Professional Associations


The American Marketing Association, one of the largest professional associations for marketers, has 38,000 members.


ASTM International-Committee E-18

ASTM Committee E18 on Sensory Evaluation of Materials and Products was formed in 1960. E18 meets twice a year, usually in April and October. The Committee, with a membership of approximately 240, currently has jurisdiction over 31 standards, published in the Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Volume 15.08. E18 has 10 technical subcommittees that maintain jurisdiction over these standards. These standards have and continue to play a preeminent role in all aspects important to the sensory field.

Canadian Council of Food and Nutrition


Esomar -

ESOMAR is the world organization for enabling better research into markets, consumers and societies.


FCPC is the industry association representing approximately 150 Canadian-operated member companies that manufacture.


Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with 27,000 members.


Marketing Research Association is dedicated to advancing the practical application, use and understanding of the opinion and marketing research profession.


Founded in 1951, CIFST is the national association for food industry professionals. Its membership of more than 1200 is comprised of scientists and technologists in industry, government and academia who are committed to advancing food science and technology.

European Sensory Network -

The European Sensory Network brings together 23 member organizations acting in 16 European countries, and four non-European countries. This international forum was created for discussion and collaboration among the best research institutions involved in sensory and consumer sciences and to ensure methods were practical and accessible to the industry. All ESN members have a high standard of competence in sensory analysis within their respective countries.


SSP - Society for Sensory Professionals

The Society for Sensory Professionals is devoted to promoting and advancing the field of sensory evaluation, including consumer research, and the role/work of sensory professionals, for the purpose of sharing knowledge, exchanging ideas, mentoring and educating its members.

Pangborn Symposium -


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