CIOPORA announces third ‘Breeding for a Changing Climate Forum’

HAMBURG, Germany: CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, will host members and friends from around the world on 14 September 2021 at the third edition of its ‘Breeding for a Changing Climate Forum’.

Departing from the strictly IP-oriented topics, the virtual event will address another pressing issue – climate change. While we are witnessing its impact on our everyday lives, let’s explore what it means for horticulture, and how innovation in plant breeding can help society deal with its detrimental effects.

The virtual conference will bring together innovative breeders from the ornamental and fruit sectors, as well as intellectual property (IP) experts, to discuss climate change and the current system of IP protection for plant innovation.

The programme includes a panel discussion with:

Klaus Koerber, Agriculture Director at the Bavarian State Institute of Viticulture and Horticulture (LWG), Germany

Dr. Robert Boehm, Head of Biotechnology at Selecta One, Germany

Tim Edwards, Vice President AIPH, Managing Director at Boningale, UK

+1 speaker from the UC Davis, USA To Be Confirmed

Dr. Edgar Krieger, CIOPORA Secretary General


Dean Rule, CIOPORA Board member, International Rose Breeders LLC/E.G.Hill, Ecuador will moderate this webinar, which if free of charge.

When? September 14, 2021. 8-9:30 PM (CEST) – Check your time zone.

Book your space on this link CIOPORA IP Forum 3/2021

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