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  • Welcome to Lyon!

    The French Phytopathological Society (SFP) is very pleased to announce its bid for hosting the 12th International Congress of Plant Pathology (ICPP) in 2023 in Lyon, a central event to the world community of plant pathologists. The organizing committee has rapidly received very positive supports from local authorities and from numerous international scientists. Our common goal is to build a highly professional proposal based on the experiences of conference committees and a professional congress organizer (PCO). We are proud to present here a proposal which we believe is very attractive in all its aspects and guarantees the success of ICPP2023 in the very pleasant environment of Lyon.
    Co-Chairs : Nathalie Poussereau & Mathias Choquer, University of Lyon 1.
  • 10 reasons to hold ICPP2023 in Lyon

    • ICPP is expected to draw a very large local audience - 1st time France would organize a World Congress on Plant Pathology
    • More than 70 national and international scientists invested in our committees and covering all aspects of plant pathology
    • Already more than 30 institutional supports, showing a strong potential for commercialisation and sponsorship
    • Co-organization of a plenary session with the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO/OEPP) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
    • A great variety of technical excursions in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region (viticulture, fruit farming, horticulture)
    • A supportive city partner well reknowed for its UNESCO world heritage center and its numerous touristic attractions
    • An easily accessible city (international airport, high-speed train, large public transportation network) and more than 18,000 hotel rooms
    • An experienced Professional Congress Organizer (PCO) with a robust business plan and a high-tech platform
    • €100.000 budgeted for Bursary to postgraduate students and plant pathologists from developing countries or emerging nations
    • A centrally located Convention Center, between the Rhone river and the urban park of Lyon, with an amphitheatre of 3,000 seats