Sanitary plan

COVID-19 Impact on ISFWSC2021

The whole event industry has been impacted by the COVID-19.

At ISF a dedicated team is working on identifying and applying all the necessary actions to respect new sanitary measures for a secured and smooth ISF World Seed Congress 2021 in Barcelona. We are in constant contact with the Congress Center, the Hotels and all the social events venues to work on a adapted safe sanitary plan.

Furthermore, ISF and the National Organizing Committee (NOC) are also currently assessing the possibility of digitally organizing part of the ISF World Seed Congress 2021. More information will be posted on the ISF World Seed Congress website as we move forward in our reflection.

Please do regularly consult our website to follow the updates.

For more information about the situation in Catalonia, Spain, please check the website :
09:04.2021 – The latest updates about the situation in Spain: 

Download the current document related to the COVID-19 from the Spanish Government

280520_WSC2021_Spanish Covid measures_update

This document will be updated regularly by our dedicated team.

Please find also certificates from the Fairmont Hotel:
Safe tourism certified

Certificate Fairmont SGS/EHS

Everything you should know before registering for the ISF World Seed Congress: eligibility, registration fees for Delegates, registration periods, registration inclusions, etc.

Who Can Register as a Delegate?

Participation in the ISF World Seed Congress is not open to everyone.

You can register as a Delegate if you are:
– a representative of an ISF Member (Ordinary, Associate and Affiliate)
– an employee of a company that is a member of the National Seed Association in your country of residence. This National Seed Association must be an ISF Ordinary Member.
Delegates have access to the Trading Floor, Exhibition Area and to Open Meetings, as well as the Opening Ceremony.

On-site registration will only be granted and processed if Delegates provide a signed declaration from their National Seed Association confirming that the Organization or Company that they represent is a member of that National Seed Association.

For more information on participation as a Delegate, refer to the Registration Inclusions and Registration Rates. Please, make sure you know your company’s membership level to ISF prior to submitting your registration request.

Who Can Register as an Exhibitor?

Membership to ISF is not mandatory for Exhibitors. For more information on Exhibit Booths, as well as for Exhibitor registration eligibility and fees, refer to the Exhibition section.

If you are interested to register as an Exhibitor, please contact our Core PCO K.I.T. Group GmbH, Congress Exhibition Management:

Ms. Alla Bokun,
Phone: +49 30 24 60 3-308

Ms. Bokun will let you know how to proceed.

Registration Fees – Registration Periods Deadlines

The Congress registrations are processed by our Core PCO  K.I.T. Group GmbH.

Online Congress registrations will be available:

From 2 February 2021, 12:00 (CET) to 28 June 2021, 15:00 (CET)

Please, note that ISF will be uncompromising regarding the deadlines. Every form and/or registration received past the deadlines will not be taken into account.

In addition, this year we will go with only one single registration fee. Knowing that many delegates have limited visibility over the possibility of travelling.

if unfortunately, we cannot organize the Congress onsite, you will be automatically registered for the virtual components (for a fee of EUR 250), with the balance of your registration reimbursed.

Cancellation Policy

The ISF WSC Congress organisers cannot be held liable by attendees for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs, financial losses, etc.


This year there is no cancellation fee for Delegates, however if we cannot organize the Congress onsite, you will be automatically registered for the virtual components (for a fee of EUR 250), with the balance of your registration reimbursed.


If you register as an Exhibitors, and we cannot organize the Congress onsite due to Covid-19, we will reimburse the company after deducting a handling fee of 50 EUR per person for Exhibitors and Additional Booth Staff (including complimentary Booth Staff).


Delegates will be automatically registered for the virtual components (for a fee of EUR 250 which equals the handling fee). Exhibitors and (Additional) Booth Staff would have to register, if they wish to attend the virtual components.

Accompanying Person

Due to the public health situation, Accompanying Person Program is cancelled this year. However, the city has a lot of touristic places and we are cautiously optimistic that early July is a tremendous opportunity to discover this unique city. In case of interest, please contact directly the tourism office in Barcelona:

We look forward to seeing you next year.