Trujillo, Peru 2016

25th to 27th October 2017



Dear Colleague,

Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the 8th International Capsicum Conference that will take place from 25th to 27th of October 2017 in Arequipa, Peru.

Everything you need to know about the conference will be posted on this web site, so bookmark this site and visit us frequently for updates. As plans for the conference progress, you will be able to submit your abstract online, register for the conference online and even find out about airlines, hotels and other travel arrangements. Also, you will be able to conveniently pay for your registration fee with a Visa credit card.

This international conference will provide multiple opportunities for participants to share up-to-date information, research and to discuss common concerns with colleagues from around the world. Also, we are introducing some market topics important to understand and match the science with the industry. This exchange of information is vital for the continuous improvement and international advancement of the different types of peppers. We invite you to join us and be part of one of the most important events of the capsicum sector in Peru.

We hope you will mark your calendar now and set aside funds in your budget so you can participate in this annual event.

We look forward to see you in Arequipa, Peru and invite you to call on us personally or contact our conference coordinator (; if you have any questions.

Why You Should Attend?

This conference offers producers, industrial staff members, processors and researchers a place to make new business relationships, meet specialists from the different fields and give it offers access to the latest technology, products and services to better perform their respective jobs. If you are interested in capsicum you should not miss this conference.

This conference offers an insuperable opportunity to form multidisciplinary networking and exchange, as well as exchange of latest and most practical technical information related to pepper cultivation, production, processing and market.

During the convention you will also have educational opportunities and camaraderie. The conference will also offer a great opportunity to know the beautiful and most common tourist sites of the city and nearby places like the traditional churches, the beach of Camaná, historical museums and archaeological attractions. And what about making small trips to other southern cities through optional excursions prior to the conference?


Origin and history of the international capsicum convention

In 2010, the first international capsicum convention, presided over by the ADEX paprika committee, was held. It was decided to initiate a meeting of interest to discuss the issues that the Capsicum sector was experiencing at the time with regard to EU regulations on The maximum permissible microtoxin.

The convention, entitled “Safety, sustenance of competitiveness” focused its attention on analyzing these problems with the participation of national and international experts, as well as experienced actors from the chain, and representatives of public and private institutions related to the activity.


Pepper conference held since 1973


The General Objective of the national plan of Capsicum is to develop capsicum production as a mature, profitable and sustainable activity to improve the domestic market and take advantage of opportunities abroad having as strategic objectives:


Trade promotion strategy


Certified seeds for production improvement


National policy to support the capsicum range


Research, development and innovation system for the production of capsicum


Institutional and capacity development of capsicum producers


Information systems


Economically, peppers are no longer considered a minor crop and have merited attention by several federal and state experiment stations, as well as other public and private research and development agencies. IPC has served as an extremely useful tool in rapid dissemination of capsicum research information. Subsequently, other pepper-promoting groups have organized, such as:

  • California Pepper Improvement Foundation,
  • California Pepper Commission,
  • Texas Pepper Foundation,
  • New Mexico Chile Improvement Foundation,
  • New Mexico Chile Commission,
  • International Connoisseurs of Green and Red Chile at Las Cruces,
  • New Mexico and Florida Pepper Commission.

The IPC membership consists of over 2,100 names and many maintain membership in one or more of the smaller groups.