Rotorua Events Centre,
New Zealand


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Welcome to the IX International Postharvest Symposium

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, the committee have decided to postpone Postharvest2020.
We are currently considering all options and will advise in due course.
Abstract submissions have been closed. A new submission deadline is not yet decided.
Please refer back to this site or join our mailing list by emailing to keep updated.


Postharvest 2020, the 9th ISHS International Postharvest Symposium, is scheduled to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand, in November 2020.

Promising to be an exciting and insightful science event, the symposium offers a great opportunity to meet with leading professionals in the field of postharvest research delivering a diverse and innovative programme. We will balance high-quality science presentations with engaging workshops and informal discussions.

The event will also include a field trip to Plant & Food Research’s Te Puke research orchard – a centre of research excellence and home to the company’s highly successful kiwifruit breeding programme.

Postharvest science is important to New Zealand’s economic success. The country’s location and export focus necessitates research and innovation that ensures the delivery of premium horticultural products to distant markets. New Zealand’s experience in the field makes it an obvious choice for the symposium.

Rotorua is a world-renowned tourist destination, offering many possibilities for adventure or relaxation. Complementing the science aspects of the symposium will be a recreational programme replete with social activities and opportunities for enjoying Aotearoa/New Zealand’s unique culture.

Why not make plans to come to New Zealand in November 2020 for Postharvest 2020.