Whole Grain Summit 2017 – Thank you to all participants and sponsors!

The Whole Grain Summit 2017 in Vienna brought together some 220 public health experts and PR managers, manufacturers and marketers, grain scientists and government regulators from 36 countries from all continents aiming at coming to consensus and measurable results on how to increase consumption of whole grains.

Day 1 featured the latest updates on whole grain science, technology, nutrition and health, along with business marketing and regulatory perspectives. On Day 2 all participants had the chance to contribute to interactive workshops, using the proven World Café model. The third day continued these discussions in a very lively panel discussion and the overall outcome of the interaction will lead to a joint Whole Grain Declaration which is now being finalised.

In addition, the best posters were presented in plenary and awards were granted. The Young Scientist Award, sponsored by Quaker was awarded to Caleigh Sawicki; the Best Poster Award sponsored by Nestlé was awarded to Catarina Villa Real and the two ICC Awards for Wholegrain Research sponsored by ICC-Austria were granted to Yujie Wang and Sara Roberts for their exceptional work in the field! 

Participants can find here a link to the presentations and photo gallery - login with your participants account details. Get some impressions from this vibrant and inspiring event also under www.facebook.com/ICCcereals/! Thank you to all participants, endorsers and sponsors of the 6th International Whole Grain Summit 2017! 


Hamit Köksel
ICC President/Hacettepe University, Turkey

Kati Katina
HealthGrain Forum and University of Helsinki

Len Marquart
University of Minnesota

About the organisers

International Association for Cereal Science and Technology

 ICC is an independent, internationally recognized organisation of experts specialising in the milling of wheat and other cereals, bread making, and the production of other cereal-based foods from around the world. In more recent times ICC has expanded its focus to address issues that contribute to improved food quality, food safety and food security for the health and well-being of all people. ICC is an apolitical forum for all cereal scientists and technologists, a publisher of international standard methods and a scientific journal, an organiser of major national and international events in the field, a promoter of international cooperation on a global, regional and national level as well as a significant player in the coordination and participation in international research projects.


Healthgrain Forum

 The Forum, based in Europe and with links worldwide, is an active network of universities, institutes and industries interested in grain and grain based products. Its vision is that whole grain and high fibre grain-based foods assist consumers in health maintenance worldwide, help reduce health care costs and provide added value for companies in the production chain from farm to fork. The forum is formulating priorities for research communications activities, with the overall aim of increasing consumers' intake of protective components in whole grains.


University of Minnesota

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition creates and shares knowledge to ensure a safe, healthy, and appealing food supply that supports the well-being and prosperity of people and the environment. Innovating together to improve health through food is one of its main goals.

Values statement: 1. Our discovery, outreach, and teaching are ethical, rigorous, and relevant. 2. We are collaborative and compassionate. 3. Integrity, innovation, and a commitment to diversity guide our work. 4. Excellence and service to society shape our approach and focus