Food Marketing


International Food Marketing Research Symposium, San Antonio, TX, 17-18 Jun 2020; Deadline 15 April

CALL FOR PAPERS: June 2020 International Food Marketing Research Symposium.

San Antonio, Texas, USA
June 17-18 2020

We are now accepting submissions for the International Food Marketing Research Symposium to be held on June 17-18, 2020 with Texas A&M University, in San Antonio, TX, USA.

In the months to come, details will follow regarding programs, accommodations, and local food related activities and events.

After a successful 2019 conference co-hosted with the University of the Sunshine Coast, AU, we expect a large international group to join us again at the 2020 conference co-hosted by the Agribusiness, Food, & Consumer Economics Research Center at Texas A&M University.

There will be a welcome reception on Tuesday June 16th and two full days of conference programming on Wednesday and Thursday, June 17th & 18th.

We again will host a special session for PhD students to present and discuss their work with senior faculty and peers.


You may send abstracts and papers for peer review and register online at

The submission deadline is April 15, 2020.

The 2020 proceedings will contain only extended abstracts (5 pages). Only extended abstracts will be considered for best paper awards.

Conference Co-chairs

Mark Lang,
Department of Marketing, The University of Tampa, USA

Gary W. Williams,
Agribusiness, Food, & Consumer Economics Research Center,Texas A&M University

Partnering Journals

The Conference is partnering with

  • Journal of Food Products Marketing,
  • Journal of International Food and Agribusiness Marketing, and
  • Economia Agro-Alimentare / Food Economy.

A selection of the best articles will be considered for publication in the journals.

Conference Information

The Institute of Food Products Marketing hosts this two day research symposium as a forum for discussion and communication of food marketing research. This is a peer reviewed academic conference for food marketing articles and student papers. The session topics have included:

  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Retailing / Merchandising / Private Label
  • Product Development / Innovation
  • Advertising / Promotion
  • Pricing
  • Technology / ECommerce
  • Agribusiness & Marketing
  • Health / Nutrition / Organic
  • Channels / Supply Chain
  • Global Issues / Perspective
  • Sustainability / Ethics

Abstracts of accepted presentations will be published in a Conference Proceedings.

We encourage graduate students to submit their work. There will be certificates awarded for the best student and overall papers.

The conference fee includes conference materials, a welcome reception, lunch and coffee breaks each day, and a closing dinner at a nearby location.

Information about travel, hotels, restaurants, and tourist activities will be available at in February, 2020.

You can e-mail questions to


The International Food Marketing Research Symposium is hosted by the Institute of Food Products Marketing in various locations around the world to provide a dedicated, regular forum where academic food marketers can meet to present their research in various stages of development to advance the academic discipline of food marketing. The research symposium welcomes multidisciplinary research from quantitative and qualitative methodologies, marketing and management perspectives, and the study of the entire food marketing process. (

The Agribusiness, Food and Consumer Economics Research Center (AFCERC) in the Department of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University provides market analyses, strategic planning, and forecasts relating to U.S. and global agricultural, agribusiness, and food industries. AFCERC research endeavors, outreach programs, and industry collaboration support strategic decision-making at all levels of the supply chain from producers to processors, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers. With an emphasis on consumer economics and the behavioral and social aspects of health, nutrition, and food safety, AFCERC has become a leading source of knowledge on how food reaches consumers efficiently and contributes to safe, healthy lives.