ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

ABIM 2016: 24-26 October

ABIM is the premier global meeting for the biocontrol industry and is internationally recognised as the global platform for the industry to network, discover and unveil new products, market opportunities and research areas. But as well as promoting biocontrol and networking it is the platform to liaise with and inform policy makers and regulators of the specific needs of our unique growth industry.

During the three days of the 10th anniversary conference, over 800 delegates from 47 countries representing 394 companies and organisations from all over the globe were present and exchanged experiences and obtained information on the latest products and developments on the world market. In the scientific programme, 43 presentations covered the latest developments in market development, regulatory affairs and novel products for plant protection. The exhibition was at the core of the conference, giving companies excellent visibility. The vast majority of company representatives present at ABIM 2015 stated that they were highly satisfied with the outcome of the conference.

Highlights of ABIM 2016

Thilivhali Nepfumbada

Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address Thilivhali Nepfumbada
Opportunities to register biological products in South Africa.

Mr Thilivhali Ronald Nepfumbada has received his Msc Agric (Crop Science- 2000) from University of Kwazulu Natal, preceded by Bsc Agric (Crop Science - 1995) from University of Venda in South Africa. He works an Agricultural Management Advisor in the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (South Africa) from November 2008 to date (Pretoria). Mr. Nepfumbada heads a section responsible for agricultural remedies (pesticides, biological products, plant growth regulators and wood preservatives etc.) registrations in South Africa.His other roles were at Bayer Cropscience working as Product Development Specialist from January 2003 – April 2008, Aventis Cropscience as Research Scientist – January 2001 – December 2002, Rhone Poulenc Agrichem as Field Research Scientist – August 1998 – December 2000. The duties involved conducting early field screening research regarding newly developed plant protection products. Mr Nepfumbada also served as the secretary of the University of Venda Agricultural Alumni Association (UAAA) from 2006 to 2009 and as the Chairperson of the association from 2009 to 2012.
Mr Nepfumbada is married to Ms Selina Nepfumbada and they are blessed with one 13 year old daughter (Rendani).

Tuesday, 18:00, Hall Montreal

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Next ABIM at the Congress Center Basel

  • ABIM 2016
    24-26 October
  • ABIM 2017
    23-25 October
  • ABIM 2018
    22-24 October
  • ABIM 2019
    21-23 October
  • ABIM 2020
    19-21 October
  • ABIM 2021
    18-20 October

Partners / Special support

Basel Landschaft

Gold Sponsors

Logo Stokton AG

Bronze Sponsors

GAB Consulting GmbH
Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH
W.Neudorff GmbH KG
Marrone Bio Innovations