ISTA Annual Meeting 2015

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ISTA Annual Meeting 2015


15.06.2015 - 18.06.2015


Montevideo, Uruguay

The International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) invites you to its Annual Meeting to be held in Montevideo, Uruguay from 15-18 June 2015

The National  Seed Institute  (INASE) is delighted to be hosting the next ISTA Annual Meeting and would like to cordially invite you to Montevideo.

The ISTA Annual Meeting provides an excellent opportunity to meet other seed experts and to exchange experience.
The Annual Meeting also provides a chance for in-depth discussions about topics of interest to the ISTA community.
For the 2015 meeting a one day Seminar will be held on Molecular tools applied to Seed Quality and Seed Health. This Seminar will be a opportunity to receive the latest research and development.
Moreover, we are delighted to announce that two ISTA Workshops will take place in Colonia: Seed Sampling and Quality Assurance in Seed Sampling and Tetrazolium Testing and Vigour by Tetrazolium in Glycine max.

Montevideo, the capital of Uruguay, harmoniously combines modernity and tradition. Colonial  architectural treasures standing alongside Art Nouveau and Art Deco give the city a unique identity.
The meeting will take place in the Radisson Montevideo Victoria Plaza located on the independence Square. The hotel offers stunning views of Harbor Bay.


1. Member registration for full Annual meeting:
early registration (before 28.02.2015): 1120 USD
late registration (from 01.03.2015): 1290 USD

2. Non member registration for full Annual meeting:
early registration (before 28.02.2015): 1680 USD
late registration (from 01.03.2015): 1930 USD

3. Seminar ONLY: Attention! New Seminar date 15 June, 2015.
member: 380 USD
non member: 570 USD
student: 100 USD

4. Accompanying person: 450 USD

Reach seed professionals from laboratories and organisations worldwide. Only a limited number of exhibition stands are available.
The exhibitor registration fee includes one exhibitor for the duration of the Annual Meeting (15-18 June,2015) as well as welcome reception, coffees, lunches and official dinner.

There are also possibilities to sponsor the ISTA Annual Meeting 2015. with a variety of sponsoring packages to choose from.
For detailed information about sponsorship, please contact: comunicacion@inase.org.uy

Certain foreign visitors need to follow some special immigration procedures. Citizens of bordering countries can enter with their national ID document.
Nevertheless, in all cases it is recommended to consult diplomatic representatives. Please check with your local consular authorities if you require a visa for Uruguay.
If an official invitation letter is required, please contact: Vanesa Sosa: vsosa@inase.org.uy

Post-Meeting tours

"Colonia Del Sacramento"
Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1995, Colonia del Sacramento invites you to travel back in time and arrive at a Lusitanian town.
Founded by Portuguese and disputed for years by the crowns of both Spain and Portugal, its magical history remains intact. It has charming cobbled streets lit by its traditional and characteristic yellow lanterns, on which there are countless historical and cultural attractions to discover and enjoy.
The Calle de los Suspiros (Street of Sighs), the Casa del Virrey, the Iglesia Matriz, the Plaza de Toros, the Puerta de la Ciudadela (City Gate) are just some of the beautiful examples of architecture in this spectacular city.
Just 2 hours from Montevideo or 6 Km from the Laguna de los Patos International Airport, Colonia is ideally located, whatever the place of departure.
Date: June 19
Duration: 10 hours
Languages​​: English, Spanish and Portuguese
Lunch: Not Included
Cost: USD 82

"Punta Del Este"
Punta del Este is internationally recognized as one of the top resorts in the Americas and the most exclusive in the region. It is located in the department of Maldonado, just an hour and a half from Montevideo.
With over 20 kilometers of coastline and high hills overlooking the sea, the resort also offers charming places and landscapes for those who come in search of absolute peace and tranquillity.
The meeting point of its two most famous beaches, Playa Mansa and Playa Brava, marks the end of the Río de la Plata and the start of the Atlantic Ocean. The resort has grown westward forming Punta Ballena and eastward creating La Barra and José Ignacio.
Date: June 19
Duration: 10 hours
Languages​​: English, Spanish and Portuguese
Lunch: Not Included
Cost: USD 54

Tour for Accompanying persons
Date: June 16
Duration: 3 hours
Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Cost: USD 35

For more information about ISTA Annual Meeting 2015 please visit the Local Organiser`s Web site: http://www.ista2015.org/en/Invitation.aspx


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