In 18-23 September, Turkish Citrus Promotion Group has attended to 13th International Citrus Congress in Brazil and the process leading to the 14th International Citrus Congress in Mersin, in year 2020, has started.
International Citrus Congress started to organized first in U.S.A. in 1968 and organisation continued to carried out, once in each 4 years from that time. The decision which is declaring Turkey as one of the next host of the organisation has been announced, in 2012, in Spain during the 12th Congress and related decision has made certain during 13th congress in Brazil.
During the congress in Brazil, which is visited by a vast number of visitors, the Turkish committee has successfully presented Turkey, Cukurova, Mersin and Turkish citrus industry and took the flag of the congress from Brazil. Also it was satisfying and encouraging to witness the interest of the participants on Turkey, which is much more than expected.
Kemal Kaçmaz, the member of the board of directors in Turkish Citrus Promotion Group has declared that for the congress planning in 2020, all the details of the action plans have been defined with the stakeholders of the industry and during all of the organisations and events related with the industry, Turkey and Turkish citrus will be presented and promoted, before the congress. Kemal Kaçmaz also expressed that during the one-week congress which will be more academic oriented, there will be perfect opportunities to promote our country with industrial and touristic trips and will be more opportunities in order to follow and monitor the developments in the world and in the industry much more close.