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IX International Strawberry Symposium - Questionaire

Rimini, Italy, 3-6 May 2020


Dear Colleagues,

In August 2016 during the VIII International Strawberry Symposium (Quebec City, Canada), Italy was selected to host the IX International Strawberry Symposium (ISS2020). Firstly, we thank all the organizers of the 8th ISS for the great work they did and also all the participants of this important symposium. Our organizing committee will work hard to maintain the quality of the excellent strawberry symposia held within ISHS to date.

The Polytechnic University of Marche and CREA, in conjunction with the ISHS, have taken the legal and administrative responsibility for organizing this event, with the support of the Rimini Riviera Convention Bureau (for the Symposium event), and MACFRUT International fair (for the Technical Day).
The ISS2020 will take place in Rimini, May 3-6, 2020 with guided tours to our Southern (pre-symposium, April 30-May 2) and Northern (post-symposium, May 7-8) production areas and the Berry School (Ancona, May 7-8).

The aim is to organize an attractive and low-cost ISS2020, that is accessible to experts from around the world, including all regions where strawberry production is expanding and represents an opportunity for rural
development and the improvement of quality of life. In addition, we would like to recognize the link that our country has with the strawberry industry, by highlighting its scientific, technical and commercial excellence.

We think that these important achievements may be attained by developing a broad consensus among national and international experts in this sector. We plan to use a collaborative approach to collect ideas and suggestions for identifying the key objectives and topics for the Symposium, and define strategies to reach and engage the largest number of experts and professionals in the strawberry industry.

With this in mind, and being aware of how precious your time is, we would kindly ask for your contribution in filling in the following questionnaire:

Who is unable to complete the online questionnaire can download the .doc file at the following webpage and return the completed questionnaire to

All the information collected will be used to structure the scientific, technical and organizational program of ISS2020. We aim to start work with the information that is received before March 31, 2018, but the questionnaire will remain open until December 31, 2018 so to collect as much information as possible.

Thank you in advance for your important and valued contribution.

Kind regards
Bruno Mezzetti, Maurizio Battino and Gianluca Baruzzi Symposium Conveners

XXX. International Horticultural Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 12-16 August 2018

The XXX. International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018) which will be held in Istanbul, Turkey between 12 - 16 August 2018. As widely known Istanbul is the only city bridging two continents, Asia with Europe, in the world. The motto of IHC2018 is decided as ‘Bridging the World through Horticulture’. It is heavily focused on research and innovation and will have training components related to various fields of Horticulture.


Deadline abstract submission: November 20, 2017


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