54th International Symposium
on Essential Oils

8-11 September 2024, Hunguest BAL Resort,
Balatonalmádi, Hungary

About The Event

About the Event

It is our great pleasure to announce the 54th International Symposium on Essential Oils (ISEO 2024), which will be held in one of the most peaceful Hungarian cities, Balatonalmádi, on 8-11 September, 2024. Balatonalmádi is a rapidly developing, busy resort town in the county of Veszprém, near the northeastern bay of Lake Balaton. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations at the Lake Balaton. The city's population has started to grow rapidly in recent years. By 2021, the city's population has already exceeded 10,000. In the summer, it offers many exciting programs for its visitors. The church of Szent Imre in the center of the city was built in 1930 based on the plans of István Medgyasszay. The special value of the church is that it follows the traditions of Transylvanian architecture, but the red stone architecture is also dominant. The place of the ISEO 2024 will be the Hungest Hotel Bál Resort. The interior design of the hotel, fully renovated in 2022, was inspired by the diversity of Lake Balaton. The goal was to make guests feel close to the tranquil harmony of the lake and the waterfront. The rooms offer a picturesque panoramic view, so quests can easily immerse themself in the relaxing scenery of the thousand-faced Lake Balaton in all seasons.

ISEO symposia have been organized annually in Europe since 1969 (with an exception in pandemic year of 2020). Each year, this Symposium provides an excellent possibility for academic and industrial scientists, partners for a discussion of the latest and novel research findings focusing on essential oils, volatiles and related natural products. Several representatives of the essential oil industry are also invited to join this scientific congress. The ISEO attracts the attention of participants not only from European countries but also from the broader scientific world focusing on essential oils, e.g. South Africa, Turkey, United States, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Israel, Egypt, among others.

We offer you highly scientific topics, stimulating presentations and deep discussions combining with colorful touristic activities around Lake Balaton.

We cordially invite participants to present the results of their research activity via oral communications or posters. Invited plenary lectures will open every session of the final program. Scholarships will be provided to support the participation of young researchers interested in attending the conference.

Looking forward to meet you in BALATONALMÁDI,

Györgyi Horváth,
Chair of the ISEO2024 Local Organizing Committee

Where

Hunguest BAL Resort,
Balatonalmádi, Hungary

When

Sunday to Wednesday
8-11 September 2024

Event Venue

Event venue location info and gallery

Hunguest BÁL Resort - Balatonalmádi, Hungary

The interior design of the hotel, fully renovated in 2022, was inspired by the diversity of Lake Balaton. The goal was to make our guests feel close to the tranquil harmony of the lake and the waterfront. Our rooms offer a picturesque panoramic view, so you can easily immerse yourself in the relaxing scenery of the thousand-faced Lake Balaton in all seasons.

ISEO 2024 Local Organizing Committee

Györgyi Horváth

Györgyi Horváth

Chairperson

Éva Németh-Zámboriné

Éva Németh-Zámboriné

Chairperson

Viktória Lilla Balázs

Viktória Lilla Balázs

Committee Member

Eszter Csikós

Eszter Csikós

Committee Member

Edit Ormai

Edit Ormai

PhD Student

Bence Bordás

Bence Bordás

PhD Student

Permanent Scientific Committee

Yoshinori Asakawa
Tokushima Bunri University, Japan
Nicolas Baldovini
University Côte d’Azur, France
Hüsnü Can Baser
Near East University, Cyprus
Carlo Bicchi
University of Turin, Italy
Humberto Bizzo
Embrapa Food Technology, Brazil
Jonathan Bonello
IFEAT, UK
Fatih Demirci
Anadolu University, Turkey
Jan Demyttenaere
European Flavour & Fragrance, Belgium
Paola Dugo
University of Messina, Italy
Adam F. Feyaerts
KU Leuven, Belgium
Ana Cristina Figueiredo
University of Lisbon, Portugal
Toshio Hasegawa
Saitama University, Japan
Györgyi Horváth
University of Pécs, Hungary
Michael Keusgen
The Philipps University of Marburg, Germany
Eisuke Kuraya
National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College: Nago, Japan
Stanisław Lochyński
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland | Institute of Cosmetology, Wrocław College of Physiotherapy
Agnieszka Ludwiczuk
Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Luigi Mondello
University of Messina, Italy
Johannes Novak
University of Veterinary Medicine, Austria
Niko Radulović
University of Niš, Serbia
Patrizia Rubiolo
Universtity of Turin, Italy
Iris Stappen
The University of Vienna, Austria
Daniel Strub
Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Poland
Sandy Van Vuuren
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Alvaro Viljoen
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
Éva Zámboriné-Németh
Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Hungary

Programme

Invited Speakers

Baser
Prof. Kemal Hüsnü Can Başer, Near East University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacognosy, Lefkosa (Nicosia), Northern Cyprus
Global Trade of Essential Oils
Dr. Judit Krisch
Dr. Judit Krisch, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
Antimicrobial activity of essential oils and essential oil components on food-borne pathogens – recent applications and future perspectives
Mondello
Prof. Luigi Mondello, Università degli Studi di Messina, Messina, Italy
Advanced Sustainable Analytical methods for the Analysis of Essential Oils
Dr. Iris Stappen
Dr. Iris Stappen, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Healthy smells and beyond: Aromatherapy today
Széchenyi
Dr. Aleksandar Széchenyi, University of Pécs, Pécs, Hungary
Formulation of essential oils: Rational design and nanotechnology.
Zámboriné
Prof. Éva Németh-Zámboriné, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Budapest, Hungary
Pampering or stress?- Optimisation of volatile formation in plants

Timetable

Sunday, 8 September Monday, 9 September Tuesday, 10 September Wednesday, 11 September
Registration Plenary lecture IFEAT Workshop Plenary lecture
Oral Lectures Oral Lectures
Lunch Lunch Plenary lecture
Opening Ceremony Plenary lecture Plenary lecture Closing Remarks
ISEO Medal Ceremony Oral Lectures Young Scientists’ lecture Lunch
Opening Lectures Poster Session Poster Session 15:30 Excursion
Plenary lecture Scientific Committee meeting
Get-together party Gala dinner  

Call for Papers

The scientific program will include both oral and poster presentations. A specific session will be dedicated to presentations from young scientists, who we like to encourage to register for the 'Young Scientist Session'.

ISEO2024 Submission of abstracts

Abstract: You are invited to submit original contributions for oral and poster presentations related to the topics of the Symposium. The use of an abstract template (maximum 3 pages A4 total for one submission) is mandatory. Correspondence regarding the abstracts will only be sent to the corresponding author. It is their responsibility to forward the information to all co-authors. Every effort will be made to accommodate the author’s preference for oral presentation or poster, but the organizers reserve the right to make the final decision. At least one of the authors must register to the congress, otherwise the abstract will not be considered by the Scientific Committee. One registered participant may submit two abstracts.

Oral presentations: PowerPoint, PDF presentations are accepted on USB sticks. The presentation has to be copied to the laptop at the beginning of the session.

Poster presentation: Poster size: A0 (841 mm x 1189 mm) Orientation: Portrait

Topics of ISEO 2024

In 2024, the Symposium will include the following topics:

  • utilization and biological activities of essential oils and volatiles
  • breeding, cultivation and post-harvest treatment of volatiles containing plants and other organisms
  • ecological importance of essential oils and volatiles
  • new trends in the production and analysis of essential oils
  • sourcing and trade of essential oils
  • biological variability of volatiles
  • sensorial aspects of volatiles
  • molecular and metabolomic trends in volatiles
  • biotransformation and biocatalysis of volatile compounds
  • regulatory aspects, toxicology of essential oils and their compounds
  • nanotechnology of essential oils and natural volatiles

Key Dates

Deadline for Submission of Abstracts: June 2, 2024

Deadline for Early Bird Registration: June 30, 2024

Sponsors

The ISEO attracts the attention of participants not only from European countries but also from the broader scientific world focusing on essential oils, e.g. South Africa, Turkey, United States, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Israel, Egypt, among others. During the ISEO Symposium, we provide an excellent possibility for sponsors and exhibitors to meet with scientist coming from academic sector and with industrial partners.
We offer you highly scientific topics, stimulating presentations and deep discussions combining with colorful touristic activities around Lake Balaton. In 2024, the Symposium will include topics e.g. on the field of nanotechnology of essential oils and natural volatiles; utilization and biological activities of essential oils and volatiles; aromatherapy; breeding, cultivation and post-harvest treatment of essential oil bearing plants; new trends in the production and analysis of essential oils; regulatory aspects, toxicology of essential oils and their compounds.

If your company is interested to participate, you are able to download our Exhibition and Sponsorship kit, including the Application Form below.

Downloadable Sponsorkit

Gold Sponsor

Exhibitors

Supporter

Registration

Registration is required for all conference participants preferably until 30 June 2024.

Full registration
€ 450

€ 370 (early bird)


  • access to the scientific sessions
  • symposium materials
  • electronic abstract book
  • get-together party
  • three lunches
  • coffee and snacks during symposium breaks

Student registration
€ 300

€ 270 (early bird)


  • access to the scientific sessions
  • symposium materials
  • electronic abstract book
  • get-together party
  • three lunches
  • coffee and snacks during symposium breaks

Accompanying person
€ 250

€ 230 (early bird)


  • get-together party
  • three lunches
  • coffee and snacks during symposium breaks

Please note, this category is dedicated for spouses, family members, etc., not for experts of the field, the category neither contains access to the Congress and Symposium sessions, nor the scientific materials.


Terms and conditions of participation

Advanced online registration is a condition of participation in the workshop. During the online registration you should accept the terms and conditions of participation as well as the terms of cancellation written on this website. The registration fee/accompanying person’s registration fee includes entertainment allowances, such as catering services, reception, dinner etc. In the final invoice the amount of these services will be indicated as intermediary service. See also the general terms and conditions here.

Cancellation policy of registration

All the cancellations and changes must be sent to Diamond Congress Ltd. in written form. All refunds will be processed after the ISEO 2024. Please send your exact bank account details in the written cancellation.

Refund of the registration fee will be made as follows:

  • 100% refund (minus an administrative fee of 50 Euro) –
    in case of cancellation received before 30 June 2024
  • No refund – in case of cancellation, received after 30 June 2024

Payment

All payments should be made in Euro. All charges due to bank transfers have to be paid by the sender. We advise you to bring the proof of payment with you when registering for the event in Budapest.

Bank transfer has to be made to

Diamond Congress Ltd. – ISEO 2024
Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.
Address: 1015 Budapest, Széna tér 1/a.
International Bank Account Number:
HU79 12010154 00175156 00200001
SWIFT code: UBRT HUHB

Credit Card

For the online payment VISA, EuroCard/MasterCard number are suitable with expiry date, card holder’s name, billing address of the cardholder and CVV code (the last three digits on the back of the credit card where the signature is – only VISA and EC/MC). For further details please read our short manual

Hotels

Hunguest BÁL Resort - Venue Hotel

Hotel 1

Room for 1 person

100 EUR / room / night

Hotel 1

Room for 2 persons

112 EUR / room / night