Sunday is the start of Pangborn 2015, a key conference in the diary of Sensory Scientists across the world! This year the Swedish Institute of Food and Biotechnology are hosting the five day event, bringing together sensory and consumer researchers, businesses and academic institutes from across the globe.
I’m very excited to be attending a few days of Pangborn this year, as the 2015 conference is focussing on a wide range of topic areas from fundamental sensory research to more broad scoping global approaches. The cross-cultural context is particularly interesting as more and more global businesses are looking to develop products for different consumers and markets. When I’m not on the MMR stand, I look forward to learning from speakers and poster presentations across a wide range of fields, although some have particularly piqued my interest. I’m fascinated by sensory-driven product design to make better products for consumers, as well as learning about current innovations and advances in sensory and consumer methodologies to develop the best ways to test products, and this can help us all learn new and interesting approaches.
I’m eager to hear from leading experts in sensory and consumer science, and following my recent blog on fat perception, a keynote presentation from Professor Richard Mattes is high on my list! As is the role of media in consumer and sensory testing to be discussed by Dr Dag Piper, which sounds very interesting and particularly relevant in today’s media centric society. I’m sure the vast array of talks and posters will give all of us delegates and researchers a lot of food for thought!
Pangborn is a fantastic opportunity to learn, swap ideas, meet new people and build steps for innovation.
I hope to see you there!