ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting - ABIM

Presentation of ABIM 2018

As soon as the speakers have agreed the publication of their talk, the presentations will be online. All persons, who have been registered for ABIM 2018 will be informed per email, as soon as the presentations are ready for download.



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.

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