On behalf of the Board of International Goat Association and the Hungarian Sheep and Goat Dairying Public Utility Association, we are delighted to invite you to the 13th International Conference on Goats (ICG 2020) to be held from 14 to 17 September 2020, in Eger, Hungary.
The conference aims to link research and production by sharing information, experience, and best practices. Scientists, researchers, advisors, technologists, farmers, producers, processors, vets and all industry suppliers are warmly welcomed to the four-day event.
The picturesque town of Eger is located in the Western gate of the scenic Bükk Mountains. This thousand-year-old Episcopal seat, today an archiepiscopal center, is one of the most beautiful baroque towns in the country. Its inhabitants are proud of its illustrious historical past and the valuable heritage of monuments and buildings.
- Improving genetic merit for enhanced efficiency and preserve the goat biodiversity
- Current and emerging health issues for goat production
- Goat production systems of the future
- Optimization of feeding and nutrition
- Environment, climate change and goats
- Recent research and current advances in goat products
- Market and societal avenues
- Global Eradication Program for Peste des Petits Ruminants (PPR): socio-economic context for planning
The program will be enriched by roundtables and workshops.
Call for Papers Abstract submission Interested applicants are invited to submit an abstract for oral presentation or poster via the online registration and abstract submission system no later than 1 April 2020.
For more details, visit http://www.icg2020.org/call-for-papers/
We are pleased to announce that speakers with international reputation have already confirmed their participation in the conference.
More details: http://www.icg2020.org/invited-speakers/
Registration and accommodation
Please, register using the online registration system. The link and information about fees, payment method, and the cancellation policy can be found here: http://www.icg2020.org/registration/
We are pleased to announce some special events as part of the conference:
- International goat milk products and cheese exhibition
- Book presentations: “Goat Science”, “Goats (Capra)” and “The role of meat in human consumption”
The Organising Committee of the Conference is going to announce an international goat milk products contest. The event will be held on 14th September 2020 as a part of the Conference. The call will be published by 15th January 2020. It will specify the lists of establishments authorized to export food of animal origin to the European Union and other food safety regulations.
We have put together a selection of tours: technical tours, pre- and post-conference tours. We not only want to introduce the goat breeds and goat products of Hungary, but we also offer a taste of Eger and other regions of our beautiful country - scenery, adventure, hospitality and more.
All tour information is available on the home-page of the conference; tours can be purchased as part of your overall conference registration: http://www.icg2020.org/conference-tours/
An interesting and colorful range of social programs will offer opportunities for delegates to meet friends as well as enjoy Hungarian cultural heritage.
Don’t forget to register for the four evening events: Welcome Cocktail, Get-Together Party-BBQ, Wine tasting with dinner and Gala Dinner. A wonderful program is offered for accompanying persons. More details: http://www.icg2020.org/accompanying-persons/
Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities
ICG 2020 conference offers companies and organizations many convenient and effective ways to get any special product and/or service noticed by the attendees. The kit for exhibitors and sponsors will be published soon.
Please feel free to circulate this document among your colleagues and all those who can be interested in the event.
I am looking forward to meeting you in Eger, Hungary!
Prof. Dr. Sándor KUKOVICS
Chair of ICG 2020