Preliminary program

Sunday, 20th January   Registration and welcome cocktail 
Monday, 21st January   Opening ceremony
SESSION 1 - Managing beneficial insects by semiochemicals 
SESSION 2 - New developments in pest monitoring methods 
SESSION 3 - Allelochemical-based pest management tactics 
Tuesday, 22nd January   SESSION 4 - Pheromone-based pest management tactics 
SESSION 5 - SIT and Biological control of fruit crop pests
SESSION 6 - Applied Biotremology: a new discipline for pest management. Vibrational signals as semiophysicals
Wednesday, 23rd January   Mid-Conference excursion*
Thursday, 24th January   SESSION 7 - Invasive pests: a challenge for IPM
A - Brown Marmorated Stink Bug and other invasive hemipterans
B - Spotted Wing Drosophila and other invasive dipterans
Social dinner (will take place at Casa do Alentejo) ***
Friday, 25th January   SESSION 8 - Integrated protection of fruit crops
Business meeting & closing
Saturday, 26th January   2-days Post-conference excursions**
Sunday, 27th January    
The program can be downloaded here. The book of abstracts can be downloaded here






*Mid-Conference excursion will be to the Alentejo region, it includes a visit to Herdade do Esporão, an estate with vineyards and olive groves using organic methods and integrated production, including a tour to the cellars and wineries, and a visit to the historical city of Évora - UNESCO World Heritage.

**The excursion programmes and conditions can be downloaded here.



For reservations please contact:  

Abreu Events
Tel.: (+351) 214 156 121


*** Social dinner will take place at Casa do Alentejo at 20.00, downtown near Rossio, about 20-30 minutes by metro from Parque das Nações; a  map guide with instructions on the different transport alternatives can be downloaded here



Confirmed invited speakers


Prof. Olle Anderbrant, Lund Univ., Sweden

Prof. Thomas Baker, Penn. State Univ., USA

Dr. Carlos Frescata, BIOSANI; Portugal 

Prof. Lara Maistrello, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy

Dr. Rui Cardoso Pereira, FAO/IAEA

Prof. John Pickett, Cardiff Univ., UK (Plenary speaker)

Prof. Max Suckling, DSIR, HortResearch, New Zealand

Prof. Meta Virant-Doberlet, NIB, Slovenia