ICUP 2021 Conference Postponed

ICUP 2021 Conference Postponed

The conference, which was originally scheduled for September 2021 in Barcelona, Spain, has been postponed due to COVID-19. Organizers are hopeful to reschedule the event at a future date in Barcelona.


With much regret, the organizing and executive committees of the International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) have decided to postpone the 10th ICUP Conference. This had earlier been rescheduled to September 2021 in Barcelona, Spain. The intention is still to hold the next ICUP in Barcelona, but it is not possible yet to propose an alternative date. 

This postponement is based on the continued spread and impact of the Covid-19 virus. The health risks to ICUP delegates together with the continuing uncertainty and disruption, effectively prevent the planning and organization of a successful international conference. 

As Dr Rubén Bueno, chairman of the ICUP organizing committee, explained: “These are unprecedented and challenging times. We will be in contact again as soon as we have more positive information. In the meantime, we value the support of the ICUP community during this response to the unprecedented global situation. We wish you all well in these challenging times.”