Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Europe


4th-5th Mar 2020


Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Postilion Convention Centre WTC

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8th Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Europe


Four conference tracks will explore how novel gene-editing technologies, CRISPR and other ‘omics’ technologies are being applied to specific crops such as wheat, barley, tomatoes potatoes and rice. Sessions will also explore the latest research in adaptation to environmental and biological stress, and advances in breeding techniques both traditional and new.

New For 2020

  • Expanded coverage of disease resistance 
  • Artificial intelligence in agricultural research
  • Poster Competition: grand prize €1500

Now entering its 8th year, this meeting has a reputation for delivering exceptional networking and learning experiences

“great talks on new applications and developments such as halotyping, genomics, gene editing”
Plant Breeder
“good opportunity to contact and speak to the other participants… including many companies providing NGS services”
Academic Delegate
“diversity in topics related to mutagenesis”
Large agro-industry
“I liked the focus on research and political concerns or other factors that prevent genome editing applications”

Featured speakers

The full speaker panel can be found here

How You Will Benefit

Food security remains one of the key challenges facing the world in the 21st century, and with the growing global population, it is estimated that agriculture will have to become 25 to 70 percent more productive by 2050 to meet demand. Land usage, yield and resistance to disease, drought and pests are all challenges that must be overcome if this is to be achieved.

  • Keep up to date with the latest genomic research on key crop plants including wheat, barley and potato
  • Discover how research institutions and agri-biotech are using gene-editing technologies like CRISPR to advance their research
  • Explore advances in disease and stress resistance from multiple angles including genomic tools and applying the microbiome
  • Apply successful bioinformatic strategies to help overcome your plant phenotyping challenges
  • Examine the latest applications of artificial intelligence in the plant sciences
  • Review the regulatory landscape and keep up to date with the opinions on the 2018 ECJ ruling
  • Build on existing partnerships and create new collaborations across industry & academia
  • Give a poster presentation
Find Out More



Attracting over 300 experts working in all areas of plant science, this event will examine the latest in gene editing methods for plant genomics research.

For speaker opportunities, please contact: [email protected]

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The agenda in brief
  • Plant Genome Engineering: Strategies & Developments
  • Plant Phenotyping & Bioinformatics
  • Novel breeding
  • Plant Genomics Case Studies
What you will get
  • +30 presentations from industry and academic leaders
  • +7 hours of dedicated networking time
  • Extended senior-level interactive panel discussions
  • Interactive Roundtable Discussions


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Postilion Convention Centre WTC Rotterdam

Beursplein 37
3011 AA Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Pricing and Registration


For details about special offers and group discount rates contact Stephen Mead.

Email [email protected]

Tel +44 (0) 1865 849841

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 671957 ext. 207 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online


Register now to ensure your place

Step 1: Click to Choose Your Delegate Package

Industry Fee


Standard registration for those not in the categories below



PhD Student


A limited number of places have been reserved for PhD students also wishing to make poster presentations.

Solution Provider Fee


This fee applies to organisations offering services and/or business & technology solutions and also to business consultants.

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 containing your full abstract, and you 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 congress, you must 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).

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 14th February. 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.

Conference Sponsors

2020 Conference Sponsors

Media Partners

Interested in being a media partner? Contact [email protected]

  • Bentham Science
  • Biobased Press
  • Biovox
  • BlueSeq
  • Burleigh Dodds
  • Cardea
  • Genetic Literacy Project
  • Global Information
  • Pharma Journalist
  • Pharma Tech Outlook
  • PharmaVOICE
  • PlantPathologyNews
  • World Pharma Today


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 maximise 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
Faizel Ismail 
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or
email [email protected]

Contact us about sponsoring the
Plant Genomics and Gene Editing Congress: Europe

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.