Successful grain network meeting 22-23rd March, Edinburgh
This year’s Grain Network Meeting was held in the elegant city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Around 70 participants from the grain industry and FOSS enjoyed a full programme covering a range of topical analysis-related subjects. These included the growing importance of analysis in relation to the global food supply, grain quality testing with imaging technology and the stability of NIR calibrations. Participants also enjoyed the optional whisky tour that closed the two day event on Friday afternoon.
FOSS CEO Torben Ladegaard formally opened the conference Thursday morning with an introduction to FOSS and its commitment to the grain sector. The rest of the day and half was packed with interesting presentations from industry and technical experts.
The open-minded atmosphere continued Thursday evening at the informal dinner at the Heights Restaurant perfectly located for a great view of Edinburgh Castle.
The conference closed Friday afternoon with a “whisky tour” which linked well to one of the meeting’s presentations on whisky production with Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR) in FOSS instruments.
In response to the interest that the meeting has received from all over the world, the former ‘European Grain Network Meeting’ is now called simply ‘The Grain Network Meeting’. FOSS also aims to put even more focus on our customers’ businesses and bringing together industry professionals to benefit from each other’s knowledge and experience with grain analysis.
Another result of this year’s Grain Network Meeting was an increase in the number of customer members to the FOSS Grain Network Club.
A report on the event will be included in the next edition of the FOSS In Focus magazine due in May