11-15 November 2024
Rotorua Events Centre,
New Zealand


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Welcome to the IX International Postharvest Symposium

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Due to the ongoing situation around COVID-19 and the impact this is having on travel, international conferences are continuing to be cancelled or postponed. To avoid clashes with other international postharvest meetings, the committee has made the difficult decision to postpone until 2024 when we can once again meet face to face and have a truly robust meeting.

We are aware this is quite a wait until we can meet again so plans are currently being considered to hold a small on-line seminar series in November 2020 and (particularly for our Australasian colleagues) to join the meeting Plant Science Central for a face to face meeting at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand in July 2021. Once plans are finalised we will be putting all the information on to this website. So please refer back here or join our mailing list by emailing to keep in touch.

Postharvest 2024, the 9th ISHS International Postharvest Symposium, is scheduled to be held in Rotorua, New Zealand, on 11-15 November 2024.

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 2024 for Postharvest 2024.