April 1 - 5
AGM 2019 in Stellenbosch, South Africa
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the highest governing body of CIOPORA. This event takes place each year at a different location around the globe and gathers members of CIOPORA for voting on administrative matters as well as multiple days of expert presentations, issue-driven meetings, educational programming, and networking events.
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AGM 2019 Week Overview
Final version - March 20
*Eligibility codes: BM - Board members, M - Member only, P - Public, M/IG - members and invited guests.

Sunday, March 30

09:00 - 17:00   BM   CIOPORA Board meeting



Monday, April 1


08:30 - 18:00   P      The CIOPORA Academy - registration at Ciopora-Academy.org

18:00 - 18:30    M     First-time Attendee Briefing - for new members 2018/2019

19:00 - 21:00    P      Networking reception, Hotel Courtyard



Tuesday, April 2


08:00 - 11:00   M/IG  CIOPORA Crop Section & Group Meeting - CS Fruit, CS Cut Rose, CS Cut Flowers, Lawyer Panel

11:15 - 13:00     M      Working Group on Enforcement kick-off meeting

                            Working Group on Biotechnology

14:00 - 15:30    M      Annual General Meeting, previously: AGM Admin Part

15:45 - 18:00    M       Internal discussion on IP

19:00                   Take off from the hotel to the Welcome reception at Erinvale Estate



Wednesday, April 3


08:20 - 12:50   M/IG  Around the World

13:50 - 18:00   M/IG  Enforcement Symposium

19:30             M/IG  Take off from the hotel to the AGM Dinner at the Restaurant Waterkloof


Thursday, April 4

08:30 - 17:00   P      CIOPORA Conference "Doing Business in Developing and Newly Industrialized Countries"

17:30 - 19:00   P       Networking reception, Hotel Courtyard


Friday, April 5

7:50 - 16:45     P       Business excursion ornamental & fruit - three groups


The venue

NH Cape Town Lord Charles - all day meetings, as well as the Monday and Thursday networking receptions, will take place at this hotel featuring a spectacular setting between the world-famous Cape Winelands, the Helderberg Mountains and the ocean. The location:

  • 0,5 h drive from Cape Town’s centre
  • 20 min drive from the Cape Town International Airport
Individual airport transfers can be booked with the hotel.
Log in to download the hotel booking form. Non-members - please request a booking form from the CIOPORA Office.
Final programs
NEW! Final daily programs
Version March 20
MEMBER invitation & program (login required)
All files below include the tentative programs. For the final programs, please refer to the download above!
PUBLIC invitation & program
Not a member? No problem! Attend the public part of the AGM 2019!
SUPPORTER invitation & program
Program for ACCOMPANYING persons
Join your spouse or partner at the CIOPORA AGM 2019! See your options.