JTIC 2016 – Paris Scores a Goal!

67th International JTIC – Cereal Industries Show
organized by AEMIC, 9th and 10th November 2016, Paris, France


The 67th JTIC (Journées techniques des industries céréalières) International Cereal Industries Show will be held 9-10 November at the Paris Event Center, Porte de la Villette, Paris. This 2016 Show intends to consolidate its 2015 success which crowned JTIC’s return to Paris. Last year’s event attracted more than 120 exhibitors and 2,600 visitors over two days, a 30% increase in footfall. Of them, 18% were international.
Some 2,500 sq.m. of space is reserved for exhibitors, making it a truly exceptional Show dedicated to cereal industry professionals. Alongside it run 4 half-days of technical, economic and scientific conferences, laid on by the Board of AEMIC, the event’s organizing association. JTIC offers a raft of meetings on topics of interest to participants, as well as a workshops area available for businesses to promote their new products and services or to offer their expertise on a topic of their choice, a section dedicated to scientific and technical Research presenting their work in the form of posters, as well as a Job Fair, and a Business Incubator area. Online registrations are now open!
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The Conference Program
Session 1: CSR, an essential commitment, presented by the ANMF
Wednesday 9th November, morning
Chair/facilitator: Bernard Valluis, Deputy Chair of ANMF (French National Millers Association)
Coordinator: Olivier Descamps
CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) refers to the impact that a company’s activities and decisions have on society and the environment. The CSR initiative asks companies to adopt transparent and ethical standards of behaviour, which are increasingly being demanded by customers and consumers. This half-day conference is aimed at understanding what CSR means in practice. It will be organized as follows:
What is CSR? presented by Fabrice Bosque, ITERG (Fats and Oils Institute)
CSR Kit, presented by Charlène Poveda, Environment Manager, ANIA (National Association of Food Industries)
– Feedback from various professionals: Nathalie Lepretre (Quality Director at Axiane Meunerie, participant in the Raw Materials Commission and the ANMF Working Group), Bruno Cothenet (CRS Director at Moulins Soufflet), Patricia Panel-Dusseaux (Marketing Manager at Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients) will join Fabrice Bosque and Charlène Poveda.

Session 2: Gluten — Intolerance factor or blessed bread? presented by INRA
Wednesday 9th November, afternoon
Chair: Joël Abécassis, INRA
Facilitator: Fabienne Chauvrière
INRA (National Institute for Agricultural Research) has been focusing on a nutrition problem that concerns every segment of the cereals industry: gluten. Whether nutritionally genuine or just marketing hype, many questions are being asked and science projects set up to understand how a protein that we have been eating for thousands of years may have suddenly become hazardous. Many factors are being invoked including genetic selection, harsher processing methods, gluten increasingly being added to more preparations… What do researchers say? What do professionals think?
Gluten: What are the facts? Summary of the work on gluten by Bernard Guy-Grand, Science Advisor to the President of FFAS (French Food and Health Fund)
Gluten sensitivity in top athletes, by Yohann Wittrant, INRA Clermont-Ferrand
Does crowd-sourced science have an answer? Limits of existing thinking and the need for new approaches, by Jean-Michel Chardigny, Human Nutrition Department, INRA
Roundtable on the topic: Professionals and researchers: What can we together do to solve the gluten issue? The industry will be represented by Christine Bar L’Helgouac’h (Head of Quality and Valorisation, ARVALIS-Institut du Végétal) for upstream, Bernard Béjar (CEO of Céréales Vallée) for competitiveness hubs, Valérie Cami (General Secretary of Observatoire du Pain) for the processing sector, Brigitte Jolivet (President of AFDIAG, the French Gluten Intolerance Association) will report on consumer constraints, and Bruno Pierre (Valpiform) will talk about distributors’ expectations.

Session 3: 2016 Soft Wheat Harvest: Quality and Quantity of Yields,
by ARVALIS – Institut du Végétal

Session 4: Alternative Grains: Varying cereals and grains to build diversity
Events at the event!
Featuring innovation, the Workshops allow cereal industry suppliers and service providers (of decision support tools, seeds, phytosanitary products, additives, equipment & machinery, packaging, handling, I.T., labs, training, etc.) to present their latest products and services developed for producers, processors and users of cereals and cereal products. AEMIC offers them the ability to run a 30-minute conference with a potential audience of 50 customers and prospects.
Business Incubator
For the second year running, Aemic hopes to give young entrepreneurs a helping hand. To boost their visibility, the Association is offering a handful of them a shared space in the exhibition hall, the Business Incubator, which they can use to present what they do and meet potential prospects. They have to have been in business for 3 years to be eligible.

The Défi Jeunes Talents (DJT)/ Young Talent Competition
The 5th Young Talent Competition, highlighting innovation, gives future professionals free rein to present their ideas and to participate in developing and promoting the cereals industry.
It is open to any student of a business, agriculture or agribusiness school.
At stake is a €3,500 prize for the most creative teams to share!
Scientific and Technical Research & Innovation Showroom
The research carried out by schools, laboratories, institutes and firms in the cereals world are presented in the form of posters. As in previous years, this 23rd edition of the event is open to longer-term innovation projects. in 2015, Chopin Technologies, the Federation of Agricultural Wholesalers (FC2A), the French Federation of Commodity Brokers (FFSCM), the Bakeries Federation (FEB) and the Compagnons du Devoir sat on the jury and decided the winners from among the 21 posters. Two prizes were awarded to the most promising work with short- and long-term potential.

Job Fair
AEMIC’s historical mission is to help put employers in touch with job seekers in the cereals industry. All companies, unions and recruitment agencies in the cereals and agri-food industry can use its placement & recruitment service to find new candidates. The AEMIC job pool consists of all its members, offering a wide range of experience, qualifications and educational backgrounds.
In addition to supporting professionals and students looking for positions and posting vacancies throughout the year, the association sets up a Job Fair at the JTICs as a privileged opportunity for job seekers and employers to get together. It allows vacancies and CVs to be posted and viewed, appointments set up, and more… for the two days of the event.
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