July 25-30, 1999 • Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The IS-MPMI meeting at the RAI in Amsterdam was a roaring success! In attendance were 1041 scientists representing 43 countries. We owe a great debt of gratitude to the organizers: Pierre de Wit, Tom Bisselling, Dr. Willem Stiekema, Maria Augustijn, Els de Wit, Ria Fonteijn-Boele, and Ali Ormel. The organization and facilities were superb. The quality of the abstract book and circulars was first rate. And the scientific program was truly outstanding. This will be a difficult act to follow!!

IX International Congress on MPMI

Working locally, these individuals were
instrumental to the success of the meeting.
Left to Right: Maria Augustijn,
Pierre de Wit, Els de Wit, Ria Fonteijn-Boele, Ali Ormel

A. H. J. Bisseling, secretary of the
Local Organizing Committee

W. J. Stiekema, treasurer of the Local
Organizing Committee talking to his wife, Nel.

Pierre de Wit, chair of the
Local Organizing Committee

Scientists attended from the following countries:

Argentina • Australia • Austria • Belgium • Brazil • Canada • Chile • China • Colombia
Denmark • Egypt • Estonia • Finland • France • Germany • Greece • India • Ireland • Israel • Italy
Japan • Latvia • Luxemburg • Mexico • New Zealand • Norway • Poland • Portugal • Russia
Sierra Leone • Singapore • Slovenia • South Africa • South Korea • Spain • Sudan • Sweden
Switzerland • Taiwan • The Netherlands • Ukraine • United Kingdom • United States of America