Welcome to the 9th international symposium on deep-fat frying. The international symposia on deep-fat frying organized through the DGF and Euro Fed Lipid have been held most of time in Europe and North America. This is the first time it is held in China and will be organized jointly by the Euro Fed Lipid and the Chinese Cereals and Oils Association. There is a long tradition of deep frying in Asia’s cuisine. The oldest recording of frying process was found more than 3000 year old back in the Chinese texts. In recent decades, the rapid development of China’s economy has resulted in a dramatic increase in frying industry. We sincerely hope that this will be an opportunity for the experts and distinguished players in the area share their knowledge and experiences in Shanghai, China. Furthermore, it will be a great chance for all of participants to get more understanding of the Chinese culinary culture, fast development and potential huge market.