Conference overview - for a detailed programme click on the day or download full programme

Core Summit topics:

Breeding and technology

  • Can progress in cereal breeding improve the availability, health and cost of whole grains?
  • Processing developments that allow for incorporation of more whole grains into traditionally refined-grain products
  • How can product design be a vehicle for improving consumer preference for wholegrain products?

Communication and regulatory issues

  • Sustainability – a new reason for both companies and consumers to choose whole grains
  • Lessons from success stories of public-private partnerships that have resulted in increased whole grain consumption
  • Developing and implementing a globally accepted definition and labelling criteria for whole grains and whole-grain food

Nutrition and health

  • Establishing a global wholegrain intake recommendation
  • How can the controversy around gluten sensitivity be best addressed?
  • What are the novel and promising developments around whole grains, cereal ingredients and health?