IRO 2018 - 11th World Conference
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria - 6-9 may 2018
Veliko Tarnovo - host of the World Conference 2018


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Mr. Antonio Dominguez - Chairman of the International Raspberry Organization

Dear IRO members,

With great pleasure, I would like to invite you to participate in the 11th International Raspberry Organization conference which will be held in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria, starting on Sunday, May 6th and ending on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. As IRO chairman, I feel honored to be a part of this event hosted in Bulgaria. During our past IRO meetings and sessions, it has been a great opportunity to exchange information, learn from each other and work together as fair players in order to develop. ... Read more

Mr. Bozhidar Petkov - Chairman of the Bulgarian Raspberry Association

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a pleasure for me to invite you to the 11th International Raspberry Organization conference which will be held in Bulgaria from the 6th of May to the 9th of May 2018 in Veliko Tarnovo city, the old capital of Bulgaria. Bulgaria joined IRO 8 years ago and for the first time it will be host of this international unique event which gives a chance to government representatives, science institutes and industries to gather in order to exchange experience and knowledge. In line the s ... Read more

Mr. Rumen Porozhanov - Minister of agriculture, food and forestry


It is a great pleasure for me to extend a very warm welcome to all forthcoming participants and guests of the IRO World conference, which will be held in the beginning of May 2018 in the old capital of Bulgaria – Veliko Tarnovo. I highly appreciate, that all of you, who ensure the presence in our menu of high quality raspberries,  strawberries, blackberries and other fruits with their unique flavor and taste, achieve this with great labor and ambition facing the constant challenge ... Read more

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Bulgaria, 6-9 may 2018
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