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18th IPA conference South Africa, Stellenbosch, 1-8 September 2017

The International Protea Association in collaboration with Cape Flora SA hosted the XVIII International Protea Association Conference. A 2-day pre conference tour was organized for IPA members only. On 31 Aug. 2017 an evening welcome reception was held in Stellenbosch. The tour departed the following morning from Stellenbosch and included visits to Arnelia Farms (Hopefield), Pomona Farm (Piket-Bo-Berg), Philadelphia Farm and Jansekraal (both Citrusdal). On Monday, 4 Sept. 2017 a Grower’s Day full of discussions, talks, demonstrations and country reports were held at STIAS (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study) in Stellenbosch.

The XIII International Protea Research Symposium was held at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. The symposium was held in association with the VII International Conference on Managing Quality in Chains (MQUIC2017) and II International Symposium on Ornamentals.

7th IPA conference Australia, Perth, 20-24 August 2015

VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops, XII International Protea Research Symposium and XVII International Protea Association Conference.


16th IPA conference Santiago, Chile, 22-25 April 2012
This event was organized by Dr. Eduardo Olate P. Universidad Católica de Chile and Ms. Flavia Schiappacasse Universidad de Talca in conjunction with IPA Board members and was supported by the International Society of Horticulture Science (ISHS). The goal of the Conference and Symposium is to highlight the most recent and exiting developments in growing and researching Proteaceous species around the globe, with an emphasis on quality management and production, propagation, ecology, pre and post-harvest physiology, storage and transport technologies, pest and disease management, flowering manipulation and all quality aspects throughout the supply chain, marketing and distribution systems.

16th IPA (International Protea Association) Conference and the XIth IPWG Symposium, Acta Horticulturae in press


15th IPA conference Lisbon, Portugal, August 2010
The 15th International Protea Association conference and Xth International Protea Working Group Symposium were held in Lisbon in conjunction with the International Horticulture Congress (IHC) from 25 to 28 August 2010. The IPA organised a pre-conference tour to Holland to visit flower businesses and the flower market, Flora Holland, at Aalsmeer.

25 to 28 August, 2010. Xth IPWG Symposium, Acta 937

(Lisbon Report and Minutes of the 15th IPA General Meeting available to members)

14th IPA conference Stellenbosch, South Africa, 2008
3-6 September, 2008. IXth IPWG Symposium, Acta 869

(Minutes of the 14th IPA General Meeting available to members)

13th IPA conference San Diego, California, 2006
30 March to 4 April, 2006. VIIIth IPWG Symposium, Acta 805

(Minutes of the 13th IPA General Meeting available to members)

12th IPA conference Melbourne, Australia 2004
April 3-7, 2004. VIIth IPWG Symposium, Acta 716

11th IPA conference Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA, 2002
April 2002, VIth IPWG Symposium, Acta 602

10th IPA conference Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain, 2000
September 2000. Vth IPWG Symposium, Acta 545

9th IPA conference Cape Town, South Africa, 1998
No IPWG symposium, no Acta published

8th IPA conference Jerusalem, Israel, 1996
17-21 March, 1996. IVth IPWG Symposium, Acta 453

7th IPA conference Harare, Zimbabwe, 1993
10-15 October, 1993. III rd IPWG Symposium Acta 387

6th IPA conference Neve-Ilan, Israel, 1990
2-7 September, 1990., International Workshop on Intensive cultivation of Protea, Acta 316

5th IPA conference San Diego, California, 1988
II nd IPWG Symposium, Acta 264

4th IPA conference

3rd IPA conference Cape Town, South Africa, 1985
28-29 August, 1985. Ist IPWG Symposium, Acta 185

2nd IPA conference

1st IPA conference
Melbourne, Australia, 1981