Seed World

Euroseeds 2019: An Outstanding Congress With a New Record of Presence

From 13-15 October Euroseeds held its 2019 Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. This year’s event set a new record of presence! With an attendance of more than 1100 participants from almost 50 countries across the world, the importance of this congress for the European and international seed sector was once more confirmed. And for the first time this year, our new name, branding and logo Euroseeds was showcased!

During the meetings of the specific crop sections, participants got the latest updates and detailed information on many horizontal and crop-specific issues important for seed companies in Europe and worldwide such as:

  • The state of play of plant breeding and agriculture in general in Sweden;
  • Facilitating the international movement of seed: latest developments at OECD;
  • How scenario planning can help shape successful future research strategies;
  • An overview on the European Protein Plan in the global oilseeds’ context;
  • How the CPVO is changing its approach to public requests on breeding scheme information;
  • Lessons learnt from the blockchain pilot projects in the food industry sector;
  • The EU Plant Health Regulation– a guide through the labyrinth;
  • EU’s policies in between the seed treatment guidance document and microplastics’ restriction;
  • Plant Intellectual Property from a retailer’s perspective;
  • Production without protection? Is Europe demanding the impossible?