Program


Daily Congress Program

The daily Congress program will be available for download in the Download section.

Saturday, 6 June 2020 Venue Location Level
08:30 18:00 Phytosanitary Committee (Invitation only) Hotel Westin Vasco Da Gama
10:00 12:30 Forage & Turf  Crops Section Board (Invitation  only) Hotel Westin Bartholomew Diaz
10:30 11:00 Coffee break Hotel Westin
TBA TBA Meeting of Secretariats of National and Regional Associations (Invitation only) Hotel Westin Ballroom East
12:30 13:30 Lunch Hotel Westin
13:00 18:00 ISF Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
13:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
15:30 16:00 Coffee break Hotel Westin
19:00 22:00 Dinner of Secretariats of National and Regional Associations (Invitation only) Local Restaurant
Sunday, 7 June 2020 Venue Location Level
08:00 18:00 ISF Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
07:00 16:30 Golf Tournament Golf Club De Zalze Golf Estate
TBA TBA Executive Committee (EC Members only)
08:30 16:00 Plant Breeding Innovation Working Group Meeting (Invitation only) Hotel Westin Bartholomew Diaz
08:30 17:00 Subcommittee on Vegetable Seed Health & Regulatory Matters (Invitation only) Hotel Westin Ballroom Diaz
10:30 11:00 Coffee break Hotel Westin
12:30 13:30 Lunch Hotel Westin
08:30 15:30 ISF Board of Directors (BoD Members only) Hotel Westin Vasca Da Gama
12:30 13:30 Coffee break Hotel Westin
16:00 22:00 President’s Dinner (Invitation only) Local Restaurant
Monday, 8 June 2020 Venue Location Level
07:00 18:00 ISF Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18.00 Congress Registration Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Media Corner CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
09:00 10:30 Opening Ceremony CTICC Auditorium I Level 1
TBA Half day tour – Cape Town City Tour
11:00 13:00 VO Section Board (Invitation only) Hotel Westin Bartholomew Diaz
11:00 17:00 Coffee & Water stations CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
11:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Reserved tables CTICC Hall 4A Level 0
11:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Unreserved tables CTICC Hall 4A Level 0
11:00 18:00 Exhibition CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
11:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
12:00 14:00 Lunch CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
13:30 18:00 Seed Applied Technologies Committee (Invitation only) Hotel Westin Vasco Da Gama
14:00 18:00 Open Meeting of the Breeders Committee CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
15:30 16:00 Coffee break CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
20:30 23:00 Welcome Party CTICC Ballroom West & Foyer Level 0
Tuesday, 9 June 2020 Venue Location Level
08:00 18:00 ISF Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Gala Dinner table reservation CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Media Corner CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – reserved tables CTICC Hall 4A Level 0
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – unreserved tables CTICC Hall 4A Level 0
08:00 18:00 Exhibition CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:30 10:30 Open Meeting of the Phytosanitary Committee CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
09:00 17:00 Coffee & Water Stations CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
TBA Full day tour – Peninsula Tour – Cape of Good Hope – Cape Point
10:00 10:30 Coffee break CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
11:00 13:00 Open Meeting of the Seed Applied Technologies Committee CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
12:00 14:00 Lunch CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
15:00 18:00 Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Section Meeting CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
15:30 16:00 Coffee break CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
Wednesday, 10 June 2020 Venue Location Level
07:00 12:00 Gala Dinner table reservation CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 15:00 ISF Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 15:00 Congress Registration Desk CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08.00 18:00 Media Corner CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – reserved tables CTICC Hall 4A Level 0
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – unreserved tables CTICC Hall 4A Level 0
08:00 18:00 Exhibition CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
08:30 10:30 Forage and Turf Crops Section Meeting CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
09:00 17:00 Coffee & Water Stations CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
TBA Half day tour – Cultural Cooking Tour – Bo Kaap
10:00 10:30 Coffee break CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
11:00 13:00 Field Crops Section Meeting CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
12:00 14:00 Lunch CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
14:00 15:30 Open Meeting of the Trade and Arbitration Rules Committee CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
15:30 16:30 Coffee break CTICC Hall 2-3 Level 0
16:00 18:00 ISF General Assembly CTICC Roof Terrace Room Level 2
18:00 Trading floor, Exhibition and Private Meeting Rooms dismantling CTICC
20:30 01:00 Gala Dinner CTICC Hall 8-9 Level 2
Thursday, 11 June 2020 Venue Location Level
09:00 17:00 Thematic Day Kirstenchosch Gardens
TBA TBA Welcome coffee break TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA Lunch TBA TBA TBA
TBA TBA Coffee break TBA TBA TBA
09:00 16:00 WG Vegetable Seed Production (Invitation only) Hotel Westin Vasco Da Gama
10:00 10:30 Coffee break Hotel Westin
13:00 14:00 Lunch Hotel Westin

Invitation

See you in Cape Town

The International Seed Federation and the South African National Seed Organization warmly invite you to attend the ISF World Seed Congress 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa from 8-10 June.


  • Eduard Fitó – President – International Seed Federation


  • David Malan, Chair of the National Organizing Committee


Social Events

Only Congress-registered participants are eligible to attend the Social Events. For more information about eligibility, see the Registration section.

Opening Ceremony

A formal and warm welcome to all attendees and guests of the ISF World Seed Congress 2020.

Date: Monday 8 June 2019

Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), 8001 Cape Town
Tel: TBA
Dress code: Business

Welcome Party

A fun and informal get-together to enjoy the local culture and network opportunities.

Date: Monday 8 June 2020

Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Venue: Capte Town International Convention Center, Ballroom, Level 1
Dress code: Business Casual

A cash machine will be available on the first floor.

Gala Dinner table reservation

ISF on-site registration Desk:

Tuesday 9 June, 2019 – 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 10 June, 2019 – 07:00 – 12:00

Please, bring your Gala Dinner invitation with you in order to be able to book your seat.
Should you wish to book seats for your colleagues, please collect their Gala Dinner
invitations and bring them along.

Gala Dinner

A formal event to celebrate defining moments with elegance and rhythm.

Date: Wednesday 10 June 2020

Time: 20:30 – 01:00
Venue: Cape Town International Convention Center, Hall 8-9, Level 2
Dress code: Black-tie / Business suit



Golf Tournament

Get involved! Join the fun!
The golf tournament will be held on Sunday 7 June 2020
The program will be advised at a later stage.

Golf Tournament and Golf Clinics
If you have always been “afraid” of joining the Golf Tournament, this year you will be able to enjoy the sport whether you are an amateur or a pro. If you sign up to our Golf Clinics, you will receive a series of golf lessons and discover more about this activity. The basic package consists of a green fee, lunch and transport. Clubs, caddies or anything else related to this fantastic sport can be rented or bought on-site according to your needs.

Prizes
Incotec will provide cash prizes to the top male and top female golfers. These will be donated to the winner’s favorite charity. In addition, there will be prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive.

Registration
Register for ISF World Seed Congress 2020 Golf Tournament or Golf Clinics upon submitting your registration to the Congress. Please indicate your handicap by emailing the ISF Secretariat at register@worldseed.org after submission of your Congress registration request.

Price for registered golfer is EUR 300 including green fees, transportation, and lunch.

A limited number of golf clubs can be rented as follows:
Golf Club Full Set  – Titleist / Ladies Cleveland

Cancellation Policy
For information on cancellation requests and refunds, refer to the Cancellations section.

De Zalze Golf Club – South Africa
De Zalze Winelands Golf Estate, R44, Stellenbosch, 7600, Die Boord, 7613 – Phone +27 21 880 7300 – www.dezalzegolf.com

 

The 2020 Golf Tournament is generously sponsored by:



Thematic Day

“Biodiversity for Sustainable Agriculture”

Thursday 11 June 2020, 9:00 – 17:00
Kirstenbosch Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa

Agricultural biodiversity includes all the components of biological diversity of relevance to food and agriculture together with the components of biological diversity that constitute the agroecosystem: the variety and variability of animals.  ‘Agriculture’ comprises all aspects of crop and livestock farming, fisheries, aquaculture and forestry. This diversity has been shaped by mankind for millennia and remains essential for the survival of future generations.

Biodiversity is a fundamental component of agriculture and for the Thematic day we would like to provide insights on biodiversity research and conservation, address key questions on an integrated approach to sustainability across agriculture and share visions on the responsibility of all actors to contribute together.

Registration fee: EUR 95.-
More information will be available at a later stage.


THEMATIC DAY 
MAIN PARTNER