Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes

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Have you named the IHC2014 mascot?

The IHC2014 mascot is in desperate need of a name! So far we’ve got Kiwi Koala, Klingon Koala and Bruce! Maybe you have a better suggestion? Log on to the IHC2014 Facebook page today and post your ideas.


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Call for Abstracts Now Open

Abstract submissions for IHC2014 are now open. Authors are able to submit their abstracts online via the IHC2014 website. Submissions will close in November later this year and accepted abstracts will be published on a Congress USB stick which delegates will receive onsite.

To view the abstract submission guidelines, click here.

To download the abstract submission template, click here.


Scientific Program Key Dates

The symposia for the scientific program are now finalised and available to view on the website. If you are interested in submitting an abstract for IHC2014, please take note of the following key dates:

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

Meet the International Scientific Committee

Dr Susan Lurie is an emeritus researcher in the Department of Postharvest Science at the Agricultural Research Organization in Israel, who is still active in research. Her interests have been in ripening and storage of grapes, pome and stone fruits, and the stresses that harvested commodities experience after harvest. She also gives international postharvest courses in various countries.

Professor Luca Corelli Grappadelli is a lecturer, researcher and deputy department head at the Department of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Bologna. He is an ecophysiologist with particular interest in tree/light interactions and fruit growth physiology, instrument development and technology transfer. His main crops are apple, peach, kiwifruit and pear.

Dr Ryutaro Tao is Associate Professor of the Laboratory of Pomology, Graduate School of Agriculture at Kyoto University, Japan. He studies reproduction biology and genetic modification of fruit tree species. He is in charge of international affairs in JSHS and serves as the ISHS council representative for Japan. In the IHC2014, he serves as a convenor for Symposium 4; Impact of Asia-Pacific Horticulture - Resources, Technology and Social Welfare.

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


Venue - Five Fast Facts

  1. BCEC named Worldwide Convention Centre Team of the Year - C&IT Excellence Award 2012.
  2. Official venue for the G20 Leader's Summit in 2014.
  3. The Centre's $140 million boutique expansion, hosted 470 events in 2012 - its first year of operation, including 58 conventions.
  4. The five level, 25,000 square metre expansion is designed specifically for small and medium sized conferences and houses some of Brisbane's most impressive banqueting venues including the Sky Room and Terrace with views of the city skyline.
  5. The addition of 20 meeting rooms and event spaces including two tiered auditoria for 400 and 600 in BCEC on Grey Street establishes BCEC as Australia's most flexible meetings and events venue.

Location - Streets Beach

Amid the hustle and bustle of a lively CBD is one of the last places you would expect to discover a vibrant beachside setting. Australia's only beach in the middle of the city, Streets Beach is one of South Bank's most popular attractions. A unique, man-made swimming beach, Streets Beach overlooks the brilliant Brisbane River and the expansive city skyline. Explore the spacious Streets Beach and discover a playful world where clever design seamlessly blends with natural beauty.


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