Annual Conference taking place at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

bgen Annual Conference 2019: Securing Our Future

13th – 15th November 2019 at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

12th November 2019: Optional Day at Wakehurst 

bgen is celebrating its 30 year anniversary this year with its annual Conference taking place at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. Kew’s collection of living plants, both outside and in the glasshouses, is the largest and most diverse in the world. It is also a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge with the core purpose of Kew’s science stemming from the simple truth that all life depends on plants and fungi.

This year delegates will not only be able to take advantage of the iconic architecture and landscapes of the largest UNESCO World Heritage site in London, they will get the opportunity to add an additional conference day to visit Kew’s wild botanic garden, Wakehurst, home of the Millennium Seed Bank.


This year’s conference theme ‘Securing Our Future’ is based around the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 

‘The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.’

Delegates will get the opportunity to consider how they are already doing to deliver the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) on their own sites and gain confidence to further incorporate SDG messages and goals in their work.