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About 8ITGS


The 8th International Table Grape Symposium will be held in Italy, Apulia and Sicily, from 1st to 7th October, 2017: Italy is the main European table grape producer, and one of the bigger producer and exporter in the world, Apulia and Sicily account for the 70% and 25% of the national production.


The Symposium is a leading international event for the table grape industry, presenting the latest results of research and experimentation into table grape production to a scientific and technical audience from around the world.


The main topics will concern:

  • Production, Economics and Marketing
  • Environment, Biology and Physiology
  • Standard and Advanced Growing Techniques
  • Postharvest Technologies and Processing
  • Genetic Resources & Propagation Techniques
  • Pest and Disease Control.


The official language will be English, with Italian translation.

Symposium format & Schedule

Provisional program:

 Date  Location  
 October 1st 2017  Foggia Welcome cocktail and registration
 October 2nd 2017  Foggia Scientific sessions
 October 3rd 2017  Foggia Scientific sessions
 October 4th 2017   Technical tours (choice between Foggia/BAT, Bari, Taranto or Brindisi province)*
   Bari Gala dinner
 October 5th 2017  Bari Round table on Logistic and Market
    Flight transfer to Palermo
 October 6th 2017  Palermo Scientific sessions
    Technical tours**
 October 7th 2017  Palermo Technical tours**
    Farewell dinner

Apulia technical tours: leader farms for table grape production (covered vineyards, trellis systems, varieties), packaging, postharvest and commercialization, plastic cover manufacturing. Attendants will choice one tour (province) after the publication of the detailed program.
Technical tours in Sicily will concern special growing techniques (on-vine grape bagging, soilless cultivation, topworked vineyards, biodynamic cultivation, typologies of plastic covering).