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I would like to share with you some very interesting events just around the corner.

Are you interested in consumer research? Have you carried out studies on food certification, sensory analysis, innovative and traditional products and much more? Then you are invited to contribute to a special issue of the International Journal on Food System Dynamics “Credence attributes, consumers trust and sensory expectations in modern food market: is there a need to redefine their role?” with the Guest Editors Teresa Del Giudice, Riccardo Vecchio, Carla Cavallo of the University of Naples Federico II - Department of Agricultural Sciences. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and don’t forget: the deadline for submissions is 30 September 2017.

Then, 27 November – 2 December 2017 in Budapest, Hungary an intensive six-day course “Sustainable innovation in agriculture & food production” will be held. The event is organized by the Climate-KIC which is supported by the EIT, a body of the European Union. The course is aimed at increasing the capacities of practitioners to understand the current challenges to agriculture and the food industry arising from climate change and overpopulation and to find innovative solutions to these challenges by applying an integrated system approach. For further inquiries, please contact Orsolya Barna, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) invites you to their Annual Meeting in Chicago (USA) this July 30- August 1. Among the keynote speakers, Scott Swinton, Charles Plott there will also be Dan Ariely who is going to talk about "The Honest Truth About Dishonesty".

Post-conference Workshop for young researchers in “Recent Developments in Experimental Economics” will be on the 2nd of August. This workshop will address how to run experiments using the state-of-the-art techniques. The workshop will be held by Dr. Jayson Luck (Purdue University), Marc F. Bellemare (University of Minnesota) and Davide Just (Cornell University).

Do not forget also to participate in the XV EAAE (European Association of Agricultural Economists) Congress which will take place in Parma (Italy) on 29 August – 1 September, 2017. This event will bring together agricultural economists and other experts from agricultural and food industries from all around the world. Deadline for registering: August 4th! Last Chance to Join Us. Keep in touch on social media and

Finally, all the wine business scholars are welcomed to the Sonoma State University (California, US) this July 25 - 28, for the Academy of Wine Business Research Conference and Education Summit. Many sessions are expected on several topics: sustainability performance, wine tourism experience, export, marketing and legislation between new trends and old traditions in the wine sector.