ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting


Monday 23 October 2017

From - ToProgramme
07:30Doors open
Parallel meetings
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
Parallel meetings
11:00 - 12:30

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

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
AGM - IBMA: IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the IBMA Brussels office.
16:00 - 17:00
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 to be represented by Owen Jones
  • 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

    Aperitif supported by Oro Agri BV

    14:00 - 18:00
    San Francisco

    1-to-1 meetings event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 meetings is supported by Bioline AgroSciences Ltd.
    13:00 - 19:00 Foyer, Singapore hall and Sydney hall Exhibition

    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.
    • TBA (DG Sante): REFIT of 1107/2009 Progress to date.
    • Ulf Heilig and David Cary (IBMA): IBMA Strategy for regulation of biocontrol.
    • TBA (DG Sante): Achievements of EU Expert Group for Sustainable Plant Protection.
    Session 1 supported by Cytozyme
    10:00 - 10:30
    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.
    • TBA (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.

    12:00 - 13:30

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

    Plenary session 3
    Chair: Charles Vaury, Chair Natural and Biochemical Products PG

    Offered Natural and Biochemical Products Talks


    14:15 - 14:40 Montreal

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

    Offered Semio-chemicals Talks


    14:40 - 15:30 Montreal

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

    Offered Macrobials Talks

    15:30 - 16:30 FoyerCoffee break supported by Lallemand Plant Care
    16:30 - 18:00 Montreal

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

    Initiatives bringing Biocontrol tools to the market

    •  Jürgen Köhl (Wageningen): BIOCOMES Project Deliverables.
    • Michael Braverman (IR4 Initiative)
    • ASEAN Initiative or LATAM Initiative
    18:00 - 18:30
    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 FoyerAperitif supported by Biobest Belgium NV

    09:00 - 18:00
    San Francisco

    1-to-1 meetings event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 meetings is supported by Bioline AgroSciences Ltd.
    08:00 - 19:00
    Foyer, Singapore hall and Sydney hall

    Wednesday 25 October 2017

    From - ToProgramme
    08:00Doors open
    09:00 - 11:00 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: Big data for use with biologicals / virtual weather stations.
    • Antoine Bonhomme (Bioline AgroSciences): TBA.
    • 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
    11:30 - 12:30
    Lunch break
    12:30 - 14:00 Montreal

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

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

    •  Offered Microbials Talks to be advised
    • 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? 
    Closing remarks and end of conference
    David Cary and Lucius Tamm
    14:30 - 17:00
    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
    San Francisco
    1-to-1 meetings event and semi-private meeting rooms.
    1-to-1 meetings is supported by Bioline AgroSciences Ltd.
    08:00 - 13:00
    Foyer, Singapore hall and Sydney hall

    Offered Oral Presentations

    The ABIM Steering Committee encourages “Offered Oral Presentations”. There are sessions especially established to accommodate these talks in a structured way. We are requesting these talks be provided initially to Isabelle Pinzauti Babrzyński and IBMA Professional Group Heads prior to 9 June 2017.

    Please detail the name of the speaker, company or institution, title and topic, relevant session and a short 10 – 20 word summary of the proposed talk.
    Topics are 1. Semiochemicals, 2. Natural and Biochemical Products, 3. Microbials and 4. Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents.
    Talks should reflect new products, applications, production, testing, etc. and have an interest to registrants at ABIM 2017. Proposed talks will be assessed initially within the IBMA Professional Group Steering Committees and later the ABIM Steering Group as to suitability for the ABIM 2017 programme. Speakers will be advised in time to arrange early bird registration as offered talks require the speaker to register separately for the event.

    While no scientific proceedings are published, presentations will be made available as pdf files on the ABIM website immediately after the conference and will stay available in the publicly accessible archive.

    Partners / Special support

    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