2 September - 5 September 2012

ISHS International Postharvest Conference - Managing Quality in Chains

Organised by:

Cranfield University supported by the International Society for Horticultural Science and the SCI Horticulture Group

Cranfield Health

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The VI International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains is the first international postharvest conference to take place in the United Kingdom (UK) for nearly 25 years, and the organisers intend to make it a memorable one. 
Technical innovations for maintaining fresh produce quality are often done in isolation, without a full appreciation about how they might impact or be affected by supply chain management. Our conference aims to readdress this problem and provide a forum in which academics, industrialists and students may interact to provide real world solutions for the fresh produce industry. The conference will cover the entire fresh produce postharvest supply chain and include the following topics:

  • reducing waste and resource mapping
  • consumer-centred technological advances
  • integrating supply chain management with novel postharvest technologies
  • improving knowledge transfer between the academic community and industry.

The conference will look forward to the challenges that will face the industry in the coming decade and how these might be overcome in the developed and developing world and in the emerging markets.

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Venue and Contact

Cranfield University

Cranfield Health
Vincent Building (52a)
Cranfield University
Cranfield, Bedfordshire
MK43 0AL

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H Dixon

Tel: +44 (0)1234 758353

Email: h.dixon@cranfield.ac.uk

£120 - £678 depending on length of attendance and eligibility for discounts
Early bird rates apply until 30 May
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Event Partners

Cranfield Health, Cranfield University http://www.cranfield.ac.uk
International Society for Horticultural Science http://www.ishs.org