Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA



1st-2nd Oct 2018


Philadelphia, USA
Venue to be confirmed

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6th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA


Global Engage is pleased to announce that the 6th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA will be held on October 1-2, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The event will bring together over 250 senior representatives from academia and industry. Featuring extended panels and interactive roundtable discussions, the meeting has been specially designed to facilitate collaboration and networking. Plus, your pass gives you full access to the co-located 3rd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome.

With 50 talks to choose from, a drinks reception and 7 hours dedicated to networking, this meeting offers you an exceptional opportunity to interact with and learn from both the speakers and your peers. A dynamic exhibition room is available for you to discover technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions.

Recognized around the world as one of the leading NGS, omics and gene editing conferences focused exclusively on plants, the 2018 Congress is not to be missed.

2018 speakers include:

See full speaker list here


A key focus of the event is facilitating collaboration between the over 250 senior representatives from industry and academia who attend. In terms of content, the conference will examine the latest technologies, strategies and research in the growing biologicals industry.

Plant research has transformed dramatically over the last few years as a result of revolutionary breakthroughs and cost reductions in sequencing technology. Successful sequencing of many plants, along with the improvement of biological data sets, have given plant scientists the tools and knowledge to make exciting developments to benefit agriculture. Novel gene editing technologies like CRISPR will take this research even further.

This conference will examine the latest NGS, ‘omic’ and gene editing technologies being used for progressing plant-based research, as well other gene-focused aspects of plant science. It will combine expert-led presentations, extended panels, and roundtable discussions to enable the widest possible participation of attendees.

For more information on what will be covered at the event, please click on the topic headers below.


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2018 Speakers


This two-day summit features over 50 contributions. In all five interactive tracks will explore strategies and technologies advancing plant genomics and gene editing as well as advances in biocontrol, biostimulants and microbiome.

To help you gain the most from your attendance, the program includes an extended panel discussion to go deeper into gene editing regulation. In addition, there are nine roundtable discussions covering climate change, disease resistance, integrated omics and RNAi to name just four. These more intimate sessions are led by an expert with the aim of fostering dialogue between all the participants.

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Our Sponsors

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We are currently in discussion with several venues and as soon as we have found the best rate for attendees, the venue details will be released.

Accommodation will be available at a preferential rate. A secure link will be sent to all attendees a little nearer the time

Pricing and Registration


3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.
Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible 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

Register now

Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 849841 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry Fee


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We accept the following cards through Worldpay
  • Visa
  • Visa Electron
  • Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • JCB

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 $100 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 14th of September. 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.


The feedback to the conference has been very positive with 87% of attendees saying they are interested to return again in 2017.

Comments from the feedback included:

High quality talks, pertinent topics, small enough to network effectively.

Very up-to-date material was presented. A good representation of the state of research and commercial direction of plant sciences.

Intimate setting and relevant topics created a good forum for discussion and networking.

Good breadth of topics. Well presented and informative. Good for “thinking out of the box”.

I liked the ability to really have discussions with speakers and other attendees. I also liked the spectrum of topics covered.

Conference Sponsors

2018 Conference Sponsors

  • NR Gene
    Gold Sponsor
  • GQ Life Sciences
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor

2017 Conference Sponsors

  • BioNano Genomics
    Gold Sponsor
  • NR Gene
    Gold Sponsor
  • Twist Bioscience
    Gold Sponsor
  • Lab 7
    Gold Sponsor
  • Teselagen
    Silver Sponsor
  • PivotBio
    Content Sponsor
  • Benson Hill Biosystems
    Content Sponsor
  • Novogene
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Zymolo
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Synthego
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • LGC
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • GQ Life Sciences
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • PhytoTechnology
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Sage Science
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • MYcroarray
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Spex Sample Prep
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Percival
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Advanced Biological Marketing
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Plant Cell Technology
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Bioline
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Pacific Ag Research
  • Agribody Technologies
  • Buckeye Ag


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
Faizel Ismail
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or

Contact us about sponsoring the
Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress

Call us on +44 (0)1865 849 841

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

  • Absave
  • AgroPages
  • AIMS Agriculture and Food
  • Austin Journal of Plant Biology
  • Bentham Science
  • Biochem Adda
  • Biocompare
  • Biology
  • Biosave
  • Ecological Bioscience and Biotechnology
  • GEN
  • Global Information
  • Hospitals Management
  • Journal of Biotechnology
  • Journal of Plant Chemistry and Ecophysiology
  • Labsave
  • PharmaVOICE
  • Plants
  • Plant Gene
  • Plant Science Today
  • SciDoc Publishers
  • Select Science
  • Technology Networks