11 April 2013

Biopesticide Market Opportunities; strategic knowledge sharing and networking event

Organised by:

The Enterprise Europe Network SE UK, Natural Resources Institute and SCI’s BioResources Group

London UK

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This joint event will:

  • provide an opportunity to hear from a range of pest management stakeholders on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the drivers for change in pest management technologies and practices in European agriculture and horticulture
  • bring them together with representatives from companies in different parts of the industry wishing to learn about and exploit new markets for alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides
  • incude a workshop session to hear and discuss in syndicate new technology proposals from a number of companies/organisations 

The event is aimed at stakeholders in the current and new technologies and regulatory aspects of biopesticides and IPM along with the companies engaged in the manufacturing and supply chains that will be affected by changes in legislation, technology and associated farming practices and of course the farmers themselves and representative bodies from the Agricultural Sector.

Participants will be facilitated to make new contacts that might lead to both commercial and technology development partnerships, addressing new markets for biopesticides and other IPM component technologies.


Event Day

Event Schedule
Registration and refreshents
Opening address Professor Andrew Westby, Director, Natural Resources Institute (NRI), University of Greenwich (UoG)
Introduction to Enterprise Europe Network Dr Jeff Pedley, Enterprise Europe Network South East UK (EEN-SE UK), UoG
Biopesticides and IPM Dr Rory Hillocks, European Centre for IPM, NRI, UoG
About the IBMA and market perspectives on Biopesticides David Carey, Executive Director, IBMA
Aspects of Biopesticide regulation Dr Roma Gwynn, Rationale-Biopesticide Strategists
Tea and Coffee Break
Farming with fewer pesticides Stephanie Williamson, Pesticide Action Network
IPM in Orchard Fruits – current perspectives and future needs Professor Jerry Cross, East Malling Research
Short presentations by crop protection companies
Lunch Break
Round table, networking and match-making session
Tea and Coffee Break
Discussion Session
Final conclusions and close
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Venue and Contact

University of Greenwich

University of Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, London, UK.

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Sue Ramsden

Tel: +44 (1634) 883615

Email: S.M.Ramsden@Greenwich.ac.uk

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Exhibition and Sponsorship

An exhibition will take place alongside the conference for companies and related organisations who may wish to exhibit. Please email conferences@soci.org for further information and prices. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.