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
Coffee 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 presented 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

    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
    Coffee break supported by Exponent International Ltd.
    10:30 - 12:00

    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.

    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

    • Julie Versman (Marrone BioInnovations): Grandevo registration in EU.
    • José Angel Talavera (Seipasa): New strategies for biocontrol.
    • Angel Martín Mareno (Dow Agrosciences): New molecule from fermentation product.
    • Ilaria Pertot (IOBC): New biopesticide characterisation.

    14:15 - 14:40

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

    Offered Semio-chemicals 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

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

    Offered Macrobials Talks

    • Tom Groot (Koppert Biological Systems): Improved predatory mite release system.
    • Ishtaq Rao (Crop Defenders): Problem, 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
    Coffee break supported by Lallemand Plant Care
    16:30 - 18:00

    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
    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
    Aperitif 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

    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.
    • Vittorio Veronelli (CBC Europe): Mating disruption 2.0.
    • 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

    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.

    • 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.
    • Philip Kessler (Andermatt Biocontrol): The use of baculoviruses in IPM strategies.
    • Mike Dimock (Certis USA): Lifeguard – A new microbial product.
    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 - 12:00
    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