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World Soybean Research Conference for the first time in Europe

All around soya: Science meets business in Vienna

In June Vienna will become the centre of science, economic and political talks around soybeans. In the anniversary year of the Vienna World Expo, hundreds of soya producers, processors and food experts from all over the world will meet for the first time in Europe for the 11 th World Soybean Research Congress (WSRC) from 18 – 23 June 2023.

Soybeans were first introduced to the world 150 years ago by Japanese and Chinese delegations at the Vienna Expo in the famous Prater. In the following years, the Austrian scientist Friedrich Haberlandt wrote the first book on his extensive trial field research of soybeans in 1878. The industrial cultivation of soya started in Vienna and spread to the World.

Today Austria is one of the leading producers of eco-friendly soya. Donau Soja (Danube Soya) as an association certifies regional, sustainable, and non-GMO soya in Western and Eastern Europe. From 18th to 21 st of June the Association of Austrian Agricultural Journalists (VAÖ) and Danube Soy invite 15 colleagues of the European Network of Agricultural Journalists (ENAJ) to a Low Budget Press Trip to Vienna. In addition, two extra places for international (non-European) colleagues of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) are reserved.

Learn more about circular economy, soybeans as food and feed, the protein transition in Europe and Austria and alternatives for a better future from farm to fork. The price for the trip is 300 Euro, including accommodation, entrance to the conference, excursions, and all meals. It is possible to extend the stay in the same hotel at your own expense and join the rest of the conference
(accreditation is valid until Thursday, 22 June).

Please get your accreditation to the Low Budget Press Trip by sending an e-mail to Adrian Krebs ( with your name, media you are working for and your contact details not later than May 1 st of 2023. We will come back to you as soon as possible.

You can download the press trip program here.