May 20, 21, 23, 24
20 May – Roses in Asia

Roses raised by Japanese breeders

Dr. Yoshihiro Ueda

Project manager, the World Rose Convention Promotion Office in Fukuyama/ Director, Gifu World Rose Garden, Japan

Date 20 May, 8:30 - 9:10

The roses depicted in historical Japanese paintings

Dr. Nobuo Shirasuna

Ph.D. in Environmental Symbiosis, Assistant to the President at Kurashiki University of Science and the Arts, Professor at Kobe International University, Japan

Date 20 May, 9:15-9:55

Stories of roses which started with a wild rose in Japan: Rosa multiflora Thunb. 2. Rambler Roses

Dr. Yuki Mikanagi

Curator, the herbarium and head of the department of botany, the Natural History Museum & Institute, Chiba, Japan

Date 20 May, 10:30-11:10

Wild roses and old roses of China

Zhengzhi Jiang

General manager, Suzhou Huaguanyuan Chuang Horticultural Technology Co., Ltd., China

Date 20 May, 11:15-11:55
21 May – Conservation

Rose conservation for the future

Brigid & Charles Quest-Ritson

United Kingdom

Date 21 May, 8:30 - 9:10

The UK National Collection of Rosa persica hybrids

Daniel Myhill

The UK National Collection Holder of Rosa persica hybrids, with the status awarded by Plant Heritage, United Kingdom

Date 21 May, 9:15 - 9:55

A history of roses in California

Gregg Lowery

Curator, The Friends of Vintage Roses, United States

Date 21 May, 10:30-11:10

The collection and conservation of found roses in Sweden

Svein Osen

President, the Swedish Rose Society and the Nordic Rose Society, Sweden

Date 21 May, 11:15-11:55
23 May – Disease Resistance

Rose trial in Bologna and roses in Italy

Dr. Maria Eva Giorgioni

Associate professor, the Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences, the University of Bologna, Italy

Date 23 May, 8:30 - 9:10

Improving disease tolerance in roses - A combination of breeding and culture

Hayden Foulds

President, the New Zealand Rose Society, New Zealand

Date 23 May, 9:15 - 9:55

Breeding for disease resistance: Scientific and applied aspects

Dr. Thomas Debener

Professor, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Date 23 May, 10:30-11:10

Rose rosette disease in the landscape and its management

Dr. David H. Byrne

Professor Emeritus, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Texas A&M University, United States

Date 23 May, 11:15-11:55
24 May – New Techniques

The genealogy of fragrance and new scent components in roses

Dr. Naomi Okubo

Institute of Vegetable and Floriculture Science, The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan

Date 24 May, 8:00 - 8:45

The origin of mutations introducing recurrent flowering and double flower characteristics into cultivated roses

Dr. Koji Kawamura

Associate Professor, Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan

Date 24 May, 8:45 - 9:30

Rosa arvensis: Conservation of the intra-specific biodiversity and recent hybridization experience

Dr. Pascal Heitzler

Research Director, Institute of Plant Molecular Biology (IBMP), France

Date 24 May, 10:00 - 10:45
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