Deadline January 15, 2020

Global Food Summit 2020: Call for Abstracts & Posters - A Roadmap to a Global Circular Sustainable Food Economy

Closed economic cycles should be intensified in the future in order to achieve the sustainability targets of 2030. The ideas of a closed system are particularly helpful in the area of food production and distribution, as a high level of by-product flows is generated here, which could be used in a circular manner. 

We invite you to submit abstracts and posters on "Circular Food" and "AI in food production". Allow leading scientists, for example from the University of California, Berkeley and Wageningen, the TUM and acatech, but also companies, politics and the media to partake in your research projects. The selected posters will be displayed during the whole conference at a central location and they will be published on our website – together with the abstracts. 

Submit your scientific abstract and poster on "Circular Food" or "AI in food production" to the Global Food Summit 2020.  

Guidelines for the abstract submission:  

  • Please submit your abstracts and posters exclusively online
  • The abstracts and posters shall be written in English or German language
  • The text of the abstracts should not exceed 2500 characters (without spaces) and be phrased ready to be published

The submission period starts on September 9, 2019 and ends on January 15, 2020.   

Please adjust your submissions to the following structure:  

  • Superordinate meaning of the topic
  • Scientific issue of your work
  • Most important theses
  • Presentation of the method
  • Findings / results

The authors ensure that no rights of any third parties are hurt in all illustrations and on all charts. The authors also take responsibility for the accuracy of the presented data. 

After the expiry of the closing date the submitted proposals will be judged by the curators of the Global Food Summit, Prof. Justus Wesseler (Wageningen University & Research), Dr. Simon Reitmeier (Bavarian Food Cluster at the Competence Centre of Nutrition) and Stephan Becker-Sonnenschein (Global Food Summit), according to the following criteria: 

  • Relevance of the topic
  • Methodical approach
  • Originality of the contribution
  • Comprehensibility of the presentation 
  • Formal aspects

The authors who submitted abstracts and posters will be notified via email until the end of January 2020, whether their contribution has been accepted. 

Submitting abstracts and posters is not a substitute for registering as a congress participant. Abstract submitters are entitled to the reduced ticket price "Science and supporting associations". The presenting author must register separately via the online registration.


Performance at the conference

All accepted abstracts and posters will be published online prior to the conference on the homepage of the Global Food Summit. Simultaneously the corresponding posters will be shown for two days during the conference in Munich on March 25 and 26, 2020.

On the conference a poster round tour will take place with the participants and invited journalists, during which the authors may introduce their posters and discuss these with the participants. For lead authors there is an obligation to attend. The authors declare their consent for the subsequent publication of the abstracts and posters in an anthology of the congress or other publications.

During the congress photos, film recordings and other technical footage are allowed to be made, also from the posters.

Formats of the submission / posters

The proposal of a poster should not exceed DIN A0 format, smaller formats are accepted with pleasure. The final poster should then be manufactured in DIN A0 format upright.

The poster must be printed on paper of low flammability B1 (DIN 4102) - (fire protection rules of the Residenz Munich).

Hanging and taking-down of the posters 

Please install your poster in the poster exhibition on March 25, 2020 in the Munich Residenz during the time between 9.00 and 01.00 pm local time. Please take your poster from the wall on March 26, 2020 in the time between 05.30 pm and 06.30 pm local time. All posters, that have not been re-moved by the poster presenter himself until 06.30 pm local time, will be removed by the congress staff.

The Global Food Summit receives the unlimited rights of use for the publication of images, writing and sound.

Submit your abstracts and posters here​