The International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ISSCT) is an association of scientists, technologists, managers, institutions and companies/corporations concerned with the technical advancement of the cane sugar industry and its co-products.
The ISSCT has been in existence for 89 years during which it has organized 28 Congresses, usually at 3-year intervals. The last Congress was held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 2013. The next XXIX Congress is scheduled from 5 to 8 December 2016, in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
Workshops are also held in-between congresses for discussions among specialists on key issues affecting the industry.
The hosting of ISSCT Congresses and Workshops is decided by Council on the recommendation of the Executive, following applications from affiliated members. Application Forms for Pre Congress Tour & Congress, Post-Congress Tour and Workshop are available on this website.
The ISSCT is governed by an Executive of 10 members elected every three-years by the Council which consists of representatives of the different Affiliated Societies (24) who meet during congresses. The Executive appoints a Technical Program Committee (TPC) which is responsible for monitoring the technical activities.
Total Membership for the last seven Congresses was as follows:
XXII (1995) – 1509
XXIII (1999) – 1190
XXIV (2001) – 1141
XXV (2005) – 1315
XXVI (2007) – 1179
XXVII (2010) – 1087
XXVIII (2013) – 1486 (from 65 Countries)
The Society is committed to the economic and sustainable advancement of the sugar cane industries of the world and associated communities, through promoting innovative research, development and the adoption of technology, and by sharing the knowledge among its members for their professional development.