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F&V Processing 2020 - Third Symposium on Fruit and Vegetable Processing

F&V Processing 2020 - Third Symposium on Fruit and Vegetable Processing

31 March - 2 April 2020 Palais des Papes, Avignon, France

Practical Informations

Important dates

  • Call for abstract opening: 30 September 2019
  • Registration for symposium: 1 January 2020
  • Abstract submission deadline: extended to 23 January 2020
  • Notification to authors: End of January 2020
  • Final programme: 15 February 2020
  • Early-bird registration deadline: 2 March 2020 (+ 100 € on all fees after 2 March 2020)
  • End of online registration: 22 March 2020

Lunch, Gala Dinner and Social event

Lunches will take place at the Popes' Palace from 31 March to 2 April 2020 and are included to symposium fees.

The Gala dinner will take place on Wednesday, 1 April in the city center of Avignon, at Cloître Saint-Louis.

Please note that the gala dinner is extra cost and must be choose on the registration form.

Fontaine du Cloître Saint-Louis

 For lunches and gala diner, if you require a special diet, please indicate it on the registration form.

At the end of the first day of the symposium, on Tuesday 31 March, a free guided tour of the Popes' Palace is offered. Do not forget to check the box on the registration form if you are interested.

Popes' Palace

Travel and Venue

Capital of Christendom in the  Middle Ages, Avignon is a touristic and historical city, in the heart of french Provence region. More information on Avignon attractions and events can be found on the website of the Avignon Tourist Office.

How to reach Avignon

By train: 

Direct high-speed trains (TGV) connect Avignon to Paris (2h40), Charles de Gaulle airport (Paris), Lyon (1h00), Marseille, Nice, Montpellier, Lille, Nantes, Rennes, Rouen, Marne la Vallée, Metz, Strasbourg, Brussels, Barcelona, Madrid.

Local trains connect the 'Avignon TGV' train station to the city center (stops 'Avignon Centre'), in 5 minutes.

More information on trains timetables and fares can be found on the website of the french railways.


By plane:

The closest airport is Marseille-Provence,  which offers a large panel of national and international destinations, including low-cost flights towards Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Portugal and other european countries. A free shuttle bus from Marseille Provence Airport can take you to the Vitrolles station to take the train to Avignon Centre, several times a day. The train fare is around 20 €. In alternative, shuttle buses are available up to every 15mn (from 4:30am to 11:30pm) to reach Marseille train station in 25 mn ('gare SNCF'). You can then reach Avignon by  high speed or regional trains.

It is also possible to arrive at Montpellier Mediterranée Airport. Montpellier Mediterranean Airport is at the edge of the A9 motorway network (Exit 29, Montpellier Est). It is also possible to reach the downtown train station in 15 mn by public transportation, to take the high speed train (TGV) to Avignon.


By car:

  • Autoroute A7 - Exit Avignon Sud  #24 (from Marseille, Nice, Italy). Exit Avignon Nord  #23 (from Lyon, Paris, Switzerland, Germany). Please see google map
  • Autoroute A9 - Exit Remoulins #23 (from Nîmes, Montpellier, Toulouse, Spain); follow direction "Avignon Centre" (Avignon Downtown). Please see google map