About WoodFungi Conference

The First International WoodFungi Conference was a huge success!


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The First International WoodFungi Conference was dedicated to wood fungi or lignicolous mushrooms. WoodFungi took place in June of 2018 in Ghent, Belgium.

You wanted to exchange ideas and compare practical solutions to common problems, find answers to long lingering questions, share some wisdom and enjoy recognition.

We realized your dream: our anniversary year 2018 was the perfect occasion to organize the WoodFungi Conference, the first international conference dedicated to the cultivation of  lignicolous fungi.

Why was this conference different?

We hosted a diverse group of speakers presenting pragmatic advice, we offered networking opportunities and a fantastic setting, right in the center of the city of Ghent, Belgium. You brought your insight, your observations and your know-how.

Together, the speakers had more than 500 years of practical experience. You learned about cultivation from other cultivators. It was truly a growers conference.

You visited Inagro and Devroe, two industry giants and a brewery, Brouwerij Rodenbach.  And to balance culture, we offered two mycelium material exhibitions.

Special program for your partner

The accompanying persons’ program included a visit to Ghent with its incredibly rich history and Bruges, home to no less than three world heritage sites.


“Wood Fungi like the Shiitake and King Oyster are undervalued in Europe and the US.
I see it as part of my mission to put them in the spotlight.”
Magda Verfaillie, Mycelia, Belgium