The 14th IPVE symposium was held in Seoul, South Korea during the period 13-17 May, 2019. The meeting was attended by 135 scientists from 33 countries from around the world. 63 oral presentations were presented in 10 sessions that focused on epidemiology and ecology, modelling, virus evolution, virus-vector interactions, climate change and virus diseases, disease control, diagnostics and surveillance, with one session dedicated to plant virology in East Asia. In addition, 60 posters covering all the above-mentioned areas were also presented. Two Arab scientists attended the meeting, one from Lebanon (Khaled Makkouk), and one from Tunisia (Faten Mansouri).