Buffalo Mozzarella & Milk Products | BMMP 2024

General Info

Conference on Buffalo Mozzarella and Milk Products

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission
March 15, 2024
Abstract final approval
April 5, 2024
Registration deadline
September 1, 2024
Bufala Campana – Free Tour

26th September 2024 join us for an exceptional day :

Explore a Buffalo farm and cheese factory, visit the Royal Palace of Caserta, and savor a delicious lunch.

 

Free of charge (first come first served basis).

MEALS

Coffee breaks and lunches will be provided during the congress dates. Vegan, Vegetarian, and Gluten-Free menu will be available. Please, inform us of any specific allergy or any other food-related problem.

BADGE

Your badge is your admission to the scientific sessions, lunches, coffee breaks and social events. Please wear it at all times at the Conference venue.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English is the official language of the Conference and all scientific sessions and posters will be presented in English.

ABOUT NAPOLI

Naples, a city of art, takes the form of an amphitheatre on the sea with Vesuvius, the coastal mountains and the islands of Capri, Ischia and Procida, and Capo Miseno as its landmarks.

 

Located at the centre of the Mediterranean, the main town of the Campania Region and capital of Italy’s Mezzogiorno, Naples extends over an area of 118 square km and has a population of about 1,000,000 inhabitants.

Getting around in Naples

Naples city center, where the congress site is located, is easy to explore on foot, with extensive pedestrian zones, but has also a good transportation network.

 

Azienda Napoletana Mobilità (ANM) is the public transport company that runs city and suburban routes. The website www.anm.it provides information on the different forms of transportation to be found in Naples and the neighboring towns. Buses are available, but, because of heavy traffic, Neapolitans rely on underground trains (metropolitana) and funiculars.

 

The stations of Metro Line 1 are an artsy experience on their own (Metro Art Tour). Metro line 2 and 4 funiculars (Chiaia, Centrale, Montesanto and Mergellina) connect different areas of Naples. Alibus serves the airport. Circumvesuviana trains serve Ercolano, Pompei and Sorrento. Taxis can be found at taxi posts, hailed in the street and called by phone.

 

Fares have been approved by Naples municipal government, and are equivalent for the different companies. Taxis are white and bear a visible sign.

A brief history of Naples

Parthenope was founded in the VII century BC by the inhabitants of Cuma, a polis of Magna Graecia, to serve as a harbor.

 

The foundation site includes the islet where now is Castel dell’Ovo, and the new town was named after the mythic siren. Between VI and V century BC, after a period of decline following the wars with Etruscans, a new polis, Neapolis, was funded. In Imperial times, Naples and its surroundings increased their fame as an area of great attractiveness, beautiful villas, thermae and theatres where Roman aristocracy were engaged in their “otia”.

 

After the fall of the Roman Empire, Naples, like the rest of Italy, had to suffer subsequent invasions, until it surrenders to Normans in XI century.

In 1220 a new conqueror arrives, Frederick II, King of Sicily and Germany, and here he founded, in 1224, the first state University, dedicated to the training of secular administrators, today named after him, as “University of Napoli Federico II”.

 

The Swabians were followed by the dynasties Anjou and Aragonese. During XVII century, Naples was governed by Spanish functionaries, and in XVIII century by the Bourbons, with the brief parentheses of the Parthenopean Republic (1799) and the Napoleonic period. In 1860, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was annexed to the Kingdom of Sardinia (Piedmont – Sardinia), and Vittorio Emanuele II of Savoy was proclaimed king of the new state, Kingdom of Italy, in 1861. It is now recognized that the period before Italian unification was characterized by social, scientific and technological achievements.

Touristic and cultural attractions

Naples history results in a unique mixture of interesting attractions: in Naples you can visit Greek and Roman archaeological sites, romanic and gothic churches, medieval castles, baroque palaces, art nouveau and rationalistic architecture.

Naples centro storico (historic centre), probably the largest open air museum in the world, is listed among UNESCO world heritage sites.

CLIMATE

September in Naples brings the gradual ending of summer and the incipient whispers of autumn. While the heat of the summer subsides, rainfall begins to increase, jumping from 8mm in August to 45mm. The sun still generously shines, but the days noticeably become shorter. Despite indicating the start of rainy season, it retains enough sunny weather to enjoy outdoor activates.

Temperature

September’s arrival subtly correlates with a reduction in the average high-temperature, down from a hot 30°C in August to a moderately hot 25.8°C. In September, the average low-temperature in Naples records at a refreshing 19.5°C during the nights.

Sea temperature

In September, the average sea temperature in Naples is 24.8°C.
Note: If someone is sensitive to cold, the enjoyment of swimming in 24.8°C water hinges on factors like sunshine, wind, and the current air temperature. (For context: Olympic swimming competitions are held in water temperatures of 25°C to 28°C.)

Daylight

In Naples, the average length of the day in September is 12h and 28min.
On the first day of September in Naples, sunrise is at 06:29 and sunset at 19:36. On the last day of the month, sunrise is at 06:58 and sunset at 18:47 CEST.

CURRENCY

Like most of the rest of the European Uníon, Italy uses the Euro as its currency.
You’ll see the Euro represented by both the symbol – € – and the initials : EUR.

The most popular credit card by far in Italy is Visa, with Mastercard a close second.
Both credit and debit cards can be used in Italy to withdraw cash from cash-machines and to pay for goods and services.

ELECTRICITY

In Italy the power sockets are of type F and L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

EMERGENCIES

In the event of an emergency outside of the Convention Center, dial 112 for local police, 115 for fire, or 118 for ambulance response.

LOCAL TIME

Italy Time is in the Central European Time Zone.

Central European Summer Time = GMT+2.

TELEPHONE CALLS

Dial an Italian phone number from a U.S. or any other non-Italian cell phone

  1. Dial +1. Dial 00 or +, Italy’s international access code
  2. Dial 39. That’s Italy’s country code
  3. Dial the rest of the number. Include the first 0. (When calling other countries, you drop that 0)

Dial another country from Italy

  1. Dial 00 or +, Italy’s international access code
  2. Dial your country’s code. For Australia, that’s 61; for England, that’s 44; Ireland is 353; etc.
  3. Dial the rest of the number

Dial a U.S. phone number from Italy

  1. Dial 00 or +, Italy’s international access code
  2. Dial 1. (That’s the “1” as in, 1 (202) 123-4567)
  3. Dial the rest of the number. (In the example above, that would be (202) 123-4567)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM INFO

ORAL PRESENTATION

Format

All presentations must use a PowerPoint (Microsoft) format (version 2010 and later) or a PDF.
If your presentation contains any movies, be sure to bring a file MPEG4, AVI or WMV.
Personal laptops can be ONLY used with compatible cables & connectors provided by you.

Speaker Ready Room

The Speaker Ready Room is located next to the Aula Magna. You must upload your presentation at the Speaker Ready Room the day before or at least 2 hours before your presentation time (1 hour before, only if your presentation is scheduled in the morning session on the first day of the Conference.).
You can upload your presentation in the Speaker Ready room using a USB memory stick.