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Euroseeds2020 On-Site Congress in Malta Cancelled — Now a Full Virtual Congress

Due to the latest decisions on new restrictions in Malta in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, Euroseeds is now forced to cancel the on-site Euroseeds Congress.

From Euroseeds:

We very much regret this development as we had worked hard on a concept combining all safety assurances and recommendations and still allowing for the quality and intensity of interaction our Euroseeds Congresses are known for. Sadly, the resurgence of Covid cases Europe and many other parts of Europe and the consequent travel and meeting restrictions, as well as quarantine requirements, do not allow us to continue our planning for a real “live” meeting. At the same time, the safety and well-being of you, our Members and guests, as well as the quality of our Congress must not be compromised.

Therefore, and anticipating such a negative development, we have already been working over the last months on the possibility to offer a fully-fledged Virtual Congress as an alternative.

We will now implement the respective concept in practice. It will consist of a digital platform that will enable you to experience all the Congress elements you would have found in Malta: exhibition, trade, crop-specific Section meetings, and -last but not least- networking with friends and colleagues.

  • You will be able to assist to the crop-specific Section meetings and interact with the speakers, other Members and the Euroseeds Team
  • You may wander through the exhibition hall, discover new products and services and access detailed information, and also have a direct chat or a call with the exhibitors
  • You can visit the trade area with reserved trade tables and organize meetings with the companies and their representatives to discuss business opportunities and collaborations
  • You will find an open networking forum that will allow you to be seen and to interact with other registered participants outside of fixed meeting schedules

In these difficult times, we want to make sure you have the opportunity to take part in a full-scale Virtual Congress that offers you (almost) the same as an on-site Congress. We know how important it is for you to meet your peers and conduct your business in the best way possible.

Of course, all this cannot make up for the atmosphere and experience of a “real” on-site Congress; but we will do our utmost to provide you with all the information, services and support you may find useful in this challenging situation.

What’s going to happen now?

Registration for the Euroseeds2020 Virtual Congress

You may register to participate in the Virtual Congress using the respective registration form on the Congress website. Please note that we have decided to significantly lower the registration fees for all participants, virtual trade tables and exhibitors. Furthermore, there won’t be any increase in the registration fee for late registrations.

Registrations must be received by 05.10.2020, bookings for virtual trade tables by 21.09 and for exhibition booths must be made by 14.09.2020 at the very latest.

All registrations that have already been made remain valid and are automatically transferred for the Virtual Congress (see the “Cancellation Policy”).

In order to check a recap of the new prices, as well as access further detailed information on virtual trade tables and exhibition booths, visit our Congress website.

You may also contact our Congress Secretariat if you have specific questions.