European Spice Association

General Assembly 2024















AFEXPO once again has the honor, as in 2014, of hosting the General Assembly of the European Spice Association, from Wednesday, May 29 to Friday, May 31, 2024, which will take place in the city of Murcia.

Murcia, thanks to its location in the South East of the Iberian Peninsula, close to the Mediterranean Sea, enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sun annually and mild temperatures. The average annual temperatures stay around 18 º C, which makes it an ideal holiday destination at any time of the year.

The current Murcia has inherited a splendid millenary past. Streets, monuments, the Cathedral, buildings, the river are lasting part of a city that has experienced an amazing growth in the last years.

Walking through its streets you can still see the old medieval urban structure of Andalucian era, that in the past divided religions and now they have become beautiful pedestrian streets, home to a major retailer commercial sector and traditional shops.

Without a doubt Murcia’s food is one of the most attractive points for tourists. The Murcians have successfully made the most of all they have on offer, keeping the healthy traditions of the Mediterranean diet and adding imagination, creativity and skill. In Murcia the “tapeo” is an art. There is a considerable variety of “tapas”, hot or cold, with different origins, from the most ancestral stews to the nouvelle cuisine which can be enjoyed everywhere.

Murcia is known by the nickname of the “Garden of Europe”, thanks to its famous and fertile lands, highlights for its agro-food industry, among others.

Modern, accessible, well connected by two international airports, an extensive road network and modern hotel facilities, make it one of the best cities to celebrate important meetings and conferences.

Through this website, you will find the information and forms to formalise your registration for the General Assembly, as well as registration for the accompanying programme, accommodation reservations, airport transfer services, and other activities.

Advance Meeting Programme

Wednesday, May 29, 2024


14.00-20.00 hrs

Opening registration and welcome desks


19.00-22.00 hrs

Welcome Drinks Receptions and Informal Buffett-Style Dinner at de Nelva Santos hotel.

Thursday, May 30, 2024


08.30 hrs

Delegates Registrations and documentation.


09.00-09.30 hrs

Official Opening Ceremony


09.30-11.00 hrs

ESA GA Part 1


11.00-11.30 hrs

Coffee Break


11.30-13.30 hrs

ESA GA Part 2


13.30-15.30 hrs

Lunch and networking


15.30-16.45 hrs



16.45-17.15 hrs

Coffee Break


17.15-17.45 hrs



19.30 hrs

Pick up point from Nelva Hotel to go to the Gala Dinner at Promenade by coach.


20.00-01.00 hrs

Gala Dinner at Promenade.


01.00 hrs

Back to Nelva Hotel by coach.

Friday, May 31, 2024


09.30-11.30 hrs

Crop Reports and Guest Speakers


11.30-12.00 hrs

Coffee Break


12.00-13.30 hrs

Crop Reports and Guest Speakers


13.30-15.30 hrs

Lunch and networking


To register use the link at the bottom of this website. Please read the conditions below before registering online.

Please note that participation in the ESA General Assembly is only permitted for members of ESA or members of National Spice Associations that are members or partners with ESA.

Registrations Fees

Modality Delegate Fees Delegate Rate
ESA Member Early Bird Delegate Rate (booking before 1 April 2024) 850,00 €
ESA Member Delegate Rate (booking 1 April 2024 or later) 950,00€
Non – ESA Member Delegate Rate 1.200,00€
Accompanying Person Partner Rate 450,00€

Registrations Fees

Modality: ESA Member
Delegate Fees: Early Bird Delegate Rate (booking before 1 April 2024)
Delegate Rate: 850,00 €
Modality: ESA Member
Delegate Fees: Delegate Rate (booking 1 April 2024 or later)
Delegate Rate: 950,00€
Modality: Non – ESA Member
Delegate Fees: Delegate Rate
Delegate Rate: 1.200,00€
Modality: Accompanying Person
Delegate Fees: Partner Rate
Delegate Rate: 450,00€



Deadline for online registration: 28th May

⇒ Registration fees included VAT (21%)

⇒ Delegate fees include attendance at all conference sessions; lunches, dinners and entertainment programs.

⇒ Accompanying Person/ Partner Rate includes all sightseeing tours, lunches, dinners and entertainment programs.

⇒ Accommodation expenses and golf cost are not included.

Bank details

IBAN ES73 0049 3321 6124 1402 7232

Payment Instructions


⇒ Delegate fees must be paid in advance in Euros NET OF ALL BANK CHARGES no later than May 10, 2024 by direct bank transfer.

⇒ Do not forget to indicate the following as payment “concept”: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME / ESA GA 2024.

⇒ Proof of the bank transfer must be sent as an attachment to the web registration form.

⇒ Once the form has been sent, the Technical Secretariat will confirm the registration by email to the email address indicated on the registration form.

The application for registration cancellations must be made in writing to the Technical Secretariat ( Cancellation of registration before May 10 involves an administrative cost of 25% of it. Cancellations of registration made after May 10 will have no refund.
If the registration holder is unable to attend the general assembly, he or she may be replaced by another person. This change must be communicated to the Technical Secretariat via email before May 20.

Accommodation and transfer services

AFEXPO, through the Travel Agency, makes accommodation available to delegates and accompanying persons in the city of Murcia during the celebration of the General Assembly ESA 2024 and transfer services from airports.


Type of room

Hotel category

Single occupancy

Double occupancy

Hotel Santos Nelva STANDARD 4 115,00 € 125,00 €
Hotel Occidental Murcia Agalia STANDARD 4 90,00 € 100,00 €

Room rates per day. Including breakfast and VAT. The distance between the two hotels is 200 metres.

Transfers services

Nº Pax

Outward trip

Round trip

From Alicante International Airport
(ALC) to Murcia (hotels)
Less than 3 pax.
More than 3 pax.
85,00 €
140,00 €
170,00 €
280,00 €
From Región de Murcia
International Airport (RMU) to
Murcia (hotels)
Less than 3 pax.
More than 3 pax.
70,00 €
100,00 €
140,00 €
200,00 €

Listed prices are per trip: Airport – Murcia hotels or Murcia hotels – Airport / In case of being more than 7 pax please let us know in order to arrange a specific transfer service.

Accommodation Cancellations
  1. This stay is refundable if you cancel your reservations before April 28. Cancellations must be communicated to the Travel Agency, to the email
  2. Cancellations made from 29th April onwards will incur charges.
  3. In case of No Show, the full amount of your reservations will be charged.
Cancellations of airport transfer services

Please, if there is a change in the delegate’s itinerary or a cancellation, you must notify the Travel Agency before May 23 to inform the transport company.

Failure to cancel services before the date indicated by email will result in full payment of the airport transfer reservation.

Important dates

1st April → Reduced registration deadline.

28th April → Online registration deadline.

28th April → Deadline for guaranteed hotel accommodation reservations. From this date onwards, reservations will be subject to availability.

10th May → Cancellation of registration before 10th May incurs an administrative fee of 25%. Registrations cancelled after 10th May will not be refunded.

20th May → Deadline for change of ownership registrations.

23rd May → Deadline for changing itineraries or cancelling transfer services.

29th, 30th, and 31st May → ESA General Assembly.

Venue of the ESA General Assembly

Santos Nelva Hotel

Avenida Primero de Mayo, 5
30006 Murcia España

Technical secretary

C de Congresos

C/ Acisclo Díaz, 5C Edificio CROEM 3ªPlanta

30005 Murcia (Spain)

Travel Agency

Viajes Diana

C/ Bartolomé Pérez Casas

30008 Murcia (Spain)