IBO Summit moved back to 2021

Tue 21/04/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
New IBO president Peter McPherson said the next International Blueberry Organization (IBO) Summit will take place in China.

The International Blueberry Organization’s (IBO) 2020 Summit, which was set to take place in Trujillo, Peru between 10-12 August this year, has officially been rescheduled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The event will now be held in the same location between 22-25 August 2021.

“The decision to reschedule was made with careful consideration and following consultations with stakeholders and industry partners,” said Roberto Vargas, president of the Peruvian Blueberry Growers’ Association (ProArandanos). “We would like to thank everyone for their understanding and say that the Peruvian blueberry industry greatly looks forward to welcoming the global industry in 2021.”

“The IBO’s number-one priority is ensuring the public safety of the community,” said Peter McPherson, chairman of the IBO. “We understand the inconvenience this may cause, but we hope that global industry participants can put aside that week next year to attend the IBO Summit, where the opportunity to gain industry knowledge, see the latest innovations and network with berry experts is second to none.”

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