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Events

15th World Processing Tomato Congress and 17th ISHS Symposium on Processing Tomato

From the 09/06/2024 to 12/06/2024
Budapest, Hungary
www.worldtomatocongress.com
Six years after the last amazing in-person event on the Greek seas, WPTC is inviting everyone associated to the global tomato processing industry to gather in the fascinating city of Budapest for the 15th World Processing Tomato Congress and 17th International Symposium on Processing Tomato on 9 to 12 June 2024.

After a long gap, due to the covid-19 pandemic forced WPTC to postpone, and then move online, the congress which was due to take place in San Juan in March 2020, the Budapest congress will bring together processors and business professionals working in the processing tomato industry with growers, academics, researchers and students in the unique setup which has been a major success story ever since the first world processing tomato congress in Avignon (France) in 1989 and the creation of WPTC in 1998 at Pamplona (Spain).
 
ORGANIZERS
The congress is jointly organized by UNIVER, a major food processor and the largest tomato processor in Hungary, and the World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC) in partnership with the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) for the Symposium, and with the technical assistance of Budapest based Diamond Congress

 
LOCATION
The congress will be held in the Hilton Budapest hotel, one of the Hungarian capital’s most iconic hotels. In the heart of the Buda Castle District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the splendid hotel offers its guests breathtaking panoramic views of the Danube both from their rooms and from the bars and restaurants, and flexible space for events, including a 13th-century Dominican monastery Courtyard which will be used for the welcome reception. The magic continues as you step outside the hotel. With its cobbled streets in the shadow of Buda Castle, Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion, this is an area of Budapest that will steal your heart forever...

 
Photo: View from a bedroom at the Hilton Budapest
 
PROGRAM
- registration will start in the afternoon of Sunday 9 June with an AMITOM and a WPTC board meeting and a welcome reception in the Dominican Courtyard of the Hilton hotel.
- Congress and Symposium sessions will take place all day on Monday, 10 and Tuesday, 11 June and in the morning of Wednesday, 12 June. 
- gala dinner-cruise will take place on the Danube in the evening of Tuesday, 11 June, with welcome drinks on the roof of the boat, watching the sunset followed by a sit-down dinner with entertainment.
- full program has been organized for spouses and accompanying persons to discover the city sights during the congress sessions.
- An optional post-congress tour will visit to a model farm and tomato factory in Kecskemét in the afternoon of Wednesday, 12 June, followed by a farewell dinner.
 

We look forward to seeing you in Budapest!
The Organizing Committee
 
Contact about the congress, registrations and sponsorship:  
Attila Varga, Diamond Congress at diamond@diamond-congress.hu 
Gabor Palotas, Univer, at gabor.palotas@univer.hu 
 
Contact about the Symposium: 
Sophie Colvine & Gabor Palotas at symposium@worldtomatocongress.com
 
 
 
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