From the 10th to 13th October, Germains attended the European Seed Association (ESA) annual meeting in Vienna, Austria. In addition to exhibiting at the event, European Seed and Seed World magazine scheduled a one on one Giant Views video interview with Germains Seed Technology’s EU Business Direct Dr. Gerard Mulqueen.
European Seed Association Meeting Highlights
The assembly, with over 1,000 participants, involved a range of informative presentations from various international participants as well as exhibitors from across the industry. There was a strong focus on the benefits of partnerships, research and innovation that European Seed Association promotes within the industry.
For Germains, the meeting was a great opportunity to support ESA. Germains has a long relationship with ESA, receiving its first UK European Seed Treatment Assurance (ESTA) accreditation in 2013, and most recently for the facility in Aalten, in August 2015.
Giant Views Interview with Germains Seed Technology
Dr. Gerard Mulqueen, European Business Director, sat down with Issues Ink. publisher of European Seed Magazine to explore challenges and opportunities within the industry and to discuss exciting, new developments of the company, including the opening of our new fundamental research laboratory at Norwich Research Park, UK.
The meeting included an announcement from ESA of a voluntary financial contribution of €300,000 to the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource. This is a valuable investment that will support the breeding for food and agriculture.
We would like to thank ESA for holding this meeting and look forward to the next congress in Rome 2016!