AFST(I) organizing its 8th International Food convention [iFcoN 2018] during December 12-15, 2018 at Mysore with the focal theme “Holistic Approaches for Start up, Food Innovation and Human Resource Training for Agriculture and Food lndustry Gemmation" (HASHTAG). The 8th IFCoN is planned to have about 25 technical sessions spread over the 4 days of the conference and involve about 100 Internationally recognized speakers from research and academic institutes, industry, government and autonomous bodies, and students from food science and technology institutes across the globe. The conference expected to fetch about 2000 registered delegates. The four day event is an ideal platform for the deliberation, networking, and exchange of knowledge and partnerships between global stake holders for addressing the issue related to the societal outreach, industrial, research and academic collaborations. The platforms will be provided for the presentation of original research works in the Oral as well as Poster sessions. The mega Food Expo organized during the conference provides a unique opportunity for the manufacturing industry, analytical laboratories, ingredients manufacturers, educational institutes and various other stake holders in the field of food to showcase their activities and scope for business and other mutual collaborations. Prestigious AFsT(I) Annual Awards will be presented to the achievers in the field of food science and technology during the inaugural function and the highly popular best oral and the poster presentations will be awarded during the valedictory function of the conference.