INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Prof. Sebsebe Demissew, University of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Chair)
Prof. Cyprian Katongo (Genetics and Evolutionary Biology), University of Zambia
Prof. Dirk Bellstedt, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
Prof. Muthama Muasya, South Africa
Prof. Fernanda Lages, Angola
Dr. Geoffrey Mwachala (Plant Taxonomy (Herbarium Management, Biodiversity Informatics) National Museums of Kenya
Dr. Marc Sosef (Taxonomy, Floras, Historical Bio-geography,Conservation) Meise Botanic Garden, Belgium
Dr. Paul Smith, Botanic Gardens Conservation International, United Kingdom
Dr. Martin Cheek, Kew Gardens, United Kingdom
Dr. Pete Lowry, Missouri Botanic Gardens, United States of America
Kirsty Shaw (Tree Conservation, Ecological Restoration), Botanic Gardens Conservation International, Kenya
Jonathan Timberlake, Independent Botanist, United Kingdom
Pulcherie Bissiengo, Gabon
Aiah Lebbie, Sierra Leone
Gabriel Ameka, Ghana
Jean Michel Onana, Cameroun
Elvire Biye, Cameroun
François Kouame,  Ivory Coast
Fatima Diop, Senegal
Omokafe Ogbogu, Nigeria
Charlotte Bjora (Monocots, Evolution/Speciation, Historical Bio-geography,Conservation)                                                                Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, Norway
Vololoniaina Jeannoda, Madagascar

LOCAL ORGANISING COMMITTEE​   
Prof. Cyprian Katongo (University of Zambia, Chairperson)
Prof. Enala T. Mwase (University of Zambia)
Dr David Chuba  (University of Zambia, Vice-chairperson)
Dr. Langa Tembo (University of Zambia)
Dr. Angela Bwalya (University of Zambia)
Florence Nyirenda (University of Zambia)
Damaseke Chibale (University of Zambia)
Dr. Alfred Sumani (National Science and Technology Council)
Ben Makayi (Department of Science and Technology)
Copperbelt University Representative
Kali Rajan (Mulungushi University)
Ignatius Makumba (Forestry Department)
Graybill Mynkombwe (Zambia Agricultural Research Institute)
Christopher Simoloka (National Institute of Scientific Research)
Ruth Kambalakoko (National Tourism Agency)
Flexon Mizinga (National Museums Board)
Lee-Anne (Image Promotions)
Lari Merret (Mutinondo Wilderness)
Nicholas Wightman (Homegarden)

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT
Prof. Cyprian Katongo
Dr. David Chuba
Dr. Angela Bwalya
Florence C. Nyirenda
Lee-Anne Singh