BEIJING: Registration for the first China Seed Congress is underway and APSA members planning to attend are urged to register early to take advantage of a reduced delegation fee.
Organized by the China National Seed Association (CNSA), the event is scheduled to take place 25-27 March at the China National Convention Center in Beijing.
Registration may be carried out online with the discounted early-bird registration (RMB2,200 or about US$350.00 per delegate) period ending 10 February. After that, fees will increase to RMB2,500 or about US$390, and again on 11 March to RMB2,800 or about US$430. On-site registration will be RMB3,000 or about US$465. Registration covers both days of the event.
CNSA members, delegates from seed enterprises, research institutes in the Chinese seed industry, seed industry-related units and delegates
from international seed industry institutions, foreign seed companies and breeding institutions will attend.
The congress theme is, “a new era, new missions, new seed industry and a new journey.”
This new congress is the first such official national meeting in China for the seed industry and complements three other successful regionally-focused seed industry events organized annually in the world’s most populous country. Namely, the Guangdong Seed Expo, the Shouguang Seed Expo, and the Beijing Seed Expo.
Activities at the inaugural congress will center on meetings, forums, training, exchanges, negotiations, and exhibitions.
Six special topic forums will be held simultaneously on 27 March:
- Seed Industry Policies and Regulations;
- Rice Seed Innovation Forum;
- Maize Seed Innovation Forum;
- Economic Crop Seed Innovation Forum;
- Seed Industry Service Forum
- International Cooperation Forum.
APSA members wishing to join the event specifically to attend the International Cooperation Forum can qualify for half price registration fee. CNSA will issue invitation letters to registrants for use in securing visas (which are delegates’ personal responsibility).
For more information, please contact APSA’s China Liaison Officer, Xiaofeng Li (Xiaofeng_APSA@163.com)