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CIOPORA Elects New Board

CIOPORA held elections for a new Board and President during the association’s 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held April 24-28 in Toronto. Steve Hutton, President and CEO of Star® Roses & Plants/Conard-Pyle of the USA, was elected President of CIOPORA. The following individuals complete the Board, which will serve CIOPORA from 2017-2020: Wendy Cashmore, Plant & Food Research (New Zealand) – Vice President Per Klemm, Selecta One (Germany) – Vice President Dominique Thévenon, A.I.G.N. (USA) – Treasurer Bruno Etavard, Meilland International (France) Lars Henriksen, FloriPartner A/S (Denmark) Rafi Karniel, Grapa Varieties (Israel) Maarten Leune, Royalty Administration International (The Neth

CIOPORA Takes on Toronto During AGM 2017

CIOPORA will open its 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Toronto on April 24. This event will gather innovative breeders from the ornamental and fruit industries, as well as intellectual property (IP) experts, for a five-day agenda brimming with discussions and presentations on all aspects of current national and global systems of IP protection for plant innovations. Monday: CIOPORA Academy and CIOPORA Board Meeting Monday will begin with a workshop of the CIOPORA Academy, the educational arm of CIOPORA, will hold a small-group workshop focused on IP in horticulture led by experts from around the globe. Topics will include: The Basics of Applying for Plant Patents Trademark Law in the U

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