Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2008

The third ABIM-Lucerne Conference, the premier international meeting of the biocontrol industry, presented novel and safe biological crop protection products and discussed new trends in the global market.

(Lucerne, 21.10.2008) The 3rd Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2008) was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 20th-21st 2008. Sponsored by the European Commission, the meeting was organised jointly by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). ABIM-Lucerne provides an annual meeting place specifically adapted to the needs of the biocontrol industry.

Plant protection with natural and biological systems allows for the sustainable production of healthy foods while refraining from the use of chemical pesticides. The biocontrol industry is based on many years of research and development.

During the two days of the conference, over 340 delegates representing more than 200 companies and organisations from all over the globe exchanged experience and obtained information on the latest products and developments on the world market. The vast majority of company representatives stated that they were highly satisfied with the outcome of the conference.

In the scientific programme, 28 presentations covered the latest developments in market development, regulatory affairs and novel products for plant protection. In addition to the presentation, information was at display in stands and posters.

ABIM-Lucerne is sponsored by EU Agriculture Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel (DG-Agri), the EU Enterprise Commissioner (DG-Enterprise), the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture (FOAG) and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) as well as by the city of Lucerne.

3rd Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) Lucerne, Switzerland October 20th-21st, 2008

Monday, 20th of October 2008

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13.00 - 13.15


  • Denise Munday (President IBMA): Objectives of IBMA and ABIM 2008
  • Lucius Tamm (FiBL): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee

13.15 - 14.15

Plenary session 1: (Chair: Rüdiger Hauschild)
New developments in regulation and policy

Coffee break

14.45 - 16.00

Plenary session 2: (Chair: Owen Jones)
Market developments for Biocontrol

16.00 - 17.00

Plenary session 3: (Chair: Richard GreatRex)

17.30 - 19.30

Meetings of professional groups of IBMA


Apéritif, offered by IBMA

Tuesday, 21st of October 2008

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08.30 - 10.00

Plenary session 4: (Chair: Sergio Franceschini)
Microbials (Part 1)

Coffee break

10.30 - 12.00

Plenary session 5: (Chair: Denise Munday)
Microbials (Part 2)

Botanicals, natural substances and Semiochemicals


IBMA Annual General Assembly Meeting

Poster presented at ABIM

Sponsors ABIM Lucerne 2008

The Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2008) was sponsored by the following organisations:

Logo Luzern

City of Lucerne


European Commission
(European Commissioner for Agriculture and
Rural Development)
Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General /
Promotion of SMEs' competitiveness


International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association

Logo FiBL

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture

Logo GAB

GAB Consulting GmbH
GAB Consulting, Your Partner for Registration of Microbials and Bio-Control Agents in Euro

Logo CBC (EUROPE) Ltd. Biocontrol Division - SHINETSU Pheromones

CBC (EUROPE) Ltd. Biocontrol Division - SHINETSU Pheromones

Logo Eureka

Eureka Office Switzerland
Federal Office for Professional Education and Technology OPET




Articles published by New Ag International english & spanish editions

  • Plant Protection Corner: The growing world of Biological Crop Protection met at the ABIM Congress in Lucerne, by M. Loison.
    Completo informe sobre las principales novedades técnicas y de negocios recopiladas durante el principal encuentro de la industria de la protección biológica de los cultivos: ABIM Lucerna 2007.

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