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Dr François LAURENS
IHC 2022 Chair

Dear colleagues and partners,

This is my great pleasure to invite you to IHC 2022 that will take place from 14th to 20th August 2022 in Angers, France.

Our planet calls for change. The Covid-19 crisis and the increasing climate hazards have evidenced how vulnerable our world civilization is, and made us understand that business as usual is no longer possible. Carbon emissions, energy savings, biodiversity protection, better use of resources, are cardinal rules for ensuring tomorrow’s future.

We all know what Horticulture shall bring in to take up the challenge. Improving food quality (nutrition and safety), reducing chemical fertilizers and pesticides, developing resilience to climate change enhancing natural resistance to diseases and increasing sustainable food systems for health and wealth: Horticulture has the deep power to settle new ways of producing and consuming. Reason why IHC 2022 focus is:

« Horticulture for a world in transition ».

Taking benefits from this new context, the organizing committee is preparing an unprecedented IHC in a hybrid version, which will focus on three priorities:
1) to host an outstanding scientific event,
2) to reinforce the links between research, education and industry, and
3) to enhance the links between Southern and Northern countries.

France is a major horticultural country in Europe, and Angers, located along the Loire Valley, in a mild climate, benefits from the largest concentration of actors in the French plant sector: research labs, experimental centres, higher education institutions, farms and industries. During your stay, you will have the possibility to visit these sites and to meet these people. You’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy the charms of France, its landscape, historical treasures, gastronomy and fine wines.

On behalf of the organizing committee, I am looking forward to meeting you in Angers in August 2022!

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The language practiced during the entire congress will be English. Find the presentation of the congress in French.

The flagship themes of this edition

Competitiveness and skills for the Horticultural sectors
Food, Public Health & Well-being
Sustainability of production systems
Climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions
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France, is not only a touristic place but also an agricultural country. History and horticulture have been linked for centuries in Angers. The result is a dynamic, innovative and international plant sector. See more in video.

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One of the Congress pillar is to promote stronger interaction between research, education and enterprise. All profiles are welcome and program has been adapted accordingly.

Program overview
  • E-Congress
7 - 13 August

Pre congress touristic tours,

ISHS ExCom and

Council meetings,

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Sunday 14
Registration
from 2:00 pm - to 4:00 pm
Opening Ceremony
from 4:00 pm - to 6:00 pm
Welcome cocktail
from 6:00 pm
Monday 15
Welcome
Plenary : adaptation to climate changes and effect mitigation
from 8:30 am - to 10:00 am
Coffee break
Symposia
oral presentations
from 10:30 am - to 12:30 pm
Lunch
Symposia
flash presentations
from 2:00 pm - to 3:00 pm
Coffee Break
Symposia
oral and flash presentations
from 3:30 pm - to 5:30 pm
Workshops & ISHS business meetings
from 6:0 pm - to 7:30 pm
Angers Guided Tours: Angers Urban Nature or 100% angevin
from 7:30 pm
Tuesday 16
Welcome
Plenary : agroecology / sustainability of production systems
from 8:30 am - to 10:00 am
Coffee break
Symposia
oral presentations
from 10:30 am - to 12:30 pm
Lunch
Symposia
flash presentations
from 2:00 pm - to 3:00 pm
Coffee break
Symposia
oral and flash presentations
from 3:30 pm - to 5:30 pm
Workshops & ISHS business meetings
from 6:00 pm - to 7:30 pm
Social event "After Chenin"
from 7:30 pm
Angers Guided Tours: Angers Urban Nature or 100% angevin
from 7:30 pm
Wednesday 17
Welcome
Symposia
oral presentations
from 8:30 am - to 10:00 am
Coffee break
Symposia
oral presentations
from 10:30 am - to 12:30 pm
Lunch
Local technical tours
from 2:00 pm - to 6:00 pm
Social event "Terra Botanica"
from 6:00 pm
Thursday 18
Welcome
Plenary : competitiveness and skills for horticultural value chains
from 8:30 am - to 10:00 am
Coffee break
Symposia
oral presentations
from 10:30 am - to 12:30 pm
Lunch
ISHS General Assembly
from 1:00 pm - to 3:00 pm
Coffee break
Symposia
oral and flash presentations
from 3:30 pm - to 5:30 pm
Workshops & ISHS business meetings
from 6:00 pm - to 7:30 pm
Gala diner
from 8:00 pm
Friday 19
Welcome
Plenary : food, human health and well-being of citizens
from 8:30 am - to 10:00 am
Coffee break
Symposia oral
from 10:30 am - to 12:30 pm
Lunch
Symposia
flash presentations
from 2:00 pm - to 3:00 pm
Coffee break
Symposia
oral and flash presentation
from 3:30 pm - to 5:30 pm
Farewell Speech
from 6:00 pm
20 - 22 August

Technical & touristic tours

IHC 2022 APP

The 31st International Horticultural Congress (IHC2022) will be offered in an hybrid organization allowing participants to register physically or to connect remotely!

We encourage you to be on site in order to benefit from network, individual relationships, workshops, technical visits, opening ceremony and social events.
If for sanitary reasons you could not be present, facilities are offered to switch from physical to virtual registration.

IHC 2022 APP

Angers, capital of plants

Angers, located in the Loire Valley, offers a mild climate and hence benefits from the largest concentration of actors in the French plant sector: training centres (INRAe, University of Angers, Agrocampus Ouest etc.), industries (farmers, cooperatives, breeding companies, suppliers, processing industries) and also experimental centres, associations, unions, and the European Community Plant Variety Office the (CPVO). These actors are used to working together to develop innovation within VEGEPOLYS VALLEY, the international plant competitiveness cluster. Angers hosts many exhibitions and congresses dedicated to horticulture. As the first green city in France, Angers has different botanical gardens and Terra Botanica, the unique park in Europe dedicated to plant on the five continents. Plant Sector in the Pays de la Loire : 450 Researchers, 4,000 Companies, 30,000 Jobs and 3,000 Students.

the mayor of Angers Christophe BECHU has a message for you (activate the English subtitles on the video)