The 11th International Symposium on Grapevine Physiology and Biotechnology will be held in South Africa in 2020 (IGPB2020), under the auspices of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS), bringing this prestigious symposium to the African continent for the first time! The symposium will take place from 11 – 15 October 2020 in the picturesque and historical town of Stellenbosch, situated in the heart of the grape and wine industries. Technical tours of vineyards in and around Stellenbosch and Cape Town will allow delegates to explore the Cape Winelands, experience our wines, as well as some of the historic and cultural sites of the area.
The symposium will cover all relevant research topics in grapevine physiology and biotechnology – this time with the theme of “Grapevine Interactions”. This is an exciting time in grapevine sciences, where increasingly we seek to understand the genetic potential of grapevines, while studying and unravelling the complex interactions between the plant and its environment.
The local organising committee warmly invites you to join us for the IGPB2020 next spring – your presence and scientific contributions are essential to deliver an exciting programme and to showcase the latest research and technology developments from around the globe in the fields of grapevine physiology and biotechnology.
With warm regards
On behalf of the Local Organising Committee
Melane A. Vivier and Johan T. Burger
Stellenbosch is the second oldest town in South Africa and well known for its natural beauty, Cape Dutch architecture, oak lined streets, art museums, restaurants and so much more. The magnificent countryside offers a range of outdoor activities to enjoy such as hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf.
The Town is surrounded by wine farms that form part of the Stellenbosch Wine Route, the oldest wine route in the country. The Wine Route currently provides a co-ordinated network of more than 150 wineries, each offering a unique cellar-door experience for the wine-lover and tourist.
Online registration opens
25 November 2019
Call for Abstracts opens
8 November 2019
Become a member of the International Society for Horticultural Science before registering in order to benefit from the discounted registration fee.