Platinum Sponsor Announcement

The III International Symposium on Carrot and other Apiaceae is coming to the UK in 2023. The event will be held at the York Racecourse over 4 days, starting on Monday 2 October and finishing on Thursday 5 October 2023.

The Symposium will involve a series of sessions and seminars. It will showcase the most recent scientific findings and technical advances in the Carrot and Apiaceae community, and will involve scientific, technical and industry speakers from across the global carrot research and growing community. The event will also host a large trade exhibition and allow plenty of networking opportunities.  The evenings will offer a variety of celebratory dinners at venues held around the historic city of York. On Thursday 5 October the Symposium is joining forces with the British Carrot Growers Association and offering delegates a chance to visit the Annual Carrot Demonstration Day.

The organisers are delighted to announce that the Platinum Sponsors of the Symposium will be Elsoms Seeds and Bejo. These two companies have had a long lasting relationship over 30 years and are keen supporters of research and innovation within the horticulture industry.

“Elsoms and Bejo are delighted to be the Platinum Sponsors of the III International Carrot & other Apiaceae Symposium and we are thrilled that it is being held in the UK. This event is a great opportunity for all those involved in these crops to meet up, network and hear about activities, both practical, near market, and, more strategic and far reaching, from around the world.

The UK is a fantastic place to hold this event. High product specifications and the year-round supply demands from the marketplace ensure that crop quality is key with production being driven by technology in the field and packhouse: UK producers are amongst the leaders in the world.
Robin Wood, Deputy Chairman, Elsoms Seeds

Martin van der Voort, Sales and Marketing Director Bejo adds: “Carrot is one of the largest crop cultivated and consumed around the world. It is used in a great variety of dishes and contributes to a healthy diet for so many people! Sharing knowledge on breeding, research and market information is vital for continuous development of this crop, and makes this symposium valuable for all partners that are active in the carrot value chain.

Elsoms Seeds is the UK’s leading independent seed specialist and plant breeder. Passionate about seeds, Elsoms Seeds breed, supply and treat high quality vegetable and agricultural seed throughout the UK, using the latest in plant breeding research and seed technology.

Bejo is a leading global company in breeding, production and sales of vegetable seeds. With operations in more than thirty countries, they are an internationally oriented family business, with over 2,000 employees dedicated to developing the best vegetable varieties for the present and the future. Bejo is one of the market leaders in carrots and works with great enthusiasm, listening to market demands and breeding new varieties to suit the growers needs.

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