2026 WPTC Congress

The 16th World Tomato Processing Congress & the 18th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato will take place in Monterey, California in June 2026

Save the date!

After a successful congress in Budapest in June 2024, we look forward to seeing everyone again in person in Monterey on 7 to 10 June 2026 for the 16th World Tomato Processing Congress & the 18th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

All information will be available on the congress website soon

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in Monterey!

Congress history & WPTC

The 1st World Processing Tomato Congress was organized by AMITOM in Avignon (France) in November 1989. A second congress was organized in Sorrento (Italy) in 1993 and a third in Pampelona (Spain) in 1998.

After the creation of the WPTC in 1998, it was decided to delegate the organization of the 4th congress to CLFP in California in June 2000.

Since then, congresses have taken place regularly every two years, alternatively within an AMITOM country and in a country in a WPTC country outside of the AMITOM region.

The choice of the location has been made alternatively by the Board of AMITOM and by the Board of the WPTC.

These events have become the meeting point for everyone associated with the tomato processing industry.

ISHS Symposium

About the ISHS Symposium

Since the first congress in Avignon, an ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato has been organised alongside congresses.

This enables scientists working in various fields of research on tomatoes for processing (breeding, agronomy, pest and diseases, nutrition, processing technology) to meet and exchange with growers and processors.

WPTC and ISHS work in cooperation with the local partners to organize the symposium and the publication of the proceedings in a special edition of Acta Horticulturae.

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