Dear colleagues,

From October 11th to 13th, the European Seed Association will hold its 2015 Annual Meeting and the European Seed Trade Meeting in Vienna, Austria. To secure your spot in Europe’s key seed event, I kindly invite you to register via this website as of April 1st.

Last year, our Annual Meeting took place in Lisbon, Portugal, and saw a record attendance of more than 900 participants. This confirms the importance of this event for seeds men and women from across Europe and beyond. With this year’s beautiful location in Vienna, we hope to repeat this success.  

And Vienna will provide even more business and networking opportunities! Most importantly, and in line with the wishes expressed by many of our attendees, we now move to a format of 3 full days of meetings, starting on Sunday morning.

Larger trade and exhibition facilities will provide more space to companies and participants and help create a buzzing atmosphere for professional exchange and possibilities to showcase latest developments in technical equipment, mechanical components, processing technologies and plant breeding software.

As always, in the meetings of our ESA Sections, you will get detailed information on the many crop specific issues that are of importance for seed companies In Europe and worldwide;

and our General Assembly with high-level keynote speakers will address some of the most important policy priorities for the seed sector for the years to come.

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to join us in Austria this October - for important policy discussions, for successful trade, and for meeting old friends and new colleagues! Do not miss out on this unique opportunity!

I am looking forward to welcome you in Vienna!

Kind regards,

Garlich von Essen
Secretary General