Welcoming message

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am pleased to invite you to attend at the 7th International Symposium on Litchi, Longan and Other Sapindaceae Fruits organized by South China Agricultural University (SCAU) under the auspices of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS). The conference will be held in Guangzhou, China, from June 27 to July 1, 2023. Guangzhou is the city where the 1st International Symposium of Litchi and Longan was hold in June, 2000. This historic conference convened jointly by Prof. Huibai Huang from SCAU and Prof. Shmuel Gazit from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, opened the era of extensive international exchange in science and technology involved in production of Sapindaceae fruits, esp. litchi and longan, which is widely cultivated in the warm subtropical regions across the world. Since then, five symposia in this series have been successively held in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2003, Fuzhou, China in 2008, White River, South Africa in 2012, Bhagalpur, India in 2016, and Hanoi, Viet Nam in 2019. Now, the symposium is to be held again in Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong province, the very center of litchi and longan production in the world. With tremendous development in all aspects during the 23 years since 2000, the city is bound to excise you. The 7th International Symposium on Litchi, Longan and Other Sapindaceae Fruits will cover a widely range of topics including:

Industry, economy, policy and culture

Genomics, biotechnology and crop improvement

Physiology and cultivation technology innovation

Pest and diseases control and food safety

Postharvest quality maintenance and marketing

Processing and comprehensive utilization

Artificial intelligence approach to production

I am looking forward to meeting old friends and making new friends involved in Sapindaceae fruits during the symposium in Guangzhou.

The convener

Xuming Huang

College of Horticulture, South China Agricultural University

Venue & Travel

Key dates


  • Chengdu Sanherb Bioscience
  • Fruit & Vegetable Freshness
  • Litchi Exposition Park

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