30th International Horticultural Congress

The XXX. International Horticultural Congress (IHC2018) 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 ‘Bridging the World through Horticulture’. It will be heavily focused on research and innovation and will have training components related to various fields of Horticulture.

IHC2018 will provide an excellent platform for scientists, technicians, students, consultants, engineers, extension agents, growers, industry, trade and consumer organizations, policy makers and other professionals having an interest in horticulture.

The congress will also feature a rich scientific program to allow a diffuse interaction among scientists as well as instutions. The symposia will have different formats tailored according to the topic. This will include a symposium on organic horticulture entitled 'Organic Horticulture for Wellbeing of the Environment and Population'. Additionally, there will be colloquia and workshops, ad hoc training sessions and technical tours. Technical tours will be accompanied by Turkish experts and include historical and cultural components.

Istanbul, the hosting city, is the commercial and financial center of modern Turkey, former capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and European Capital of Culture in 2010. Istanbul herself provides enchanting historical sites and modern attractions and sceneries for visitors. You can also take some time to discover the city and replenish your soul within the mysterious silhouettes of the old Genoese Tower, churches, palaces, minarets and ancient city walls. I am sure that you will feel at home with the globally known Turkish hospitality and enjoy yourself in this magnificent city.

As the months leading up to the conference unfold, you will be provided with more detailed information. We want to organize IHC2018 with a participatory approach so please do not hesitate to contact us whenever needed. Please follow us on our website (www.ihc2018.org) to find activities which could be appropriate for your interest or any additional information.

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