Speaker programma ISFC 2022

Speaker programma of the ISFC 2022 contained the following subjects and speakers:

Time Program (in progress) Speaker / Company
08.00-08.45 Arrival of guests and visit exhibition
Speaker’s time block 1: 08:45 – 10:00
08:45-09:00 Opening Klaas Walraven, Manager Team Soft Fruit Delphy
09:00-09:20 Before Corona – After Corona: there is only a time with berries! Tobias Linnemannstöns, Supply Chain Management, Frutania GmbH
09:20-09:40 Certified clean soft fruit plants John van Ruiten, CEO Naktuinbouw
09:40-10:00 The greenhouse of the future is connected! Patrick Dankers, Portfolio Manager, Priva Horticulture
Speaker’s time block 2: 11:00 – 12:00
11:00-11:20 What controls flower initiation in everbearing strawberry? Anita Sønsteby, Senior researcher, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
11:20-11:40 Development of sustainable soft fruit concepts in high tech greenhouses! Lisanne Helmus-Schuddebeurs, Manager Improvement Centre, Delphy
11:40-12:00 Far-red light’s effect on June-bearing strawberries’ growth and development Theoharis Ouzounis, Research Project Manager ΕΜΕΑ, Fluence by OSRAM
Speaker’s time block 3: 14:00 – 15:00
14:00-14:15 Plant Health: Helping plants to help themselves Ellen Klein & Guido Roozemond, Koppert Biological Systems
14:15-14:30 Perspectives of sustainable management of the invasive Halyomorpha halys by integrating biocontrol with egg parasitoids: the Italian experience Lara Maistrello, Associate Professor in General and Applied Entomology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
14:30-14:45 Predatory hoverflies: pollination and biological control of the strawberry aphid Arno Hellemons, IPM and pollination specialist, BioBest Nederland
14:45-15:00 New virus infections in currants, their detection and control Josef Špak, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences
Speaker’s time block 4: 15:45 – 17:00
15:45-16:00 Exploring everbearers: Does the journey ever end? Bart Jongenelen, Manager Delphy Innovative Soft Fruit Centre
16:00-16:15 Successful cold storage of blackberry and raspberry plants Femke de Vis, researcher, Research Centre PC Fruit
16:15-16:30 Digital water supply to raspberries on plant demand Gondy Heijerman, researcher soft fruit, Delphy
16:30-16:45 Preventing plant stress for outdoor grown raspberries Ton Habraken, Consultant Climate Screens, Svensson
16:45-17:00 Announcements & Closing Bart Jongenelen, Manager Delphy Innovative Soft Fruit Centre
Continuation of the program
17.00-18.00 Visit exhibition
19:30 Conference dinner, Van der Valk Hotel in Vught Registration required!

Field Trip 13th of January 2023

Welcome to the field day with a lunch at Delphy ISFC, our new research location for Soft Fruit in Horst, the Netherlands. Don’t miss out the innovation! From research till practice.

Traveling starts 7.30 am in the morning, ends ca. 14.30 pm. Lunch at Delphy ISFC!

1. Visit research location for Soft Fruit, Delphy ISFC
2. Innovation in research and practice
3. Visiting growers and other related companies


Participation to this FIELD TRIP is exclusively for ISFC visitors.

Conference Dinner

Previous years we offere a unique opportunity for guests, speakers and exhibitors to socialize in a fun, informal manner.
For hotel details, please check at ‘where to stay’. We will deal with the registrations for the conference dinner in order or receipt.

Travel Info

Direction 1931 Congrescentrum Brabenthallen

1931 Congrescentrum Brabenthallen
Oude Engelenseweg 1
5222 AA `s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands

By car

1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen is easy to reach by car, it is about a one hour drive from Apeldoorn, Amsterdam, Den Haag, Bergen op Zoom, Venlo, Roermond, Rotterdam and Antwerpen.

1931 has ample parking. There are more than 800 parking spaces on private area. This parking space can be enlarged with the parking area of Brabanthallen event complex.

Furthermore 1931 has 4 electric charging stations for car and bike. You can find these on the parking area, passing the tower on your left side.

Public transport

1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen is on a walking distance of the central station of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. You can reach 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen in about 12 minutes walking from the central station. When you are at the station take the exit ‘Paleiskwartier/Brabanthallen’ and follow the signs ‘Brabanthallen’.

A2 from Utrecht

Follow the instruction to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. When you are at the transition take the A59 in the direction Waalwijk – ‘s-Hertogenbosch Noord Centrum, and follow signs ‘Brabanthallen’. Take the exit ‘s-Hertogenbosch Centrum – Maaspoort – Brabanthallen. After that you take the exit and take the left road to the Maaspoortweg. Follow that road till the Zanduigerstraat, take the first road on your left to the Diezenkade. After that you take the second exit on your right, the Oude Engelenseweg. On your right you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.

A2 from Eindhoven

Follow the instruction to ‘s-Hertogenbosch. Keep at exit ‘s-Hertogenbosch Centrum the right direction, Tilburg Centrum – ring ‘s-Hertogenbosch West. At the beginning of the village ‘s-Hertogenbosch take the Vughterweg. Keep left to Wilhelminaplein. At Wilhelminaplein go left twice. Follow that road to the Vlijmenseweg. Go right at Onderwijsboulevard. Go straight ahead to stay at the Onderwijsboulevard. Take at the interchange, the second exit to Copernicuslaan. At the Oude Vlijmenseweg go right. Follow that road to the Oude Engelenseweg. On your left you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.

A2 from Nijmegen

Follow the instruction to ’s-Hertogenbosch – Heesch- Oss on the A-59. Follow the exit Rosmalen – Berlicum – ‘s-Hertogenbosch-Centrum and P+R Transferium. Follow the signs to s-Hertogenbosch – Centrum. Follow that way to De Grote Elst. Follow that way to Stadionlaan. When you arrived at the interchange go straight ahead. Follow that way to Aartshertogenlaan. Stay on that road till you reach the Orthenseweg and go left. Follow that way to Diezebrug. Go right at the Boschdijkstraat. The Boschdijkstraat turns slightly right and becomes Veemarktweg. Follow the road to Oude Engelenseweg. On your right you will see 1931 Congrescentrum Brabanthallen.