Global Meetings

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ISC is the only international organization dealing with sericulture and silk industry.  The Commission organizes various global meetings for the benefit of the sericulture and silk industry.  The details of these meetings are given below:

1. ISC Congress

The ISC Congress, which is a triennial event, is the only international forum committed exclusively for the sericulture and silk industry that provides access to progress made in sericulture science and technology, current knowledge of the field, and the prevailing global business environment for silk.

It offers an exclusive opportunity for international scientists, universities, faculty & students of Institutions of research in mulberry and non-mulberry silkworms, host-plants, post-cocoon technology, bio-technology, sericulture management & economies, post-yarn sectors, silk trade, processing, promotion, marketing, etc., including those in silk and silk related businesses to interact, share and exchange the most recent advancements in their fields.

Presentation of a large number of scientific papers, apart from several poster presentations covering the entire range of sericulture and silk production activities, is expected to lead up to the formation and dissemination of current and new scientific and adaptive knowledge in the field of sericulture, including honing up the base-line skills as well as core competencies of the participants.

A global assembly of this standing also envisages generating usable trade information, and promoting mercantile and economic relations amongst silk producing countries.

In effect, the Proceedings of the Congresses would bring together in a single, free, open, equitable access-resource, the collective knowledge and erudition of the international sericulture and silk community, displayed in the presence of an insightful global audience, which can be usefully translated into strategic tools for the advancement of sericulture and silk sectors in respective countries.

1.1. ISC Congresses held in the past

Congress Venue Year
I Goritez, Italy 1870
II Udine, Italy 1871
III Roveredo, Moësa, Switzerland 1872
IV Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France 1874
V Milano, Italy 1876
VI Paris, France 1878
VII Ales, France 1948
VIII Ales, France 1955
IX Maurcie, Madrid, Barcelona, Spain 1960
X Beyruth, Lebanon 1965
XI Murcie, Madrid, Spain 1967
XII Versailles, Paris 1970
XIII Barcelona, Spain 1973
XIV Bangalore, India 1984
XV Pattaya, Thailand 1987
XVI Bandung, Indonesia 1995
XVII Londrina, Parana, Brazil 1997
XVIII Cairo, Egypt 1999
XIX Bangkok, Thailand 2002
XX Bangalore, India 2005
XXI Athens, Greece (For proceedings; click on to http://www.bacsa-silk.org/user_pic/biblio.pdf) 2008
XXII

Chiang Mai, Thailand (Write to ISC for scientific proceedings)

2011
XXIII Bangalore, India (Write to ISC for scientific proceedings) 2014
XXIV Bangkok, Thailand 2016

1.2. Structure of the Congress

The Congress consists of 8 permanent Sessions on different topics related to Sericulture and Silk Industry.  Each Session is headed by the Chairperson nominated by the Member Countries and approved by the 'Conference'.  The Chairperson takes the responsibility of organizing the Session during the ISC Congress. The details of the Sessions at present are given below:

Section Chairperson Theme
Mulberry

Dr Souad Morsi MAHMOUD (Ms)
Plant Protection Research Institute
Sericulture Research Department
7 Nadi El-Seid Street
Dokky, Cairo, EGYPT
Tel: 00 20 2 41 49 440 / Fax: 00 20 2 41 72 232
Email: maha2502@yahoo.com

All aspects and areas concerning Mulberry
Bombyx mori

Dr. Daniel Severus Dezmirean
Associate Professor,
Department of Beekeeping and Sericultural Productions Technology,
Faculty of Animal Sciences and Biotechnologies,
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Calea Mănăştur 3-5, 400372,
Cluj Napoca, ROMANIA
Tel:  00 40 264 596 384
Fax: 00 40-264 593 792 
Email: ddezmirean@usamvcluj.ro

Rearing, feeding, pathology, and breeding aspects of Bombyx mori (mulberry silkworm)
Non-mulberry silkworms

Dr. Ajit Kumar Sinha,
Scientist-D, Central Tasar Research and Training Institute, Central Silk Board,  
Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India,
Piska Nagri, RANCHI - 835 303
JHARKHAND, INDIA 
Phone:  00 91 9470303568
Fax     : 00 91 651 2775629

Email: sinhaajitkumar58@gmail.com 

Rearing, feeding, pathology, breeding, host-plants
Bacology of silkworms

Dr. Keiko Kadono-OKUDA,
Insect Genome Research Unit
National Institute of
Agrobiological Sciences
1-2, Owashi, Tsukuba,
305-8634 JAPAN
Tel: 00 81-29-838-6120
Fax: 00 81-29-838-6121

Email: kadono@affrc.go.jp

Silkworm as a biological model, genetics, physiology, biochemistry, genetic-engineering, molecular biology, developmental biology, and genomics
Post-cocoon Technology 

Ms Somying CHUPRAYOON
The Queen Sirikit Department of Sericulture
2175 Lad Yao, Chatuchak
Bangkok 10900 / THAILAND
Tel: 00 66 2 579 3118 Extn. 21,22
Fax: 00 66 2 940 6564
E-mail : csomying@hotmail.com

Reeling, cocoon preservation, silk quality, gradation, weaving, product diversification and by-product utilization
Economy

Mr Aliasghar Dadashpour 
Sericulture Development Centre of Iran
Resalat street, Rasht City 416356–1538
Guilan Province, IRAN
Email: aliasghardadashpour@yahoo.com

Domestic and international markets, prices, trading, economic analysis of projects, situation and statistics in different silk producing countries etc.,

Sericulture in non textile industries and new applications

Dr Yasushi TAMADA
Professor
Shinshu University 
3-1-1 Asahi, Matsumoto, Nagano, Perfecture,
Perfecture / JAPAN
Tel - Fax: 00 81 29 838 6164
E-mail : ytamada@shinshu-u.ac.jp

The silkworms and mulberries for medicals, pharmaceuticals, food, biotechnology, biomaterials.
Silk processing, trading and marketing

Dr. Subhas V Naik,
Director, Central Silk Technological Research Institute, Central Silk Board,
CSB Complex,Madiwala,
Bangalore -560068. INDIA
Phone: 00 91 80 26262699
Fax:00 91 80 26680435
Email:cstriban.csb@nic.in

All the activities in silk processing, import, export, silk consumption, global demand, marketing and promotion.

1.3. Papers’ Presentation

There would be oral presentations of select contributions in each of the 8 Sessions.

1.4. Poster Presentations

Special time-slots would be allotted for parallel / exclusive Poster Presentations of select manuscripts on all days of the Congress, as pertinent to each Session.

1.5. Selection Process for Contributions

Each Session of the Congress which is presided by a specialist would select the contributions based on merit, contemporaneous issue selection, contextual appropriateness, equitable distribution of contributions to various Themes of different Sessions, country-wise parity, and the time-slots available, etc.  The Chairperson of the Session would also demarcate the contributions for Oral or Poster presentations.

2. Organizational Meetings

Executive Committee held at Bangkok, Thailand on 9th August, 2016

Bidding farewell to Mrs. Somying Chuprayoon, Thailand

The Commission also organizes the Meetings of the Executive Committee, twice in a year, mostly in its Head Quarters.  The Conference is usually organized along with the Congress or at emergency occasions where certain decisions are required to be taken urgently.  Both the above meetings are purely the internal Meetings of the ISC.

3. Representation of ISC in International Meetings

Chairpesons and ISC Team in the XXIV Congress held at Bangkok Thailand on 10th August 2016

Louis Pasteur Awardees-2016 at Bangkok, Thailand

The Secretary General participates in various events related to Sericulture and Silk Industry in the World.  The Secretary General is also invited for the Meetings of International Organizations like FAO, ESCAP, UNIDO, ILO, World Bank, IFAD, UNDP, WTO, BACSA, etc. for providing advice on the issues related to sericulture and silk industry.