ISF World Seed Congress 2022

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Barcelona
16 – 18 May

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Barcelona
16 – 18 May

it's time we meet again!

Join us and take advantage of a unique business-centered event in the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain. The ISF World Seed Congress is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and partners in the global seed sector.

 

We look forward to welcoming you all in Barcelona. 

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WSC2022 General information

It's time we meet again!

We are happy to give you exciting information regarding the ISF World Seed Congress 2022 in Barcelona.

Please check the following document: WSC2022 General information

Congress Program

The three-day event will feature an exhibition, trading floor, meetings and panel discussions on a host of important topics relevant to the seed sector and beyond.

Some parts of the program will be offered virtually. More information on the program will follow. Stay tuned!

Saturday, 14 May 2022 :

  • Registration & information desks, 13:00 – 18:00 

Sunday, 15 May 2022 :

  • Registration & information desks, 08:00 – 18:00
  • Golf Tournament, 07:00 – 16:30

Monday, 16 May 2022 :

  • Registration & information desks, 08:00 – 18:00
  • Opening Ceremony, 09:30 – 11:00
  • Exhibition, 11:00 – 18:00
  • Trading floors, 11:00 – 18:00
  • ISF Panel, 14:00 – 15:30
  • ISF Panel, 16:00 – 17:30
  • Channel World Seed – ISF topic, 16:00 – 16:30
  • Welcome Party

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 :

  • Registration & information desks, 08:00 – 18:00
  • Trading floors, 08:00 – 18:00
  • Exhibition, 08:00 – 18:00
  • Channel World Seed – ISF topics, 08:30 – 09:00
  • ISF Panel, 09:30 – 11:00
  • ISF Panel, 14:00 – 15:30
  • Channel World Seed – ISF topics, 16:00 – 16:30

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 :

  • Registration & information desks, 08:00 – 15:00
  • Trading floors, 08:00 – 18:00
  • Exhibition, 08:00 – 18:00
  • Channel World Seed – ISF topics, 08:30 – 09:00
  • ISF Panel, 09:30 – 11:00
  • ISF Panel, 11:30 – 13:00
  • General Assembly, 13:30 – 15:30
  • Channel World Seed – ISF topics, 16:00 – 16:30
  • Farewell Get Together 

Hosts

This event is jointly organized by ISF and the Spanish National Organizing Committee. Meet your hosts:

Donald ColesPresident – International Seed Federation
Julian ArnedoChair of the National Organizing Committee

Agriculture in Spain

Agriculture is a strategic sector for the economy, society and territory cohesion in Spain. With more than 17 million hectares of farmland (13% of the EU’ total area) and 750,000 farmers, Spain is the world’s leading exporter of fresh products (fruits and vegetables) and the first producer in the European Union. 

The agri-food system is the country’s second largest industry (just behind tourism), contributing with 10.6% to GDP and 14.2% to employment. Beyond that, the central position of the agricultural sector within the agri-food chain places primary production as one of the most relevant sectors of the Spanish economy, not only because of its own importance but because of the relationship and the effect it generates on closely linked sectors, including seeds and plants.

Spain presents ideal conditions, owing to both its geographical situation and agricultural and climate diversity, to become a world lead in seed and plant breeding and production. A good proof is the more than fifty breeding stations located in our country, which constitutes one of the major plant research poles in the world, particularly for fruits and vegetables.

ANOVE (Spanish Plant Breeders Association) and APROSE (Spanish Seed
Producers Association) are the two organizations representing the Spanish seed sector. Together, they gather more than a hundred companies active in breeding and seed production, with a common mission of representing and defending their interests, increasing awareness about the central role of seed industry, and supporting innovation and development in agriculture.