "People, planet, prosperity and the food chain" in short P3FC, an organisation of which the sole objective is to remind the food industry as frequently as possible that besides caring for shareholders, they also share responsibilities for planet and society. He has been awarded Doctor Honoris Causa at the National University of Food Technologies (NUFT) in Kiev, Ukraine.
Geoffrey Campbell-Platt is Past President of the International Union of Food Science & Technology, IUFoST
Emeritus Professor of Food Technology, University of Reading, UK.
BSc and PhD in Food Science, University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland. Held appointments with Marks and Spencer plc, University of Ghana, and Leatherhead Food Research, before heading Department of Food Science & Technology in Reading. Elected Fellow of The International Academy of Food Science & Technology, IAFoST.
Interests in fermented foods, global food safety & control, higher education and professionalism. Awarded Library Association’s McColvin Medal for outstanding reference book ‘Fermented Foods of the World: a Dictionary and Guide.’ Initiated & Editor-in-Chief of international journal ‘Food Control’, now in 21st volume and year. Editor of Food Science and Technology textbook, published by IUFoST/ Wiley-Blackwell.
Brian McKenna retired in 2008 as Professor of Food Science at UCD - University College Dublin, Ireland, a post he held since 1989, and became an Emeritus Professor and took up the role of co-ordinator of the European Technology Platform, Food for Life. A Chemical Engineer by training, he worked as a Research Engineer at the National Dairy Research Centre, Ireland, before moving to an academic career. In addition to his Professorship of Food Science, he served as Dean of Postgraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies at the university from 1995 to 2000 and has served two periods as Vice-President of the university, first with responsibility for Academic Planning & Development (2000-2003) and then as Principal of the College of Life Sciences (2003 to 2008).
He was Editor of the Journal of Food Engineering from 1988 to 2007 and was President of IFSTI, the Institute of Food Science & Technology Ireland (1978-1980 and 1993-1994) and of EFFoST, the European Federation of Food Science & Technology (2005-2007 and 2009-2010). He received the EFFoST Lifetime Achievement award in 2010, the IFSTI Honorary Fellowship in 2010 and the ICEF Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
He is a member of the Scientific Committee of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, (1999-date) and is Board Chairman of the National Virus Reference Laboratory of Ireland, (2005-date)
He has carried out research on physical properties of foods, rapid chilling of beef and lamb, meat texture, food safety, shelf-life prediction of foods, radio frequency heating of foods, formulation of functional drinks and drug delivery in foods. These have resulted in publication of 13 books and in excess of 150 papers.