The date and venue has just been announced by the organisers for the 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP). It is to be held between 29 June to 1 July 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.
Only held once every three years, the event is once again based at an academic venue – this time at the prestigious Pompeu Fabra University, in Barcelona, Spain.
The 2020 organising team, is chaired by Dr Rubá©n Bueno from Laboratorios Lokámica based in Alicante, Spain. Dr Rubá©n Bueno explains: “Since the close of the previous ICUP 2017 in Birmingham, our 2020 Organising Committee has been working hard laying the foundations for what promises to be another stimulating and productive event.”
Dr Rubá©n Bueno, chair of the
To gain a flavour of these unique events, read our news report from the 2017 event in Birmingham, or view our photo round-up and read the article within Pest magazine. Or read our 2014 report when ICUP went to Zurich.
The programme promises, once again, to address the science and management of a wide variety of urban pests and vectors, including those of hygiene, structural and medical importance. Pests of rising significance, which have caused researchers to revaluate management practices and the future direction of urban pest control will be addressed. The impact of regulatory and stewardship challenges will also be included.
Breakout sessions as important as the formal set pieces
In addition to the main conference sessions, there will be break-out sessions and workshops, as well as the ever popular conference dinner. Equally important are the informal networking times when views are freely exchanged between delegates and friendships formed. Uniquely, this event can boast a band of very loyal delegates, many of whom have attended either all, or virtually all, of the events since its formation in 1993.
This highly popular, non-profit, conference is the leading international forum for sharing information and ideas on the impact, biology and control of pests in the urban environment. It is attended by entomologists, pest management professionals, and academic and government scientists from around the world.
2020 ICUP website coming soon…
Details regarding delegate registration and how to offer a paper for consideration by the organising committee will be announced in the near future when the ICUP 2020 website goes live.
Presentations from the previous conferences can be found on the central ICUP website.
This will be the tenth in the series of ICUP conferences. The previous conferences have been held in Cambridge, England (1993), Edinburgh, Scotland (1996) Prague, Czech Republic (1999), Charleston, USA (2002), Singapore (2005) Budapest, Hungary (2008), Ouro Preto, Brazil (2011), Zurich, Switzerland (2014) and Aston, Birmingham, UK in 2017.