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 Merivales 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
07:45 16:30 Golf Tournament Brookwater Golf & Country Club
08:00 18:00 Registration BCEC Registration Desk Foyer
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 20:00 Exhibition Open BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
17:30 19:00 Opening Ceremony BCEC Great Hall – Door 1+4
Great Hall – Door 6+8
Foyer
Mezzanine
19:00 19:30 Welcome Drink BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
19:30 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 M4 Mezzanine
15:30 16:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
20:00 23:00 Welcome Party Victoria Park
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 Venue Location Level
07:30 18:00 Coffee & Water Stations BCEC All around Foyer/ 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 M4 Mezzanine
08:30 18:30 Full day tour – Tangalooma Beach Day Cruise
10:30 11:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
11:30 13:00 Open Meeting of the Trade and Arbitration Rules Committee BCEC M4 Mezzanine
12:00 14:00 Lunch BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
15:00 18:00 Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Section Meeting BCEC M4 Mezzanine
15:30 16:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
Wednesday, 6 June 2018 Venue Location Level
07:00 12:00 Gala Dinner table reservation BCEC ISF Registration Desk Foyer
07:30 18:00 Coffee & Water Stations BCEC All around Foyer / Mezzanine
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 M4 Mezzanine
10:00 13:00 Half day tour – Embrace your inner artist
10:30 11:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
11:00 13:00 Field Crops Section Meeting BCEC M4 Mezzanine
12:00 14:00 Lunch BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
14:00 15:30 Open Meeting of the Seed Applied Technologies Committee BCEC M4 Mezzanine
15:30 16:00 Coffee break BCEC Mezzanine Mezzanine
16:00 18:00 ISF General Assembly BCEC M4 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
07:45 17:30 Thematic Day Gatton Campus Hamon Centre, room 8255-105
09:00 16:00 WG Vegetable Seed Production Meeting (Invitation only) BCEC P5 Plaza
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: 17:30 – 19:00
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: Victoria Park – 309 Herston Road, Herston QLD 4006 – Tel +61 7 3252 0666
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

We would like to inform you of a change to this year Thematic Day. It is now a full day trip to Queensland University. Please make sure you have scheduled sufficient time to this trip.

« Ag-tech Trendspotting »
Thursday 6 June 2018, 07:45 – 17:30
University of Queensland, Gatton Campus

With Syngenta Seedcare as our main partner, the Thematic Day will provide the attendees from the seed sector the latest news on innovation and technology in the seed and agriculture industry.

07:45                   Meeting point: main entrance of the Rydges Southbank Hotel
08:00 – 09:30    Transfer to Gatton, University of Queensland
09:30 – 09:45    Arrive at the University of Queensland Gatton
09:45 – 10:15    Welcome coffee and morning tea upon arrival

10:15 – 10.45    Introduction & Welcome             

  • Mr Michael Keller, ISF Secretary General
  • Ms Janelle Zahmel, Office of the Director, Gatton Campus, University of Queensland
  • Ms Ioana Tudor, Global Head Seed Care, Syngenta

10:45 – 11:15    Blockchain Innovation Presentation       

  • Ms Bridie Ohlsson, External Relations Manager, AgriDigital

11:15 – 11:45    Robotics & Technology Presentation      

  • Mr Andrew Bate, Chief Executive Officer, SwarmFarm Robotics

11:45 – 12:45  The Specialised Technology Driving On-Farm Seed Treatment    

  • Mr Justin Lynn, General Manager, Landmark Southern Western Australia
  • Carpark show – Matt and Karen Smith, SeedShield

12:45 – 13:30    Lunch   

13:30 – 14:00    Speed Breeding Presentation

  • Dr Lee Hickey, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, University of Queensland

14:00 – 15:00    Tour of the University of Gatton                 

15:00 – 15:30    Coffee break

15:30 – 15:45    Conclusion          

  • Mr Jean-Christophe Gouache, ISF President

15:45 – 16:00    Delegates to leave university and get onto the buses provided

16:00 – 17:30    Transfer back to meeting point in Brisbane           

Please note that onsite registration will only be possible at the ISF Desk during the opening hours in BCEC until Wednesday 6 June.
Fee: CHF 85.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be an enlightening day.

THEMATIC DAY
MAIN PARTNER