CoCoTea 2011

First International Congress on Cocoa, Coffee and Tea

13-16 September 2011, Novara, Italy


Invitation of the Organizers

Dear Colleagues,
on behalf of the Organizers, we kindly invite you to attend the First International Congress on Cocoa Coffee and Tea (CoCoTea 2011) to be held September 13-16, 2011, in Novara,
Starting with this first edition, we intend to set-up a new series of conferences, with the sponsorship of EuCheMS Food Chemistry Division and the International Society of Maillard Reaction (IMARS), particularly focussing on the science of cocoa, chocolate, coffee, tea, and related products. This field,
largely frequented from scientists from all over the world for many years, requires a dedicated event. Despite the extend of scientific literature, this field is likely to yield many new discoveries regarding the chemical quality, the technological advances, and the health-related aspects.

cocoa-150x99The most important idea of this conference is to offer an inter-disciplinary arena of discussion for scientists dealing with different aspects of three popular foods stimulating the central nervous system (chemistry, technology, metabolomics, nutraceutics, nutrigenomics, nutrigenetics, health).
CoCoTea will cover all the topics related to these foods, giving to the participants the opportunity to share innovative science.
Food chemists, food technologists, nutritionists, toxicologists and – particularly – food technologists and food engineers from industry, are tea-150x88warmly invited to participate. CoCoTea intends to create a novel scientific network, sharing opinions and opening novel interesting interdisciplinary friendships.
Besides all the scientific aspects, participants will experience the well-known arts and landscape of the Northern Italy, particularly of Novara town and the lake district of Piedmont, as well as to enjoy good food, fine wines, and some valuable technical visits.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
M. Arlorio & V. Fogliano


Scientific program

cocotea-symbolsInvited Keynote and Short Oral Lectures, as well as Posters, presented by scientists from academia and industry will contribute to form the Program of the Congress.
In order to inspire the participation of high level young scientists and PhD Students, a specific “best poster price” as well as “best oral communication prize” (participants under 35, presenting as first author) will be organized (the scientific committee will award the prices during the conference).
Some selected Invited Keynotes covering all the aspects of the conference will be the part of the program. Chemistry, Technology, Safety, Nutrition, and Health will be especially considered in this section of the CoCoTea Congress.

  • Food Chemistry:
    composition, quality and safety; analytical aspects (aroma compounds, bioactive substances, contaminants); chemical changes during fermentation, thermal processing, manufacturing, and shelf-life.
  • Food Technology:
    impact of processing on quality and safety; novel technologies and biotechnologies; availability and process sustainability; micro- and nano-encapsulation; packaging.
  • Nutrition and Health:
    functional ingredients; bioactive compounds and bioavailability; in vitro and in vivo studies, physiological effects of foods stimulating the central nervous system; health claims and regulatory aspects.

Call for papers

pencil-150x150Participants are invited to submit abstracts for both oral or poster presentation at the e-mail address: [email protected]
The Abstract template is downloadable at:
All accepted lectures and posters will be published in the Congress Proceedings (3-pages extended summary, figures/tables and references included). Deadline to submit abstracts: 15 February 2011. The possibility to publish results as extended abstract or full paper on an indexed Journal is under negotiation.

Exhibition and Sponsorship


Companies that wish to exhibit at the conference venue or sponsor the Congress are welcomed. More information will be displayed on the conference web site.


novara1novara2Conference Hall, School of Pharmacy (University of Piemonte Orientale “A. Avogadro”), Novara, Italy, located near Milan and within a 35 min shuttle ride from the Milano Malpensa airport. More details on the web site.

Registration fees

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Before 30 June 2011:

Full participant:                          € 550                  US$ 770

Full participant reduced (*):   € 450                   US$ 630

Student:                                     € 350                   US$ 490

Accompanying persons:            € 250                   US$ 350

After 30 June 2011:

Full participant:                        € 600                  US$ 840

Full participant reduced (*):   € 500                    US$ 700

Student:                                     € 400                   US$ 560

Accompanying persons:          € 250                   US$ 350

(*) EuCheMS , IMARS and SAFE affiliated special fees

At the venue (only cash payments)

Full participant:                     € 650                   US$ 910

Student:                                  € 450                   US$ 630

Accompanying persons:    € 300                   US$ 420

Registration fee for participants will include: documentation and admission to all scientific sessions, coffee breaks, lunch, welcome party, technical visit  (Accompanying persons: welcome party, lunch, technical visit).


Payments of the registration fee, hotel accommodation, and any other applicable fees should be made, preferably before March 31, 2011:

  • by bank transfer, using  the following data:
    • Bank address: Intesa San Paolo. Piazza Cavour 3, 28100 Novara (Italy)
    • IBAN number: IT 56 C030 6910 1001 0000 0300 018
    • Swift code: BCITITMM394
    • Reference: CoCoTea2011
    • Owner of the account: DiSCAFF
    • Tax number: IT 01943490027

a copy of the bank transfer form must to be submitted to:  [email protected]

  • by credit card using IMARS Shop (for technical reasons, payments can be done only in US$)

Cancellation policy:

Refund requests can be submitted to the Congress Secretariat. 70% refund can be granted before June 15, 2011.

No refunds will be granted  after this dead-line. All the refunds will be processed after the Congress.


The official language of the Congress will be English.

No translation will be provided

Further information

Accommodation: hotel of various categories will be selected and offered on the web site.

A shuttle service from the hotels and the Venue of the Congress will be provided.

Important dead-lines


  • Submission of Abstracts: February 15, 2011
  • Acceptance of abstracts:  March 15, 2011
  • Preliminary Program:  April 15, 2011
  • Submission of Proceedings:  May 15, 2011
  • Early registration payments:  March 31, 2011


Technical and scientific questions: [email protected]
Download the Congress material, up-dates and more details on:

Scientific Committee


  • Marco Arlorio (Italy)
  • Elke Anklam (Germany)
  • Carlo Bicchi (Italy)
  • Manuel A. Coimbra (Portugal)
  • Vincenzo Fogliano (Italy)
  • Livia Simon-Sarkadi (Hungary)
  • Veronika Somoza (Austria)
  • Gary Williamson (England)

Organizing Committee


  • Marco Arlorio
  • Jean Daniel Coϊsson
  • Vincenzo Fogliano
  • Aldo Martelli
  • Fabiano Travaglia
  • Pasquale Quitadamo



  • Matteo Bordiga
  • Cristiano Garino
  • Monica Locatelli