Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2009

At the fourth ABIM-Lucerne Conference, the prime international meeting of the biocontrol industry, novel and safe biological crop protection products have been presented and new trends in the global market were discussed.

The 4th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2009) was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 19th-20th 2009. With the support of the European Commission, the meeting was organised in cooperation 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 350 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, 25 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 in the exhibition hall.

4th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) Lucerne, Switzerland October 19th-20st, 2009

Monday, 19th of October 2009

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08.00 - 10.30

IBMA Executive Committee Meeting

11.00 - 12.30

IBMA Working Group Meetings

14.00 - 14.15


  • Denise Munday (President IBMA): Objectives of IBMA and ABIM 2009
  • Lucius Tamm (FiBL): Welcome on behalf of the organizing committee

14.15 - 15.15

Plenary session 1: (Chair: Bernard Blum)
New developments in regulation and policy

15.15 - 16.30

Plenary session 2: (Chair: Vittorio Veronelli)
Market developments for Biocontrol

16.30 - 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 - 19.00

Plenary session 3: (Chair: Owen Jones)
Successful Integration of Biocontrol Products into IPM (Case Studies)


Apéritif, offered by IBMA

Tuesday, 20st of October 2009

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08.30 - 10.00

Plenary session 4: (Chair: Sergio Franceschini)
New Products: Microbials and Macrobials

10.00 - 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 - 12.00

Plenary session 5: (Chair: David Bernad)
New products: Botanicals, natural substances and Semiochemicals

12.00 - 13.30


13.30 - 15.30

IBMA Annual General Assembly Meeting (Auditorium)

Poster presented at ABIM

Sponsors ABIM Lucerne 2009

The Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2009) 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


AgraQuest Inc.

Logo SGS

SGS Group Management Ltd.



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

CBC (EUROPE) Ltd. Biocontrol Division - SHINETSU Pheromones

Logo GAB

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

4th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting


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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