Opening Ceremony of IHC 2022

Angers Congress Centre


IHC2022 organizing committee is happy to welcome you to the 31st International Horticulture Congress in Angers, France.

Join us and celebrate this year’s IHC2022 Congress in France. During the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Cocktail take opportunity to enjoy a cultural moment and the charms of France, its culture, gastronomy and fine wines.

Speakers :

Anne ODRU - Master of Ceremony

Christophe BECHU -Minister for Ecological Transition and Cohesion of the Territories

Yves GIDOIN - Vice-President of Angers Loire Métropole in charge of Employment and Economic Development

Dr. Yuksel TUZEL - ISHS president

Dr. François LAURENS - IHC2022 president

Jean JOUZEL - Climate science expert and IPCC Vice Chair

Beth BECHDOL - Deputy Director - General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

Christiane LAMBERT, COPA - FNSEA President

Philippe FAURE-BRAC - Master Sommelier

Guillaume GOMEZ - Ambassador of french gastronomy (to the President Emmanuel Macron)

Emmanuelle CHEVASSUS

Dominique VOLLET

Severine DARSONVILLE - Farmer in Auvergne Rhône Alpes Administrator of the cooperative Limagrain EuropeVEGEPOLYS VALLEY Plant International Cluster President

Practical information:

Doors will open at 15:30 , with the event starting promptly at 16:00.

16:00 - 18:00: Opening Ceremony, Auditorium, Congress Centre, 33 boulevard Carnot, 49100 Angers

18:30 - 22:00: Welcome Cocktail, Jardin des plantes, 39 rue Boreau, 49100 Angers

Photograph credits : Leonard de Serres

Type of sessions
Opening Ceremony
Type of broadcast
In Replay (after IHC)In personIn remote