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Meet the International Scientific Committee

Dr Songpol Somsri is a senior expert in horticulture at the Department of Agriculture. He specialises in plant breeding, plant germplasm conservation, molecular markers and plant production of tropical fruits such as durian, rambutan, Lansium sp., papaya, tangerine, pummelo and mango.

Dr Owen Doyle teaches modules on mushrooms and greenhouse crops, potato and field vegetable crops. His research is focused on nutrient recovery from organic wastes and their use in plant growing media. He is a Council member of the Institute of Horticulture, a national delegate to the ISHS Council and an active advocate for Global Horticulture.

Professor Dr Jens-Norbert Wünsche researches and teaches crop physiology of fruit crops, specializing on plant/ fruit responses under different orchard management and environmental conditions. He is currently chair of the section for Crop Physiology of Specialty Crops at the University of Hohenheim, Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Horticultural Sciences (EJHS) and Vice-President of the German Society for Horticultural Sciences (DGG).

For information on the remaining members of the International Scientific Committee, please visit the website.


Registration Key Dates

Registration for IHC 2014 will open on 30 September 2013 and you will be able to register online or by completing a hard copy form. Early bird registration rates will be available until 17 February 2014 at which point they will increase substantially – be sure to add these dates into your diary so you don't miss out!


Scientific Program Key Dates

The scientific program will be developed over the coming months. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for IHC 2014, please take note of the following key dates:

Open Abstracts 1 April 2013
Close Abstracts 1 November 2013
Notification to Authors 14 January 2014
Presenter Registration 17 February 2014

Preliminary Program Information

The symposia topics have now been determined and the last few convenors are being finalised. The list is available on the website and we invite you to take a look to see what interests you - we hope you will see some symposia that you feel will be worthwhile attending! The convenors are currently sorting out the scope of their symposium and this information will be added to the website as it comes to hand.


Tropical Horticulture Theme

It made sense for us to include several symposia related to tropical horticulture, because the Congress will be in Queensland. We are delighted to tell you we have decided to hold a symposium on mango, as well as the previously planned symposia on pineapple, banana & plantain, papaya and other tropical fruits. We will also hold a symposium on tropical ornamentals. Whilst we don’t have a specific symposium on tropical vegetables, these will be covered within our two vegetable-focused symposia.


Venue - Social Responsibility

At the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the staff believe that community and social values are mainstream values and are fundamental to their core business principles. The centre has made a strategic commitment to build a sustainable future for its clients, staff and the community.

Click here to read more about their world recognised environmental achievements.

Through their Social Responsibility Program the centre fosters work practices which engender sustainable values and environmental and community focussed outcomes.

For more information, visit their website.



South Bank is a rare lifestyle precinct where the idyllic Queensland environment is seamlessly integrated with the cafes, restaurants, boutiques and cultural experiences that have come to characterise an inner-city lifestyle.

Explore The Parklands, with its lush foliage, public beach, lagoons and picnic areas, as well as Little Stanley's cosmopolitan strip of restaurants, bars and boutiques, and Grey Street; one of Brisbane's defining art and cultural hubs.

Visit South Bank - you're sure to find something you'll enjoy.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship provides the opportunity to reach a large number of national and international delegates primarily within the horticulture research community. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available for organisations that are interested in making their mark on IHC 2014.

Exhibition will also be a major component of the Congress and will feature the most up to date information and products available. The Congress Program has been designed to maximise the opportunity for delegates to visit the exhibition.

Please click here to download a copy of the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus, or visit the website for application forms, floor plans, or terms and conditions.

For any further information, please contact:

Fallon Smith
Director Sponsorship and Exhibitions
GPO Box 3270
Sydney NSW 2001

Tel: +61 2 9254 5000
Fax: +61 2 9251 3552

The 29th International Horticultural Congress | Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes
Brisbane, Australia | 17-22 August 2014 | | Unsubscribe