The V International Postharvest Unlimited Conference is held under the auspices of the International Society of Horticultural Science (ISHS). The Congress is a joint initiative of the Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Biotechnology & Food Science and the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Greece. Τhe main conference topics are (1) system biology approaches and new insights in postharvest physiology, (2) innovations in postharvest technology, (3) fresh produce quality and supply chain management, (4) effects of ripening and storage on nutritional and functional components in horticultural commodities. Exceptionally, this event is supported by the COST Action FA1104 ‘Sustainable production of high-quality cherries for the European market’. A session of this Conference is devoted on postharvest physiological and technological aspects of cherry fruit. With the aim to attract and at the same time facilitate the participation of interested parties we try to minimize the registration cost. Furthermore we endeavour to offer a high-quality and interesting program with renowned keynote speakers, as well as an attractive social program during the conference. The social program of the conference includes welcome reception party, gala dinner, field tour and post-symposium tour to Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. Registration and abstract submission will be accepted on-line through our website (www.cut.ac.cy/postharvest). The website includes information about confirmed keynote speakers, scientific program, hotel accommodation, post symposium tour, social program, sponsorship opportunities and other social events and news.