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AOCS invites you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation for the 2017 Annual Meeting. Take advantage of this opportunity to present your work to over 1,600 professionals representing the industry’s most prestigious corporate, government, and academic institutions from around the world.

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The ultimate collaboration of industry, academia, and government; embracing the full spectrum of oil science, from field to product.

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Organize a session that addresses how current, critical issues impact the business of fats and oils and affects the future of the industries.

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Increase your company's visibility to more than 1,600 attendees. There are a variety of opportuntites available.

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Discounts for AOCS members, students, and retired professionals are available. Registration opens in January.

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About Annual Meeting

The AOCS Annual Meeting is a premier international science and business forum on fats, oils, surfactants, lipids, and related materials. The extensive technical program will feature more than 650 invited and volunteer oral and poster presentations. Learn more...

About AOCS


The AOCS Annual Meeting is a place where the focus is to provide the most current and cutting edge research in the area of oils.

Michael A. Rogers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Department of Food Science, University of Guelph

By far the most significant benefit I get from attending the AOCS Annual Meeting is networking, allowing me to stay current in terms of what is going on in my field. In addition, ideally I get at least one good idea to bring back to my lab.

Brian P. Grady, Ph.D.
Director, Institute for Applied Surfactant Research
Professor, University of Oklahoma

The AOCS Annual Meeting is becoming one of the most important social platforms for me to keep connected to peers, friends and colleagues.

Shawn X. Pan, Ph.D.
Oilseeds Value Chain Innovation R&D
Bunge Oils, Bunge North America

The AOCS Annual Meeting is world-renowned for its extensive technical program, featuring some of the most innovative minds in the industry.

W. Blake Hendrix President & CEO
Desmet Ballestra North America

The AOCS Annual Meeting is once again the place to be for those in the international fats and oils community.

Manfred Trautmann President & CEO

The AOCS Annual Meeting provides us avenues for exploring ground breaking research, the exchange of innovative ideas, and fertile ground for professional networking.

Dilip K. Nakhasi Senior Director Research, Development & Innovation
Stratas Foods LLC
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Meeting Statistics

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An average of 1,550 attendees since 2010:

  • 42% Officers, Managers, or Leaders
  • 26% Scientists, Chemists, Engineers, or Researchers
  • 13% Professors or Faculty
  • 9% Students
  • 7% Sales and Marketing
  • 3% Other
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Attendees from 45 countries in 2016:

  • 74% North America
  • 11% Europe
  • 11% Asia and Oceania
  • 3% South America
  • 1% Middle East and Africa
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1,400 attendees in 2016:

  • 68% Industry
  • 25% Academia
  • 4% Government
  • 3% Other
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2017 Annual Meeting is expected to include:

  • 1,600 participants
  • 500 oral presentations
  • 150 poster presentations
  • 80 industry showcase partners
  • 80 sessions




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