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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

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

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

  • Keynote Address: Jim Jones (US EPA): Support for Biopesticides in Modern Agriculture.
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

  • Jeremy Pinte (DG Sante): EC Reg 1107/2009 Refit.
  • Ingrid Becks (Ctgb, NL): Sustainable plant protection: experiences in the Netherlands.
  • Jeremy Pinte (DG Sante): AIR4 reviews for potential low-risk active substances.
  • David Cary (IBMA) and Rio Praaning (PA Europe): Low risk bioprotection products: contribution, progress and hurdles.
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

  • Martin Brink (Center for Genetic Resources, WUR, NL): Update on Nagoya protocol and ABS in the EU.
  • Johannette Klapwijk (Koppert Biological Systems): ABS Experience from industry.
  • Keith Jones (BPIA): US regulatory challenges and progress.
  • Roma Gwynn (Rationale): FAO innovative developments in regulating biocontrol products.

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

  • Nicolas Cock Duque (Ecoflora Agro): Ecoflora Agro botanical biocontrol solutions – a paradigm shifting solution for sustainable crop protection.
  • S. Balaji (E.I.D. Parry): Biocontrol of grape pests using Neemazal.
  • Moshe Reuveni (Stockton Israel Ltd.): Botanical biopesticides on disease management in conventional programmes.
  • Owen Jones (Lisk and Jones Consultants): Novel insecticidal soap – an old dog with new tricks.

14:15 - 14:40 Montreal

Plenary session 4: (Chair: Alessandra  Moccia)

Offered Semio-chemicals Talks

  • Matej Štefančič (Efos/Trapview): Automated pest monitoring – increased efficiency, self-cleaning traps and re-defined pest population forecasting.
  • Vittorio Veronelli (CBC Europe): Mating Disruption – back to the future.
 

14:40 - 15:30 Montreal

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

Offered Macrobials Talks

  • Ralf-Udo Ehlers (eNema): Genetic improvement of biocontrol nematodes.
  • Lerzan Erkilic (Biyotar): Mealybug biological control on grapes in Turkey.
  • Enric Vila (Agrobio): Prey mites as an innovative strategy for biological control.
  • Felix Wäckers (Biobest): Turning ants from foes to friends.
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

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

  • Thilivhali Nepfumbada (Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa): Opportunities to register biological products in South Africa.
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

  • Rajpal Yadav (WHO): Biocontrol and WHO/FAO.
  • Ketan Mehta (PMFAI): Biocontrol in India.
  • Tetsuo Wada (Arysta Life Science): Biocontrol in Japan.
  • Pedro Faria Jnr. (ABC Bio): Biocontrol in Brazil.
  • Tom Mason (Dudutech): Biocontrol in Africa.
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.

  • Rick Melnick (Valent BioScience): An Update on the EFSA Bt Opinion and the Role of Microbials in Sustainable Agriculture
  • Friederike Trognitz (AIT): The microbiome and its implications for microbial biocontrol.
  • Lucius Tamm (FiBL): Market analysis and overview of the impact of changes to EU Organic legislation.
  • Amy Roberts (TSG): FDA Food Modernisation Act.
  • Cesar Gonzalez (Copa and Cogeca): Farmers and Microbials – Uses and needs.
  • Andrew Brown (BASF): Use of biological control to manage fungicide resistance management.
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

  • 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.
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.
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

 

 

 

Partners / Special support

Basel
Basel Landschaft

Silver Sponsors

Logo Knoell
Logo Lallemand
Exponent International Ltd.
 

Bronze Sponsors

GAB Consulting GmbH
W.Neudorff GmbH KG
Agrauxine - Lesaffre Plant Care
Andermatt Biocontrol
Logo De Sangosse
Logo Certis USA
Logo eurofins