The congress experience

Held every other year, the Congress attracts hundreds of attendees from more than 30 countries.

In 2019, join your peers, AOCS members and industry leaders in Brazil to explore topics related to efficiency, quality and safety in the fats and oils industry. As an attendee, you have access to knowledge and resources from around the world through technical sessions, the Exhibition and various networking opportunities.

Join colleagues for discussions on topics ranging from health and nutrition to quality control and analytics. Presentations will be presented in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

After attending the AOCS Latin American Congress on Fats, Oils and Lipids, you will be

  • equipped with tools and solutions for controlling efficiency, quality and safety in the fats and oils industry;
  • connected with a core group of your AOCS peers and leaders in Latin America;
  • educated and inspired by speakers presenting the latest information on fats, oils and lipids.


Who should attend

The AOCS Latin American Congress and Exhibition on Fats, Oils and Lipids is the premier gathering in Latin America of professionals, scientists, researchers and students working in all areas of fats and oils.

In 2019, join your peers, AOCS members and industry leaders in Brazil to explore topics related to efficiency, quality and safety in the fats and oils industry. As an attendee, you have access to knowledge and resources from around the world through technical sessions, the Exhibition and various networking opportunities.

Whether your interests and expertise lie in rapeseed, sunflower, palm or other oil sources, this is your opportunity to connect with your colleagues throughout Latin America and discover solutions to current, critical issues affecting your work in the industry.

Presentations will explore a variety of topics specifically designed for your role in the industry. This is a must-attend event for you if you work in the following interest areas  

  • Crushing
  • Health and nutrition
  • Non-food applications
  • Processing and refining
  • Quality control and analytics
  • Structure, functionality and applications in food
  • Surfactants, soap and detergents
  • Waste management

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Organizers


AOCS
The American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) is a non-profit professional society that advances the science and technology of oils, fats, proteins, surfactants and related materials, enriching the lives of people everywhere. Today, AOCS is the leading international society with more than 4,000 members in over 90 countries.

AOCS members save US $200 on registration. Become a member of AOCS today.

Latin American Section of AOCS
AOCS Sections are neighborhoods within the greater AOCS global community — each offering unique, regional viewpoints on the importance of fats and oils to people everywhere. The Latin American Section brings together professionals in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean, and

  • provides a local forum for fats and oils professionals;
  • enhances your networking opportunities in your regional marketplace;
  • provides volunteer and leadership opportunities.

Member dues contribute to and sustain Section-specific awards, events and support student involvement. Become a member of the Latin American Section today. Contact AOCS.

Congress Organizing Committee
The Organizing Committee consists of experts working in all areas of fats and oils. Their expertise in designing a compelling program is what makes this Congress one you will not want to miss.

Congress General Chairperson
Marcus Dore, President, Sociedade Brasileira de Óleos e Gordura (SBOG), Brazil

Committee Members
Roberto Berbesi, Oil-Dri, USA
Federico Corvetto, South American Trading LLC, USA
Elena Dibildox Alvarado, Universidad Autonoma de SLP, Mexico
Leon Pablo Espinosa, Desmet Ballestra NA, Inc., USA
Serge Ghion, Desmet Ballestra, Peru
Sandra Moya, Clariant, Mexico
Carlos Ramírez, Hollbras, Brazil
Andrés Rumayor, Palsgaard Industri de Mexico, Mexico