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.

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.

IABMS Committee Meeting
Organization: International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS)
Contact: Prof. Patrick Herendeen
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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.

Joint Society Mixer
Organization: Botanical Society of America and the Botanical Society of China
Contact: Prof. Thomas L. Rost
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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.            

Executive Committee Meeting of IAB
Organization: International Association of Bryologists
Contact: Prof. Bernard Goffine
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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.

IAB Social Event and Award Ceremony
Organization: International Association of Bryologists
Contact: Prof. Bernard Goffinet
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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. We request a room to hold a social event for our members attending the congress and for an award ceremony that includes a presentation by an awardee The event should be scheduled later in the Congress because it is preceded by the executive committee meeting which is held also during the Congress (a separate request was submit for that event). Thank you Sincerely Bernard Goffinet President of IAB.

Council Meeting IAPT
Organization: International Association for Plant Taxonomy
Contact: Dr. Sandra Knapp
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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. The meeting is traditionally held over an entire day with a break for lunch - with the two Councils meeting together in the morning and the new Council meeting in the afternoon to begin the business of the next period. During the meeting additional attendees are invited for particular activities (i.e. Global Plants IOPB).

Conservation of Plant Biodiversity, Biodiversity and Biodiversity Climate- link
Organization: DDU GORAKHPUR UNIVERSITY
Contact: Prof. Vashist N Pandey
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

Plant Conservation is a protective measure to save our biodiversity and to reduce the global carbon concentration through out world.Plants are major natural and Biological Power of mother Earth Planet. Plant biodiversity are live telecast of mother earth planet through out 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 through out 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 BiodiversityBiodiversity and Biodiversity Climate- link. In addition Land Agricultural Lands Forest Gardens In land water systems viz.RiversPondsLakes 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 ScientistsResearchers and Industrialists from different corners of the world.

Garden Genomics Tissue Banking Workshop
Organization: Global Genome Initiative Gardens
Contact: Dr. Morgan Gostel
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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.

Diversity of Alpine Ferns in Kenya
Organization: Fairy Lake Botanical Garden
Contact: Dr. Hong-mei Liu
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
Opening Ceremony of Gesneriad Conservation Center of China (Shenzhen) and Workshop of the Gesneriad Society
Organization: The Gesneriad Society
Contact: Dr. Zhi-jing Qiu
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA
Study Advance of Ecological System Monitoring
Organization: Shenzhen Environment Monitoring Center; Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering
Contact: Prof. Yu-yuan Huang; Li-jun Yang
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

With global climate change and economic development acceleration every region ecological system have occurred various change so recent 10 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 the aim is promoting ecosystem monitoring field further effective development.

Current hotspot and progress in ferns
Organization: Chinese Fern Society
Contact: Prof. Yue-Hong Yan
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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.

International Organization of Paleobotany social dinner
Organization: International Organization of Paleobotany
Contact: Dr. Xiaoyan Liu
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

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.

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
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

In this rapidly changing world botanic gardens are having to face up to a novel series of challenges. In this joint conference led by IABG and BGCI we will explore new approaches and examples of botanic gardens directly applying their collections knowledge and data.

The 14th General Meeting of International Association of Botanic Gardens
Organization: International Association of Botanic Gardens
Contact: Prof. Linhai Zhang
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Venue: TBA

This business meeting of International Association of Botanic Gardens will be held to set up new plan for the future set the direction and oversee the activities. During this meeting the new IABG Council Board and president will be elected.