After careful consideration, and in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the North American Plant Protection Organization (NAPPO) have made the difficult decision to postpone the Safeguarding 2020: Bringing the Future into Focus conference until summer of 2021. This will enable us to provide the experience, engagement, and outcomes our partners and stakeholders expect and deserve in a safe environment.
We will announce the new dates and other details in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, please contact Heather Curlett, Communications Manager, at heather.l.curlett@usda.gov










Hosted by USDA’s Plant Protection and Quarantine (the U.S. National Plant Protection Organization) and the North American Plant Protection Organization, Safeguarding 2020 is North America’s groundbreaking conference on plant health safeguarding and safe trade.



Examine the Threats

Tackle the biggest plant health safeguarding and safe trade issues facing the United States, the North American region, and the world at large.

Get Ideas

Learn about new and emerging methods, tools, and technologies that could be used to safeguard plant health and facilitate safe trade.

Build Critical Relationships

Engage in interactive sessions to help build stronger relationships among government, industry, and academia.

Shape the Future

Identify strategic priorities to ensure sustainable and profitable agriculture and a safe and prosperous global trade system.


Don’t miss this opportunity! Register today.