40th Annual Meeting – 2021

IFTPS 2021 Conference: March 2 – 4, 2021

Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk

The details of the 2021 Conference are still under development. More information will be posted in the coming weeks.

Please let our program team know if you have a talk you would like them to consider for the conference.

2021 IFTPS Conference Program Team

Conference Program Facilitator – Karen Brown, JBT FoodTech       (karen.brown@jbtc.com)

Current Topics in Thermal Processing  – Abdulatif Tay, PepsiCo      (abdullatif.tay@pepsico.com)

In-Container Sterilization – Scott Cabes, TechniCAL   (scabes@tcal.com)

–           Heat Penetration – Ram Pandit, Nestle Purina (ram.pandit@purina.nestle.com)

–           Temperature Distribution – Arturo Martinez, JBT FoodTech (arturo.martinez2@jbtc.com)

–           Calculations – Hanie Ahmadi, Maple Leaf Foods (hanie.ahmadi@mapleleaf.com)

Microbiology – Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo North America Beverage        (yuqian.lou@pepsico.com)

Aseptic Processing – Corpus Perez III, RB        (Corpus.Perez@rb.com)

Thermal Processing and Beyond – Nate Anderson, FDA       (nathan.anderson@fda.hhs.gov)

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Please contact Karen Brown or one of the session chairs if you have a presentation you would like to have considered for the 2021 conference.


Tuesday, March 2, 2021

  • 7:30 – Registration & Refreshments
  • 8:10 – Welcome & Introduction
    Ian Britt, Executive Director
    Karen Brown, JBT FoodTech – Conference Program Facilitator
Session 1: Current Topics in Thermal Processing

Session Chair: Abdullatif Tay, PepsiCo

  • 8:30 – Program TBD

  • 12:00 – Lunch
Session 2: Microbiology

Session Chair: Yuqian Lou, PepsiCo North America Beverage

  • 1:00 – Program TBD
  • 4:30 – Adjourn
  • 5:30 – Reception and Suppliers’ Exhibits

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

  • 7:15 – Technical Committee Meetings
Session 3: Aseptic Processing

Session Chair: Corpus Perez III, RB

  • 8:30 – Program TBD
  • 12:00 – Lunch
Session 4: In-Container Sterilization

Session Chair: Scott Cabes, TechniCAL

  • 1:00 – Program TBD
  • 4:30 – Adjourn

Thursday, March 4, 2021

7:45 – Technical Committee Meetings

Session 5: Annual General Meeting
  • 9:00 – Annual General Meeting
  • 10:00 – Technical Committee Reports
  • 10:15 – Refreshment Break
  • 10:45 – Charles R. Stumbo Student Paper Presentation
  • 12:00 – Lunch
Session 6: Thermal Processing and Beyond

Session Chair: Nate Anderson, FDA

  • 1:00 – Program TBD
  • 4:30 – Adjourn

More details about the conference programming and registration will be posted in the coming weeks.

Location and Lodging

The conference will be held at:

The Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio Riverwalk
105 S. St. Mary’s Street,
San Antonio, Texas, 78205
Phone: +1-210-270-7799 // Fax: +1-800-320-8197
Website: www.druryhotels.com

Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel:

Online: Visit www.druryhotels.com and from the reservation page, enter group number TBD when making your booking.

  • Follow this link to book a discounted room

Phone: +1-800-325-0720. Refer to the Group number TBD.

Conference Dress: Business casual

Registration and Fees

Below are the registration fees for the three-day 2021 conference, based on membership status. You can purchase your registration online below by adding the appropriate one to the shopping cart.

The conference registration fee provides lunch and refreshments, complimentary refreshments at the reception and all conference materials. Cost of the hotel accommodations and other meals are not included. All fees and payments are in US dollars.

Conference Rates

  • Current Full IFTPS Member: US$750
  • Non-IFTPS Attendees: US$845
  • Existing Student Member: US$150

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EXPIRED MEMBERS: You must renew your membership on a separate transaction BEFORE you purchase the conference fee. Membership renewals and Conference Fees CAN NOT be on the same invoice / transaction!

EXISTING STUDENT MEMBERS: You must be logged in to your IFTPS student membership account on this site before purchase. Discount is activated automatically at the shopping cart checkout.

Annual Membership Renewal

If your membership has currently lapsed, do this step, check out, and then come back to register for the conference for the discount price.

Annual membership renewal: US$60

Membership fees are due January 1 of each year. Memberships can be renewed at the same time you register for the conference. Membership purchases are restricted to one purchase per transaction and you should be logged in as an existing member to properly renew your account before checking out.

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Suppliers Exhibit

Limited tabletop display space for conference attendees will be available for suppliers during the conference reception from 5 to 7 PM on March 2, 2021 at a cost of US$500 for conference participants.

For more information please email ian.britt@iftps.org or call 1-519-824-6774.