Confirmed Sponsors

Platinum Partners

ABP Food Group

ABP Food Group is one of Europe’s leading privately owned agribusiness companies. It is the largest beef processor in Ireland and the UK and also operates substantial renewable, pet food and protein divisions. ABP Food Group employs 10,000 people and has 46 manufacturing plants in Ireland, UK, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Holland, France and Spain. The company’s beef division is a major exporter of Irish beef. ABP Food Group is a founding member of Origin Green and was the first company globally to be awarded quadruple certification by The Carbon Trust for its sustainability initiatives.


Kerry is a world leader in Taste & Nutrition serving the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. We know that success in the vibrant food and drink industry requires an ability to stay ahead of ever-changing consumer demands, and so, we’re empowering our clients to do exactly that. Together, we make products people enjoy more and feel better about.

Meat Technology Ireland

Meat Technology Ireland is a research programme co-funded between Enterprise Ireland and the beef and sheepmeat industry in Ireland. MTI is hosted by Teagasc, with Declan Troy, Assistant Director of Research at Teagasc, as the academic sponsor and is headed up by its Director John Colreavy. The companies behind the initiative are ABP Ireland, Ashbourne Meat Processors, Dawn Meats Group, Dunbia (Ireland), Hilton Foods Ireland, Irish Country Meats, Kepak Group, Liffey Meats, and Slaney Foods International.


Teagasc is the Agriculture and Food Development Authority in Ireland, providing integrated research, advisory and education services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. Innovative research is undertaken in: Animal and Grassland; Crops, Environment and Land Use; Food; and Rural Economy and Development. Teagasc is the main provider of further education in agriculture, food, horticulture, forestry and equine studies. Food Industry Development training takes place at centres around the country.

University College Cork

Gold Partners

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the government organisation responsible for the development and growth of Irish enterprises in world markets. We work in partnership with Irish enterprises to help them start, grow, innovate and win export sales in global markets. In this way, we support sustainable economic growth, regional development and secure employment.


PIC is the international leader in the provision of continuous genetic improvement in swine breeding stock and in world class technical support to the global pork supply chain. PIC combines quantitative analytics with leading-edge biotechnology to develop breeding stock that helps our customers maximize profitability.
PIC delivers healthy genetic improvement to pig producers by providing PIC’s Industry Leading Economic Package: The Camborough® Female along with a Sire Portfolio to maximize producer’s profit potential.
The company, a division of Genus plc and founded in 1962, operates in 30 countries on 6 continents.

Silver Sponsor

Kepak Group

Kepak Group is an Irish based meat processing, marketing and trading company. It has a turnover in excess of €900 million and employing over 2600 people.  Kepak has beef, lamb, pork and convenience food processing facilities throughout Ireland and in the UK, with sales offices in key European, Asian, US and African markets.  The Group is focused on food innovation in processing and marketing meat proteins and nutrition in varied formats and presentations, with a clear focus on consumer insights and market trends.

Welcome Reception Sponsor


Elsevier is the proud publisher of Meat Science, the leading International journal in the field. We look forward to celebrating the 40th birthday of Meat Science during ICoMST 2017.
Elsevier’s Food Science Program features a wide range of journals and books devoted to the rapid publication of research on all aspects of food science, including food chemistry, food microbiology & safety, food engineering, sensory studies, food structure, as well as titles focusing on specific areas such as meat, cereals and dairy.

Exhibition Partners

Stable Micro Systems

Stable Micro Systems are the designers and manufactures of the TA.XTPlus, Texture Analysers which are the most academically referenced texture analysis systems within Google Scholar.  The TA.XTPlus texture analysis systems have been designed specifically for food texture measurement and with an extensive range of probes and fixtures a wide range of applications can be achieved. Visit our booth to get a full demonstration and meet texture experts from Stable Micro Systems and Mason Technology.


ICoMST 2017, Cork, Ireland
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