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10 March 2017 — OIV life

Meeting of the Selection Committee for the 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine

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The Reading and Selection Committee for the 40th World Congress of Vine and Wine met on 8-9 March in Sofia (Bulgaria) at the invitation of the organisers of the Congress, in order to select the different communications that will be presented on this occasion.

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2017's Reading and Selection Committee

There were 289 communication proposals in the form of oral presentations, briefs or posters. These were evaluated by the Committee made up of both OIV experts and Bulgarian scientific personalities.

Around 160 oral presentations and briefs were selected for the 3 Congress sessions and just over 120 communications will be presented in poster form, representing more than 30 different countries.

During the Reading and Selection Committee

In addition, the OIV Director General, Jean-Marie Aurand, met with the Bulgarian Minister for Agriculture, Hristo Bozukov. This meeting showed that the organisation of the 40th Congress was running smoothly as it moved into its operational phase. The Director General made a point of thanking the Minister for the commitment and efficiency of the teams, both from the Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Executive Agency on Vine and Wine (EAVW).

Jean-Marie Aurand with the Bulgarian Minister for Agriculture, Hristo Bozukov