ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM

Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM 2019, 21 ─ 23 October 2019, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

ABIM is internationally recognised as the unrivalled meeting place for the biocontrol industry.

During the three days of the 14th conference, 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 world market. Two keynote speeches enriched the programme. The scientific programme with 8 sessions with 35 presentations covered the latest developments in market development, regulatory affairs and novel products for plant protection. The exhibition was at the core of the congress, giving 90 companies excellent visibility.

Keynote speakers ABIM 2019

Michael Brownbridge PhD, Former Research Director, Vineland Research and Innovation

Michael Brownbridge joined Vineland in 2009 as Research Director, Horticultural Production Systems. He leads a research team in biocontrol and IPM systems for greenhouse floriculture, nursery and landscape horticulture in addition to developing sustainable lawn turf management techniques for the industry. With a Ph.D. from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, Michael’s post-doctoral research experience spans the Ben Gurion University, Israel, the International Centre of Insect Physiology & Ecology, Kenya and the University of Vermont where he was promoted to Research Associate Professor. In 2005, he joined AgResearch, New Zealand where his work was primarily focused in pastoral and plantation forest pest management.

Urs Niggli (Prof. Dr. Dr. hc.) Director General, Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Frick, Switzerland

Since 1990, Professor Dr. Urs Niggli has been Director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland, with 190 scientific and technical employees. He is an honorary professor at the University of Kassel, Germany, where he teaches the principle of organic agriculture, organic farming policy and research strategy in the EU. His research focus and responsibilities has included biological, physical and chemical weed control in horticultural crops, weed physiology, biology, dynamics and competition. His professional background incldes an MSc and PhD in plant production, ETH Zurich. Professor Niggli serves on boards of national and international committees for research, agro-ecology, sustainability, and organic farming.

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 as efficient as possible. Within one easy to access guide, you can see the programme, delegates list, exhibitors and information and links to our important sponsors.

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 for one day or all three; the ABIM App is designed to help you make 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.

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