Garlich von Essen
UPDATE – 18 September 2020
The Euroseeds2020 congress programme is now available.
The EU Green Deal and it’s Farm-2-Fork and Biodiversity Strategies: can plant breeding and seed innovation deliver?
Many important topics for seed companies in Europe and worldwide will be addressed around this theme.
Dear friends and colleagues,
Due to the latest decisions on new restrictions in Malta in relation to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are now forced to cancel the on-site Euroseeds Congress.
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 to 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 of the registration fee for late registrations.
Registrations must be received by 05.10.2020, bookings for virtual trade tables by 21.09 and for exhibitions 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 also below under “Cancellation Policy”).
Here is a recap of the new prices:
|Member registration fee||400,00€; deadline for registration 05.10.2020|
|Non-member registration fee||500,00€; deadline for registration 05.10.2020|
|Virtual Trade table||400,00€; deadline for bookings 21.09.2020|
|Virtual Exhibition booth||2500,00€; deadline for bookings 14.09.2020|
You can access further detailed information on virtual trade tables and exhibition booths on our Congress website. You may also contact our Congress Secretariat if you have specific questions.
All registrations received already have been automatically transferred to valid registrations for the Virtual Congress. The price difference will be fully and automatically reimbursed to each participant. All registered participants will be contacted individually to confirm their continued registration and inquire about their wishes regarding cancellations, including of hotel bookings.
Cancellations of registrations received by 30.09.2020 will be refunded by 100%, minus a handling fee of 100,- EUR. Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.
On behalf of Euroseeds, I sincerely hope you will join us for this Virtual Congress and assure you that we will do our utmost to provide you with the best possible experience under these special circumstances. And rest assured, we will meet again, live and in person!
Garlich von Essen – Secretary General