1st China International Melon Industry Development Congress 6 - 8 January 2023 / Sanyan, Hainan, China

China is the world’s largest country to produce and consume melon with annual per capita consumption of 9.64kgs. Thanks to favorable climatic conditions, Hainan province has become the largest planting area of honeydew melons in winter in China and the output value of melon industry exceeds 10 billion RMB Yuan.

In order to build a platform for exchange and cooperation between China and international watermelon/melon seed companies and research institutes, aiming to promotion of the innovation and development and upgrading the industrial chain of the melon industry, China National Seed Trade Association (CNSTA) and the National Melon Industrial Technology System (NMITS) will organize the First China (Hainan) International Melon Industry Development Congress in Sanya, Hainan on January 6-8, 2023.

We invite all melon breeders, seed companies, agrochemical companies, agricultural cooperatives and large growers, melon distributors and buyers home and abroad to attend the congress and gather together to discuss the consumption trend, planting management, solution for pests and diseases, and new breeding innovation techniques.

The Congress includes four events:

  • Melon Industry Development Forum
  • Variety Field Demonstration
  • Agrichemical and Technology Exhibition
  • Public Open Day

The theme of the congress is “Quality Seed, Sweet Life”. We hope that the quality watermelon/melon will make people's quality life more sweet and beautiful.

Variety field demonstration is one of the important events at the congress. The variety field demo will not only provides the seed companies an opportunity to display their excellent and unique varieties, but also provide a good opportunity for the big growers, distributors and big supermarket chain buyers to know about new products and purchase the products. Variety competition will be organized by a panel of experts composing of the specialists from upstream to downstream of the melon industry chain, and awarded products will be introduced and promoted through media.

Please CLICK HERE to refer to the appendix for the requirements for participating in variety field demonstration.

We sincerely hope you can participate in the First China (Hainan) International Melon Industry Development Congress.

If you have any further queries, please feel free to contact the Secretariat of CNSTA at cnstaseed@cnstaseed.org