About WoodFungi Conference

Introducing the First International WoodFungi Conference

The First International WoodFungi Conference is dedicated to wood fungi or lignicolous mushrooms. WoodFungi is taking place in 2018 in Ghent, Belgium! 

For decades, our mission has been to work hard to improve the cultivation quality of wood-loving fungi. Now it’s your time!

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

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

Why is this conference different?

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

Together, the speakers have more than 500 years of practical experience. You will learn about cultivation from other cultivators. It is truly a growers conference. Of course, expect cutting edge technology in wood fungi cultivation.

Enjoy the visits to Inagro and Devroe, two industry giants. No visit to Belgium, home of the world’s best beers, would be complete without a visit to a brewery, in our case, Brouwerij Rodenbach!  And to balance culture, we offer two mycelium material exhibitions.

The new generation of university students is encouraged to participate – they are the future voice of our exciting and ever expanding industry!

Special program for your partner

The accompanying persons’ program includes 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