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 93 years during which it has organized 29 Congresses, usually at 3-year intervals. The last Congress was held in Chiang Mai, Thailande in December 2016. The next XXX Congress is scheduled June 2019 in Tucuman, Argentina.
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.
Details of the ISSCT Constitution, Policy and Procedures, including the Congress Operations Manual and the TPC Operations Manual, are accessible on the website.
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
XXIX (2016) - 1166