The presentation of high-quality research enables producers to meet consumer demands while ensuring a safe, affordable, and sustainable product. Over the years, the fruit and vegetable sector has witnessed significant advancements in both cultivation and transformation processes. Concepts such as digitalization and sustainability have prompted a re-evaluation of production methods, emphasizing environmental considerations and consumer well-being.

Frutic2024 comes to Rimini, Italy, as part of the prestigious Macfrut exhibition, providing an exceptional platform for a research network on emerging technologies and sustainable practices in the fresh produce industry. The conference will encompass a wide range of topics, focusing on technological advancements in production, harvest, postharvest, distribution, and quality control of fruit, nuts, and vegetables. By bringing together scientists, academics, and industry professionals, Frutic2024 aims to foster collaboration, disseminate knowledge, share practical experiences, and develop roadmaps to achieve common goals.

Against this backdrop, the conference aims to explore the latest technological developments in cultivation and postharvest processes. Precision farming continues to provide practical solutions for efficient orchard management. Automation and sensor technologies employed in transformation processes enhance product quality control, expand the range of offerings (including fresh-cut fruits and vegetables), reduce waste, and minimize costs.

Join us at Frutic2024 in Rimini, Italy, where industry leaders, researchers, and practitioners will converge to shape the future of the fresh produce industry. Together, we will advance technologies, embrace sustainability, and drive innovation, aiming at a prosperous and resilient industry for years to come.


  • Digital System
  • Emerging sensor
  • Energy saving evaluation
  • Machinery and robots
  • Modeling
  • New logistic solution
  • New products
  • Packaging
  • Processing
  • Prototyping
  • Storage
  • Tecnology
  • Treatment


Program and deadline

The symposium has been moved to 2025

We will meet soon!

May 8thMay 9th

09.00 Arrival & Registration

09.30 Opening cerimony

09.45 Keynotes

10.30 Coffee break

11.00 Oral session 1

12.00 Flash Poster Presentation 1

12.30 Lunch

14.00 Oral session 2

15.00 Flash Poster Presentation 2

15.30 Coffee Break

16.00 Oral session 3

17.00 Flash Poster Presentation 3

20.30 Social Dinner

09.00 Oral session 4

10.30 Roundtable

11.00 Coffee Break

12.30 Closing ceremony

MACFRUT technical tour

All partecipant are invited to submit their abstract and indicate their preference for oral or poster presentation.

Deadline for abstract submission: January 23, 2024


Notification on abstract acceptance: March 18, 2024

Selected presentations and posters will have the opportunity to be presented at the Frutic 2024 and partecipate at the Frutic 2024 Award


Frutic 2024 Scientific Award

We are pleased to announce the Scientist Award. All the partecipant at ORAL or POSTER presentation will be assessed by the public of FRUTIC 2024 International Symposium

Each scientist partecipant will be able to vote once for ORAL and once for POSTER presentation. It will then possible to draw up a ranking.

This award provides financial support for the winner to publish their research on an Open Access IF Journal, the Journal of Agricultural Engineering (

The winners will be three awardees for ORAL presentation and three for POSTER presentation. In case of withdrawals, the possibility will be given following the ranking.

The counting of votes, perfomed along the Symposium, and the announcement of the winners for both ORAL and POSTER presentation, will be announced along the Closing Ceremony on 10 May 2024.


Registration Fee

Early birdLater than 18th March
Regular€ 250€ 350
EurAgEng members€ 220€ 320
PhD Student and Postdoctoral fellows€ 150€ 250
Social Dinner€ 45€ 45



Prof. Riccardo Guidetti – Università degli Studi di Milano

Prof. Giancarlo Colelli – Università degli Studi di Foggia


Scientific Committee

Amauri RosenthalEmbrapa Food Agroindustry, Brazil
Aris PurwantoBogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Atsushi HashimotoMie University Graduate School & Faculty of Bioresources, Japan
Dazhou ZhuBeijing Research Center for Information Technology in Agriculture, China
Dharini SivakumarTshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Dong SunKyungnam University, Republic of Korea
Francisco Artes-HernandezUniversidad de Cartagena, Spain
Gavin RossPlant & Food Research, New Zealand
Giancarlo ColelliUniversity of Foggia, Italy
Mustafa ErkanAkdeniz Üniversitesi, Turkey
Ian TerryUniversity of Cranfield, UK
José BlascoIVIA, Spain
Lorenzo LeonINIA, Chile
Maarten HertogK.U. Leuven, Belgium
Manuela Zude-SasseATB Potsdam, Germany
Margarita Ruiz-AltisentUniversidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
Maria Isabell GillCEBAS-CSIC, Spain
Maria Luisa AmodioUniversità degli Studi di Foggia, Italy
Martin GeyerATB Potsdam, Germany
Merete EdelenbosAarhus University, Denmark
Norhashila Binti HashimUniversiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Paolo GayUniversità di Torino, Italy
Pramod MahajanATB Potsdam, Germany
Reza EhsaniUniversity of California, Merced, USA
Riccardo GuidettiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Roberto BeghiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Stanley BestINIA, Chile
Stavros VougioukasUniversity of California, Davis, USA
Takaharu KameokaMie University Graduate School & Faculty of Bioresources, Japan
Umezuruike Linus OparaAfrica Institute of Postharvest Technology, South Africa
Valentina GiovenzanaUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Veronique Bellon-MaurelINRAE, France
Victor RodovARO Volcani Center, Israel
Wiraya KrongyutUbon Ratchathani Rajabhat University, Thailand
Ze’ev SchmilovitchARO Volcani Center, Israel


Organizing Committee

Beghi Roberto
Casson Andrea
Giovenzana Valentina
Menegon Marco
Narote Abhiskìhek
Pampuri Alessia
Tugnolo Alessio
Vignati Sara