Meetings of the World Veterinary Poultry Association


WVPA World Congress

The WVPA Congress is held every two years. The venue is decided at the Congress four years before and rotates between Europe and the rest of the world.




Bidding procedure for hosting a WVPA Congress

The bidding procedure for hosting a WVPA Congress was adopted by the WVPA Bureau at its meeting in Budapest in 1997. The procedure to be followed by any WVPA national branch who wish to bid to host a WVPA Congress can be accessed HERE.


Past Congress venues

No. Year City Country
XXII 2023 Verona Italy
XXI 2019 Bangkok Thailand
XX 2017 Edinburgh Scotland
XIX 2015 Cape Town South Africa
XVIII 2013 Nantes France
XVII 2011 Cancun Mexico
XVI 2009 Marrakesh Morocco
XV 2007 Beijing Peoples Republic of China
XIV 2005 Istanbul Turkey
XIII 2003 Denver USA
XII 2002 Cairo Egypt
XI 1997 Budapest Hungary
X 1993 Sydney Australia
IX 1989 Brighton United Kingdom
VIII 1985 Jerusalem Israel
VII 1981 Oslo Norway
VI 1977 Atlanta USA
V 1973 München Germany
IV 1969 Belgrade Yugoslavia
III 1965 Paris France
II 1962 Cambridge United Kingdom
1st 1960 Utrecht The Netherlands


The WVPA Asia Meeting

In recognition of the importance of poultry production in Asia WVPA decided in 2011 to hold a regular meeting in Asia. The first WVPA Asia Meeting was held in October 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand and was co-hosted by the TPVA (Thai Poultry Veterinary Association) and WVPA.

The inaugural meeting took ‘Poultry Vaccination’ as its theme and was attended by some 145 delegates from 15 countries – this had risen to over 350 delegates at the 2016 meeting in Manila.

At the Manila meeting in 2016 it was agreed by the attending Asian branches, to set up a structure under which the Asian branches would have more control of this event.


Past WVPA Asia Meetings

No. Year City Country
5th 2020 Dhaka Bangladesh
4th 2018 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
3rd 2016 Manila Philippines
2nd 2014 Bangkok Thailand
1st 2012 Bangkok Thailand