The Korean Society of Food Science and Technology (KoSFoST) which was founded in 1968 is the first science society for food professionals - educators, technologists, scientists, and students in the field of Korea food science and technology. Over the past 45 years, the KoSFoST has contributed substantially to the promotion and development of food science and technology by providing scientific and technical information to the food science and technology community as well as the general public. The society is one of the largest science societies among more than 300 science societies listed in National Research Foundation in Korea.

The mission of the KoSFoST is to promote research and education in the science and technology of food by fostering interfaces between academia and food industry under the motto 'industry-academia cooperation'. In order to fulfill this goal, the KoSFoST publishes Food Science and Biotechnology (FSB), an English journal indexed in SCIE, along with the publication of bimonthly Korean Journal of Food Science and Technology, and quarterly Food Science and Industry which carries an academic knowledge and food industry news. Besides, the KoSFoST is holding several symposia, workshop, and training programs related to food science and technology through the year to contribute to the foundation of collaborative relationships with academia and industries.

The KoSFoST provides annual meeting and international symposium every summer for the exchange of ideas and research findings in the food science and technology community. The '2017 KoSFoST International Symposium and Annual Meeting' will be held in International Convention Center with the theme of "The role of food scientists & food industries for food security" in June 21-23, 2017. The scientific programs will host over 20 scientific and educational sessions with over 1,000 poster presentations, 50 exhibition booths, and other relevant activities. We are welcoming all members of the KoSFoST and overseas food scientists and technologists to the '2017 KoSFoST International Symposium and Annual Meeting', in ICC, Jeju, a beautiful island in Korea. Thank you.