The online conference ‘Working Together for Better Plant Health’ will happen on 24 March 2021 and is free to attend for registered participants.
The conference programme includes presentations from international horticultural experts. They will describe how and what the industry is doing to tackle the threats posed by notifiable pests and diseases.
AIPH Technical Advisor, Dr Audrey Timm, will talk about AIPH’s national plant health survey. The survey was initiated in early 2021 to identify what support the industry has from programmes that define and standardise plant health systems and what processes are in place that addresses biosecurity risks and constraints relating to plant health measures across live plant supply chains.
This conference is in association with FloraCulture International. The meeting will be of interest to growers, breeders, traders, retailers, associations, exhibitions, regulators, and anyone that cares about reducing plant health threats while maintaining a thriving horticultural trade.
The Plant Health Conference is recognised by the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH 2020), which is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) and the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC).
Mr Ralf Lopian, Chair of the International Steering Committee for the IYPH 2020, will provide the conference keynote speech. His presentation KEEPING OUR WORLD GREEN – Raising the profile of plant health will address the justification on why we have an IYPH 2020; why plant health is vital to producers and traders; how the future could look; and how public/private partnerships in plant health are essential.
The ongoing impact of safety measures against coronavirus means that rather than a physical international conference, we shall be using the multi-faceted Hopin platform to host this online international event where delegates from around the world can meet in real-time.
AIPH is particularly grateful to conference Gold Sponsors Royal FloraHolland and also to Bronze Sponsors Visser Horti Systems and The MPS Group’s support. We thank our Event Partners, CIOPORA, European Nursery Stock Association, EPIC (European Photonics Industry Consortium), Florint, Fleuroselect, Naktuinbouw, Ornamental Plants & Flowers Mexico, and the World Horti Centre.
The event is free. Register for the AIPH Plant Health conference 2021