SLIM 2015 will be held in Milan during the Expo Milano 2015, a non-commercial Universal Exposition around the theme of Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. Open from May 1 to October 31, 2015, the EXPO, a giant exhibition site, covering one million square meters, is expected to welcome over 20 million visitors. SLIM 2015 received the patronage of EXPO 2015, having been considered a high-scientific value event whose topics completely fit the aim of the Universal Exposition. Feeding the Planet is possible only if foods can be preserved and not wasted. SLIM aims to highlight the potential of Shelf Life Extension (SLE) in contributing to solve the problems of Food Security, Food Loss & Waste.
SLIM 2015 will pay particular attention to young scientists, whose enthusiasm and Energy for Life are the main driving forces for a High-Quality Research and Development. For this reason, GSICA decided to title this special edition of SLIM, as SLIM for YOUNG 2015. Young scientists (below 40) will be strongly invited to contribute and to attend the meeting and will be involved as Chairmen/women of the sessions and main lectures.