Program


Daily Congress Program

Daily Congress Program will be available for download in the Download section

Saturday, 1 June 2019 Venue Location Level
09:00 18:00 Phytosanitary Committee (Invitation only) Acropolis Gallieni 5 Level 2
10:00 12:30 Forage & Turf  Crops Section Board (Invitation  only) Acropolis Gallieni 4 Level 2
10:30 11:00 Coffee break Acropolis Muses Terrace Level 3
11:00 18:00 Meeting of Secretariats of National and Regional Associations (Invitation only) Acropolis Muses North Euterpe Level 3
12:30 13:30 Lunch Acropolis Muses Terrace Level 3
13:00 18:00 ISF Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
13:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
15:30 16:00 Coffee break Acropolis Muses Terrace Level 3
19:00 22:00 Dinner of Secretariats of National and Regional Associations (Invitation only) Local Restaurant
Sunday, 2 June 2019 Venue Location Level
08:00 18:00 ISF Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
07:00 17:00 Golf Tournament Golf Club Opio
08:30 12:00 Executive Committee (EC Members only) Acropolis Gallieni 3 Level 2
08:30 17:00 Plant Breeding Innovation Working Group Meeting (Invitation only) Acropolis Gallieni 5 Level 2
08:30 17:00 Subcommittee Seed Health Acropolis Gallieni 4 Level 2
10:30 11:00 Coffee break Acropolis Muses Terrace Level 3
12:00 13:00 Lunch Acropolis Muses Terrace Level 3
13:00 17:30 ISF Board of Directors (Invitation only) Acropolis Muses North Euterpe Level 3
15:30 16:00 Coffee break Acropolis Muses Terrace Level 3
18:30 22:00 President’s Dinner (Invitation only) Local Restaurant
Monday, 3 June 2019 Venue Location Level
07:00 18:00 ISF Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner Acropolis Agora 2 Level 2
08:00 18:00 Media Corner Acropolis Mykonos Level 2
09:00 11:00 Opening Ceremony Acropolis Apollon Level 1
11:00 17:00 Half day tour – Saint Paul de Vence
11:00 13:00 VO Section Board (Invitation only) Acropolis Gallieni 5 Level 2
11:00 17:00 Coffee & Water stations Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
11:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Reserved tables Acropolis Méditerranée / Agora 2 Level 1 / Level 2
11:00 18:00 Trading Floors – Unreserved tables Acropolis Agora 3 Level 3
11:00 18:00 Exhibition Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
11:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms Acropolis Gallieni / Risso Level 2
12:00 14:00 Lunch Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
13:30 18:00 Seed Applied Technologies Committee (Invitation only) Acropolis Gallieni 5 Level 2
14:00 18:00 Open Meeting of the Breeders Committee Acropolis Hermès Level 2
15:30 16:00 Coffee break Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
20:00 23:00 Welcome Party Acropolis Muses Level 3
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 Venue Location Level
08:00 18:00 ISF Desk Acropolis ISF Desk – Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Gala Dinner table reservation Acropolis ISF Desk – Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner Acropolis Agora 2 Level 2
08:00 18:00 Media Corner Acropolis Mykonos Level 2
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – reserved tables Acropolis Méditerranée / Agora 2 Level 1 / Level 2
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – unreserved tables Acropolis Agora 3 Level 3
08:00 18:00 Exhibition Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
08:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms Acropolis Gallieni / Risso Level 2
08:30 10:30 Open Meeting of the Phytosanitary Committee Acropolis Hermès Level 2
08:00 17:00 Coffee & Water Stations Acropolis All around Level 1 / Level 2
09:00 18:00 Full day tour – Monaco and Prince Palace discovery
10:00 10:30 Coffee break Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
11:00 12:30 Open Meeting of the Seed Applied Technologies Committee Acropolis Hermès Level 2
12:00 14:00 Lunch Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
15:00 18:00 Vegetable and Ornamental Crops Section Meeting Acropolis Hermès Level 2
15:30 16:00 Coffee break Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
Wednesday, 5 June 2019 Venue Location Level
07:00 12:00 Gala Dinner table reservation Acropolis ISF Desk – Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 15:00 ISF Desk Acropolis ISF Desk – Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Congress Registration Desk Acropolis Agora 1 Level 1
08:00 18:00 Internet Corner Acropolis Agora 2 Level 2
08:00 18:00 Media Corner Acropolis Mykonos Level 2
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – reserved tables Acropolis Méditerranée / Agora 2 Level 1 / Level 2
08:00 18:00 Trading Floors – unreserved tables Acropolis Agora 3 Level 3
08:00 18:00 Exhibition Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
08:00 18:00 Private Meeting Rooms Acropolis Gallieni / Risso Level 2
08:30 10:30 Field Crops Section Meeting Acropolis Hermès Level 2
08:00 17:00 Coffee & Water Stations Acropolis All around Level 1 / Level 2
09:00 15:00 Half day tour – Eze and Fragonard Perfume Factory
10:00 10:30 Coffee break Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
11:00 13:00 Forage and Turf Crops Section Meeting Acropolis Hermès Level 2
12:00 14:00 Lunch Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
14:00 15:30 Open Meeting of the Trade and Arbitration Rules Committee Acropolis Hermès Level 2
15:30 16:00 Coffee break Acropolis Rhodes Level 2
16:00 18:00 ISF General Assembly Acropolis Hermès Level 2
18:00 Trading floor, Exhibition and Private Meeting Rooms dismantling Acropolis
20:00 01:00 Gala Dinner Acropolis Muses Level 3
Thursday, 6 June 2019 Venue Location Level
08:00 17:30 Thematic Day INRA Agrobiotech Sophia Antipolis
09:00 09:15 Welcome coffee break INRA Agrobiotech Sophia Antipolis
12:30 14:00 Lunch INRA Agrobiotech Sophia Antipolis
16:15 16:30 Coffee break INRA Agrobiotech Sophia Antipolis
09:00 16:00 WG Vegetable Seed Production (Invitation only) Novotel Acropolis Novotel Acropolis
10:00 10:30 Coffee break Novotel Acropolis Novotel Acropolis
13:00 14:00 Lunch Novotel Acropolis Novotel Acropolis

Invitation

See you in Nice

The International Seed Federation and the French Seed Federation warmly invite you to attend the ISF World Seed Congress 2019 in Nice, France from 3-5 June.


  • Eduard Fitó – President – International Seed Federation


  • Franck Berger, Chair of the National Organizing 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 the ISF World Seed Congress 2019

Date: Monday 3 June 2019

Time: 09:00 – 10:30
Venue: Nice Acropolis – Esplanade John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 06000 Nice
Tel: +33 4 93 92 83 00
Dress code: Business

Welcome Party

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

Date: Monday 3 June 2019

Time: 20:30 – 23:00
Venue: Nice Acropolis – Esplanade John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 06000 Nice, France
Dress code: Business Casual

Welcome Party Sponsor

Gala Dinner table reservation

ISF onsite registration desk:

Tuesday 4 June, 2019 – 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 5 June, 2019 – 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.

 

Gala Dinner

A formal event to celebrate defining moments with elegance and rythm

Date: Wednesday 5 June 2019

Time: 20:30 – 01:00
Venue: Nice Acropolis – Esplanade John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 06000 Nice, France
Tel: +33 4 93 92 83 00
Dress code: Black-tie / Business suit



Golf Tournament

Get involved! Join the fun!
The golf tournament will be held on Sunday 2 June 2019

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 are 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 2019 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 EUR 360 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 Wilson or similar

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

Information for Golfers
Minimum handicap of 36 – Soft spikes
For French players, a golf license and a medical certificate not to contraindicate the practice of golf must be validated before the day of the event.
For foreigners players, an insurance covering their civil liability may be requested.

Dress Code
Appropriate sports clothes

Program –  Sunday 2 June 2019 
07:00   Bus departure to Golf Course from Nice Acropolis
08:00   Welcome Coffee and collect golf clubs at the reception
08:40   Briefing and confirmation of timesheet. Group photograph
09:00   Shot gun departure . Standford Format – including Closest Pin & Longest Drive
11:30   Light snacks on the course
14:00   Rolling buffet lunch
16:00   Day prizes and closure
16:30   Bus departure to Nice Acropolis


Open Golf Club –
Opio Valbonne
Route de Roquefort, 06650 Opio, France – Phone: +33 (0) 4 93 12 26 00 – www.opengolfclub.com

The Opio Valbonne Golf Club,18-hole golf course is located between Cannes, Nice and Grasse. Approximately 30km-45min. Drviing from Nice amidst the sea and the mountains, at the heart of a magnificent property. The site is protected by 220 hectares of undulating landscape, century-old trees and features a Gallo Roman aqueduct. This golf club is sheltered from the wind, benefits from a sunny climate and has an ideal geographical position.

The 2019 Golf Tournament is generously sponsored by:



Thematic Day

Enlighten your mind and embrace sustainable agriculture

Thursday 6 June 2019, 8:00 – 17:00
INRA Agrobiotech –  Sophia Antipolis, France

Join us for an enlightening Post-Congress Thematic Day on the latest innovations in agriculture and how they are tackling climate change.
Expert speakers involved in public and private research will share insider knowledge to ensure that it flows to all participants on 6 June 2018.
With local visits, group discussions and poster presentations, this special event is the ideal way to end your stay in France.
Invest in knowledge and sign up for the Thematic Day today!

Registration fee: EUR 110.-
Transport and lunch/coffee breaks are provided.

Persons who are interested in joining the Thematic Day have to register on a separate form.

The Thematic Day is open to non-members. Please contact the ISF Secretariat.


THEMATIC DAY 
MAIN PARTNER