Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia


26th-27th Mar 2018
Registration from 8am


Bangkok, Thailand
Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel

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5th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia


Global Engage is pleased to announce the 5th Global Engage 2018 Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Asia Congress, as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events which will be held on 26th and 27th March 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. The successful event which was attended by over 150 people last year, is part of our highly respected Plant Genomics Series which includes a European meeting each May and US meeting each September which attracts another 500 delegates each year.

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, this event will discuss the latest technologies involved in genes and genomics such as NGS platforms and OMIC technologies to establish various crop traits, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant-microbial and microbiome, and as well as plant pathology and disease resistance.
Presentations concentrate on regional model crops in Asia such as rice, wheat, maize, barley, soybean, canola/rapeseed, palm oil, cocoa, rubber trees and much more.

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Plant research and its associated technologies have improved drastically over the recent years as a result of revolutionary breakthroughs such as new gene editing technology and the reduction in the cost of sequencing. Many plants have now been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological datasets made available. As a result, plant scientists are now making use of state of the art technology platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and therefore enable benefits such as crop improvement and breeding techniques.

Should you be either an expert already using gene editing, NGS, or other genomic technologies for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge, or a researcher keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform/technology best suits your requirements – the conference will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, expert led case study presentations, roundtable discussions and panel discussions over four separate tracks.


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2018 Speakers


This 2 days congress in Bangkok is aiming to the latest scientific findings in plant genomics and technological advancements in gene editing across various crops in Asia such as NGS platforms and omics to establish crop traits, epigenetics, phenotyping and plant microbial and microbiome. The recent years had shown soaring global demand for crops exposing the limitations of traditional farming. Plant breeding productivity has improved dramatically to serve the consumption of a larger number of people with better understanding of plant genomics.

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Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit Hotel


189 Sukhumvit Road Soi 13-15
Klongtoey Nua Wattana 10110, Bangkok, Thailand

Pricing and Registration


Academics: 3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.

Not applicable with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes
  • All conference sessions
  • Lunches and refreshments
  • Access to exhibition room
  • All networking forums
  • Conference workbook
  • e-documentation pack
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Option 1 – Please phone +60321175193 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Email
Option 3 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

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Step 2: Delegate Information

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of $50 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 9th March. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.


What our delegates say about the conference

Cutting edge topics

The networking I would say is the most useful aspect and also learning of those areas that are at the cutting edge that I wouldn’t know about because I’m not a specialist in that area.

Steve Haber

Research Scientist; Cereal Virology, Agriculture and Agri-Food

Well organised

I think the organisation and the quality of the delegates was very good.

Vijay Vaswani

Business Development Manager, Bioline

Informative and helpful

The information was very informative and helpful. I will suggest this event to all of my friends. 

Nursyurhaida Mohd Hanafi

Research Officer, Institute Agri-Biotechnology, Malaysia

Interactive conference

I really enjoyed the interaction with the other delegates of the conference, and learning a lot about a new generation of technologies, especially third generation sequencing technologies.

David Jackson

Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Lab

Conference Sponsors

2018 Conference Sponsors


Sponsors and exhibitors at our conferences have the opportunity to meet and form partnerships with delegates on a formal and informal basis in a relaxed and professional atmosphere.

Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximize return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty-Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time. 

Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience.

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags. 


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:

  • 30-minute speaker presentations
  • Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
  • Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program
Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Samuel Sackey
Direct line : +603 2117 5195
Cell : +6018 247 0907
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Contact us about sponsoring the
Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia

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For details on attendees, packages and new opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team who will quickly provide everything you need to assess the conference for yourself.

Media Partners

Interested in becoming a media and supporting partner? Please contact

  • COMS
  • Global Information
  • Pharma Licensing
  • Acubiz Consulting

Supporting Partners

We are proud to announce MGI-NIBM are the supporting partners for this event

  • Malaysia Genome Institute (MGI)
  • National Institute of Biotechnology Malaysia (NIBM)