Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is an honor and great pleasure to invite you to participate in the International Symposia on Horticulture which will be held in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia from 27-30 November 2018. As widely known, Indonesia’s size, tropical climate, and archipelagic geography, support the world’s third highest level of biodiversity which can be utilized for people prosperity.

The Theme of International Symposia on Horticulture is Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Horticulture Supporting Sustainable Development Goals which will provide a discussion forum for policy makers, scientists, practitioners, extension agents, students and other professionals to address the challenges of horticulture innovation. You are invited for oral presentation and poster exhibition. Along with the Symposia we also conduct agroedu tourism.

The hosting city, Kuta is the most famous place in Bali and the main gateway to the island. The city is also a hub for other cities in the Lesser Sunda Islands. Greater Denpasar spills out into the tourist regions, including Kuta and Ubud. Denpasar has various attractions. The white sandy beaches are well-known all over the island. The surfing beach is Serangan Island. Sanur beach has calmer waters and is excellent for sunbathing and kitesurfing. Ten minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport lies the town of Kuta. In the Denpasar area, all kinds of Balinese handicrafts are represented in local shops. These include artwork, pottery, textiles, and silver. Batik cloth is sold all over Denpasar, and batik sarongs and men's shirts are widely available.

On behalf of ISH 2018, I welcome to the exotic country, Indonesia.

With warm regards,

Dr. Hardiyanto

Symposia President