WCGALP congress 2022 to be held in Rotterdam


The permanent international committee of the World Congress of Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) has chosen Rotterdam to host the next WCGALP congress in 2022. The congress will be held at De Doelen International Congress Center and is expected to attract 1,400 delegates from all over the world.

Rotterdam was awarded the 2022 congress based on a joint bid by Roel Veerkamp and Yvette de Haas of Wageningen University and Research, with support from Breed4Food, PCO Congress by Design, Rotterdam Partners and Wageningen Academic Publishers.

The bidbook for WCGALP was presented to the permanent committee at the recent WCGALP (11-16 February in Auckland, New Zealand) by a delegation which included Dutch Ambassador to New Zealand, Mr. Rob Zaagman. The official announcement about the location for WCGALP 2022 was made on the last day of the conference. A summary of the bid can be viewed online.


WCGALP is the premier international event for researchers and professionals involved in genetic improvement of livestock. Delegates from around the world gather every four years at WCGALP to attend the scientific program and to network with colleagues. WCGALP 2022 will be organized by Wageningen University and Research in collaboration with the Breed4Food partners CRV, Cobb Europe, Topigs-Norsvin and Hendrix Genetics.

Prof. Dr. Ir. Roel Veerkamp, Professor Animal Breeding and Genomics at Wageningen Livestock Research about his ambitions for WCGALP 2022: “We want to organise a congress that stands for quality, inclusive, attractive and modern, with a Dutch touch. Rotterdam with all the post-war developments resulting in an innovative city fits this picture perfectly!”

Dr. Ir. Yvette de Haas, Senior scientist / Project leader at Wageningen Livestock Research about Rotterdam as the logical host city: “Rotterdam is an attractive, young, dynamic city, easily accessible and with a variety of accommodations for all budgets. The opportunities of De Doelen ensure that the conference will be of high quality and will have all options to apply modern technologies.”

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