Mr. Bozhidar Petkov - Chairman of the Bulgarian Raspberry Association

Bozhidar Petkov Bozhidar Petkov

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 subject that gathers all of us together in Bulgaria – the raspberry production, we will have the opportunity to present our countries’ culture, education, economy and scientific development which are very important for the future of our sector.

Among the main subjects corresponding to the Strategic plan of IRO, which will be discussed during this conference, are the challenges for the raspberry production, global problems with Drosophila Suzuki pest, food safety, overcoming the difficulties related to global climate change.

During the event it will be organized an exposition related to the raspberry production.

It will be a great honor for me to welcome you as our guests in one of the oldest countries in Europe, land of ancient and great civilization, spectacular nature and extraordinary traditions.

I am sure that surrounded by the beauty of Veliko Tarnovo, we will work together successfully on the raspberry industry development.

See you in Bulgaria!


Engineer agronomist Bozhidar Petkov

Master of Agricultural Science

Chairman of the Bulgarian Raspberry Association

Bulgarian Raspberry Association

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11th World Conference IRO
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