IBA conference

Meet in IBA conferences

An IBA conference is always an excellent way to meet for growers, processors, researchers – simply: everyone interested in blackcurrants. The whole industry related to our favourite berry meets in these blackcurrant events.

International conferences take place in every even-numbered year and last for 3 days. Those countries which are willing to organize these wonderful gatherings host the conferences.

Until 2016, there have also been 2-days-conferences (mainly for European country members) in every uneven-numbered year.

The next International Blackcurrant Conference will take place from 11th to 14th June 2024
in Leibnitz, Austria.

Detailled programme and registration.

You may already book your room in one of the four hotels selected by the Austrian organizers:

Schloss Seggau (conference venue)
Hotel Garni am Seggauberg
Hotel Staribacher
Hotel Zur Alten Post

Flashback on each blackcurrant conference

The grower meeting 2023 was hosted by 3 growers from England: Whittern Farms, Pixley Berries and Windmill Hills. The meeting was held in Herefordshire on 5th and 6th June 2023.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference.   Minutes of the IBA annual General Meeting 2023  Conference programme 2023

Due to the war in Ukraine, the International Blackcurrant Conference initially planned in Lviv had been cancelled and replaced by a grower meeting in Miltenberg, Germany. Close to 60 growers met on 1st and 2nd June 2022.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference.   Minutes of the IBA annual General Meeting 2022  Conference programme 2022

For the second time, France hosted an International Blackcurrant Conference. This time, it took place from 6th to 8th June 2018 in Angers.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference.   Minutes of the IBA annual General Meeting 2018   Conference programme 2018

International Blackcurrant Conference Ashford

5th International Blackcurrant Conference: From 14th to 16th June 2016, Ashford, United Kingdom, has been the place to be for every blackcurrant professional.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference.   Minutes of the IBA annual General Meeting 2016.  General Manager’s report 2015

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Vilnius, Lithuania, welcomed delegates from almost 20 countries at the European Conference from 10th to 12th June 2015.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference.   Minutes of the IBA Annual General Meeting 2015.  General Manager’s report 2014

The 4th International Blackcurrant Conference took place in Bialowieza, Poland from 2nd to 6th June 2014.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference.  Minutes of the IBA Annual General Meeting 2014.  General Manager’s report 2013

Waldenburg, Germany, hosted a very successful European Conference from 5th to 6th June 2013.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference. Minutes of the IBA Annual General Meeting 2013.   General Manager’s report 2012

The 3rd International Blackcurrant Conference took place in Dundee, Scotland from Wednesday 16th to Friday 18th May 2012.

Have a glimpse at the spirit of the conference.  Minutes of the IBA Annual General Meeting 2012  General Manager’s report 2011

Goes, Netherlands, hosted a European Conference from Thursday 26th to Friday 27th May 2011.

The second International Blackcurrant Conference was held in Beaune, France in May 2010.

A European Blackcurrant Conference took place in Nyborg, Denmark, in June 2009.

The inaugural International Blackcurrant Conference was held in Christchurch New Zealand in November 2008.