Welcome Letter

Dear Colleagues,

 On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the ECE 2023 and the Hellenic Entomological Society, we are delighted to invite entomologists from around the globe to the XII European Congress of Entomology (ECE 2023), which will be held in Heraklion, Crete, on 16-20 October 2023.

Forty-five years after the first European Congress of Entomology in 1978 at Reading University, UK and following a series of successful congresses around Europe, we now have the great honor to host this major European entomological meeting in our beautiful country and with it the opportunity to share knowledge, expertise and perspectives.

The world of entomology faces many problems with the increasing threat of climate change, damaging vector-borne diseases, biodiversity loss and the need to feed an expanding world population. Our goal is to gather scientists from around the globe and provide a unique opportunity to exchange information and to communicate research results on a wide range of topics. The ECE 2023 audience consists of researchers and academics from a diverse range of entomology related fields, as well as policy-makers, field agronomists, crop protection experts, medical practitioners, engineers, social scientists and artists.

The congress program will include invited lectures from international experts, numerous symposia, oral and poster sessions, and satellite seminars. In addition, the congress is undoubtedly the ideal meeting place to network and interact, establishing the starting point for future collaborations and breakthrough innovations in entomology.

The historic, as well as magnificent island of Crete sets the ideal scenery for ECE 2023. The congress will be hosted in the Cultural and Conference Center of Heraklion, a contemporary venue of international standards, offering high level services in an inspiring environment.

We strongly believe that we will deliver a high-quality meeting which will turn out to be a memorable experience. The success of the congress depends on the contributions of the delegates and we sincerely hope that you will become actively involved.

Looking forward to welcoming you at ECE Congress in Heraklion in 2023!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee

Emmanouil Roditakis, Stefanos Andreadis
ECE2023 Congress Chairs

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Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion, Crete