ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM

Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM 2020, 19-21 October 2020, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

The premier global meeting place for the biocontrol industry prevails despite Covid-19

The year 2020 is the most challenging year in bringing the premier event to the biocontrol industry. We commit to deliver an extremely productive event at the scheduled date despite these circumstances.

We are fully aware that ABIM is even more important to the industry in these challenging times and will facilitate the networking, knowledge exchange and new product opportunities by the traditional means and through incorporating virtual technologies as seen fit. Opportunities for virtual exhibition and sponsorship as well as 1-to-1 and other meeting opportunities are under development.

The ABIM management team and the Congress Center Basel are constantly monitoring the situation and planning arrangements that will optimize the ABIM experience.

To this extent the ABIM organizers are facilitating the most flexible arrangements for booking and cancellation for physical presence. Registrations will be valid for physical and virtual participation. We believe this offers you the confidence to commit to ABIM participation knowing that you will be able to network and exchange via physical presence or virtual technology. 

ABIM is internationally recognised as the unrivalled meeting place for the biocontrol industry. ABIM is the venue at which to discover and unveil new products, to discuss market opportunities, to present new research, to learn about the latest regulatory situation and to liaise with business professionals from all over the world.

During the three days of the 14th ABIM conference and exhibition in 2019, 1227 delegates from 52 countries representing 536 companies and organisations from all over the globe were present and exchanged experiences and obtained information on the latest products and developments on the global market. Two keynote speeches from Urs Niggli and Michael Brownbridge enriched the programme. The programme covered the latest developments in market development, regulatory affairs and novel products for plant protection. The exhibition was as always, at the core of the congress, giving 90 companies excellent visibility.
ABIM 2020 is set to provide even more value to delegates and exhibitors: The new programme will include:

  • 4 training workshops for specialists within your company. They are free of additional cost and will address regulatory topics, patents and IP, sustainable food production and competition law.
  • Highly renowned key note speaker Sally Uren, CEO of ‘Forum for the Future’ will be addressing the role of bioprotection in sustainable food production.
  • A joint session and activities with Bio Protection Global will expand on this and will bring key influencers in the Food Value Chain to the heart of our industry.
  • Excellent facilities for business meetings including ad hoc meeting rooms, plenty of varied casual meeting facilities, 1-to-1 pre-arranged meetings as well as dedicated bookable functional private meeting rooms.
  • The two evening receptions further enhance networking after a productive work day.


Next ABIM at the Congress Center Basel

  • ABIM 2020
    19-21 October
  • ABIM 2021
    18-20 October
  • ABIM 2022
    24-26 October
  • ABIM 2023
    23-25 October

ABIM Meeting App

The ABIM Meeting App is designed to make your visit to Basel for attending ABIM or your Virtual Participation in ABIM as efficient as possible.

Also available are links to the City of Basel Tourist Office and regular news updates from around the event. You can also create a customised schedule for all three days so you do not miss those important meetings or presentations.

So whether you are a first time delegate or a regular attendee; an exhibitor or a speaker; here in person for one day or three or participating in Virtual ABIM for the first time; the ABIM App is designed to help you make the best use of your time at ABIM.

Importantly, the ABIM App also allows you to connect with other delegates with the 1-to-1 meetings facility. This allows you to arrange meetings with fellow delegates, book tables in the 1-to-1 area or you can even decide to meet at any convenient location such as an exhibition booth. Please download and take time to explore the menu, there is more to the App than at first meets the eye.

To access the ABIM App, visit our App page either via smartphone/tablet or on your desktop computer. Alternatively, you can scan the QR code below.

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