The World’s Poultry Congress is postponed to August 8-12, 2021
The highest priority of the French Branch of WPSA and the organizing committee of the 26th World’s Poultry Congress 2020 (WPC2020) is the health and well-being of congress participants. Therefore, after consulting the members of the WPSA board, as well as the sponsors, and getting their agreement, the Organizing Committee decided to postpone the WPC to August 8th to 12th, 2021 in Paris. We are grateful to the entire WPSA community for supporting us in this difficult decision.
The registrations recorded until now remain valid for the new dates, August 8th to 12th, 2021. We will extend the deadline for regular registration fee until December 31st, 2020, and give to the authors of accepted abstracts the possibility to amend them.
In case of difficulties to attend in 2021, please contact us at .
We encourage you to follow our regular updates on the www.wpc2020.com. We will also send information via emails and newsletters to registered participants and WPSA members, and through social media.
We count on you for a successful World’s Poultry Congress at Palais des Congrès de Paris, August 8th to 12th, 2021, which also will give the opportunity to celebrate the 100 years of the WPC since its first edition in 1921!
The French branch of WPSA and the WPC Organizing Committee
Link towards the official press release in extenso with a pdf format.
My engagement in Poultry Science started in 1971. As PHD student at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany, I was privileged to attend the World's Poultry Congress in Rio de Janeiro 1978. Having served in FAO HQs from 1985 to 1990 I was granted the chair of Small Animal Sciences (Poultry) of the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany in 1990. I became a member of the working group IX of the European section of WPSA at their early beginning and I am still a member of this group today. My special interest is behaviour and management of broilers and laying hens. In this capacity I was involved in drafting the scientific background reviews for the EU regulations for broilers and laying hens. Germany. I am especially interested to encourage Bachelor and Master students of livestock sciences to join WPSA and to establish contacts with the poultry industry. With regard to my activities in poultry development projects of FAO I hosted students from many developing counties in my institute. At present I am Senior Vice-President of WPSA and president of the German Branch of WPSA. I retired in 2014 from my post as Professor at the University of Hohenheim, but I am still involved in research and teaching on a voluntary basis.