From 2016, when Ljubljana was selected as the host of EWRS 2018, Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, GR-Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre (GR) and Toleranca marketing were working hand in hand to meet the standards of the EWRS. Considering the positive feedback of the Scientific Committee and participants, the organising team exceeded the expectations.
What the Scientific Committee and the participants appreciated the most, was the smooth technical execution from the abstract handling process to the on-site technical equipment and professional technical support at the GR. Symposium was running without any delays also due to the Speakers’ Desk service, provided by GR, where presenters delivered their presentations to be checked and transferred to the meeting rooms.
Food is always something that leaves a long-lasting memory. This time it was in the hands of Kaval Catering which impressed participants not only with the wide selection of dishes but also with thoughtful consideration of every participant with special dietary requirements.
Slovenia hosted the EWRS symposium for the first time and welcomed 263 participants from 40 countries. There were 240 scientific abstracts, of which 76 oral presentations were included in the symposium programme. The programme was divided into 13 sessions, 12 working group meetings, a poster section, and a pre-symposium workshop. In addition to the rich scientific programme, one afternoon was devoted to the exploration of Slovenia. Five excursions took participants to Bled, Škocjan Caves, Lipica stud farm, Plečnik’s Ljubljana and Botanical garden. The excursions were followed by the Symposium dinner at Ljubljana Castle.