Dear colleagues,

The 12th Symposium on Poultry Genetics from November 8 to 10, 2023 in Hanover was very successful.
We had excellent talks in the sessions and many very good poster presentations. There were very inspiring discussions in and between the sessions and I think you all exchanged research ideas, refreshed old contacts and made new ones.
I would like to thank you all for your active participation and hope you will remember the 12th ESPG 2023 with joy.

I would also like to thank our sponsors once again, the European Federation of WPSA, The Dutch Foundation for Promoting Poultry Science and the industry partners Lohmann Breeders, Aviagen and Hendrix Genetics as well as the MDPI Journal Poultry. They have contributed significantly to the fact that we were able to hold the symposium in such a pleasant atmosphere.

I would also like to thank all members of the Scientific Committee for their essential support in preparing the meeting.

I wish you all the best, all success in your work, and that the terrible crises in the world may stop and we all live together peacefully.

I hope you will put the 13th European Symposium on Poultry Genetics on your agenda and I look forward to seeing you in 2025.

Best regards
Steffen Weigend
(Chair of Working Group 3 “Breeding and Genetics”)

You can download the Proceeding of the conference 2023 here.