Second International Congress of mountain and steep slope viticulture

The Scientific Committee met in Monforte de Lemos (Galicia) on December the 15th. Due to the limited period of time allowed by the Congress programme and after an attentive examination of the
92 submitted subjects, the Scientific Committee has decided to admit 37 of them as oral presentations, and 52 as posters. Communications will be divided into 3 plenary sections.
Each topic will be introduced by someone invited by the Organisation Committee. The same will happen at the closing section.

PARTICIPATION FEES

The Second International Congress of Mountain and Steep Slope Viticulture is organized by the CERVIM in collaboration with the Xunta de Galicia and the Consello Regulador de la D.O. Ribeira
Sacra. The financial support given by Galician partners made possible low participation fees.
The participation fees are 80 euros for participants, 40 euros for students and 70 euros (tourist visit, the lunch on the day of the visit and the congress dinner on Friday) for companions who
are not going to attend the Congress.
The payment of the participation fee includes the whole Congress, the technical tour, meals and a copy of the Acts of the Second Congress as well as other documents.
However, all participants and companions will have to pay their travel and overnight stay at their own expense.

TRIP AND ACCOMODATION

The closest airports to Monforte de Lemos (Galice – Espagne) are Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. Depending on the connection, Porto Airports – Portugal (Francisco Sá Carneiro) can also
be a good solution; it is at about 250 km from Monforte de Lemos , 200 km of which a motorway.
To have more information about flights visit the Web Site www.aena.es. The organisation will set up a particular shuttle service for the transfer from and to the Spanish airports.
Monforte de Lemos provides also good train connections; to have more information visit the Web www.renfe.es.
The Congress will take place in the showroom of the City Hall: Edificio Multiusos Circunvalación, s/n. 27400 Monforte de Lemos.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Morning: Registration of participants
13:30-15:00 Lunch
15:00-15:30 Opening – Address by the Chair of the Scientific Committee
15:30-19:00 Conferences plenary session (Sesión plenaria)
Theme I: History and culture of steep slope viticultures (Historia y cultura de las viticulturas
en fuerte pendiente), Conference by a Guest
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
19:00-19:30 Poster session
20:00-20:30 Welcoming evening – Adress by a representive of Xunta Galicia
20:30 Tasting products from Galicia (Degustación de productos gallegos)

Friday, 14 March 2008

8:00-8:30 Registration of participants
8:30- 13:30 Technical tour
13:30-15:10 Lunch break
15:10-15:15 Address by the Chair of the Scientific Committee
15:15-19:45 Conferences plenary session (Sesión plenaria)
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
Theme II Technology of viticultural and oenological production (Tecnologia vitícola y producción enológica), Conference by a Guest
Theme III Social and economic aspects (Aspectos sociales y económicos), Conference by a Guest
19:45-20:45 Poster session
21:15 Congress dinner (Cena Congresual)

Saturday, 15 March 2008

9:00-11:00 Conferences plenary session and conclusions (Sesión plenaria y conclusiones)
Theme IV Environment, territory and landscape (Medioambiente, territorio y paisaje), Conference by a Guest
11:00-11:30 Coffee break and Poster Session
11:30-14:00 Open conference and debate (Sesión pública de debate), Conference by a Guest
Debate
Address by a representative of the Galicia Administration
Closing by the Chair of CERVIM – François STEVENIN
14:00-15:30 Closing Lunch

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