Kuala Lumpur will be hosting the 26thÂ Asian Seed Congress next year from November 5-29, 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre.
This is the second time that the Malaysian capital is hosting the event, the first being in 2006.
Suchada Yansarasin, spokesperson for the Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA) secretariat based in Bangkok, said the event is expected to attract some 2,000 delegates from around the world. These delegates will comprise seed companies and enterprises, and hail from both the public and private sectors related to the agriculture sector. Some 600 companies from 56 countries are also expected to attend.
The secretariat will be working closely with the local host, the National Seed Association of Malaysia, to organise the conference.
The annual congress rotates among countries in Asia-Pacific, and this yearâ€™s event will be held in Manila in November.
APSA was established in 1994, through the cooperation of the Food and Agriculture Organization and Danish International Development Agency, with the aim of promoting quality seed production and marketing in the Asia Pacific region.