ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM

22 ─ 24 October 2018, Congress Center Basel, Switzerland

As an unrivalled meeting place for the biocontrol industry, ABIM is internationally recognised as 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 fellow professionals from all over the world.

During the three days of the 2017 conference, a record number of 1046 delegates from 54 countries representing 511 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.

ABIM 2018 is set to grow further and this year includes:

  • A new and enlarged exhibition area to accommodate the growing demand for space
  • More places and opportunities to meet with fellow ABIM delegates
  • An improved 1 to 1 facility to help connect with potential new partners

Our keynote speakers this year will be

  • Monday Hans Dreyer, Director Plant Production and Protection Division – FAO
  • Tuesday Russell Blair, CEO, Andermatt USA.

We look forward to welcoming you to Basel in October

Dr Hans Dreyer, Director of the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) of the FAO

Hans Dreyer is the Director of the Plant Production and Protection Division (AGP) of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. He is a Swiss national and holds a PhD in Plant Protection from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Prior to joining FAO in 2016 he worked with the Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture where he was responsible for the Plant Health, Varieties and Seed sector and also acted as the Head of the Swiss National Plant Protection Organization. He has over 15 years of working experience in development cooperation and spent several years in development projects in Latin America and Africa.

Russel Blair, CEO of Andermatt USA

An industry veteran, Blair has previously performed various global product development, product management, marketing management and sales roles with both start-ups and large multinational organizations.
Most recently, Blair comes to Andermatt USA from Verizon, where he was AgTech product development lead in the global IoT products and solutions group.
In addition to 20+ years’ experience in agribusiness, Russell has also been a faculty member at Rutgers University and Temple University, where he taught and performed research in sustainable agricultural production.
He has been an invited speaker at many universities, and holds Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees with highest honors from Rutgers University.

ABIM 2018 App

The ABIM 2018 App is now available for use on Android and Apple devices. To access, open your respective Play Store and App Store and search for ABIM 2018. Within the App, registered users can find:

  1. Full programme
  2. Sponsors details
  3. Speakers profiles
  4. Exhibitors contact information
  5. List of participants

and that all important travel and hotel information. The App also opens access to the 1-to-1 meeting utility to enable you to meet with fellow biocontrol professionals at ABIM 2018 or to message delegates directly through the App. If you are coming to Basel, please be sure to make full use of the App to make full use of your time. You can also download the App via:

You can also download the App via: abim18.quickmobile.mobi or QR-Code:


  • Deadline for online registration
    12 October 2018

Next ABIM at the Congress Center Basel

  • ABIM 2019:
    21-23 October
  • ABIM 2020:
    19-21 October
  • ABIM 2021:
    18-20 October
  • ABIM 2022:
    24-26 October
  • ABIM 2023:
    23-25 October