The ISF World Seed Congress is the ISF flagship event which brings together the principal architects and decision makers of the global seed industry.

Visit ISF WSC 2020 WebsiteThe ISF World Seed Congress 2020 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa. More than 1100 seed industry professionals are expected to gather to discuss the global issues facing the seed industry.

ISF World Seed Congress 2015 - Sharing Passion For Nature

At the 2015 International Seed Federation World Seed Congress in Krakow, more than 1600 seed industry professionals from 64 countries gathered to discuss the global issues.

The state of the art ICE Congress Centre was the central hub of the annual three-day event which provides a unique forum for developing industry knowledge and networks, and negotiating trade agreements.

In his keynote address ISF President, Alvaro Eyzaguirre, the Federation’s first South American President, welcomed delegates to the 66th congress, bringing to life the Congress theme of ‘Sharing Passion for Nature’ as he described the “passion, pride and purpose” shared by the seed industry.

ISF Secretary General Michael Keller paid tribute to the 90 years’ of work his predecessors contributed to the seed industry and acknowledged the expertise of established team members currently working alongside newer ones at the ISF Secretariat.

Since his appointment as ISF Secretary General in June 2014 Michael Keller has implemented a strategic approach across ISF’s committees, sections and groups whose action plans are focused on tackling some of the key issues including plant breeding and innovation, harmonization of phytosanitary measures, intellectual property protection and seed applied technologies.

Fore more information on the key message from 2015 World Seed Congress, you can read the Press release ‘ISF nurtures strategic approach at 2015 World Seed Congress’ (pdf) Download here


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