PARIS, FRANCE — Insufficient wheat supply for the organic bakery sector will be one topic of discussion during the 69th International Milling and Cereal Industries Meeting (JTIC) planned Nov. 7-8 at the Paris Event Center, Paris, France.

Several operators will talk about their strategies in handling growing demand and limited supplies.

The meeting will dedicate a half-day to the brewing industry. In partnership with the French Institute for Beer and Malt (IFBM), the session will examine the impact of harvest characteristics on the malting and brewing processes.

Another focus will be on plant proteins, which are turning into an innovation driver in the grain industry.

The JTIC event also will work in partnership with the Institut national de la recherche agronomique (INRA) to look at the practice of mixing species or varietal associations in crops.

The professional meeting also will provide an opportunity for the National Association of French Milling (ANMF) and Intercéréales to outline the necessary future changes in the sector highlighted as part of the États Généraux de l’Alimentation (EGA), the government’s consultation with the food sector.

Along with the presentations, JTIC will include a trade show, JTIC Labs and Start-Up Village.

This year, the trade show will stay open until 9 p.m. on Nov. 7 for an “afterwork get-together.”

JTIC Labs provides a space for those who want to present their technical, scientific and/or economic solutions and innovations for the cereal sector. The Start-Up Village is a dedicated space for new companies that want to present their solutions to the industry.

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