XIIth International Terroir CongressFrom the 18th to the 22nd of June 2018, the City of Zaragoza will welcome the XIIth International Terroir Congress. Since 1996, this biennial event allows the expert scientific community to meet and discuss the latest results of research on the concept of ‘terroir’.
The XIIth ediition of the Congress is organized by the Government of Aragon Region and supported by academics from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, under the aegis of the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) and with the cooperation of many other partners.
A comprehensive program is proposed about all the concepts related to ‘terroirs’, including several technical visits to vineyards in Aragón región. Nearly 300 experts are expected.
Currently, the notion of ‘terroir’ plays a critical role on the wine industry, and it has a significant impact on the development of vineyards. As a result of an increasing awareness across the world, OIV made the decision to take care of this notion.
France, Italy, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Hungary and the United States of America hosted the former conferences. The next edition will be in Zaragoza.
By the date of 22nd December 2017, 90 summaries of 296 authors from 21 countries have been received. In addition, there are 18 more summaries from the organizing and scientific committee and 20 pre-registered summaries not included among the authors.
There are 334 researchers implied in the Congress so far.
Due to this increasing interest, to the deadline of the delivery time (Christmas) and to the individual requests, we consider that the ITC potential is higher and therefore it is convenient to allow the reception of additional summaries until the end of January.
It is recalled that for papers to be accepted it is necessary that, at least, one of the authors should be registered in the congress and that each author can only validate the acceptance of one paper.