Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia


10th-11th Apr 2017
Registration from 8am


Hong Kong
Eaton Hotel

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4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Asia


Global Engage is pleased to announce the Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: Asia will be held on 10 – 11 April, 2017.

The forum is moving from Malaysia to Hong Kong

And not only is the venue changing, the agenda is also being transformed.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last 5 years as a result of the revolutionary breakthroughs and reductions in cost of sequencing. Many plants have been successfully sequenced and a wide range of biological data sets made available. Plant scientists are therefore making use of state of the art sequencing platforms to help explain biological principals, advance research and confer benefits such as crop improvement / breeding etc. by harnessing the greater understanding of plant genomes.



Global Engage are pleased to announce, as part of their Next Generation Sequencing series of events, the 4th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Asia Congress, which will be held on 10-11 April 2017 in Hong Kong. The successful event, which was attended by over 200 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 attract another 500 delegates each year.

Attracting experts working in all areas of plant science, the event will examine the latest NGS platforms and omic technologies being used for progressing plant based research in aspects such as genome editing, crop trait development, epigenetics, phenotyping, plant microbiome, and disease resistance as well understanding tools to overcome bottlenecks and enable successful data analysis and management.


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Should you be either an expert already using NGS for plant analysis with a desire to extend your knowledge or for researchers keen to invest in sequencing / omic technology and looking to learn which platform 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, and interactive Q&A panel discussions examining topics through four separate tracks. The scope of the conference is reflected in the keynote presentations.

  • Bringing science and market trends together via genome-enabled breeding, John Manners, Director, CSIRO Agriculture and Food, Australia

  • The Genetics of Plant-Microbe Interactions, Jeff Bennetzen, Giles Professor, University of Georgia, USA and 1000 Talents Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, China

  • Setaria viridis: accelerating gene discovery in panicoid crops, Tom Brutnell, Principal Investigator and Director of the Enterprise Institute of Renewable Fuels, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, USA

  • Targeted breeding applications of CRISPR-Cas technology for Asian markets, Neal Gutterson, Vice President of R&D, DuPont Pioneer, USA

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Eaton Hong Kong

Eaton, 380 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Tel: +852 2782 1818 | Email: |

Having been in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for 3 years in a row, the congress is moving to Hong Kong for the first time!

The meeting will take place at Eaton Hotel, in the heart of electric Kowloon.

Accommodation details will be sent to you with your welcome letter upon registration.


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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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


  • NRGene
    Gold Sponsor
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Gold Sponsor
  • illumina
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Sysmex
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Novogene
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Integrated DNA Technologies
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Burleigh Dodds
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Syngenta
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  • Macrogen
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  • LGC
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  • Genewiz
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  • Manyara Biotech
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Nextomics
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • PacBio


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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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

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  • AllSeq
  • Biology
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  • Ecological Bioscience and Biotechnology
  • Global Information
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Hospitals Management
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  • Labsave
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Plants
  • Plant Science Today
  • RareBase
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Technology Networks

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