Annual Meeting & FAQ
The AOCS Annual Meeting & Expo is a premier international science and business form on fats, oils proteins, surfactants and related materials. Known for its extensive technical program, the Annual Meeting features more than 650 oral and poster presentations within 12 interest areas.
In addition to the three days of technical sessions, Annual Meeting features an Opening Plenary and Celebration, Hot Topic Symposia, Expo, AOCS Governing Board Town Hall, and a variety of networking events, including a 5K Fun Run/Walk and Member Appreciation Luncheon. The Annual Meeting provides ample opportunities for attendees to learn, reconnect with colleagues, engage with new business contacts and meet with exhibitors.
Over 1,500 professionals from more than 40 countries attend the Annual Meeting, representing the industry's most prestigious corporate, government and academic institutions.
Is the attendee list for sale?
No. It appears that fraudulent companies are scouring the Annual Meeting website for session chair, presenter and exhibitor information and are reaching out under the guise of working with AOCS. These companies are not affiliated with AOCS in any way and are attempting to obtain personal information and credit card numbers in exchange for an excel document.
We are not sure what contact list they are attempting to sell, but we guarantee it is not the actual AOCS Annual Meeting attendee list. The list is not available for distribution — paid or otherwise — due to AOCS’ strict adherence to the General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect in May 2018.
Known fraudulent companies include:
- B2B Contact Lists
If you ever receive any communication regarding the AOCS Annual Meeting and have questions as to its legitimacy, please feel free to contact AOCS at email@example.com.