Program




Daily Congress Program

Daily Congress Program is now available for download in download section

Saturday, 2 June 2018 Venue Location Level
08:30 10:30 Executive Committee (EC Members only) BCEC Boardroom 2 Foyer
08:30 18:00 Phytosanitary Committee Meeeting (Invitation only) BCEC P5 Plaza
10:00 12:30 Forage & Turf Crops Section Board Meeting (Invitation  only) BCEC P3 Plaza
10:30 11:00 Coffee break BCEC Plaza Foyer Plaza
11:00 18:00 Meeting of Secretariats of National and Regional Associations (Invitation only) BCEC P1 – P2 Plaza
12:30 13:30 Lunch BCEC Plaza Foyer Plaza
13:00 18:00 Registration BCEC Registration Desk Foyer
15:30 16:00 Coffee break BCEC Plaza Foyer Plaza
19:30 22:00 Dinner of Secretariats of National and Regional Associations (Invitation only)
Sunday, 3 June 2018 Venue Location Level
08:00 18:00 Registration BCEC Registration Desk Foyer
08:30 16:30 Golf Tournament Brookwater Golf & Country Club
08:30 13:30 ISF Board of Directors (Invitation only) BCEC P1 Plaza
08:30 16:00 Plant Breeding Innovation Working Group Meeting (Invitation only) BCEC P5 Plaza
10:30 11:00 Coffee break BCEC Plaza Foyer Plaza
13:00 14:00 Lunch BCEC Plaza Foyer Plaza
14:00 17:00 Exhibition booths hand over BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
15:00 17:00 Private Meeting Rooms hand over BCEC Great Hall – Door 4  Mezzanine Foyer
Mezzanine
17:00 21:00 Exhibition Open BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
18:00 19:30 Opening Ceremony BCEC Great Hall – Door 1+4
Great Hall – Door 6+8
Foyer
Mezzanine
19:30 20:00 Welcome Drink BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
20:00 Free evening dine around
20:30 23:00 President’s Dinner (Invitation only)
Monday, 4 June 2018 Venue Location Level
07:00 18:00 Registration BCEC Registration Desk Foyer
07:30 18:00 Coffee & Water stations BCEC All around Foyer / Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Media Corner BCEC Foyer – Door 1 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Reserved tables BCEC Great Hall – Door 1 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Unreserved tables BCEC Great Hall – Door 4 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Exhibition BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms BCEC Great Hall – Door 4 Mezzanine Foyer
Mezzanine
08:30 10:30 VO Section Board (Invitation only) BCEC P3 Plaza
08:30 12:30 Seed Applied Technologies Committee Meeting (Invitation only) BCEC P4 Plaza
10:00 15:30 Half day tour – Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
10:30 11:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
12:00 14:00 Lunch BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
14:00 18:00 Open Meeting of the Breeders Committee BCEC M3 Mezzanine
15:30 16:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
20:00 23:00 Welcome Party tbc
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 Venue Location Level
07:30 18:00 Coffee & Water Stations BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Registration BCEC Registration Desk Foyer
08:00 18:00 Gala Dinner table reservation BCEC ISF Registration Desk Foyer
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Media Corner BCEC Foyer – Door 1 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Reserved tables BCEC Great Hall – Door 1 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Unreserved tables BCEC Great Hall – Door 4 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Exhibition BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms BCEC Great Hall – Door 4 Mezzanine Foyer
Mezzanine
08:30 11:00 Open Meeting of the Phytosanitary Committee BCEC M3 Mezzanine
09:00 18:30 Full day tour – Tangalooma Beach Day Cruise
10:30 11:00 Coffee break BCEC All around Foyer / Mezzanine
11:30 13:00 Open Meeting of the Trade and Arbitration Rules Committee BCEC M3 Mezzanine
12:00 14:00 Lunch BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
15:00 18:00 Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Section Meeting BCEC M3 Mezzanine
15:30 16:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
Wednesday, 6 June 2018 Venue Location Level
07:30 18:00 Coffee & Water Stations BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
07:00 12:00 Gala Dinner table reservation BCEC ISF Registration Desk Foyer
08:00 15:00 Registration BCEC Registration Desk Foyer
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Media Corner BCEC Foyer – Door 1 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Reserved tables BCEC Great Hall – Door 1 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Unreserved tables BCEC Great Hall -Door 4 Foyer
08:00 18:00 Exhibition BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
08:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms BCEC Great Hall – Door 4 Mezzanine Foyer / Mezzanine
08:30 10:30 Forage and Turf Section Meeting BCEC M3 Mezzanine
09:00 12:00 Half day tour – Embrace your inner artist
10:30 11:00 Coffee break BCEC All around Foyer / Mezzanine
11:00 13:00 Field Crops Section Meeting BCEC M3 Mezzanine
12:00 14:00 Lunch BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
14:00 15:30 Open Meeting of the Seed Applied Technologies Committee BCEC M3 Mezzanine
15:30 16:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
16:00 18:00 ISF General Assembly BCEC M3 Mezzanine
18:00 18:30 Trading floor, Exhibition and Private Meeting Rooms dismantling BCEC
20:00 01:00 Gala Dinner BCEC Plaza Ballroom Plaza
Thursday, 7 June 2018 Venue Location Level
08:00 17:00 Thematic Day BCEC M3 Mezzanine
09:00 16:00 WG Vegetable Seed Production Meeting (Invitation only) BCEC P5 Mezzanine
10:00 10:30 Coffee break BCEC Plaza Foyer Plaza
13:00 14:00 Lunch BCEC Plaza Foyer Plaza

Invitation

See you in Brisbane

The International Seed Federation and the Australian Seed Federation warmly invite you to attend the ISF World Seed Congress 2018 in Brisbane, Queensland from 3-6 June.

  • Jean-Pierre Gouache
    Jean-Christophe Gouache – President – International Seed Federation

  • Donald Coles
    Donald Coles – Chair of the National Organising Committee


Social Events

Only Congress registered participants are eligible to attend the Social Events. For more information about the eligibility visit the Registration

Opening Ceremony

A formal and warm welcome to all attendees and guests of ISF World Seed Congress 2018

Date: Sunday 3 June 2018

Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Venue: BCEC – Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Tel: +61 7 3308 3000
Dress code: Business


Gala Dinner

A formal event to celebrate defining moments with elegance and rythm

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018

Time: 20:00 – 01:00
Venue: BCEC – Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
Tel: +61 7 3308 3000
Dress code: Black-tie / Business suit

Welcome Party

A fun and informal get-together to enjoy local culture and network opportunities

Date: Monday 4 June 2018

Time: 20:00 – 23:00
Venue: to be confirmed
Dress code: Business Casual


Gala Dinner table reservation

ISF onsite registration desk:

Tuesday 5 June 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 6 June 07:00 – 12:00

Please bring your Gala Dinner invitation with you in order to be able to book your seat.
Should you wish to book seats also for your colleagues, please collect their Gala Dinner
invitations and bring them along.



Golf Tournament

Get involved! Join the fun!
The golf tournament will be held on Sunday 3 June 2018 / 08:30 – 16:30 at Brookwater Golf & Country Club located at 33 km from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre – BCEC – about  30-35 minutes driving.

Golf Tournament and Golf Clinics
If you have always been “afraid” of joining the Golf Tournament, this year you will be able to enjoy the sport whether you’re an amateur or a pro. If you sign up to our Golf Clinics, you will receive a series of golf lessons and discover more about this activity. The basic package consists of a green fee, lunches and transport. Club rental, caddies or anything else related to this fantastic sport can be rented or bought on site according to your needs.

Prizes
Incotec will provide cash prizes to the top male and top female golfers. These will be donated to the winner’s favorite charity. In addition there will be prizes for hole-in-one, closest to the pin and longest drive.

Registration
Register to the Golf Tournament or Golf Clinics of the ISF World Seed Congress 2018 upon submitting your registration to the Congress. Please indicate your handicap by emailing the ISF Secretariat at register@worldseed.org after submission of your Congress registration request.

 

Price for registered golfer is CHF 350 including green fees, transportation, lunch and shared golf cart

A limited number of golf clubs can be rented as follows:
Golf Club Full Set  – either Titleist – Taylormade or Callaway  CHF 65

Cancellation Policy
For information on cancellation requests and refunds, refer to the Cancellations section.

Dress Code
Ladies: tailored pants/shorts – skirts – collared shirt – anklet sport or full length socks – clean golf shoe or flat soled sport shoe (no metal spikes)
Gents: tailored long pants/shorts (including cargo) – collared shirt/ Mock style golf shirt – anklet sport or full length socks  – clean golf shoes or flat soled sport shoes (no metal spikes)

The 2018 Golf Tournament is being generously sponsored by:



Thematic Day

“Ag-tech Trendspotting”

Join us on Thursday 7 June 2018, 8:00 –17:00 for an interactive Thematic Day exploring the latest trends in agricultural technology, from big data to drones.

The day will start at the Brisbane Conference and Exhibition Center where expert speakers will open up a whole new world of innovation for the seed industry.

This will be followed by a « technology tour » to discover the latest industry innovations – including seed applied technologies – to help you get on track with ag-tech.

Bus transfer, coffee break and lunch will be provided by our main Partner Syngenta Seedcare.

The Thematic Day is open to non-members. A separate registration of CHF 85  is required. Please contact the ISF Secretariat.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Ag-tech Trendspotting Thematic Day.

 

THEMATIC DAY
MAIN PARTNER