The 2019 IBO Advisory Board meeting took place 13-15 Nov 2019 at the International Garden Hotel, Narita / Japan. We had productive discussions about the submitted proposals, some of which will lead to proposals at the Annual General Assembly 2020. The minutes of this meeting, incl. all proposals and presentations, will be sent to IBO members in December 2019. We are especially grateful to our sponsors and organizers for a memorable (both visually and gustatory) night out at the Tokyo Sky Tree!