The ASEAN Food Conference (AFC) is a biennial event. Singapore hosted the first and the sixth ASEAN Food Conferences in 1982 and 1997, respectively. Singapore will be hosting the 13th ASEAN Food Conference at the MAX Atria, Singapore Expo from 9 to 11 September 2013. The Conference is organised by the Singapore Institute of Food Science & Technology (SIFST), in conjunction with the ASEAN-Committee on Science & Technology (ASEAN-COST) and the Federation of the Institute of Food Science and Technology in ASEAN (FIFSTA). The theme of this conference is “Meeting Future Food Demands: Security & Sustainability”. It aims to reflect the challenges of future food demands due to natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons; global warming and population growth.