Previous Conferences
1993 Cambridge, England, 30 June - 3 July    Index
 St. John's College at Cambridge University was the venue for the first Conference, which was called the International Conference on Insect Pests in the Urban Environment (ICIPUE). About 250 delegates from all over the world attended, and the program of 67 presented papers and 32 posters provided an excellent format. The academic setting was combined with modern facilities, and the tradition of a well-organized program, published Proceedings, and sharing of information and ideas was established.
1996 Edinburgh, Scotland, 7 - 10 July    Index
 Heriot-Watt University was the venue for the second Conference. The organization and program features were maintained for this Conference, and the coverage expanded to include vertebrates as well as invertebrates. About 365 delegates from 42 countries attended, and the program consisted of 83 presented papers and 38 posters The modern lecture-hall and the campus setting provided the opportunity for formal and informal meetings; and the city of Edinburgh was an excellent host.
1999 Prague, Czech Republic, 19 - 22 July    Index
 The Czech University of Agriculture was the venue for the third Conference. The name was changed to International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP), and the coverage was expanded to include ticks and birds. About 335 delegates attended, and a special one-day registration brought in many local pest control professionals. The scientific program consisted of 81 presented papers and 69 posters. The informal campus setting and the city of Prague provided opportunities for meetings and discussions.
2002 Charleston, United States of America, 7 - 10 July    Index
 The historic port-city of Charleston, South Carolina was the venue for the fourth Conference. The program was designed around many of the successful features of previous Conferences, with some additional topics, such as landscape pests. About 300 delegates from around the world attended; many of them for the first, and some for the fourth time. The program consisted of 50 presented papers and 52 posters. The historic city of Charleston provided a unique setting for Conference events.
2005 Singapore, 10 – 13 July    Index
 Singapore was selected as the first tropical and Asian venue for the Conference. The numbers of long-haul delegates attending emphasised the extent to which this Conference is now a ‘must’ for those involved in urban pest science around the world. A spacious, modern, city-centre conference centre, proved an ideal venue for the high quality science contained in the 76 papers and 45 posters presented. All the key elements of the Conference continued, with the tropical urban setting providing a vivid backdrop.
2008, Budapest, Hungary     Index
 Following Charleston and Singapore, the 2008 Conference provided an opportunity for the Conference to once again re-establish contact with its European roots, with Budapest providing a classic backdrop. A combination of returning and new delegates, generated a stimulating mix of information, ideas and discussion. The content covered not only the well established themes of ants, cockroaches and timber pests, but also included busy and topical sessions on mosquitoes and on bedbugs. The workshops were arranged to enable a structured exchange of information on key topics.
2011, Ouro Preto, Brazil     Index
 This conference was held in Ouro Preto, a small town with World Heritage status, owing to its remarkable Baroque architecture. South America has a large dynamic scientific community, so although this was the Conference’s first trip to South America, it was not surprising that the conference was very well attended by delegates from Brazil and countries nearby. The technical content was broad, ranging from the urban pests of global importance , to topics that were of specific relevance to Brazil, such as the conservation of historic buildings in tropical regions. As previously, workshops provided a valuable opportunity for constructive discussion.

Conference Reception, Raffles Hotel, Singapore, 2005.