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20-24 August 2024, Bayannur/China : 21st International Sunflower Conference

Dear Sir, Dear Madam,

On behalf of the International Sunflower Association (ISA), we would like to invite you to attend the 21st International Sunflower Conference (21st ISC), which will be held on August 20-24, 2024, in Bayannur, China.

ISA is the International Sunflower Association gathering national societies and researchers with an interest in sunflower, from more than 30 countries. This conference takes place every 4 years, making it a well-attended meeting not to be missed! In the past 20 years, ISC were successfully organized in Mar del Plata, Argentina (2012), Edirne, Turkey (2016) and Novi Sad, Serbia (2020, postponed to 2022 due to Covid-19 pandemic), attracting a huge number of delegates from all over the world.

ISC2024 will be sponsored by Inner Mongolia Sunflower Association (IMSA), Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU) together with the People’s Government of Bayannaoer; and will be co-organized by People’s Government of Wuyuan county, Sanrui Agritec. Co. Ltd, Chacha Food Co. Ltd and Sunboy Food Co. Ltd. ISC2024 will give the opportunity for all scientists to meet in person again and share recent advances in different aspects of sunflower industry. The theme of ISC2024 will be “Sunflower-present Trends and Future Challenges”, it will focus on the present development and also the future perspective of sunflower under climate change and global economic integration background. It will also cover the latest findings related to the entire sunflower industry chain, such as Sunflower germplasm resources, sunflower breeding techniques, biotic and abiotic stress resistance, trade, and market, etc…

ISC2024 scientific programme will not only consist of 12 plenary lectures presented by world notable scientists, but also set up scientific workshops, together with E-posters. This scientific conference will offer a direct contact to over 1000 delegates from leading universities, research institutes and private companies, which are working on different research fields of sunflower. It will not only host numerous sunflower researchers, but also allow sponsors and exhibitors to present their products related to sunflower. We believe that your attendance will contribute a lot to the success of ISC2024.

On behalf of the International Sunflower Association (ISA) and Inner Mongolia Sunflower Association (IMSA), we will warmly welcome you to join us at ISC2024, and look forward to hosting you in Bayannur, a beautiful city along the Yellow River.

For more information about ISC 2024, please visit website:

Sincerely Yours

Prof. Jun Zhao                 Mr. Yongping Zhang
President of ISA              Chairman of ISC2024