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Upcoming events in 2018

XXX. International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018)

What Congress
When 12th to 16th Aug 2018
Where Istanbul, Turkey (TUR)
More Info http://www.ihc2018.org/en/default.asp
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Under the motto ‘Bridging the World through Horticulture’ the XXX. International Horticultural Congress will take place from August 12th to 16th, 2018 in Istanbul, Turkey. Invited are academics as well as all stakeholders of the horticulture industry, policy makers and others with an interest in horticulture. The congress will consist of 33 symposia, various colloquia, 6 workshops, training sessions and tours. You can register online starting on January 31st, 2017, which will also be the start for submitting abstracts. Early bird registration will close on January 31st, 2018. For more information click here.

Upcoming events in 2017

FRUIT LOGISTICA 2017

What Event
When 8th to 10th Feb 2017
Where Berlin, Germany (DEU)
More Info http://www.fruitlogistica.de/en/About/
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FRUIT LOGISTICA 2017 is going to take place in Berlin, Germany from February 8th to 10th, 2017. With 2.884 exhibitors from 83 different countries and more than 70.000 visitors from all across the globe FRUIT LOGISTICA is one of the world’s biggest fairs for the fresh fruit and vegetable sector. Representatives of all steps of the value chain are going to be present, from producers via wholesalers and retailers to packaging, transport, logistics, as well as import and export. Tickets will be available starting in August 2016 and can either be purchased online or from foreign representatives in individual countries. For more information please visit the official website of the event here.

4th International Symposium on Molecular Markers in Horticulture

What Symposium
When 7th to 10th Mar 2017
Where Napier, New Zealand (NZL)
More Info http://scienceevents.co.nz/molecularmarkers2017
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The International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and Plant & Food Research is going to hold the 4th International Symposium on Molecular Markers in Horticulture in Napier, New Zealand from March 7th to 10th, 2017. The symposium will generally address the use of genetic markers in plant research and more specifically germplasm characterisation, genotyping-by-sequencing, marker assisted selection to gene editing besides others. Submission of abstracts and early bird registration are open until September 2016. Full registration ends March 1st, 2017. For more information please click here.

III International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species

What Symposium
When 27th to 31st Mar 2017
Where Antalya, Turkey (TUR)
More Info http://fruitbiotech2016.org/
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The III. International Symposium on Biotechnology of Fruit Species is going to take place in Antalya, Turkey, from March 27th to 31st. It is organized by ISHS and will focus on a genome sequence, biotic and abiotic stress, plant development, health and flavor, ripening, tissue culture and transformation, molecular markers and emerging technologies, besides others. The aim is to bring together scientists, farmers and other stakeholders of the industry and to foster interdisciplinary discussions. The deadline for abstract submission is December 16th, 2016, for fulltext submission Feruary 15th, 2017 and early bird registration closes January 20th, 2017. For more information, click here.

4th International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Management of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions

What Conference
When 6th to 8th Apr 2017
Where Kandy, Sri Lanka (LKA)
More Info http://pqmhp2017.org/index.html
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The 4th International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Management of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions (PQMHP 2017) will take place in Kandy, Sri Lanka from April 6th to 8th, 2017. The aim of the conference is to inform about best practices in postharvest management and addresses specifically new technologies, quality standards, and food safety guidelines. The event is organized by The Agriculture Education Unit (AEU) of Faculty of Agriculture, and the University of Peradeniya, with support of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). Deadline for abstract submission is November 6th, 2016 and early bird registration will be open until December 1st, 2016. Click here for more information.

International Symposium on Wild Flowers and Native Ornamental Plants

What Symposium
When 1st to 4th May 2017
Where Ramsar, Iran, Islamic Republic of (IRN)
More Info http://wildflowers2017.com/
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From May 1st to 4th, 2017 the International Symposium on Wild Flowers and Native Ornamental Plants will be held in Ramsar, Iran. Scientists will come together to discuss current directions in wild flower and native ornamental plants. Discussions will specifically address the introduction of new ornamental plants and how to encourage collaboration between experts on horticulture and plant scientists. Topics include Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, Plant Protection and Ecological Sustainability, Germplasm Creation and Traditional Breeding, Modern Breeding Strategies, Cultivation and Flowering Physiology, Landscape and Urban Horticulture, Drought Tolerant Ornamental Plants, and Domestication of New Ornamental Plants Submission of abstracts will be open until September 15th, 2016 and early registration will be possible until October 15th, 2016.

Internationla Symposium on Carob

What Symposium
When 8th to 11th May 2017
Where Antalya, Turkey (TUR)
More Info http://www.carob2016.org/index.html
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From May 8th to 11th, 2017 the International Symposium on Carob, a Neglected Species with Genetic Resources for Multifunctional Uses will take place in Antalya-Turkey. Carob is a tree native to the Mediterranean that is resilient to drought and can grow on multiple soil types. The tree is used for afforestation and greening of cities as well as for agricultural purposes. It produces a pod that can be consumed by humans and animals. A number of properties make it especially interesting for the food industry. Antalya is one of the mayor growing areas of carob. The symposium is organized by ISHS and partners and will focus on Germplasm and cultivar selection, Biology and physiology, Propagation and rootstocks, Orchard management, Quality and Health benefits, and Industry, Marketing, Environmental and Economics. Abstracts can be submitted until December 16th, 2016. For more information on the event please click here .

VII South-Eastern Europe Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes

What Symposium
When 20th to 23rd Jun 2017
Where Maribor, Slovenia (SVN)
More Info http://vp2017.um.si/
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From June 20th to 23rd 2017 the VII South-Eastern Europe Symposium on Vegetables and Potatoes will take place in Maribor, Slovenia. The event is organized by University of Maribor, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) and will consist of a program with scientific presentations, as well as a workshop by the FAO on "GAP of greenhouse production on small farms in SEE”. Abstracts will be accepted until December 1st, 2016. For more information please visit the official website here.

International Symposium on Smart Horticulture for Sustainable Cities

What Symposium
When 25th to 29th Jun 2017
Where Perth, Australia (AUS)
More Info http://perthnrm.com/perth-nrm-programs/sustainable-agriculture/smart-horticulture-for-sustainable-cities.aspx
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The International Society for Horticulture invites to Perth, Australia, for the International Symposium on Smart Horticulture for Sustainable Cities from June 25th – 29th, 2017. Abstract submission deadline is October 30th, 2016 and the deadline for registration is April 30th, 2017. The themes covered at the symposium will range from reducing the ecological footprint, via resource conservation, and food security to recreational horticulture. Papers that address the issues of e.g. community gardens, conservation and habitat preservation, sustaining and rehabilitating degraded soils, managing remnant bushland, food security and many more will be accepted. The symposium will be organized into plenary presentations on the following three topics: innovations to create more food secure cities, managing public open space and remnant bushland for more sustainable outcome, maximizing the benefit from our most limited resource – water. The last day will consist of field trips in the Perth metropolitan area. Tour themes include: managing the remnant bushland – conservation and biodiversity, managing sustainable public open spaces for recreation, intensive horticulture production (hydroponics), balancing rural and urban demands for land (Swan Valley), community gardens and grower direct marketing. For more information please click here.

International Symposium on Survey of Uses of Plant Genetic Resources to the Benefit of Local Populations

What Symposium
When 17th to 21st Jul 2017
Where Antananarivo, Madagascar (MDG)
More Info http://www.ishs.org/symposium/575
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The International Symposium on Survey of Uses of Plant Genetic Resources to the Benefit of Local Populations will be held in Antananarivo, Madagascar from July 17th to 21st, 2017. The event is convened by the Departement of Agro-Management of the University of Anatanarivo. Abstracts can be submitted until January 31, 2017. Click here. for more information

The 9th World Environmental Education Congress

What Congress
When 9th to 15th Sep 2017
Where Vancouver, Canada (CAN)
More Info http://gupes.org/index.php?classid=3246&newsid=3797&t=show
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The 9th WEEC will be organized by the WEEC Permanent Secretariat and the Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) and will take place in Vancouver Canada from September 9th – 15th, 2017. It will focus on cultural and environmental factors which explains the choice of the title “Culturenvironment Weaving new connections”

 

Themes of the 9th WEEC are:

• Local Outdoor Learning

• Greenest City Projects

• Place-Based Learning

• First Peoples Epistemologies

• Urban Ecosystems

• Cultural Diversity

• Systems Thinking/Complexity

• Aesthetics and Artistic Expression

• Social Responsibility as Pedagogy

• Moral Development and Environmental Ethics

• Innovations in Research/Development

• Communicating in a Climate of Uncertainty

 

Furthermore the event will highlight urban ecosystems and local initiatives that have the potential to become global ones. Please find more information here.

6th International Chestnut Symposium

What Symposium
When 9th to 13th Oct 2017
Where Samsun, Turkey (TUR)
More Info http://chestnut2016.org/genel_bilgiler.html
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The 6th International Chestnut Symposium is going to take place in Samsun, Turkey from October 9th to 13th, 2017. The symposium will consist of poster and oral presentations and field trips. Topics range from chestnut breeding, via biotechnology and genetic resources to physiology and ecology, post harvest and processing, pest and disease management and others. The International Centre of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) is also offering grants to partially or totally cover the participation of some applicants. For more information please visit the official website here.

 

Upcoming events in 2016

5th Conference of the African Association of Agricultural Economists (CAAAE)

What Conference
When 23rd to 26th Sep 2016
Where Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (ETH)
More Info http://www.aaae2016.org/
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The African Association of Agricultural Economists invites to it’s 5th conference, this year at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from September 23rd to 26th. Under the theme “Transforming smallholder agriculture in Africa: The role of policy and governance” a number of individual symposia will be organized. Please note that the submission deadline for all paper contributions is March 7th, 2016. For more information visit this website.

2nd Asian Horticultural Congress - AHC2016

What Congress
When 26th to 28th Sep 2016
Where Chengdu, China (CHN)
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From September 26. To 28., 2016 the 2nd Asian Horticultural Congress will take place in Chengdu, China. The event is hosted by the International Society for Horticultural Science, Chinese Society for Horticultural Science, Korean Society for Horticultural Science and Japanese Society for Horticultural Science, and the Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Science and Chengdu Academy of Agricultural Science.

 

The thematic topics of the congress are as follows:

• Genomics and molecular genetic

• Genetic resources and breeding

• Plant physiology and production system

• Integrated control of pest, disease and weed

• Postharvest technology and supply chain

• Quality, Nutrition and human health • Landscape gardening and urban Environment

• Education, training and extension

 

Deadline for abstract submission is May 31st, 2016 and early bird registration is possible until June 30th, 2016. For more information click here.

34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference

What Conference
When 3rd to 5th Oct 2016
Where Gauteng, South Africa (ZAF)
More Info http://eeasaconference2016.co.za/
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From October 3rd to 5th, 2016 the Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) will hold its 34th conference in Gauteng, in South Africa. The conference brings together environmental education practitioners from all over the world to discuss their projects and methods. It will also specifically address the need for support of institutions and agencies, including the government. Deadline for submission of abstracts is March 30th, 2016. Early registration will be possible until April 15th, 2016. Please find more information here.

Brassica 2016

What Event
When 3rd to 6th Oct 2016
Where Melbourne, Australia (AUS)
More Info http://www.brassica2016.com/index.php
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On October 3th to 6th, 2016 the 20th Crucifer Genetics Conference, and the 19th Australian Research Assembly on Brassicas are held together under the name of Brassica 2016. The event is going to take place in Melbourne, Australia and will have a focus on the genetics/genomics of Brassica. Note that early bird registration is open until August 1st, 2016. Abstract submission for both oral and poster presentations is July 1st, 2016. Themes for presentations range from emerging technologies, via agronomy and breeding to GM and gene editing. For a full list of themes as, keynote speakers, registration and more, please take a look at the official website The full program is now also available here.  

 

Africa Agribusiness Incubation Network Conference & Expo

What Conference
When 4th to 6th Oct 2016
Where Accra, Ghana (GHA)
More Info http://www.africaain.org/
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Under the motto ‘Turning Science into Business: Inclusive agribusiness incubation for vibrant economies in Africa’, the 2016 AAIN Conference & Expo will take place in Accra, Ghana from October 4th to 6th. The African Agribusiness Incubators Network (AAIN) has the goal to “incubate agribusiness-incubators” by promoting entrepreneurs, creating a network and ultimately to “integrate science and technology for job and wealth creation in Africa”. The event is the largest pan-African agribusiness conference and expo in 2016. For more information and to register for the event, please click here.

The 2nd International Legume Society Conference

What Conference
When 12th to 14th Oct 2016
Where Tróia, Lisbon, Portugal (PRT)
More Info http://www.itqb.unl.pt/meetings-and-courses/legumes-for-a-sustainable-world
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The International Legume Society and the Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa invite researchers researchers to join the Second International Legume Society Conference, scheduled from 12-14 October, 2016 at Tróia resort, in the vicinity of Lisbon, Portugal. Please find more information here and here

5th RUFORUM Biennial Conference / 5th African higher Education Week

What Conference
When 17th to 21st Oct 2016
Where Cape Town, South Africa (ZAF)
More Info http://www.ruforumbiennial.org/
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From October 17th to 21st, 2016 the 5th RUFORUM Biennial Conference also known as the 5th African higher Education Week will take place in Cape Town, South Africa. The Theme will be ‘Linking Agricultural Universities with Civil Society, the Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa’. In the focus of the conference is higher agricultural education in Africa and how to link it with economic development. For more information click here.

III International Symposium on Horticulture in Europe - SHE2016

What Symposium
When 17th to 21st Oct 2016
Where Chania, Greece (GRC)
More Info http://she2016.org/
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The central theme of the 2016 Symposium on Horticulture in Europe is “Growing Health and Life”, which will cover the topics: 1. Human Health, Nutritional Value and Horticulture,  2. Tools, Technologies, Innovations and Applications, 3. Quality, Authentication, Traceability & Supply Chains, 4. Genetic Resources, Systems Approaches & Biodiversity, 5. Ornamentals, Landscape And Urban Environment, and 6. Horizon 2020 and Horticulture Sciences: Challenges and Prospects.

The event is organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) and the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science with support of the International Society of Horticultural Sciences (ISHS). Scientists, researchers, teachers and students as well as professionals of the horticulture industry are welcome. Please find more information here.

45th annual NAAEE conference & 13th annual research symposium

What Conference
When 18th to 22nd Oct 2016
Where Madison, Wisconsin, United States (USA)
More Info https://naaee.org/our-work/programs/conference
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The North American Association for Environmental Education (naaee) will host its’ 45th annual conference and 13th annual Research Symposium in Madison, Wisconsin. The event will start with the Symposium from the 18th to the 19th, followed by a workshop and field trips on the 19th and finally the conference from the 20th to the 22nd. Submission deadline for presentations is March 31st, 2016. For more information click here.

 

The Food Factor I Barcelona Conference

What Conference
When 2nd to 4th Nov 2016
Where Barcelona, Spain (ESP)
More Info http://foodfactor.org/
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Conference on food science covering a very large amount of disciplines from food engineering, microbiology and chemistry, to environmental impacts of food production and food processing, just to name a few. The conference is organized by the Formatex Research Center and will take place at the University of Barcelona. Early bird registration is open until May 18th, 2016 and abstracts are accepted until June 15th, 2016 (for oral presentations) and August 17th, 2016 (for visual presentations and posters). For more information please visit the official website here.

XIII International People Plant Symposium

What Symposium
When 10th to 12th Nov 2016
Where Montevideo, Uruguay (URY)
More Info http://ipps2016.org/
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From November 10th to 12th, 2016, the XII International People Plant Symposium will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay. The symposium focuses on the influence of plants on people, specifically on the psychological, sociological, physiological, economic and environmental effects. The event is organized by the People Plant Council (PPC) together with International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), the Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de la Republica (FARGO UDELAR), Uruguay, and Memorial University Botanical Garden (MUNBG), Canada. The People Plant Council has the goal to “document and communicate the effect that plants have on human well-being and improved life-quality.” This is done through research, public awareness and communication activities. The deadline for early bird registration is August 26th, 2016. Abstracts will be accepted until July 22nd, 2016. For more information please visit the event’s official website here.

Biocontrol LATAM

What Event
When 15th to 17th Nov 2016
Where Campinas, São Paulo, , Brazil (BRA)
More Info http://www.newaginternational.com/index.php/conferences/our-conferences/489-biocontrol-latam-campinas-sao-paulo-brasil-15th-17th-november-2016
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The Biocontrol LATAM conference and exhibition is the largest international event on biocontrol in Latin America and will this year be held from November 15. – 17. in Brazil. It is organized by New Ag International, 2BMonthly, IBMA and ABCBio. The conference will cover the following topics:

• Global Biocontrol Market

• Market for Biocontrol in LATAM

• Main trends in the LATAM industry

• Biocontrol Regulatory in LATAM

• The US legislation, an example to follow?

• Biocontrol as a business – adoption by growers and distributors

• Biocontrol and biostimulants: going together in LATAM?

• Biologicals Production and Formulation

• Emerging technologies in microbials, natural extracts and semiochemicals

 

Submission of oral presentation abstracts will open in mid-February and delegate registration in March.

I International Symposium on Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Horticulture & VI International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies

What Symposium
When 20th to 25th Nov 2016
Where Cairns, Australia (AUS)
More Info http://www.istth2016.org/
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Under the theme “Now is the Era of Tropical Horticulture” a series of international symposia on tropical and temperate Horticulture will be held in Cairns, Australia from November 20th to 25th, 2016. This year 7 new symposia will be introduced including the first International Symposium on Poverty, Hidden Hunger and Horticulture. This symposium and the VI International Symposium on Improving the Performance of Supply Chains in the Transitional Economies will be convened by GlobalHort and ISHS. Please note that submission of abstracts is open now until February 19th. Click here for more information.

African Economic Conference

What Conference
When 5th to 7th Dec 2016
Where Abuja, Nigeria (NGA)
More Info http://www.afdb.org/en/aec-2016/
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From December 5th to 7th, 2016 the African Economic Conference is going to take place in Abuja, Nigeria. With the theme “Feeding Africa: Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth” this high level conference will discuss means to end poverty and hunger and contribute to food security all across Africa. The event is jointly organized by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Besides industrialization participants will also exchange and synthesise thinking on policy making, development partnerships, private sector and civil society involvement and research. Registration for presenters will be open until November 4th, 2016. The conference is expected to produce a conference report on key findings and key policies discussed during paper presentations and speeches, as well as conference proceedings. For more information please visit the official event website here.

Agri-Chains & Sustainable Development Conference 2016

What Conference
When 12th to 14th Dec 2016
Where Le Corum, France (FRA)
More Info http://acsd2016.cirad.fr/
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The Agri-Chains & Sustainable Development Conference (AC&SD 2016) will take place in Le Corum, Montpellier from December 12th to 14th, 2016. Discussions will address three major themes: 1. “Performance and evaluation of agri-chains with respect to the SDGs” 2. "Public policies and agri-chain governance mechanisms at different scales in support of the SDGs” 3. “Concrete innovations and partnerships for building and transforming agri-chains towards sustainable development” The conference is organized by CIRAD, in partnership with AFD, Agropolis International, Agreenium, Agrinatura, AgroParisTech, the CGIAR consortium and CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions, and Markets (PIM), IDS (University of Sussex), Inra, IRD, Michigan State University, Montpellier SupAgro, the Moringa Fund, the RIMISP, and Wageningen University, and with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The deadline for early bird registration is November 1st, 2016. For more information please visit the official website of the conference here.

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