Conference amongst the wild flowers in Perth Australia

Don’t miss this wonderful conference amongst the wild flowers in Perth Australia.

VIII International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops, XII International Protea Research Symposium and XVII International Protea Association Conference 

20 to 24 August, 2015.


The organising committee is looking forward to welcoming you, as a member of the International Protea Association, to the conference in August.


The Conference is a forum for researchers from around the globe to present current research on Proteaceous species and related plants, and the latest research on developing new ornamental crops for world markets.


The dedicated program on Proteaceae and related plants runs throughout the conference, and includes keynote presentations, research and industry presentations and posters. These include the IPA country reports which give delegates a unique insight into the industry around the world. IPA will also hold a general meeting and its Annual General Meeting during the conference.


Already there has been an excellent response with abstracts submitted from across the globe. However the organising committee has extended the deadline for submission of Abstracts to March 12 2015. This early submission of abstracts will allow all manuscripts to be ready on-line for the conference.


If you are planning to give a presentation, please submit your abstract now. Presentations about breeding and crop development, crop production issues such as pest and disease management, and soil management, postharvest care and marketing are most welcome.


To submit your abstract go to the conference website at


The website above has full details on the conference including the technical tours and pre-conference tour. The registration form is also available. The technical and pre-conference tours are designed to give delegates special insights into Proteaceae plant research, production, ornamental uses and retailing, set against the backdrop of the spring wildflower season with dazzling floral displays and spectacular West Australian landscapes.