Announcement of the venue for the 12th
International Congress of Plant Pathology
One of the objectives of the International Society for
Plant Pathology is to "sponsor a series of International Congresses of
Plant Pathology", normally at intervals of 5 years.
Selection of the location and date of each Congress is the
responsibility of ISPP's Council, at least 5 years in advance. The
locations selected to date, since the 1st Congress in 1968, are listed
below. The Council
consists of representatives of the ISPP Associated Societies (see
This selection process for the Congress in 2023 (ICPP2023)
has now been completed.
All bodies on ISPP Council were invited in April 2016 to
consider presenting bids for the 2023 Congress. They were asked to give
consideration to the criteria necessary for a Congress site, including
modern facilities to accommodate 2000 scientists and their families for
diverse living and meeting activities, easy access, and opportunities for
appealing scientific tours and tourist activities. They were also asked to
show that they would assume technical and financial responsibility for the
Congress, organized in close consultation with the ISPP Executive and the
involvement of ISPP Subject Matter Committees, and to include evidence of
support for delegates with limited resources.
A number of national or regional plant pathology societies
considered bidding, and discussed the process with ISPP. Four bids were
France, sponsored by the French Society for
Phytopathology (SFP), to be held in Lyon, France from 20-25 August 2023.
India, sponsored by the Indian Phytopathological Society
(IPS), to be held in Dehli, India.
The Netherlands, sponsored by the Netherlands Society for
Plant Pathology (KNPV), to be held in Utrecht, the Netherlands from August
Thailand sponsored by the Thai Phytpathological Society.
Details of the bids were made available to Council Members
on the ISPP website, and these Members were encouraged to examine them and
consider their merits.
Council Members were then invited to express their
preference in a two-stage vote. After the first round vote, which ended on
31 October 2023, Councilors were asked to select between the bids of the
two societies which had received most votes – The French Society for
Phytopathology and the Royal Netherlands Society for Plant Pathology. The
second round vote ended on 29 November 2016.
The RESULT of the vote was announced on 30 November, 2016.
It is now reported at www.isppweb.org
and will be formally announced at the 11th Congress, to be held in Boston
Massachusetts, USA July 29-August 3 2018.
This result determines that the 12th International
Congress of Plant Pathology will be held in Lyon France, sponsored by the
French Society for Phytopathology (SFP).
- The locations selected to date for International Congresses of
Plant Pathology are:
- 1968, 1st Congress: London, UK 1973, 2nd Congress:
Minneapolis, USA 1978, 3rd Congress: Munich, Germany
- 1983, 4th Congress: Melbourne, Australia
- 1988, 5th Congress: Kyoto, Japan
- 1993, 6th Congress: Montreal, Canada
- 1998, 7th Congress: Edinburgh, UK
- 2003, 8th Congress: Christchurch, New Zealand
- 2008, 9th Congress: Torino, Italy
- 2013, 10th Congress: Beijing, China
- 2018, 11th Congress: Boston, USA