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OLIVEBIOTEQ-2014 Conference, Amman, 3-6 November 2014

 

AARENINA, ICARDA and NCARE are pleased to announce the 5th OLIVEBIOTEQ conference to be held in Amman, Jordan in November 2014.

 

OLIVEBIOTEQ 2014 brings together scientists, technicians, managers, exporters, policy makers, and students to exchange experience of new approaches to olive production and marketing, and to develop new thinking for approaches to a sustainable and more profitable global olive industry.

 

This is the fifth gathering of international olive industry leaders build on the series of past OLIVEBIOTEQ conferences: 'Biotechnology and olive product quality in the Mediterranean' OLIVEBIOTEQ-2004, in Errachidia, Morocco; OLIVEBIOTEQ-2006 in Palermo, Italy; OLIVEBIOTEQ-2009 in Sfax, Tunisia; and OLIVEBIOTEQ-2011 in Crete, Greece. 

 

Call for papers

 

OLIVEBIOTEQ-2014 will present new research and technical innovations. Researchers are invited to submit papers related to olive growing and production on one of the following conference themes:

 

  • Olive Genetic Resources/Breeding/Propagation 
  • Biology, Physiology and Biotechnology 
  • Planting systems / Crop management / Organic farming
  • Irrigation/Stress Physiology/Nutrition  
  • Harvesting and Postharvest Management 
  • Pest and Disease Control
  • Olive Oil and Table Olive Technology, Quality and Health
  • Olive Industry By-products Management. 
  • Economics/Marketing
 
Deadlines and important dates: 

 

The deadline for abstract submission is April 30, 2014

The deadline for acceptance by the scientific committee is May 31, 2014

The deadline for full paper submission is July 31, 2014

Early registration: registration before July 31, 2014 

 

Organizing committee:

 

  • Dr. Fawzi Al-Sheyab - Chair, National Center for Agricultural Research And Extension (NCARE), Jordan
  • Dr. Nasri Haddad - ICARDA, Jordan
  • Dr. Mohamad Al Ajlouni - AARINENA, Jordan
  • Dr. Muien Qaryouti - NCARE, Jordan
  • Dr. Salam Ayoub - Olive Network, Jordan
  • Dr. Mostafa M. Qrunfleh - Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jordan, Jordan
  • Dr. Nawaf Freihat - Faculty of Agriculture, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
  • Dr. Mohmoud Al Ouran - Jordan Farmers Union, Jordan
  • Eng. Jamal Al Batsh - Ministry of Agriculture, Jordan
  • Eng. Islam Maghaireh - Agricultural Engineers Association, Jordan
  • Eng. Nidal Samain - Jordan Olive Oil Producers Association
  • Ms. Ruba Daghmish - Jordan Olive Products Exporters Association (JOPEA), Jordan
  • Rural Women Association, Jordan
  • Dr. Khalid Al-Absi, Faculty of Agriculture, Mu'tah University.
  • Dr. Taleb Abu-Zahra - Faculty of Agricultural Technology, Al-Balqa' Applied University.

 

Scientific committee:


  • Abdel-Wali M., Jordan
  • Al-Absi K., Jordan
  • Alaoui M., Morocco
  • Aparicio R., Spain
  • Ayoub S., Jordan
  • Ben Mimoun M., Tunisia
  • Centritto M., Italy
  • Chalak, L., Lebanon
  • Chartzoulakis K., Greece
  • El-Kholy M., Egypt
  • El Sharkawy S., Egypt
  • Ferguson L., USA
  • Fernandez E., Spain
  • Fernandez-Escobar R., Spain
  • Freihat, N., Jordan
  • Gargouri, K., Tunisia
  • Gucci R., Italy
  • Pereira, José A., Portugal
  • Kamoun N., Tunisia
  • Kalaitzaki A., Greece
  • Koubouris G., Greece
  • Lanza B., Italy
  • López-López A., Spain
  • Mousa, K., Egypt
  • Ouazzani N., Morocco
  • Ozkaya M., Turkey
  • Perica S., Croatia
  • Psarras G., Greece
  • Qrunfleh M., Jordan
  • Rapoport H.F., Spain
  • Roussos S., France
  • Rugini E., Italy
  • Rusan M., Jordan
  • Sebastiani L., Italy
  • Serman F., Argentina
  • Sergeeva V., Australia
  • Servili M., Italy
  • Shdiefat S., Jordan
  • Stefanoudaki E., Greece
  • Xiloyannis C., Italy.

 

International Advisory Committee (IAC):

 

  • Caruso T., University of Palermo, Italy
  • Chartzoulakis K., NAGREF, Greece
  • Ismaili - Alaoui M., IAV, Morocco
  • Dr. Dalenda BOUJNAH /AARINENA Olive Network Coordinator, Tunisia
  • Roussos S., IRD, France
  • Barjol J.L., IOC, Spain
  • Sebastiani L., Scuola Super. Sant' Anna, Italy
  • Dr. Mahmoud Solh, ICARDA
  • Dr. Fawzi El Sheyab, Jordan.

 

Accommodation

 

Conference Center

 

OLIVEBIOTEQ 2014 will be held at the Holiday Inn hotel, Amman, Jordan. Holiday Inn Amman is conveniently situated just off the main Madina Al Munawarah road, 35km from Queen Alia International Airport. It is close to the city's businesses and restaurants, 15 minutes' by car from downtown Amman, a comfortable base for discovering the capital's rich history. Step back in time at the Roman Amphitheatre and gaze out over whitewashed houses from the hilltop Amman Citadel. Fine dining and boutique shopping on Gardens Street and University Street are just a few minutes' walk from the hotel.

 

The Organizing Committee is pleased to offer participants the opportunity to book rooms at the following hotels, including the Holiday Inn, Amman, where the event will be held:  

 

Hotel name Single room Double room Address
Holiday Inn

106 USD

+10% service

+16% tax

120 USD

+10% service

+16% tax

All Madina Al Monawara St.

Amman, Jordan

Tel: +962 (6) 5528822

Fax: +962 (6) 5537917

http://www.ihg.com

Quality Suites Hotel (10 mins from Conference locations)

84 USD

+10% service

+16% tax

105 USD

+10% service

+16% tax

Al Madina Al Munawara St.

Amman, Jordan

Tel: +962 (6) 5502550

Fax: +962 (6) 5516295

http://www.qualityinn.com

Ibis Hotel (10 mins walking from Conference location)

67 USD

+16% tax

81 USD

+16% tax

P.O. Box 4606

11953 Amman, Jordan

Tel: +962 (6) 5799090

Fax: +962 (6) 5799099 

http://www.ibis.com

 

 

Contact and focal persons

 

Organizer

Dr.  Mohammad. M. Ajlouni

m.ajlouni@aarinena.org

Tel: 00962-6 5525750 
Fax: 00962-6-5525930
Mobile: 00962-79-9787247  00962-77-7760764

Secretariat  and
Accommodation

Mrs. Hala Hamati

icarda-jordan@cgiar.org

Tel: 00962-6 5525750 
Fax: 00962-6-5525930

Ms. Hazar Nazzal

h.Nazal@aarinena.org

Tel: 00962-6 5525750 
Fax: 00962-6-5525930

Mr. Hisham Athamneh

hesham_a@ncare.gov.jo

Mobile: +962777409211
Tel:  +962- 6 -4726680
Fax:  +962-6- 4726099

Abstract and paper Submission

Dr. Salam Ayoub

sayoub@ncare.gov.jo

Mobile: +962 777492541
Tel : +962 64725071, Ext. 330
Fax : 00962 64726099

Fees

 

Registration fees for the Conference are going to be as follows (prices in USD):

 

Category

Early registration

Late registration

1-day attendance1

Regular Participant3
Student4
Accompanying person5

400 
200
150

500
300
200

150
75

  1. Early registration: registration before July 31st 2014. Late registration after this date includes an extra fee. After October 20th 2014 registration can only be completed during the conference. 
  2. One-day attendance: includes the abstracts book and coffee break/lunch coupons for 1 day.
  3. Regular registration fee: includes abstracts book, proceedings, conference bag, informative material, buffet lunch during all conference days, coffee breaks, 1-day technical tour, and a gala dinner.
  4. Students' fee: will only be available to those who will have a valid students' ID card during the Conference.
  5. Accompanying persons' fee: includes gala dinner and one-day technical tour.

 

Payments: Registration payment options and details will be announced soon.

 

Technical tour

 

A one day technical tour will be organized by the local organizing committee

 

Post conference visits

 

If participants would like to visit places of interest, visits can be arranged at their own expense.

 

Olive Products Fair (exhibition)

 

An olive products fair will be organized by NCARE and the Ministry of Agriculture during the conference.