The Conference is open to all researchers, academicians, students, farmers and entrepreneurs associated with or working on banana R&D. Presentations from eminent members of the scientific community associated with banana research and development will be followed by discussions. All communications will be made in English. There will be following three types of presentations

Keynote Lecture

The conference will have five to six key note talk by globally leading banana experts/ Eminent Scientists. This talk will be on banana value chain, banana diversity resources, banana export, mitigation of abiotic stresses in banana under changing climate regime and integrated management of pest and diseases. The talk will be for 45 minutes in the beginning of each day / session.

Lead Papers

Eminent speakers of national/ international repute will be invited to make their presentations on the various themes of the Conference. The lead papers (minimum 2 pages) of the invited presenters will be published in the Souvenir.

Oral Presentation

A few papers will be selected for oral presentation in each of the technical sessions. Each presentation would be allowed 5-7 minutes only. All oral presentations should be in MS Power Point only. The authors of these papers will be required to submit a short full length manuscript including abstract, which will be published in the special issue of a journal published by SPH.

The speakers must transfer their presentations to the respective session conveners well before the session to ensure that the presentations work properly.

Poster Presentation

The remaining submitted abstracts, after review, will be considered for presentation in the poster session related to the theme of the technical session. Best Poster Award for each of the poster sessions will be given based on evaluation by experts. The abstracts of the poster papers will be published in the Book of Abstracts.

Guidelines for preparation of poster

  • Poster should be of size 90 cm wide x 120 cm high.
  • Poster should include minimum possible text and results should preferably be presented in the form of graphs, diagrams, pictures, and/or tables.
  • The presentation should be arranged in subheads; Introduction, Objectives, Materials and methods, Results and discussion, and Conclusion. A few references may be included in smaller font.
  • Poster should be legible from a distance of at least 2 meters, eye catching and readable in few minutes.
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