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Date: 28 October to 1 November 2019

Venue: Hotel Associa Shizuoka, Shizuoka, Japan

UPDATE 2019-10-30

A news article on the IPPC Symposium on Pest Free Areas and Surveillance has been posted here.

UPDATE 2019-10-28

Participants list has been posted.

UPDATE 2019-10-24

Shizuoka Area Map has been posted.

UPDATE 2019-10-23

Programme has been updated.

UPDATE 2019-10-22

UPDATE 2019-10-21

Programme and Travel and Local information have been updated. The following documents have been posted.

UPDATE 2019-10-15

Dear Participants,

You may be aware that Typhoon Hagibis hit Japan over the last weekend and a number of areas in Japan have been affected.

The IPPC Secretariat is liaising with MAFF Japan to get update on the situation and we confirm that Shizuoka has not been affected by this typhoon. MAFF also confirmed that the public transportation system to get to Shizuoka from the airports (Mr Fuji Shizuoka, Haneda Tokyo International, Narita International and Chubu Cenrtrair International airports) is being operated as per usual.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency as of today, any other storms are not expected to occur in Japan in near future.

We look forward to meeting you in Shizuoka.

IPPC Secretariat

The IPPC International Symposium for Pest Free Areas (PFAs) and Surveillance is an implementation and capacity development event open to the world's phytosanitary community. It brings together representatives from IPPC contracting parties (CPs), regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs), FAO Regional and Sub-regional offices, international intergovernmental, educational and scientific organizations, and private sector/service providers involved in phytosanitary activities and trade.

The Main Objectives of the Symposium are to:

> Read the Symposium Concept Note for more information
> Programme
> Confirmed speakers



Doc # Agenda # Title Files Publication date
Welcome dinner hosted by MAFF 28 October En 21 Oct 2019
Symposium venue map En 21 Oct 2019
Field Trip Program En 21 Oct 2019
Poster session programme En 22 Oct 2019
Shizuoka Area map En 24 Oct 2019
Participants list En 28 Oct 2019

Download multiple files

> Travel and Local Information (update on 2019-10-22)
> Travel Funding
Organized by:
  • The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) with the financial support of the:
    • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)
    • European Commission (EC)
    • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF)
Hosted by the:
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan (MAFF)