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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 – the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is a leading organisation in the fields of agriculture and food research in Ireland. It is a national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities. The primary function of Teagasc is to support science-based innovation in the agri-food sector and the broader bio-economy. Research, development and innovation initiatives supporting meat and dairy processing, cereals and marine food sectors, are the core activities within Teagasc’s food research programme. The annual research portfolio of Teagasc comprises some 300 research projects, carried out by 500 scientific and technical staff in their research centres throughout Ireland.
Teagasc collaborates extensively with national and international universities, research institutes and the food industry. Their Walsh Fellowship programme, which currently supports over 250 postgraduate students in their research centres, enhances this collaboration. They also participate extensively in EU Framework Programmes and they have developed bilateral agreements with research organisations globally.

University College Cork

University College Cork was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges at Cork, Galway and Belfast. For the last two consecutive years UCC has been named Irish University of the Year, the first to achieve this accolade. UCC has a strong legacy in the area of food research, with degrees offered in Food Science, Food Business & Marketing, Nutrition and Microbiology, and many of the leaders in the Irish food landscape are UCC alumni.

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.


Niacet is a leading producer of organic salts, including propionates and acetates, serving the Food, Pharmaceutical and Technical industry. Our products fill vital needs in a broad range of applications that are essential to everyday life including food preservation, food safety, antibiotics formulation, dialysis treatment, energy production and more.

With over 85 years of chemical manufacturing experience at each of our production facilities, Niacet is your supplier of choice, offering World-Class Quality products to a global market.



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

Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine is a large Government organisation employing over 3000 staff in locations all around Ireland and abroad.

Its mission is to serve the Government and people of Ireland by leading, developing and regulating the agri-food sector – including supporting research and innovation in the livestock and meat industry –  protecting public health and optimising social, economic and environmental benefits.

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.

UCD Institute of Food and Health

Led by Professor Dolores O’Riordan, the UCD Institute of Food and Health brings together 35 faculty and over 200 PhD and MSc students into one centre of excellence in the area of food and health. Meat Science and Technology is a cross-cutting theme under four research pillars: Food Quality & Processing; Food Safety; Personalised Nutrition & Health; and Food Chain Sustainability. The Institute ranks number one globally on Field-Weighted Citation Impact in Food Science & Technology.

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

ICoMST 2018

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us in Melbourne, Australia for the 64th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology from 12th to 17th of August 2018. The theme of the Congress is ‘Quality and Integrity for Global Consumers’, focusing on nine major themes; Provenance and fraud detection; Process control in the meat industry; Next generation technologies to assess carcases and meat; Food safety and microbiology; Smart packaging for quality, safety and integrity; Dietary muscle proteins for stage of life; Revolution in biometrics and consumer sensory science; Value adding to meat and offal; and Glycolytic metabolism and ultimate pH across species. We look forward to welcoming our worldwide colleagues in research, academia, government and industry.

Safefood 360°

Safefood 360° is the complete software tool for Food Safety, Quality and Compliance Management for the Forward Thinking Enterprise Food Company. Built by food industry experts to allow you to implement, maintain and adapt to continuously changing legal and commercial compliance requirements.

At its core, Safefood 360° enables the world’s Enterprises to automate and optimise their compliance and processes which saves time and cost while improving food safety and quality.


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.

Storey Publishing

Whether your passion is keeping livestock, growing your own food or making your own herbal medicine, knitting scarves or building backyard furniture, spending time in nature, brewing beer or even making paper, Storey’s lifestyle books are where you’ll find expert instruction, friendly encouragement, and everything you need to gain the know-how and problem-solving skills you’re seeking.


ICoMST 2017, Cork, Ireland
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