Ladies and Gentlemen,

The 31st International Seed Testing Association Congress will be held from 15 to 21 June 2016 in Tallinn, Estonia.

The Ministry of Rural Affairs of the Republic of Estonia is delighted to be hosting the next ISTA Congress and would like to cordially invite you to Estonia. The Congress will take place in Tallinn, a modern city in medieval clothing that was first marked on a map in 1154. The city’s historic Old Town is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Following the congress participants will also have the opportunity to discover other areas of Estonia. Two post-Congress tours, to West and South Estonia, are scheduled for 22–23 June 2016.

The Congress is a unique opportunity for seed science specialists and industry representatives to meet and exchange work-related information and experiences. The event also provides an opportunity to present scientific discoveries and technical innovations as well as their practical applications. Moreover, companies active in the field of seed science have the chance to promote their work in the exhibition area.

We look forward to welcoming you in wonderful Tallinn in June 2016 to a highly professional, successful and enjoyable event.
Welcome to Estonia.

Urmas Kruuse
Minister of Rural Affairs