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12th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM Basel, Switzerland, 23 - 25 October 2017

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Monday 23 October 2017

From - ToProgramme
07:30Doors open
Parallel meetings
RoomMontrealOsakaSamarkand
09:00 - 10:30IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only)
Will be repeated at 11:00
IBMA Natural and Biochemical Products Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Macrobials, Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
10:30 - 11:00
Foyer
Coffee break
Parallel meetings
RoomMontrealOsakaRio
11:00 - 12:30

IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only)
Repeat of 9:00 session
IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Semiochemicals Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
12:30 - 13:30
Foyer

Lunch break supported by Syngenta Crop Protection AG

13:30 - 14:00 MontrealRegistration for Annual General Meeting - IBMA
Please register early.
14:00 - 16:00 MontrealAnnual General Meeting
IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the IBMA Brussels office.
16:00 - 17:00
Foyer
Coffee break supported by Valent BIOSciences and Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe
17:00 - 17:45 Montreal

Welcome to ABIM 2017

  • Lucius Tamm (ABIM Steering committee): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee.
  • Willem Ravensberg (President IBMA).
  • IBMA Bernard Blum Award Winner - presented by Owen Jones.
  • 2017 Bernard Blum Award Winning presentation.
17:45 - 18:30 Montreal

Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

    Paul Koppert (Koppert Biological Systems):
    50 Years as a company in Biocontrol.

    Timeslot sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems

    18:30 - 20:00
    Foyer

    Aperitif supported by Oro Agri BV

    13:00 - 19:00
    Foyer, Singapore hall and Sydney hall
    Exhibition

    14:00 - 18:00
    Rio

    1-to-1 meetings event
    1-to-1 meetings is supported by Bioline AgroSciences Ltd.
    15:00 - 19:00
    Samarkand, Foyer
    Semi-private meeting rooms

    Tuesday 24 October 2017

    From - toProgramme
    07:30Doors open
    08:30 - 10:00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 1
    Chair: Willem Ravensberg, President IBMA

    EU Regulatory Issues

    • Vlasta Zlof (EPPO: EPPO): Standard for low-risk PPP efficacy.
    • Patrizia Pitton (DG Sante): REFIT of 1107/2009 progress to date.
    • Ulf Heilig and David Cary (IBMA): IBMA strategy for regulation of biocontrol.
    • Patrizia Pitton (DG Sante): Achievements of EU Expert Group for Sustainable Plant Protection.
    Session 1 supported by Cytozyme
    10:00 - 10:30
    Foyer
    Coffee break supported by Exponent International Ltd.
    10:30 - 12:00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 2
    Chair: Vittorio Veronelli, Vice-President IBMA

    Global Regulatory Issues

    • José Carvalho (Knoell Consult): Regional regulatory differences in accounting for advances in biopesticides.
    • Baogen Gu (FAO): FAO Implementation of guidelines for biopesticides.
    • Jeroen Meeussen (OECD BPSG): Outcome of OECD BPSG seminar.
    • Imme Gerke (IDRG): One data package for the whole world.
    Session 2 supported by APC

    12:00 - 13:30
    Foyer

    Lunch break supported by CBC (Europe) s.r.l.
    13:30 - 14:15
    Montreal

    Plenary session 3
    Chair: tba

    Offered Natural and Biochemical Products Professional Group Talks

    • Tim Johnson (Marrone Bio Innovations): Grandevo bioinsecticide: EU registration and biological characterisation.
    • José Angel Talavera (Seipasa): New strategies for biocontrol.
    • Andy Leader (Dow AgroSciences): Inatreq™ Active – a new molecule derived from fermentation.
    • Ilaria Pertot (IOBC): New biopesticide characterisation.

    14:15 - 14:40
    Montreal

    Plenary session 4
    Chair: Cristina Alfaro, Chair Semio-chemicals PG

    Offered Semiochemicals Professional Group Talks

    • Christine Pilz (Pessl Instruments): iScout a new multiple trapping device.
    • Andrea Iodice (CBC Europe): Isonet T – the key for Tuta control.
     

    14:40 - 15:30
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 5
    Chair: Lieselot van der Veken, Chair Macrobials PG

    Offered Macrobials Professional Group Talks

    • Tom Groot (Koppert Biological Systems): Improved predatory mite release system.
    • Ishtaq Rao (Crop Defenders): Problems, current solutions and future steps towards biological control of pepper weevils.
    • Christoph Lehnen (Bee Vectoring Technologies): Delivering biologicals to crops using pollinators.
    • Sébastien Rousselle (Bioline AgroSciences Ltd): Applied genetics and the future of IBCA selection.
    • Felix Wäckers (Biobest Belgium NV): The great outdoors.
    • Minshad Ansari (Bionema): Unique 3 component solution for better performance of EPNs for pest control.
    15:30 - 16:30
    Foyer
    Coffee break supported by Lallemand Plant Care
    16:30 - 18:00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 6
    Chair: Ralf-Udo Ehlers, Treasurer, IBMA

    Initiatives Bringing Biological Tools to the Market

    • Jürgen Köhl (Wageningen): BIOCOMES project deliverables.
    • Krista Coleman (IR4 Initiative): The IR-4 project: Lowering the regulatory hurdles for biopesticides.
    • Kristen Sukalac (EBIC): Bringing biostimulants to the market with new regulations.
    18:00 - 18:30
    Montreal
    Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

    Ulrich Kuhlmann (CABI):
    Uptake of augmentative biological control solutions by extension services in Africa and Asia.

    Timeslot sponsored by BASF Corporation
    18:30 - 19:30
    Foyer
    Aperitif supported by Biobest Belgium NV
    08:00 - 19:00
    Foyer, Singapore hall and Sydney hall
    Exhibition

    09:00 - 18:00
    Rio

    1-to-1 meetings event
    1-to-1 meetings is supported by Bioline AgroSciences Ltd. by Bioline AgroSciences Ltd.

    07:30 - 19:00
    Samarkand, Foyer

    Semi-private meeting rooms

    Wednesday 25 October 2017

    From - ToProgramme
    08:00Doors open
    09:00 - 11:30
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 7
    Chair: David Cary, Executive Director, IBMA

    Innovations Influencing Implementation of Biocontrol

    • Hubertus Paetow (DLG): Innovation and social transformation for agriculture in 2030.
    • Marc Trapman (RIMpro): Optimal timing of the application of biologicals worldwide using advanced models and high resolution virtual weather data.
    • Vittorio Veronelli (CBC Europe): Mating disruption 2.0.
    • Antoine Bonhomme (Bioline AgroSciences): Applied robotics in biocontrol. Example of Trichogramma in row crops and perspectives for the future.
    • Ingeborg Klingen (NIBIO): Smart Crop Project.
    Panel Discussion where above speakers will discuss implementing biocontrol and sustainable agriculture on farm,
    joined by additional panellists:
    • Willem Ravensberg, IBMA
    • Jean-Philippe Azoulay, ECPA
    Session 7 supported by Janssen PMP
    11:30 - 12:30
    Foyer
    Lunch break
    12:30 - 14:00
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 8
    Chair: Matthias von Erffa, Vice-Chair Microbials PG

    Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Talks
    The increasing use of microbial pesticides, and developments in the food value chain.

    • Andrew Brown (IBMA Microbials Chair): Update on Bacillus food contamination issue.
    • Ben Raymond (University of Exeter): A published scientific view of the EFSA opinion on Bacillus.
    • David Cary (IBMA Executive Director): Where to from here? 
    • Maria Isabel Trillas Gay (Biocontrol Technologies): Communication between plants and Trichoderma spp.
    • Birgit Mitter (AIT): Technologies to generate endophyte improved seed.
    • Gisela Brand (Andermatt Biocontrol): The use of baculoviruses in IPM strategies.
    • Mike Dimock (Certis USA): Lifeguard – A new microbial product.
    14:00
    Montreal
    Closing remarks and end of conference
    David Cary and Lucius Tamm
    14:30 - 17:00
    Rio
    Meeting for Bioprotection Global (BPG): Open to Board Members, Executive Committee Members and Executives of Member Associations.
    08:00 - 13:00
    Foyer, Singapore hall and Sydney hall
    Exhibition
    09:00 - 12:00
    Rio
    1-to-1 meetings event
    1-to-1 meetings is supported by Bioline AgroSciences Ltd.
    08:00 - 14:30
    Samarkand, Foyer
    Semi-private meeting rooms

    11th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM Basel, Switzerland, 24 - 26 October 2016

    Monday 24 October 2016

    From - ToProgramme
    07:30Doors open
    Parallel meetings.
    RoomMontrealOsakaSamarkand
    09:00 - 10:30IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only. Will be repeated at 11:00)IBMA Natural and Biochemical Products Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    10:30 - 11:00 FoyerCoffee break sponsored by BASF SE
    Parallel meetings.
    RoomMontrealSydneyRio
    11:00 - 12:30

    IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only. Repeat of 9:00)IBMA Microbial Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Semio-Chemicals (Pheromones) Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    12:30 - 13:30
    Foyer

     

    Lunch break sponsored by Biobest NV

    13:30 - 14:00 MontrealRegistration for Annual General Meeting - IBMA; please register early
    14:00 - 16:00 MontrealAnnual General Meeting
    IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the IBMA Brussels office as observers.
    16:00 - 17:00
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by BASF SE
    17:00 - 17:45 Montreal

    Welcome to ABIM 2016

    17:45 - 18:30 Montreal

    Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address. Timeslot sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems

    18:30 - 20:00
    Foyer

    Aperitif sponsored by Bayer, Crop Science Division

    14:00 - 18:00 Sydney

    1-to-1 meetings event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 meetings is sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    13:00 - 19:00
    Foyer and Singapore
    Exhibition

    Tuesday 25 October 2016

    From - toProgramme
    07:30Doors open
    08:30 - 10:00 Montreal

    Plenary session 1: (Chair: Willem Ravensberg)

    Regulatory Issues

    10:00 - 10:30 MontrealCoffee break sponsored by Monsanto SAS
    10:30 - 12:00 Montreal

    Plenary session 2: (Chair: Vittorio Veronelli)

    Biocontrol regulation: looking for solutions

    12:00 - 13:30 Foyer

    Lunch break sponsored by Oro Agri BV
    13:30 - 14:15 Montreal

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: Charles Vaury)

    Offered Natural and Biochemical Products Talks

    14:15 - 14:40 Montreal

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: Alessandra  Moccia)

    Offered Semio-chemicals Talks

     

    14:40 - 15:30 Montreal

    Plenary Session 5:  (Chair: Lieselot van der Veken)

    Offered Macrobials Talks

    15:30 - 16:30 FoyerCoffee break sponsored by Monsanto SAS
    16:30 - 18:00 Montreal

    Plenary session 6: (Chair: Frank Eyhorn, HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation)

    National Action Plans for Pesticide Reduction: The role of Biocontrol (150.7 KB)

    Panel discussion and public debate

    Reducing pesticide use and risks in agriculture is a joint responsibility of policy makers, farmers, private sector and civil society. Biocontrol approaches and technologies have significantly advanced and can play an important role to achieve this objective. What needs to be done in order to enhance the use of alternative crop protection methods? What can farmers, researchers, biocontrol manufacturers, retailers, consumers and policy makers contribute?

    Panellists:

    • Eva Reinhard, Deputy Director, the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture FOAG
    • Vittorio Veronelli, Vice President, International Biocontrol Manufacturer Association IBMA
    • Manfred Bötsch, Head of Department of Sustainability and Quality Management at MIGROS Switzerland
    • Indira Moreno Echeverri, Pest Management Expert, UTZ Certified / IPM Coalition
    • Cesar Gonzalez, Policy Advisor, Copa/Cogeca
    • Frank Eyhorn, Senior Advisor Sustainable Agriculture, Helvetas (Moderator)

    18:00 - 18:30 Montreal

    Sponsored Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address sponsored by Valent BioSciences / Sumitomo Chemical

    18:30 - 19:30 FoyerAperitif sponsored by DE SANGOSSE

    09:00 - 18:00
    Sydney

    1-to-1 meetings event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 meetings is sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    08:00 - 19:00
    Foyer and Singapore
    Exhibition

    Wednesday 26 October 2016

    From - ToProgramme
    08:00Doors open
    09:00 - 11:00 Montreal

    Plenary Session 7: (Chair: Willem Ravensberg)

    Biocontrol across the globe

    11:00 - 12:00
    Foyer
    Lunch sponsored by CBC (Europe) s.r.l.
    12:00 - 14:00 Montreal

    Plenary Session 8: (Chair: Andrew Brown)

    Microbials Special Session
    The increasing use of microbial pesticides, and developments in the food value chain.

    14:00
    Montreal
    Closing remarks and end of conference.
    David Cary and Lucius Tamm
    14:30 - 17:00
    Rio
    A meeting for Bioprotection Global (BPG) will be convened open to Board Members, Executive Committee Members and Executives of Member Associations.
    09:00 - 14:00
    Sydney
    1-to-1 meetings event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 meetings is sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    08:00 - 13:00
    Foyer and Singapore
    Exhibition

    10th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM Basel, Switzerland, 19 - 21 October 2015

    Monday 19 October 2015

    From - ToProgramme
    Parallel meetings.
    Meeting roomMontrealOsakaSamarkand
    09:00 - 10:30IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only. Will be repeated at 11:00)IBMA Natural and Biochemicals Products Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    10:30 - 11:00Coffee break sponsored by Biobest Belgium NV
    Parallel meetings.
    Meeting roomMontrealSydneyRio
    11:00 - 12:30

    IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only. Repeat of 9:00)IBMA Microbial Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Semio-Chemicals (Pheromones) Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    12:30 - 13:30Lunch break sponsored by BASF Corporation
    13:30 - 14:00Registration for Annual General Meeting - IBMA; please register early
    14:00 - 16:00Annual General Meeting of IBMA in IBMA's 20th anniversary year. IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the IBMA Brussels office as observers.

    16:00 - 17:00Coffee break sponsored by Biobest Belgium NV

    17:00 - 17:45

    Welcome to ABIM 2015 (1.2 MB)

    • Lucius Tamm (ABIM Steering committee): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee.
    • Willem Ravensberg (President IBMA): ABIM's 10th and IBMA's 20th Anniversary address.
    • IBMA Bernard Blum Award Winner to be represented by Owen Jones (judging panel chair)
    • Award Winning presentation
    17:45 - 18:30

    Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address Timeslot sponsored by VALENT BIOSCIENCES Corporation

    18:30 - 20:00

    Anniversary toast to ABIM and IBMA

    Aperitif sponsored by DE SANGOSSE

    Tuesday 20 October 2015

    From - toProgramme
    08:30 - 10:00

    Plenary session 1: (Chair: David Cary)

    Biocontrol – what is the impact?

    10:00 - 10:30Coffee break sponsored by CBC (Europe) s.r.l.
    10:30 - 12:00

    Plenary session 2: (Chair: Willem Ravensberg)

    Regulatory Issues

    12:00 - 13:30Lunch break sponsored by ORO AGRI
    13:30 - 15:30

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: Antoine Bonhomme)

    Biocontrol solutions of microbial origin

    15:30 - 16:30Coffee break sponsored by CBC (Europe) s.r.l.
    16:30 - 17:30

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: David Bernad)

    Biocontrol solutions of Natural and Biochemical Product and Semiochemicals origin

    17:30 - 18:00

    Plenary session 5: (Chair: Lieselot van den Veken)

    Microbials

    18:00 - 18:30

    Sponsored Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems

    18:30 - 19:30Aperitif sponsored by Monsanto SAS

    Wednesday 21 October 2015

    From - ToProgramme
    09:00 - 10:30Plenary Session 6: (Chair: Vittorio Veronelli)

    Biocontrol as a business - Biocontrol as a business – the large, medium and small sized players
    10:30 - 11:00Coffee break sponsored by Bayer CropScience
    11:00 - 12:30Plenary Session 7: (Chair:David Cary)

    Biocontrol as a business – the small players BB Award winner and big and small companies
    12:30 - 13:30Lunch break sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    13:30 - 15:00

    Plenary Session 8: (Chair: Ralf-Udo Ehlers)

    Hot biocontrol issues and lessons learned

    15:00Closing remarks and end of conference. (148.4 KB)
    David Cary and Lucius Tamm

    9th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM in Basel, Switzerland, 20-22 October 2014

    Concurrent Exhibition, 1-to-1 networking event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 is sponsored by Valent BioSciences Corporation

    Monday 20 October 2014

    From - ToProgramme
    Parallel meetings. Seminar A will be repeated at 11.00.
    09.00 - 10.30
    Montreal
    IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar A (IBMA members only)
    09.00 - 10.30
    Osaka
    IBMA Natural and Biochemicals Product Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    09.00 - 10.30
    Samarkand
    IBMA Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    10.30 - 11.00
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by Monsanto BioAG
    Parallel meetings. Seminar B same as Seminar A at 9.00 same day.
    11.00 - 12.30
    Montreal
    IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar B. (Repeat of A) (IBMA members only)
    11.00 - 12.30
    Singapore
    IBMA Microbial Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    11.00 - 12.30
    Rio
    IBMA Semio-Chemicals (Pheromones) Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    12.30 - 13.30
    Foyer
    Lunch break sponsored by BASF SE
    14.00 - 16.00
    Montreal
    Access to the hall from 13.30
    AGM – IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the IBMA Brussels office as observers.
    16.00 - 17.00
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by Monsanto BioAG
    17.00 - 18.30
    Montreal
    Welcome to ABIM 2014
    Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems
    18.30 - 19.30
    Foyer
    Aperitif sponsored by Bayer CropScience

    Tuesday 21 October 2014

    Concurrent Exhibition, 1-to-1 networking event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 is sponsored by Valent BioSciences Corporation

    From - toProgramme
    08.30 - 10.00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 1: (Chair: David Cary)

    Biocontrol - a partner in feeding the world

    10.00 - 10.30
    Foyer

    Coffee break sponsored by DE SANGOSSE S.A.S.
    10.30 - 12.00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 2: (Chair: Willem Ravensberg)

    Regulatory Issues

    12.00 - 13.30
    Foyer   
    Lunch break sponsored by ORO AGRI
    13.30- 14.30
    Montreal

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: Antoine Bonhomme)

    Biocontrol solutions of microbial origin

    14.30 - 15.30
    Montreal

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: David Bernad)

    Biocontrol solutions of Natural Product and Biochemical origin

    15.30 - 16.30
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by DE SANGOSSE S.A.S.
    16.30 - 17.15
    Montreal

    Plenary session 5: (Chair: Lieselot van der Veken)

    Biocontrol solutions of IBCA origin

    17.15 - 18.00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 6: (Chair: Antonella Arcuri)

    Biocontrol solutions of semio-chemical origin

    18.00 - 18.30
    Montreal
    Sponsored Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address sponsored by Biobest
    • Hans Herren (Biovision): Biocontrol in small farming environment in developing countries.
    18.30 - 19.30
    Foyer
    Aperitif sponsored by CBC (Europe) S.r.l.

    Wednesday 22 October 2014

    Concurrent Exhibition, 1-to-1 networking event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 is sponsored by Valent BioSciences Corporation

     

    From - ToProgramme
    09.00 - 10.30
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 7: (Chair: Vittorio Veronelli)

    Biocontrol as a business – Emerging Market Opportunities

    10.30 - 11.00
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems
    11.00 – 12.30
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 8: (Chair: Ralf-Udo Ehlers)

    Market developments and opportunities outside agricultural production for biocontrol

    12.30 – 13.30
    Foyer
    Lunch break sponsored by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
    13.30 - 15.00
    Montreal
    Plenary Session 9: (Chair: David Cary)

    New Technologies: Borderlines in biocontrol
    Panel including Bill Stoneman (BPIA), Lucius Tamm (FiBL), Ralf-Udo Ehlers (IBMA), Jeroen Meeussen (OECD): How are these technological advances greeted in the EU and USA by policymakers, certification bodies and regulators?
    15.00
    Montreal
    Closing remarks and end of conference (179.1 KB).
    David Cary and Lucius Tamm

    8th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM in Basel, Switzerland, 21.23 October 2013

    At the 8th ABIM Conference in Basel, 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 8th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM 2013) was held at the Congress Center Basel, Switzerland on 21-23 October 2013. The meeting is organised in cooperation by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). ABIM 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 three days of the last conference in 2013, over 670 delegates from more than 50 countries, representing more than 320 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, 37 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 in the exhibition hall. In the 7 professional group meetings (access exclusively to IBMA members) key issues of the industry were discussed and strategies common interest were developed.

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM 2013

    Monday 21 October 2013

    From - ToProgramme
    09.00 - 10.25
    Rio
    IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    Parallel meetings
    10.30 - 11.55
    Samarkand
    IBMA Natural Products (Botanicals and Natural Products) Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    10.30 - 11.55
    Osaka
    IBMA Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    12.00 - 13.00Lunch break sponsored by Biobest
    13.00Opening exhibition
    13.00 - 14.30
    Montreal
    Access to the hall from 12.30
    AGM - IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the IBMA Brussels office as observers.
    14.45 - 15.15
    Samarkand
    IBMA Semio-Chemicals (Pheromones) Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
    15.30 -16.45
    Rio
    IBMA Regulatory Affairs Information Seminar (IBMA members only)
    17.30 - 18.30 MontrealWelcome to ABIM 2013
    • Lucius Tamm (FiBL): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee.
    • Willem Ravensberg (President IBMA): Objectives of IBMA and ABIM 2013.
    Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address
    18.30 - 19.30
    Foyer   
    Aperitif sponsored by Bayer CropScience www.bayercropscience.com and www.agraquest.com
    FoyerFrom 13.00 on concurrent exhibition and 1-to-1 networking event. LInk auf die neue Seite 1-to-1 networking legen?

    Tuesday 22 October 2013

    From - ToProgramme
    08.30 - 10.00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 1: (Chair: Willem Ravensberg)

    BioControl, the SUD and the NAPs

    10.00 - 10.30
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by Koppert
    10.30 - 12.00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 2: (Chair: Denise Munday)

    Regulatory Issues

    12.00 - 13.30
    Foyer
    Lunch break sponsored by ORO AGRI
    13.30- 14.30
    Montreal

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: Johannette Klapwijk)

    Biocontrol solutions of IBCA origin

    14.30 - 15.30 Montreal

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: David Bernad)

    Biocontrol solutions of Natural Product origin

    15.30 - 16.30
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by Koppert
    16.30 - 18.00
    Montreal

    Plenary session 5: (Chair: Antoine Bonhomme)

    Biocontrol solutions of microbial origin

    FoyerConcurrent exhibition and 1-to-1 networking event.
    18.00 - 18.30
    Montreal
    Sponsored Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address
    18.30 - 19.30
    Foyer
    Aperitif sponsored by Koppert

    Wednesday 23 October 2013

    From - ToProgramme
    09.00 - 10.30
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 6: (Chair: Bill Dunham)

    Biocontrol as a business – Preparing a package of solutions

    10.30 - 11.00
    Foyer
    Coffee break sponsored by CBC (Europe) S.r.l.
    11.00 – 12.30
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 6 continued: (Chair: Ralf-Udo Ehlers)

    Biocontrol as a business – Partners of the Biocontrol Industry

    Chaired panel question time.
    12.30 – 13.30
    Foyer
    Lunch break sponsored by Syngenta
    13.30 - 15.00
    Montreal

    Plenary Session 7: (Chair: David Cary)

    Perspectives of biocontrol

    FoyerConcurrent exhibition until 14.00 and 1-to-1 networking event.
    15.00
    Montreal
    Closing remarks and end of conference

    7th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) in Lucerne, Switzerland 22th-24th October, 2012

    At the seventh ABIM Conference in Lucerne, 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 7th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM 2012) was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 22th-24th 2012. The meeting is organised in cooperation by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). ABIM 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 three days of the last conference in 2012, over 540 delegates from 50 countries, representing more than 270 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, 41 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 in the exhibition hall. In the 8 professional group meetings (access exclusively to IBMA members) key issues of the industry were discussed and strategies common interest were developed.

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting 2012

    Monday, 22th October, 2012

    From - ToProgramme
    08.00 - 08.55
    Clubroom 8
    IBMA Executive Committee Meeting (IBMA EC members only)
    09.00 - 09.55
    Auditorium
    IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting
    10.00 - 10.55
    Clubrooms
    6-7
    IBMA Natural Products (Botanicals and Natural Products) Professional Group Meeting
    11.00 - 11.55
    Auditorium
    IBMA Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting
    11.00 - 11.55
    Clubrooms
    6-7
    IBMA RAAG Meeting (RAAG Members only)
    12.00 - 13.25
    Clubrooms
    6-7
    IBMA Regulatory Affairs Group Meeting
    13.00 - 13.25
    Auditorium
    IBMA Semio-Chemicals (Pheromones) Professional Group Meeting
    13.25 - 14.25
    Auditorium
    IBMA Pheromone Task Force Group Meeting (Task Force Members only)
    15.00 -15.55
    Clubrooms
    6-7
    IBMA Integrated Pest Management Group Meeting
    16.00 - 17.15
    Auditorium
    AGM – IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the General Secretariat as observers. Access to the auditorium from 15.40.
    17.30 - 18.30
    Auditorium
    Welcome to ABIM 2012
    • Lucius Tamm (FiBL): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee.
    • Owen Jones (President IBMA): Objectives of IBMA and ABIM 2012.
    Koppert  Sponsored Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

    18.30 - 20.30
    Lucerne Hall
    Aperitif sponsored by Koppert Biological Systems

     

     

     

    Tuesday, 23th October, 2012

    From - ToProgramme
    08.30 - 10.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 1: (Chair: Denise Munday)

    Regulatory harmonisation

    10.30 - 12.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 2: (Chair: Owen Jones)

    Industry and farming community experiences

    13.30- 14.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: Willem Ravensberg)

    Biocontrol solutions for unusual crops, soil and seed applications, and as herbicides and nematicides

    14.30 - 15.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: Sergio Franceschini)

    Biocontrol solutions for diseases

    16.30 - 18.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 5: (Chair: Bent Shack Iversen)

    Biocontrol solutions for insects, scale and mites

    Lucerne Hall and Exhibition FoyerConcurrent exhibition and 1-to-1 networking event.
    18.00 - 18.30 Auditorium

    Plenary session 6: (Chair: David Bernad)

    Bayer CropScience Biologics Sponsored Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

    18.30 - 19.30
    Lucerne Hall
    Aperitif sponsored by Bayer CropScience Biologics

     

     

     

    Wednesday, 24th October, 2012

    From - ToProgramme
    09.00 - 10.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary Session 7: (Chair: Vittorio Veronelli)

    Biocontrol as a business

    The business experiences of 4 companies through the eyes of their MD’s or Board Members.
    11.00 – 12.30
    Auditorium
    Plenary Session 7 continued
    Chaired panel question time.
    12.30 – 13.30Lunch break
    13.30 - 15.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary Session 8: (Chair: David Cary)

    Perspectives of biocontrol

    Lucerne Hall and Exhibition FoyerConcurrent exhibition and 1-to-1 networking event
    15.00
    Auditorium
    Closing remarks and end of conference

    6th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) Lucerne, Switzerland 24th-26th October, 2011

    At the 6th 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 6th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2011) was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 24th-26th 2011. The meeting is 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 three days of the last conference in 2011, over 520 delegates representing more than 260 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, 35 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. In the 8 professional group meetings (access exclusively to IBMA members) key issues of the industry were discussed and strategies common interest were developed.

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2011

    Monday, 24th October, 2011

    From - ToProgramme
    08.00 - 10.00
    Clubroom 8
    IBMA Executive Committee Meeting (EC members only)
    10.00 - 12.00
    Clubroom 7
    IBMA Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents (IBCA) Professional Group Meeting
    10.30 - 11.00
    Clubroom 4
    IBMA Semiochemicals Professional Group Meeting
    10.30 - 12.30
    Auditorium
    IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents (MBCA) Professional Group Meeting
    11.30 - 12.30
    Clubroom 4
    IBMA SCLP TASK FORCE Meeting (task force members only)
    12.30 - 13.30
    Clubroom 8
    IBMA Natural Products (excluding Semiochemicals) Professional Group Meeting
    12.30 -13.30
    Clubroom 7
    IBMA Regulatory Group Meeting
    Lunchbreak
    14.00 - 14.45
    Auditorium
    Welcome to ABIM 2011
    14.45 - 16.15
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 1: (Chair: Owen Jones)

    Sustainable Production

    16.15 - 17.15
    Lucerne Hall
    Coffee break.
    IBMA welcomes the 200th member
    17.15 - 19.00
    Auditorium
    AGM – IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request as observers. Entrance to auditorium possible from 16.00 to 17.00.
    17.15 - 19.00
    Lucerne Hall
    Concurrent exhibition, poster session and 1-2-1 networking event.
    19.00 - 20.30Aperitif, offered by IBMA in the Lucerne Hall

    Tuesday, 25th October, 2011

    From - ToProgramme
    08.30 - 10.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 2: (Chair: Ulf Heilig)

    Political and regulatory environment surrounding the implementation of the Sustainable Use Directive+

    10.00 - 10.45
    Lucerne Hall
    Coffee break
    10.45 - 12.00
    Auditorium
    Continuation of plenary session 2:
    Concurrent 1-2-1 session being held.
    Lunch break
    13.00- 15.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: Johanette Klapwijk)

    New products: Macrobials, IPM

    Concurrent 1-2-1 session being held.
    15.30 - 16.30
    Lucerne Hall
    Coffee break
    16.30 - 18.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: Sergio Franceschini)

    New Products: Microbials

    Concurrent 1-2-1 session being held.
    18.30 - 19.45 Lucerne HallHappy Hour offered by AgraQuest

    Wednesday, 26th October, 2011

    From - ToProgramme
    09.00 - 10.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary Session 5: (Chair Antonella Arcuri)

    Semiochemicals and Natural Substances

    Concurrent 1-2-1 session being held.
    10.30 - 11.30
    Lucerne Hall
    Coffee break

    11.30 – 13.00
    Auditorium   

    Plenary Session 6: (Chair David Cary)

    From Screening to Field Application and Country Centered Bio-Control (India)

    Concurrent 1-2-1 session being held.
    13.00 – 13.15
    Auditorium
    Closing Remarks Lucius Tamm and David Cary
    13.45 – 16.00
    Auditorium
    IBMA IPM working group meeting

    5th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) Lucerne, Switzerland October 25-26, 2010

    At the fifth 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 5th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2010) was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 25th-26th 2010. The meeting is 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 last conference in 2010, over 480 delegates representing more than 260 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, 32 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. In the 6 professional group meetings (access exclusively to IBMA members) key issues of the industry were discussed and strategies common interest were developed.

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2010

    Sunday, October 24, 2010

    From - ToProgramme
    16.00 - 16.30
    Clubroom 8
    IBMA 2010+ meeting (Sunday) (Organisation 2010+ members only)
    17.00 - 19.00
    Clubroom 8
    IBMA ECM meeting (Sunday) (ECM members only)

     

     

    Monday, October 25, 2010

    From - ToProgramme
    08.00 - 10.00
    Clubroom 8
    IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents (MBCA) Professional Group Meeting
    9.00 - 10.00
    Clubroom 3
    IBMA Semiochemicals Professional Group Meeting
    10.00 - 11.30
    Clubrooms 7
    IBMA Integrated Pest Management Working Group Meeting
    10.00 - 12.30
    Clubrooms 8
    IBMA Semiochemicals TASK FORCE Meeting (task force members only)
    11.30 - 12.30
    Clubroom 5
    IBMA Natural and Biochemical Products (excluding Semiochemicals) Professional Group Meeting
    11.30 - 12.30
    Clubroom 6
    IBMA Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents (IBCA) Professional Group Meeting
    13.30 - 13.45
    Auditorium
    Welcome to ABIM 2010
    • Denise Munday (President IBMA): Objectives of IBMA and ABIM 2010
    • Lucius Tamm (FiBL): Welcome on behalf of the organizing committee
    13.45 - 15.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 1: (Chair: Denise Munday)

    New developments in regulation and policy

    Podium/Question Time
    15.00 - 15.45
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 2: (Chair: Bernhard Blum)

    Market development opportunities and threats for biocontrol

    15.45 - 16.45Coffee break in the Lucerne Hall
    16.45 - 18.45
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: David Cary)

    Gaps and new market opportunities

    19.00 - 20.30Apéritif, offered by IBMA in the Lucerne Hall

    Tuesday, October 26, 2010

    From - ToProgramme
    08.00 - 10.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: Sergio Franceschini)

    New Products: Microbials

    10.00 - 10.30Coffee break in the Lucerne Hall
    10.30 - 12.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 5: (Chair: Johanette Klapwijk)

    New products: Macrobials, Botanicals, Natural Substances and Semiochemicals

    12.00 - 13.30Exhibition in the Lucerne Hall
    13.30 - 15.30
    Auditorium
    IBMA Annual General Assembly Meeting

    Poster presented at ABIM 2010

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

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2009

    Monday, 19th of October 2009

    From - ToProgramme
    08.00 - 10.30IBMA Executive Committee Meeting
    11.00 - 12.30IBMA Working Group Meetings
    14.00 - 14.15

    Welcome

    • 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 - 17.00Coffee break
    17.00 - 19.00

    Plenary session 3: (Chair: Owen Jones)

    Successful Integration of Biocontrol Products into IPM (Case Studies)

    19.15Apéritif, offered by IBMA

    Tuesday, 20st of October 2009

    From - ToProgramme
    08.30 - 10.00

    Plenary session 4: (Chair: Sergio Franceschini)

    New Products: Microbials and Macrobials

    10.00 - 10.30Coffee break
    10.30 - 12.00

    Plenary session 5: (Chair: David Bernad)

    New products: Botanicals, natural substances and Semiochemicals

    12.00 - 13.30Exhibition
    13.30 - 15.30IBMA Annual General Assembly Meeting (Auditorium)

    Poster presented at ABIM

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

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2008

    Monday, 20th of October 2008

     

    From - ToProgramme
    13.00 - 13.15Welcome
    • 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)

    Macrobials

    17.30 - 19.30Meetings of professional groups of IBMA
    19.30Apéritif, offered by IBMA

     

     

     

    Tuesday, 21st of October 2008

    From - ToProgramme
    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

    13.30Auditorium
    IBMA Annual General Assembly Meeting

    Poster presented at ABIM

    2nd Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) Lucerne, Switzerland October 22nd-23rd, 2007

    At the ABIM-Lucerne Conference, the prime international meeting of the biocontrol industry, a southern German biocontrol company presented a natural antagonist for the dreaded fireblight. It is an alternative to the controversial antibiotic streptomycin.

    (Lucerne, 22.10.2007) The 2nd Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting in Lucerne (ABIM-Lucerne Conference) witnessed the presentation of a natural antagonist of fireblight. It is a fungal preparation (Aureobasidium pullulans). In Germany, the new product, «Blossom-Protect» produced by the company «Bio-Protect», was found to be highly effective against fireblight and considerably more environmentally friendly than the controversial antibiotic streptomycin. «Bio-Protect», based in the Lake Constance region, is characteristic of a rapidly growing industry, developing innovative and ecologically sound, organic alternatives to synthetic pesticides.

    The biological pest and disease control industry held its second meeting in Lucerne. 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.

    In cooperation with the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association IBMA, the umbrella association of the biocontrol industry, held its 2nd Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting on 22–23 October at the KKL Culture and Convention Centre Lucerne. More than 300 participants from all over the globe exchanged experience and obtained information on the latest products and developments on the world market.

    Questions concerning the licensing of biocontrol products were discussed and the US, South-East Asian, Indian and European markets analysed.

    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.

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2007

    22nd of October 2007

    From - ToProgramme
    09.00 - 13.00
    Congress Foyer
    Auditorium Foyer
    Setting up stands and posters
    13.00 - 13.10
    Auditorium
    Welcome (Chair: Lucius Tamm)
    • Denise Munday (President IBMA): Objectives of IBMA and ABIM 2007
    • Lucius Tamm (FiBL): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee
    13.10 - 14.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 1 (Chair: Michel Guillon)

    New developments in regulation and policy

    Coffee break
    Congress Foyer
    14.30 - 16.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 2 (Chair: Bernard Blum)

    Market developments for biocontrol

    16.00 - 17.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 3 (Chair: Karel Bolckmans)

    Macrobials

    17.30 - 19.30
    Radisson SAS Hotel
    Conference rooms

    Meetings of National IBMA Associations

    • IBMA Italy (Chair: Roberto Kron Morelli)
    • IBMA UK (Chair: NN)
    • IBMA France (Chair: NN)
    • IBMA/IVB Germany, Switzerland, Austria (Chair: Hubertus Kleeberg)
    • Further National IBMA Associations (Chair: NN)
    19.30 - 21.00
    Apéritif at the lake's waterfront on board of „MS Europa“
    Apéritif, offered by IBMA

     

     

     

    23rd of October 2007

    From - ToProgramme
    08.30 - 10.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 4 (Chair: Willem Ravensberg)

    Microbials

    Coffee break
    Congress Foyer
    11.00 - 12.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 5 (Chair: Owen Jones)

    Botanicals, natural substances and semiochemicals

    Lunch Break
    13.30 - 17.00
    Auditorium   
    IBMA Annual General Assembly Meeting

    Poster presented at ABIM

    1st Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM) Lucerne, Switzerland October 23rd-24th, 2006

    The 1st Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2006) was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 23rd-24th 2006. With the sponsorship of the European Commission, the meeting was organised 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.

    During the two days of the conference, over 200 delegates representing more than 170 companies and organisations presented their activities and discussed new products and trends in the market. The vast majority of company representatives stated that they were highly satisfied with the outcome (scientific quality of presentations and business opportunities) of the conference.

    In the scientific programme, 38 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.

    Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne 2006

    23rd of October 2006

     

    From - ToProgramme
    09.00 - 13.00
    Congress Foyer
    Auditorium Foyer
    Setting up stands and posters
    13.00 - 13.30
    Auditorium
    Welcome (Chair: Lucius Tamm)
    13.30 - 14.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 1 (Chair: Michel Guillon)

    New developments in regulation and policy development

    Coffee break
    Congress Foyer
    15.00 - 16.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 2 (Chair: Bernard Blum)

    New market developments

    16.00 - 17.00
    Auditorium
    Plenary session 3 (chair: Richard Great Rex)
    Macrobials
    17.30 - 19.30
    Auditorium
    Annual General Assembly Meeting of IBMA
    Aperitif
    Congress Foyer

     

     

     

    24th of October 2006

     

    From - ToProgramme
    08.30 - 09.30
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 4 (Chair: Guido Sterk)

    Microbials

    Coffee break
    Congress Foyer
    10.00 - 12.00
    Auditorium

    Plenary session 5 (Chair: Hubertus Kleeberg)

    Botanicals, natural substances and semiochemicals

    Lunch Break
    13.30 - 15.00
    Club Rooms 3-6
    Parallel sessions:
    Meetings of national IBMA-organisations
    • Club Room 4: IBMA Italy (Chair: Roberto Kron-Morelli)
    • Club Room 3: IBMA UK (Chair: Melvyn Fidgett)
    • Club Room 5: IBMA France (Chair: Jean Parat)
    • Club Room 6: IVB Germany (Chair: Hubertus Kleeberg)
    Auditorium

    Sustaining the long term efficacy of Cydia pomonella granulovirus (CpGV) products: European research to overcome CpGV resistance (Chair: Annegret Schmitt)

    15.30 – 18.30
    Auditorium
    Workshop REBECA (Chair: Ulf Heilig)
    • Ralf-Udo Ehlers: The policy support action REBECA

     

     

     

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