All about what you should know before you start registering to the ISF World Seed Congress: eligibility to register, registration fees for delegates and accompanying persons, registration periods, registration inclusions.



Who Can Register as Delegate?


Participation in the ISF World Seed Congress is not open to everyone.

You can register as a Delegate if you are:

A representative of an ISF Member (Ordinary, Associate and Affiliate)

An employee of a company that is a member of the national seed association in your country of residence. This national seed association must be an ISF Ordinary Member.


Delegates have access to the Trading Floor, Exhibitor Area and to open meetings as well as to all social events (Opening Ceremony, Welcome Party and Gala Dinner).


For more information on participation as a Delegate, refer to the Registration Inclusions and Registration Rates. Please also make sure you know your company’s membership level to ISF prior to submitting your registration request.



Who Can Register as an Exhibitor?

Membership to ISF is not necessary for exhibitors. For more information on exhibit booths as well as for the exhibitor registration eligibility and fees, refer to the Exhibition section.



Delegate On-site Registration Conditions

On-site registration will only be granted and processed if the delegate provides a signed declaration from her/his national seed association confirming that the Organization or Company that she/he represents is a member of that national seed association.



Accompanying Persons

This registration category is only applicable to the spouse, companion and/or children of delegates. Registration allows them to attend the Opening Ceremony, Welcome Party, Gala Dinner and the Accompanying Person's tours. Accompanying Persons can also enter the Golf Tournament (at an additional cost).


Accompanying Persons do not have access to the Congress Venue (Exhibition area, Trading Floor, ISF Open Meetings and General Assembly). Children under 12 years pay no registration fees and may not attend the Opening Ceremony or Gala Dinner. They must be listed on the registration form.



Registration Fees, Registration Periods Deadlines


Congress registrations are processed by the ISF Secretariat.


Online congress registration will be available:

From 10 January 2017, 11:00 h (GMT) to 3 May 2017, 13:00 h (GMT)


Registration Deadlines & Fees

Registration Inclusions




Acc. Person

> 18 yrs

Acc. Person

12-18 yrs

10 JAN 2017 / 11:00 (GMT)

2 FEB 2017 / 14:00 (GMT)

EUR 1150

EUR 550

EUR 350

2 FEB 2017 - 14:01 (GMT)

9 MAR 2017 - 14:00 (GMT)

EUR 1400

EUR 650

EUR 400

9 MAR 2017 - 14:01 (GMT)

3 MAY 2017 - 13:00 (GMT)

EUR 1600

EUR 750

EUR 450

*On-site Registration: 20-24 MAY 2017

EUR 1800

EUR 850

EUR 500

*see on-site conditions above

Participant typology

Delegates / Invitees

Accompanying Persons > 18 yrs

Accompanying Persons 12-18 yrs

Accompanying Persons < 12 yrs


Exhibition Booth Staff









Welcome Party






Extra fee








Extra fee

Tours Acc. Persons

Yes/Extra fee

Yes/Extra fee (if applicable)

Yes/Extra fee (if applicable)

Yes/Extra fee (if applicable)


Yes/Extra fee

Trading Floor







ISF Open Meetings







ISF General Assembly








Online Registration is closed

Open: 10 January 2017, 11:00 h (GMT)

Close: 3 May 2017, 13:00 h (GMT)




ISF Membership Levels


Before submitting your registration request, please make sure you are aware of your company's or organization's membership level to ISF:


Ordinary Members

National associations representing seed companies and enterprises based in the country.


Associate Members

Seed companies.


Affiliate Members

Service providers to the seed industry; or related associations not fitting in the ordinary membership category.



Seed associations and companies with a time-bound observer status.


If your company is a member of an ISF Ordinary Member (national seed association of your country of residence) please select "Member of a national seed association" when registering.


Please check the ISF website for more information on ISF membership levels.





Please note that in the event that the Congress and related Pre and Post- Congress meetings are cancelled by the organizers in case of Force Majeure, as defined under the “ICC Force Majeure Clause”, the registration fee and any other service ordered through the registration will not be refunded. ISF and the organizers will endeavor to assist you in minimizing the consequences of such cancellation. Nevertheless, you may wish to insure yourself directly against such a risk.



Insurance and Liability


Neither the Organizers nor the NOC and Congress Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the Congress. Participants are recommended to arrange for their personal travel and health insurance. In addition to the above and to avoid any inconvenience, we advise you to carry your own insurance covering your travel, registration costs and lodging cost, should you have to cancel your participation after the cancellation dates indicated in the terms and conditions.



Cancellation Policy

For information on cancellation requests and refunds, refer to the
Cancellation Policy section.