Committees

The photo above was taken during the visit of the ISHS board in 2019

Executive Committee

François LAURENS

IHC 2022 Chair
Chair of the executive committee

INRAE

Emmanuel GEOFFRIAU

IHC 2022 Vice-Chair
Chair of the scientific committee

L'institut Agro, Agrocampus Ouest

Rémi KAHANE

IHC 2022 Vice-Chair
Chair of the International Committee

Cirad

Emmanuelle ROUSSEAU

Chair of Communication Committee
Chair of the industry committee

Vegepolys Valley

Valérie MATHIEU-FICHOT

Member of the local organization
Member of the sponsorship committee

Destination Angers

Jean-Claude MAUGET

Member of the executive committee

Philippe SIMONEAU

Member of the executive committee

Université d'Angers

Scientific committee

Emmanuel GEOFFRIAU

Chair of the scientific committee

L'institut Agro, Agrocampus Ouest
Angers, France

Uygun AKSOY

Ege University (retired)

Turkey

Marie-Jo AMIOT

INRAE

Montpellier, France

Peter BATT

Australia

Fenton BEED

FAO

Rome, Italy

Nadia BERTIN

INRAE

Avignon, France

Margherita BERUTO

Regional Institute for Floriculture

Sanremo, Italy

Eric BRAJEUL

CTIFL

France

Jorge CANHOTO

University of Coimbra

Portugal

Tiziano CARUSO

University of Palermo

Italy

Lamis CHALAK

The Lebanese University

Lebanon

Evelyne COSTES

INRAE

Montpellier, France

Janet CUBEY

New Zealand

Stefania DE PASCALE

University of Naples Federico II

Italy

Ted DEJONG

UC Davis

USA

Yves DESJARDINS

University of Laval

Canada

Karamoko DIARRA

University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar

Senegal

Martine DORAIS

University of Laval

Canada

Maria-Claudia DUSSI

Comahue National University

Argentina

Fabrice FOUCHER

INRAE

Angers, France

Alistair GRACIE

University of Tasmania

Australia

Jean-Paul GUINEBRETIÈRE

Vilmorin-Mikado

France Japan

Zhen-Hai HAN

China Agricultural University of Beijing

China

Magalie JANNOYER

CIRAD

Montpellier, France

Murat KACIRA

The University of Arizona

USA

Rina KAMENETSKY GOLDSTEIN

The Volcani Center

Israel

Nazim Gruda

University of Bonn, Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL)
Germany

Hannweg KARIN

ARC-Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops

South Africa

Pierre-Eric LAURI

INRAE

Montpellier, France

Daniel LESKOVAR

Texas A&M University

USA

Diana Carolina LOPEZ-ARIAS

Phd association Greenyd

Angers, France

Eike LÜDELING

University of Bonn

Germany

Leo MARCELIS

Wageningen University

The Netherlands

Patrick MAUNDU

National Museums of Kenya

Kenya

Francesco ORSINI

Bologna University

Italy

Bhimanagouda PATIL

Texas A&M University

USA

Jaime PROHENS

Polytechnic University of Valencia

Spain

Jorge RETAMALES

Talca University

Chile

Nicolas ROUX

Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT

France

SonGpol SOMSRI

Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives

Thailand

Jill STANLEY

Plant & Food Research

New Zealand

Ludovic TEMPLE

CIRAD

Montpellier, France

S. UMA

ICAR - National Research Center for Banana

Tiruchirapalli, India

Christopher WATKINS

Cornell University

USA

Julian Heyes

New Zeland

Michael Netzel

Australia

Tim O’Hare

Australia

Claire Mouquet

France

International Committee

Members of the International Committee will contribute to disseminate the information and attract participants from all over the world and from various disciplines and sectors as well, to make the event successful and fruitful for attendees and organizers.

Rémi KAHANE

Chair of the International Committee

Cirad
Montpellier, France

Uygun AKSOY

Ege University Dept. Horticulture, Izmir (retired)

Association of Ecological Agriculture Organization, President

Turkey

Lukas BERTSCHINGER

CEO of klb innovation GmbH

Switzerland

Christian BORGEMEISTER

Director of a development research center at the University of Bonn

Germany

Judith FRANCIS

Consultant ex-CTA

Trinidad and Tobago

Chris KIK

Head curator Dutch national genebank, Wageningen University and Research (WUR)

The Netherlands

Caroline MAKAMTO SOBGUI

Nutritionist senior

Scaling Specialist at CORAF

Cameroun

Luis MIRA DA SILV

Professor, School of Agriculture, University of Lisbon
Partner at Consulai

Portugal

Beth MITCHAM

Director, Postharvest Technology Center,

Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis

USA

Navin Chandra NAINWAL

*Technical Coordinator Horticulture

UFRMP-JICA Amity University

India

Warley Marcos NASCIMENTO

Chefe Geral

Embrapa Hortaliças

Brazil

Rémi NONO WOMDIM

Director at FAO-AGP

Cameroun

Norbert SOMOGYI

Scientific adviser at Hungary Embassy

Assistant lecturer at the University of Szeged

Hungary

Ryutaro TAO

Professor, Kyoto University

President of IHC2026

Japan

Jozef VAN ASSCHE

Entrepreneur and Horticultural Consultant

Former Director of ISHS (1995-2018)

Belgium

Ian WARRINGTON

Emeritus Professor, Massey University

Editor of Horticultural Reviews, co-editor of Fresh Facts.

New Zealand

Yves DESJARDINS

University of Laval

Canada

Educational committee

Mickael Delaire

L'institut Agro, Agrocampus Ouest

Angers France - Chair

Jean-Luc REGNARD

L'institut Agro, Montpellier SupAgro

Montpellier - Member

Régis TRIOLLET

French ministry of Agriculture and Food

Member

Didier PELTIER

University of Angers

Member

Philippe PREVOST

Agreenium

Member

Sébastien SOULIÉ

RFI Objectif Végétal, Angers

Member

Charlène BUCHALET

Terre des Sciences, Angers

Member

Industry Committee

Members of the Industry Committee contribute to define actions in order to attract professional participants from all over the world and from various disciplines and sectors as well.

Emmanuelle ROUSSEAU

Chair of the industry committee

Vegepolys Valley
Angers, France

Communication Committee

Members of the Communication Committee contribute to the creation of the logo, the image of the congress and to disseminate the information and attract participants to make the event successful and fruitful for attendees and organizers. They are the first IHC 2022 congress ambassadors !

VEGEPOLYS VALLEY
Destination Angers
Agreenium
L'institut Agro, Agrocampus Ouest
Aldev
Aprifel
Astredhor
Cirad
Ctifl
ESA
Geves
Gnis
INRAE
Interfel
Iteipmai
Plante & Cité
Terre des Sciences
Université d’Angers
Val’hor
Ville Angers
RFI Objectif végétal