Saturday, January 20.2018

“Where Food Analysis Meets Industry and Regulation”

The Organising Committee extends a warm invitation to the 1st International Conference on Food Analysis (1st ICFA) to be held in Melbourne, at the Victoria University Conference Centre. The event will commence with a social mixer on Monday 21st November 2016 and will conclude with two workshops for those interested to be held on Thursday 24th November. The conference incorporates the 25th Conference of Residue Chemists, the 13th Government Food Analysts’ Conference, the 2nd Australian Food Metrology Symposium and the 6th Conference of the Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network, bringing together a comprehensive program tailored for food analysts, researchers, academia, government food agencies and regulators. The event will have the theme “food analysis meets industry and regulation”, and will appeal to those involved in analytical sciences associated with public health, environment and agriculture, regulation and trade.


13th Government Food Analysts’ Conference

6th Analytical Conference of the Asia-Pacific Food Analysis Network

25th Conference of Residue Chemists

2nd Australian Food Metrology Symposium



A workshop addressing proficiency testing and food allergens will take place on Thursday, 24th November 2016.
As places are limited to only 50 delegates please register for the workshop early.


2:00PM - 7:00PM
Social Mixer
Social mixer will be held at the VU conference venue. Live entertainment will be featured at the social mixer.
4:00PM - 7:00PM
Registration Opens
Main Session
Topics covered in this session includes Advances in food analysis and authentication, Chemicals in toxicology and risk assessment, Food contaminants and residues, Food nutritional analysis and quality assurance in food analysis.
9:00AM - 5:00PM
Conference Dinner
The conference dinner will be held at the VU conference venue. Additional tickets are available for accompanying delegates at a cost of $75 (drinks included).
7:00PM - 11:30PM
Session Open
Topics covered in this session includes Regulatory compliance, Food safety and food trade in the Asia- Pacific region, Emerging issues and a forum discussion. 
Session Close
Proficiency Testing
8:00AM - 12:00PM
Food Allergens
1:00PM - 5:00PM


Download the complete conference agenda here. 


Download the complete workshop agenda here. 

Call for Abstracts

The scientific program is divided into the following:

- Invited plenary lectures (40mins)
- Oral presentations (15min + 5min questions)
- Poster presentations

Abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations are invited for consideration by the Conference Organising Committee. Abstracts must be forwarded to the Committee by 31st August 2016. Details covering the presentation format will be provided when abstracts are accepted.

The Committee wishes to encourage all participants to make a contribution to the conference. Participants can submit any number of abstracts to the Committee for review. Please nominate oral or poster preference. The Committee may need to reallocate oral presentations to poster or vice-versa depending on the topic and available presentation space.



Font: Times New Roman
Title: Bold, centred, 11pt
Authors/affiliations: Underline presenter (e.g. J. Blogg); use superscript number for author’s affiliation.
Text Body: 11pt regular style, single spaced, justified
Spacing: 1 line space
Length: Maximum 250 words
Margins: A4 paper, 25mm margins
Theme: Identify the preferred theme, and whether platform or poster presentation is preferred. 


Abstract Submission

Conference Registration

Thank you for your interest in the ICFA Conference 2016. Registrations for this conference is now closed. There are still few places available for the workshop, scheduled for the 24th November 2016. If you are interested in registering for the workshop, please get in touch with  us using the "Contact Us" form below.

Melbourne - The Host City

As Australia’s only city with 4 seasons in one day, Melbourne enjoys an eventful climate for outdoor living with easy access to the coastal beaches east and west of the city. The day temperature during November can be expected to range from 15-25°C.

November is the month Melbourne celebrates its Spring (Racing) Carnival including the world renowned Melbourne cup horse race. November is a month long spring party in Melbourne.


The conference venue and hotels are situated some 30km (30 minute drive) from Melbourne Tullamarine airport and approximately 50km (50 minute drive) from Avalon airport. Taxi fares should be approximately $50 from Melbourne Tullamarine airport, and $80 from Avalon airport.

Airport shuttle buses leave from Tullamarine airport for the city on a regular timetable and cost approximately $20 one way. A shuttle bus also operates between Avalon airport at a cost of approximately $30.

Contact Us

If you have any queries, please complete the form below and we will be in touch with you shortly!


Accommodation at special rates has been reserved at three quality hotels within walking distance of the conference venue. Delegates should contact the hotels direct for reservations:

Holiday Inn - Melbourne on Flinders
575 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000
Ph: +61 3 9629 4111
For reservations in Australia, Contact 1800 669 562

Rendezvous Grand Hotel Melbourne
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne, 3000
Ph: +61 3 9250 1888

Note: We have reserved a limited number of room at a discounted rate. Click here and use the Promo Code "ICFA2016" to book these discounted rooms. 

The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane
321 Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 3000
Ph: +61 3 9629 4088


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