The First International Plant Health Conference

21 Sep 2022 9am - 23 Sep 2022 5pm

Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London, UK

Picture of the Thames, by liushuquan at Pixabay

The International Plant Health Conference was one of the main legacies of the International Year of Plant Health 2020. It was originally planned to be held in Finland in 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Secretariat of the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) of the United Kingdom have announced that the first International Plant Health Conference (IPHC) will now take place from 21 to 23 September 2022 at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London, United Kingdom.

The Conference will convene countries from around the world to discuss global scientific, technical and regulatory issues related to plant health aiming to contribute to a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, amongst other objectives.

Representatives from Scotland's Plant Health Centre will be in attendance at this important event, raising the profile of the importance of plant health to Scotland's iconic native species and cultivated plant-based assets.