We look forward to greeting you at the XIX International Botanical Congress in 2017.

Additional Meetings and Events

A range of business meetings and other events will take place during the Congress, or in a week before or after the Congress. These meetings and events will be held at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center (the main Congress venue), or at other venues in the hotels and institutions nearby.

If you wish to organize an additional meeting or event, please complete the application form and submit online. The Congress secretariat will contact you to work out further details of your meeting plan. If you have any questions regarding additional meetings, please contact Dr.Lingfei Li at additional_meetings@ibc2017.cn.

The current list of approved satellite meeting could be seen as followed. The application is still ongoing and more satellite meetings are to be announced shortly.

If you have any questions regarding visa application, please contact Miss Wenjiao Chen at visa@ibc2017.cn.

ST-01: IABMS Committee Meeting
Organization: International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS)
Contact: Prof. Patrick Herendeen, pherendeen@chicagobotanic.org
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Venue: Research building 211, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
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The IABMS Committee Meeting occurs at the IBC to discuss and vote on the proposal, to organize the next botanical congress as well as to conduct other necessary business.

ST-02: The IABG-BGCI Joint Conference: Botanic gardens – new challenges new policies new models
Organization: International Association of Botanic Gardens and Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Contact: Prof. Linhai Zhang, linhai@scbg.ac.cn
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Venue: C7-Bougainvillea Hall, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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In this rapidly changing world, botanic gardens are having to face up to a novel series of challenges. In response, led by IABG and BGCI, this meeting will explore new approaches, and examples of botanic gardens directly applying their collections, knowledge and data. In addition to addressing the technical challenges, botanic gardens need to undergo a cultural shift away from ‘the way we have always done it’ to new approach that engage directly with society and other disciplines. In this conference, we will also look at the drivers and mechanisms that can be used to effect change within our professional community. 

ST-03: The 14th General Meeting of International Association of Botanic Gardens
Organization: International Association of Botanic Gardens
Contact: Prof. Linhai Zhang, linhai@scbg.ac.cn
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Venue: C7-Bougainvillea Hall, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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Following the tradition of previous IBC meetings, IABG will hold its 14th General Meeting in association with the XIX International Botanical Congress. This meeting will outline a new plan and set the future direction of IABG. The Business meeting agenda will include the election of the new IABG Council and officers, approval of the revised Constitution, and approval of Work Plan/Road Map for 2017-2020. At the open meeting, the new Officers and Council will be introduced, followed by a general discussion.


ST-04: Joint Society Mixer
Organization: Botanical Society of America and the Botanical Society of China
Contact: Prof. Thomas L. Rost, tlrost@ucdavis.edu
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 20:00-21:30
Venue: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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These two Botanical Societies wish to jointly sponsor a social mixer for the members of the two societies. This would be primarily a social event but may also include short presentations by an officer from the two societies.

ST-05: Executive Committee Meeting of IAB
Organization: International Association of Bryologists
Contact: Prof. Bernard Goffinet, bernard.goffinet@uconn.edu
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: Coffe Bar, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
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The International Association of Bryologists meets biennially and always also on the occasion of the International Botanical Congress and has done so since the meeting in St. Petersburg. At each meeting, the executive committee meets. We will also place a request for a reception meeting with a presentation by one award winner, and the meeting of the executive committee should precede (i.e. be two days before) the reception event.

ST-06: IAB Social Event and Award Ceremony
Organization: International Association of Bryologists
Contact: Prof. Bernard Goffinet, bernard.goffinet@uconn.edu
Date: Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Venue: Conference room, Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
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The International Association of Bryologists meets biennially and also on the occasion of the International Congress and has done so since the ST. Petersburg meeting.

ST-07: Council Meeting IAPT
Organization: International Association for Plant Taxonomy
Contact: Dr. Sandra Knapp, s.knapp@nhm.ac.uk
Date: Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: C2 (314), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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This Council meeting is where the outgoing IAPT Council (President Dr V. Funk) hands over to the incoming IAPT Council (President to be elected). Committee membership will be decided and responsibilities taken up for the period between Shenzhen 2017 (XIX IBC) and the next IBC (venue to be decided). The meeting will resolve on the new duties and the new budget for the organisation including plans for the transcription and publication of the Proceedings of the Nomenclature Section of the XIX IBC and details of the preparation of the Shenzhen Code.

ST-08: Conservation of Plant Biodiversity, Biodiversity and Biodiversity Climate- link
Organization: DDU GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY
Contact: Prof. Vashist N Pandey, vnpgu@yahoo.co.in
Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: C9 (Peony Hall), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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Plant Conservation is a protective measure to save our biodiversity and to reduce the global carbon concentration throughout world. Plants are major natural and biological power of mother earth planet. Plant biodiversity are live telecast of mother earth planet throughout world showing different type of distributions and functions on the surface of earth in all continents viz. North America, South America, Europe Asia, Australia, and Antarctica as well as in Oceanic regions viz.Pacific Atlantic, Arctic Antarctic, and Indian Ocean. With the increase in human population (Approx. 800 m), our plant biodiversity is now become of super major concern throughout world in all habitats of the world. Habitats and their Biodiversity are now recognized as super biological power for their governance distribution and conservation of Plant Biodiversity Biodiversity and Biodiversity Climate- link. In addition, Land Agricultural, Lands Forest Gardens, and land water systems viz. Rivers, Ponds, Lakes, Streams etc. to be taken into consideration. The whole planet and their biological / Ecological System to be conserved for all living beings including humanity. It would be organized for getting the better solution from the participants throughout the globe which decides ways and means among the participating Scientists Researchers and Industrialists from different corners of the world.

ST-09: Garden Genomics Tissue Banking Workshop
Organization: Global Genome Initiative Gardens
Contact: Dr. Morgan Gostel, gostelm@si.edu
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 14:00
Venue: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
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With the goal of collecting and preserving genome-quality tissue samples from at least one species belonging to each family and 50% of the genera of species on Earth. The plant branch of the tree of life can be sampled in two ways: gardens and native vegetation. GGI Gardens was founded to collect and preserve specimens from arboreta botanic gardens and greenhouses (gardens) which contain an incredible amount of plant diversity in their living collections. Of course this should be followed by expeditions to collect the missing genera but for now the program seeks to maximize the resources that are so carefully preserved in gardens around the world. GGI Gardens was initiated in January 2015 as a collaboration among five gardens in the greater Washington DC (USA) metropolitan area. Since then GGI Gardens has grown considerably through partnership with gardens from around the world greatly expanding the possible number of taxa preserved. GGI Gardens continues to expand globally to target sample and preserve vouchered plant genomes around the world. The workshop will include a presentation on the progress and future prospects of GGI Gardens a training program that will include best practices for GGI Gardens Member Organizations a strategic planning session and a discussion panel to determine partnership priorities moving forward with a focus on Chinese botanical gardens.

ST-10: Editorial Meeting on flora of Kenya
Organization: Sino-Africa Joint Research Center, CAS & Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Contact: Dr. Guang-wan Hu, guangwanhu@wbgcas.cn; Dr. Hong-mei Liu, sorolepidium@hotmail.com
Date: Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: Ming, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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The meeting is designed to review our current progress of compiling on flora of Kenya by mutual Taxonomists. Issues would be distributed mainly about publish & press on certain volumes and the subsequent schedule on filed investigation on hotspot zones and specimen collections.

ST-11: Perspectives of Gesneriaceae: Collection, Conservation, Research, and Garden Applications
Organization: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Contact: Dr. Zhi-jing Qiu, qiuzhijing@foxmail.com
Date: Monday, 24 July, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 (Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel); 14:30 – 20:00 (Fairy Lake Botanical Garden)
Venue: Song 2, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel; Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
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This Gesneriaceae satellite meeting is the working meeting of the association of Gesneriad Conservation Center of China (GCCC). The GCCC includes four members: Guilin, Shenzhen, Guizhou and Anhui. In this meeting, the researchers and amateurs will talk about the collections, conservation, research, and applications of Gesneriaceae and give some reports. And the cooperation between the institutes and the researchers will be discussed during the meeting as well. Finally the next work plan of the four centers of GCCC will be talked.

ST-12: Study Advance of Ecological System Monitoring
Organization: Shenzhen Environment Monitoring Center; Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering
Contact: Prof. Yu-yuan Huang, huangyy233@126.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017; Friday,26 July,2017
Time: 14:30-17:30 (25 July); 9:00-17:30 (26 July)
Venue: Song 2, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel (25 July); Meeting room, Shenzhen Environmental Monitoring Center (26 July)
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With global climate change and economic development acceleration, every region ecological system have also occurred various change. Recent ten years ecosystem monitoring were put in an important position and not limit in the pollutant monitoring. Monitoring and analysis every area ecosystem dynamic change and reason especially the research on vegetation distribution situation and change the plant community structure characteristic and dynamic change regional biodiversity difference and reason are highly important and significant and is a system important task to release the aim of economic development with ecosystem structure and function gain maintain restoration and further optimization and release regional sustainable development. The session shall collect the researches in respect of ecological system monitoring technology methods and the study theory and make communication, which aim to promoting ecosystem monitoring field further effective development.

ST-13: Current hotspot and progress in ferns
Organization: Chinese Fern Society
Contact: Prof. Yue-Hong Yan, yhyan@sibs.ac.cn; Dr. Hui Wang, wanghui661@hotmail.com
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 9:00 - 17:00
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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To invite famous and young pteridologists speak in the meeting and discuss fern progress and hotspot. The meeting will focus the area as follow: (1) diversity and conservation of ferns (2) taxonomy and evolution of ferns (3) integrative biology of ferns.

ST-14: International Organization of Paleobotany social dinner
Organization: International Organization of Paleobotany
Contact: Dr. Xiaoyan Liu, lxy_0628@163.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Venue: Foo Restaurant, Fourseasons Hotel Shenzhen (Address: 6/F of Fourseasons Hotel Shenzhen, 138 Third Road, Futian District Shenzhen, 518048, China)
Tickets: RMB ¥495

All paleobotanists will be invited but we also will use the event to encourage increased membership in the society. The meeting will be also an informal information platform e.g. to get news on the meeting of the nomenclature committee etc.

ST-15: Journal of Systematics and Evolution board meeting
Organization: Journal of Systematics and Evolution
Contact: Mrs. Yan Liang, yan.liang@ibcas.ac.cn
Date: Friday, 28 July, 2017
Time: 20:30 - 21:30
Venue: Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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A board meeting to discuss opportunities, challenges, strategies, and other issues of Journal of Systematics and Evolution.

ST-16: T&F 'How To Get Published Workshop'
Organization: Taylor & Francis
Contact: Ms. Alison Paskins, alison.paskins@tandf.co.uk
Date: Monday, 24 July, 2017
Time: 12:30 - 13:00
Venue: C10(Rose Hall 3), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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T&F in collaboration with Richard Abbott: Primarily for early career researchers. This talk will guide new authors through the publishing process from writing the article and choosing the right journal to navigating the peer review process, and to post-publication activities to maximize impact. We will cover essential tips for article writing, how to respond to reviewer comments, and think like an editor, and using social media plus more giving a thorough understanding of the steps involved the key information sources to be aware of and what authors can be doing to help get their paper published.

ST-17: The first International Meeting of Tung Tree Cultivation and Tung Oil Utilization
Organization: China Society of Forestry, Non-wood Forest Division
Contact: Mrs. Yan Yang, 823545971@qq.com
Date: Thursday, 27 July, 2017
Time: 9:00-17:00
Venue: H13 (Song 2), Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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This special meeting is to bring together scientists and technologists around the world who are interested in improving tung tree cultivation technology, expanding tung oil research and application, and developing environment-friendly bioresource from tung tree.

ST-18: The 15th Annual National Symposium on Medicinal Plant and Phytomedicine of Botanical Society of China
Organization: Medicinal Plant and Phytomedicine Commission of Botanical Society of China and Shenzhen University
Contact: Prof. Lu-Qi Huang, huangluqi01@126.com
Date: Thursday-Saturday, 20-22 July, 2017
Time: Three full days
Venue: ‘Zhong Tian Mei Jing’ Hotel, Shenzhen
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Plant material is an important resource for Traditional Chinese Medicine and drug research. Latest achievements and advances in molecular pharmacognosy, natural products chemistry, and pharmacology have been promoting the development of traditional Chinese medicine, ethnic medicine, and folk medicine. Meanwhile the development and the resurgence of Traditional Medicine have also increased pressure on medicinal plants. How to carry out the sustainable utilization of medicinal plants is a strategic mission of the development of Chinese medicine. This session aims to review the current status of biodiversity and conservation of medicinal plants, natural products chemistry, and industrialization of traditional medicinal plants. First class researchers from around the world will deliver presentations on the following topics: 1) Investigation and information management of medicinal plant resources; 2) Standardized manufacturing and quality evaluation of Chinese medicinal materials; 3) Research on natural small molecule drug; 4) Chemical research and industrialization of medicinal plant resources; 5) Contemporary and future big health industry development.
ST-19: Meet the author of Mabberley's Plant-book: Dr. David J. Mabberley
Organization: Cambridge University Press
Contact: Mrs. Patricia Trutescu, ptrutescu@cambridge.org
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 15:00 – 17:00
Venue: Hall 2 (Tea break area), Main Congress Center
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Come and meet Dr. David J. Mabberley, the author of the brand new 4th edition of the popular botany title, Mabberley’s Plant-book, on Tuesday, 25 July between 15:00-17:00 in Hall 2 (Tea break area), Main Congress Center. Dr. Mabberley will be available to answer any questions and sign copies of his new book. A drinks reception will also follow.

ST-20: The Orchids Genomics and Diversity Conservation
Organization: Orchid Specialist Asian-Group, The Species Survival Commission, International Uninon for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN-SSC); Orchid Society of China, OSOC; Urban Management Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government; Shenzhen Association for Science and technology
Contact: Mrs. Meina Wang, snow-wmn2005@163.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Venue: No.1 meeting room, Orchid Conservation & Research Center of Shenzhen
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The meeting will focus on the two areas as followings: (1) Orchid Genome Evolution and Biodiversity; (2) The Co-evolution between Orchid and Their Pollinators. The aim of the meeting is to enhance the communication and cooperation between China and international scholars of orchids, and promote the further research of orchids evolution biology, genomic and diversity conservation.

ST-21: Plant Reproductive Organ Evolution & Phylogeny
Organization: Orchid Specialist Asian-Group, China Wild Plant Consevetion Association; Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, CAS; Urban Management Bureau of Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government; Shenzhen Association for Science and technology
Contact: Mrs. Meina Wang, snow-wmn2005@163.com
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 17:00
Venue: No.1 meeting room, Orchid Conservation & Research Center of Shenzhen
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The aim of the meeting is to enhance the communication and cooperation among Chinese and international colleagues, and promoter the further research of plant reproductive organ evolution and phylogeny.

ST-22: Improving Experimental Reproducibility in the Life Sciences
Organization: Bio-protocol LLC.
Contact: Mr. Aliry Chow, xinxin.zhou@bio-protocol.org
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
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The lack of reproducibility in life science research is a major problem with significant impact on scientific progress and the development of effective new treatments for human disease.Key contributors to research reproducibility include the sharing of detailed peer-reviewed protocols and the unique identification of reagents features that have been sorely lacking from most life science research articles. For example one recent study revealed that 54% of materials used in an experiment are not uniquely identifiable across a broad range of the life sciences literature regardless of field of study impact factor or journal reporting requirements (PeerJ 2013). Dr. Fanglian He the Executive Editor of Bio-protocol(www.bio-protocol.org) will explain Bio-protocol’s mission to tackle this problem. Bio-protocol is an open access peer-reviewed e-journal that specializes in curating high quality life science protocols. Its goal is to identify important protocols across life science research and work with authors to develop and publish reproducible versions of their protocols. With support from thousands of outstanding researchers worldwide Bio-protocol is rapidly becoming the go-to place for high quality life sciences protocols. eLife has recently partnered with Bio-protocol to officially suggest their authors submitting a detailed protocol to Bio-protocol. And this is only the beginning. Dr. He will make the case for why you should join the

ST-23: “Flora of Pan-Himalaya” meeting
Organization: “Flora of Pan-Himalaya” Project Office
Contact: Prof. De-yuan HONG, hongdy@ibcas.ac.cn; FLPH@ibcas.ac.cn
Date: Saturday, 29 July, 2017
Time: 18:00 – 20:00
Venue: Shenzhen Guohui hotel
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Invite members of Board of Advisors and Editorial Committee, authors for discussing the progress and future planning of “Flora of Pan-Himalaya” based on the report given by Prof. Hong.

ST-24: Economic Aroids Workshop
Organization: National Museum of Ethnology, Japan & Minzu University of China
Contact: Prof. Peter Joesph Matthews, pjm@idc.minpaku.ac.jp; Prof. Chunlin Long, long@mail.kib.ac.cn
Date: Monday, 24 July, 2017
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Venue: C11 (Rose Hall 1&2), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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The convenors will present a brief overview of economic aroids (Fam. Araceae) and research on these plants, and then introduce the "Wild Taro Research Project" . We will invite cross-disciplinary collaboration for an exploration of the natural and cultural history of taro (Colocasia esculenta), other economic aroids, and their wild relatives. As a 'roundtable' workshop, all participants will be invited to consider and discuss ways in which historical, ethnobotanical, ecological, taxonomic, and genetic approaches can be integrated in order to (i) learn about crop history, (ii) identify priorities for crop development, and (iii) protect wild crop relatives and their habitats.

ST-25: Plant Factory, the Photobiotechnology applicationsin indoor vertical farming system
Organization: Fujian Sanan Sino-Science Photobiotech Co., Ltd
Contact: Dr. Huaqin Gong, gonghuaqin@sananbio.com
Date: Monday, July 24, 2017
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Song 2/ Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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Plant factory is a new agricultural cultivation form which can help to feed the world, protect the environment, improve health, and achieve economic growth. It has been developed in Japan, North America and European countries for more than 30 years. With the application and rapid progress of LED techniques, the third wave of investment on plant factory comes worldwide now. The development and industrialization of Plant factory in China is just started, but develop rapidly into commercial use from research, demonstration model in a short period. This workshop will introduce a commercial case of plant factory in China to show the current status of plant factory, and forecast the apllication of artificial lighting in plant growth and the research and development of plant factory in the world.

ST-26: Antibody library, frontiers of functional proteomic technology
Organization: AbMART (SHANGHAI) Co., Ltd.
Contact: Ling Yang, ling.yang@ab-mart.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 13:00 - 14:30
Venue: Ming, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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Introduce the technique of antibody library and its application in plant proteomic study.

ST-27: A Forum:China NGOs Biodiversity Conservation Action
Organization: The Society of Canton Nature Conservation
Contact: Mrs. Yan Moshu, moshu.yan@hinature.org
Date: Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Time: 8:30 - 12:30
Venue: C9 (Peony Hall) / Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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This is a half day forum, it will invited 10 NGOs pioneers who working on the front line of nature conservation in China to present what's their action for the biodiversity conservation work in China. The topic will be covering from birds to wild animals, from mangrove to wetland, from ocean to forest, from wilderness to National Nature Reserve, from south to north of China, also from east to west of China. This forum is opening to the public and IBC's participants those who interesting to know china biodiversity situation. In the meantime, a china biodiversity photo exhibition from 10 NGO's project will be show in the IBC venue.

ST-28: Meet the author: Dr James W. Byng
Organization: Plant Gateway
Contact: Mrs. Samantha Jones, s.jones@plantgateway.com
Date: Friday, 28 July, 2017
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: Hall 5 (Tea break area) / Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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The purpose of this meeting is to present delegates the chance to meet and talk with an author who will have a useful teaching and reference title published in July 2017. This author is Dr. James W. Byng and he will present the second edition of his book, The flowering plants handbook, which is a practical global field guide to the world's flowering plant families and genera. The book includes all APG IV families and morphological characters for 10000 genera.

ST-29: Advance of Prataculture (forage plant) study and on-site inspection and discussion seminar
Organization: Pratacultural Engineering Committee of the Systems Engineering Society of China
Contact: Dr. Fazheng Sun, sunfazheng@sina.com
Date: 7, June, 2017
Time: Full day
Venue: Wanzhou, Chongqing
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The propose of the meeting is to expand the fodder planting area and to cultivate an industrial system for fodder plants in order to develop large-scale and high-efficient production for planting and breeding. In this meeting, the novel technologies, new methods and experiences for forage mulberry industrial production and space-flight breeding of paper mulberry (forage plant) will be communicated and promoted comprehensively and widely. Further, the conference aims to develop a green forage production industry with high protein quality content as a consequence to make a transition and upgrading to an environment friendly, good quality and high efficient animal husbandry.

ST-30: Phylogeny and sectional classification of Carex
Organization: Global Carex Group
Contact: Dr. Marcia J. Waterway, marcia.waterway@mcgill.ca
Date: Friday, 28 July, 2017
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: C10 (Rose Hall 3), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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We will discuss the development of a new sectional classification for Carex based on recent phylogenetic studies by the Global Carex Group. Specific topics will include classification criteria; section limits, size and geography; resolving conflicts when DNA and morphology disagree; identifying sampling gaps and planning to fill them: nomenclatural issues; and publication strategies for the new classification. The initial basis for discussion will be a draft version of the classification framework manuscript currently in preparation by the Global Carex Group. As time allows, more general issues of Cyperaceae phylogeny and classification will also be discussed.

ST-31: Genetically-Engineered Crops - Challenges and Potential: continuing discussion
Organization: IBC
Contact: Prof. Peter Davies, pjd2@cornell.edu
Date: Friday, 28 July, 2017
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Song 2, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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To enable participants from the session T5-31 engage in discussion following the session, on the evening of July 28th (no other day works). This should be restricted to participants only not open to the public.

ST-32: Developing stereoscopic greening and building green habitat
Organization: Shenzhen Green Building Association (SGBA)
Contact: Mrs. Jiedan Gao, szlv003@126.com
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 18:00
Venue: C15 (Jasmine Hall), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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The city stereoscopic greening is the function extension of the plant practice application and the indispensable part of the development of green building and the green habitat. At this Botanical Conference, the Satellite Conference themed by "developing stereoscopic greening and building green habitat" is of great significance, which will be an important measure to realize the cross-border integration, interdisciplinary exchange and innovative thought collision, and become the innovation and highlight of this session.

ST-33: Urban butterfly diversity and human well-being in Asia’s megacities
Organization: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Contact: Dr. Hui Dong, huidong.faye@outlook.com
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: C11(Rose Hall 1&2), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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In urban environments, insects such as butterflies continue to offer important benefits to humans, especially pollination of plants which contributes to improved well-being and productivity. Studies of urban ecology have suggested city parks can be effective refuges for beneficial insects in temperate regions, but their effectiveness as refuges for beneficial insects in megacities in Asia remains largely unknown. Human perceptions of butterflies in megacities is also not clearly understood. This meeting will bring together interested parties to discuss progress made in this field as well as plans for future projects, collaborations and funding opportunities.

ST-34: IBCAS overseas talents recruitment promotion meeting
Organization: Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Contact: Mr. Zhigao DU, zhgdu@ibcas.ac.cn
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: C8 (Chrysanthemum Hall), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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IB-CAS (http://www.ibcas.ac.cn) is a leading and comprehensive institution in plant science research in China. The institute is distinguished by the innovative and integrative plant biology with main research themes of systematic and evolutionary botany, vegetation and environmental change, plant molecular physiology and development, photosynthesis, and sustainable use of plant resources. IB-CAS has been the pioneer for plant science research in China since its foundation in 1928, and has continued to build on a reputation for innovative and integrated modern plant biology. IB-CAS sincerely invites applications for full professor/ associate professor or senior engineer, the institute is committed to providing an interdisciplinary research environment and state-of-the-art research facilities to researchers.

ST-35: Comité de thèse
Organization: Université Paris-Sud,Lab. Écologie, Systématique, Évolution (ESE)
Contact: Mr. Qian ZHANG, qian.zhang1@u-psud.fr
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Venue: C13 (Narcissus Hall 1), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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Mr. Qian Zhang is now a second year PhD student, working in Lab. Écologie, Systématique, Évolution (ESE) in Université Paris-Sud (UPSud). Each year every PhD student in UPSud should hold a “Comité de thèse” to summary his work in last year and discuss his plan for next year with the senior researchers. The members of the committee are obligate to be researcher in other universities or institutions. The committee is very important to the student’s PhD program and also a very good chance for young students to communicate with senior researchers and learn from them. This time, it is the second “Comité de thèse” of Qian, and all the member of his committee will take part in the XIX International Botanical Congress in Shenzhen. Therefore it would be very good for Qian to hold his “Comité de thèse” during the Congress.

ST-36: The 1st International Forum for CMC-based Innovative Medicine Development
Organization: Shenzhen Plant Intelligence Technology Limited
Contact: Mr. Jeffrey Kim, jeffrey.kim@plant-intel.com
Date: Sunday, 23 July, 2017
Time: 13:30-15:30
Venue: C10 (Rose Hall 3), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center (Main Congress venue)
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To present ideas/solutions and discuss about how to solve "Chemical, Manufacturing, Control" problem (CMC Problem), covering from Drug Discovery to Massive Standardized Production, with innovative Cambial Meristematic Cell-based platform technology. The theme for this year's forum is "How to unleash the power of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with CMC". Equipped with wisdom accumulated during thousands of years, Traditional Chinese Medicine provides rich experience in treatment for various diseases, while there are still some fundamental problems that have been obstacles to the development of TCM in modern era, including but not limited to "Functional Ingredient Identification", "Standardized Mass Production", "Component Portfolio Optimization & Efficacy Enhancement", etc. Cambial Meristematic Cell-based platform technology provided by Plant Intelligence is an innovative technology that can produce high quality, standardized materials in large quantities in stable production of natural products, and may provide good solutions to Innovative Medicine development.

ST-37: The 1st International Plant Stem Cell Conference
Organization: Shenzhen Plant Intelligence Technology Limited
Contact: Mr. Jeffrey Kim, jeffrey.kim@plant-intel.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 13:30 – 15:30
Venue: Tang 2&3, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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To present latest development and results in Plant Stem Cell related fields and discuss about the research, application, trend and focus for future development with Plant Stem Cell. The theme for this year is "Revolutionary Solution for Mass Production of Plant-derived Useful Compounds". Experts in the production of various plant-derived useful compounds will gather to discuss innovative methods for plant-derived useful compounds. Plant Intelligence is a company based on Cambial Meristematic Cell (CMC) technology and utilizing the infinite abilities inherent in plants. Cambial Meristematic Cell-based platform technology provided by Plant Intelligence is an innovative technology that can produce high quality, standardized materials in large quantities in stable production of natural products, and may provide good solutions to applications and commercialization of Plant Stem Cell.

ST-38: BSC Council Meeting
Organization: Botanical Society of China (BSC)
Contact: Mrs. Rui-Na Cai, crn@ibcas.ac.cn
Date: Monday, 24 July, 2017
Time: 20:00 – 21:00
Venue: Xia, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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The BSC council meeting aims to discuss matters concerning the 16th member meeting/85th anniversary meeting of the BSC, which will be held in 2018. The second objective of this council meeting is to resolve issues regarding the establishment of two sub-societies.

ST-39: New Phytologist Trust Author Workshop
Organization: The New Phytologist Trust & John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Contact: Mrs. Lou Crawford, lcrawfo2@wiley.com
Date: Wednesday, 26 July, 2017
Time: 10:30 –12:00
Venue: Rose Hall 3, Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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Learn how to get published with guidance from one of the leading journals publishers in the world and experienced senior academic Editors. Hosted by The New Phytologist Trust and Wiley, this is a rare opportunity to meet Editors and Editors-in-Chief representing the New Phytologist Trust’s publishing programme, and to learn more about the publishing process, how decisions are made, and how to ensure your work has the best chance of success and impact.

ST-40: Announcing the launch of a new journal
Organization: The New Phytologist Trust & John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Contact: Mrs. Lou Crawford, lcrawfo2@wiley.com
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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We're delighted to be launching a new cross disciplinary Open Access journal which will be of interest to all plant scientists and those working in associated areas. Please join us to find out about this exciting new forum for research and discussion. The event will be hosted by the new Editor in Chief. Following his opening address there will may be a short panel discussion followed by a drinks reception.

ST-41: Founding meeting of National Science & Technology Innovation Alliance for Agricultural Genomics
Organization: Agricultural Genomics Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences
Contact: Mrs. Yong Sun, jyskyc@126.com
Date: Monday, 24 July, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: C9 (Peony Hall), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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Agricultural genomics updates rapidly, and promotes the development of agricultural industry by the combination with biological breeding and other agricultural areas. To unite domestic organizations about agricultural research, and build a public platform about agricultural genomics research, we plan to initiate a agricultural genomics branch affiliated to “National Science & technology Innovation Alliance” (National Science & Technology Innovation Alliance for Agricultural Genomics). We will invite lots of famous forerunners in agricultural genomics field, such as national or provincial agricultural institutes and universities, and leading companies to join the alliance. The alliance aims to solve the overall, strategic and common technology problems, and find more opportunities for collaborative innovation in agricultural genomics field.

ST-42: Invasive plant and control
Organization: International inspection and quarantine standards and technical regulation research center, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine of the People’s republic of China
Contact: Dr. Ruifang Gao, gaorf@szciq.gov.cn
Date: Monday, 24 July, 2017
Time: 13:30 – 15:30
Venue: Ming, Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
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Preventing the invasion of alien plant is one of the key measures for the protection of natural ecosystems; The counties of the world formulate quarantine laws and regulations to protect their ecosystem, agriculture, environment, tourism and trade from destruction made by the invasion of alien plants.(1) Continuously improving the ability to discriminate the invasive pants and formulating the relevant international/national standards is the prerequisite to prevent and control the invasion of the alien plants and even the prerequisite to enforce the law strictly ; (2) Carrying out the risk assessment of invasive plant is the key step to scientifically establish the policy to prevent and control the invasion of alien plants; (3) The early warning studies on the risk of invasive plant can maximally reduce the control risk of invasive plants; (4) The studies on the disinfection technology of invasive plants provide an important technical means to prevent the invasive plants from spreading and diffusion. (5) The protection of native plant ecological environment and establishment of international ecological safe harbor are closely related to the prevention and control of alien plant invasion. (6) To establish the technical system for the prevention and controlling of the invasive plants is a systematical project, and is also a fundamental approach to solve the problem of alien plants invasion.

ST-43: Shenzhen Industry & Talent Policy Talk
Organization: Invest Shenzhen
Contact: Mrs. Shen, 377599110@qq.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: C9 (Peony Hall), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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Through the propaganda meeting, we will focus on promoting Shenzhen's bio and life health industries, business environment and support policies, as well as talent introduction policies, etc.

ST-44: The PurCotton Evolution
Organization: Shenzhen PurCotton Technology Co.,Ltd
Contact: Mrs. zhang qing, zhangqing@winnermedical.com
Date: Tuesday, 25 July, 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: C8 (Chrysanthemum Hall), Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center
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The BSC council meeting aims to discuss matters concerning the 16th member meeting/85th anniversary meeting of the BSC, which will be held in 2018. The second objective of this council meeting is to resolve issues regarding the establishment of two sub-societies.