The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) and Innovative Publishing Company, publisher of Food Safety Tech an eJournal and producer of Food Labs Conference, today announced a strategic partnership which will include the co-location of Food Labs Conference in conjunction with Pittcon 2013, which will be held in Philadelphia, March 17-21, 2013, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The agreement provides that the registration fee to attend the two-day Food Lab Conference, March 19-20, will also include unlimited week long admission to the Pittcon exposition floor and technical program.
The Food Labs Conference will take a more holistic approach to best practices in managing food testing and analyses needs as opposed to focusing on only one discipline such as microbiology or chemistry. An advisory committee comprised of industry, academia, technology suppliers and consultants is developing conference curriculum. Food Labs Conference attendees will take away practical hands-on information that will help them to improve lab productivity and efficiency.
"The food industry is one of Pittcon's top industries for growth," according to Ron Bargiel, president of Pittcon Conference & Expo 2013. We are excited about this newly formed partnership with Food Safety Tech and look forward to working jointly to increase Pittcon's presence in the food industry."
"Co-locating with Pittcon makes perfect sense for everyone," says Rick Biros, president of Innovative Publishing and Publisher of Food Safety Tech. "This partnership makes it possible for food industry lab managers to significantly benefit from the first conference [Food Labs] focused on their needs along with having access to thousands of laboratory technology suppliers at Pittcon-All under one roof."
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