The Euroseeds 2022 Congress in Berlin, Germany, will be held from 24 to 26 October.
"Our Congress in Prague last year has demonstrated that even during the COVID19 pandemic we were able to organise a vibrant and interactive on-site meeting with almost 1000 participants and still assure maximum safety and comfort for all of you with an elaborate hygiene concept and clear, well-communicated rules for participation," says Garlich von Essen, Euroseeds Secretary General.
This has given the organization the confidence that this year’s Berlin Congress will allow them to welcome even more visitors back to this gathering of the European and worldwide seed sector, specifically as regulations for travel and company practices for attendance of such events return more and more to normal.
"Still, your health and safety will remain our primary concern and organisational priority," he continues. "We will therefore take all necessary measures to assure that you can once again confidently enjoy a buzzing and engaging Euroseeds Congress in a safe and protected environment. While we do not yet know what the specific rules may be in Germany and elsewhere in October, it is our intention to maintain the request for vaccination/recovery certificates and/or valid test results to enter the venue. And for both convenience and to avoid unnecessary traffic and movement of participants and protect our meetings, we concentrate accommodation on our Congress venue, the Berlin InterContinental Hotel. All this will help to minimise external exposure and with that support the safety of all of you and all of us."
Following up on the introduction of the new programme schedule in Prague, the Congress will start again with a “Welcome Evening Reception” on Sunday, 23 October, at 18.00h. Please note once again that there will be no trade and no exhibition on Sunday. Trade and exhibition and regular Section Meetings will start on Monday morning and run through the following 3 days until Wednesday early afternoon. This will provide ample time and opportunities to meet as well as to still catch flights or trains on Wednesday afternoon or evening to return home or leave for the next event.
"Again, we do offer a special registration for virtual participation to those who may not (yet) be allowed to travel or who have other important obligations preventing them from coming to Berlin. Virtual participants will be able to follow all our Section Meetings and Assembly General and be updated on policy developments and key issues. There is, however, no option for interaction with the different plenary sessions or the trade floor. And, of course, we know that even the best virtual experience cannot replace personal contact and exchange. So we highly recommend you to come to Berlin to make the most of your time," he remarks.
"With all this, we are confident to once again offer you a first-class seed trade, exhibition and policy discussion event in a top location in the centre of Europe."