ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Programme

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

The Steering Committee are hard at work finalising this year’s speaker programme and the full programme will be released soon.

The provisional programme is available below.

The call for offered papers has now closed.

 

 

14th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM Basel, Switzerland, 21 - 23 October 2019

Monday 21 October 2019

From - ToProgramme
07:30Doors open
Parallel meetings
RoomMontrealSingapore
Osaka
09:00 - 10:30IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only)
Will be repeated at 11:00
IBMA Natural Substances Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Macrobials, Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
10:30 - 11:00
Exhibition hall 4.1
Coffee break supported by
Parallel meetings
RoomMontrealSingaporeOsaka
11:00 - 12:30

IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only)
Repeat of 9:00 session
IBMA Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)IBMA Semiochemicals Professional Group Meeting (IBMA members only)
12:30 - 14:00
Exhibition hall 4.1

Lunch break supported by

13:30 - 14:00 MontrealRegistration for Annual General Meeting - IBMA
Please register early.
14:00 - 16:00 MontrealAnnual General Meeting
IBMA members only and prospective members upon prior request to the IBMA Brussels office.
16:00 - 17:00
Exhibition hall 4.1

Coffee break supported by BIOLINE Agrosciences

 

17:00 - 17:45 Montreal

Welcome to ABIM 2019

  • Lucius Tamm (ABIM Steering committee): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee.
  • Sylvia Plak (President IBMA).
  • IBMA Bernard Blum Award  - presented by Owen Jones and David Cary.
  • 2019 Bernard Blum Award Winning presentation.
17:45 - 18:30 Montreal

Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

TBA:
Title to be advised.

Timeslot supported by SUMITOMO CHEMICAL Valent BioSciences Joint sponsors

18:30 - 20:00
Exhibition hall 4.1

Aperitif supported by CBC (Europe) S.r.l.

13:00 - 19:00
Exhibition hall 4.1
Exhibition
13:00 - 19:00
Foyer
Poster Exhibition supported by Lallemand Plant Care

12:00 - 18:00
Foyer

1-to-1 meetings event
1-to-1 meetings supported by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
12:00 -19:00 FoyerAd-hoc meeting rooms

Tuesday 22 October 20189

From - toProgramme
07:30Doors open
08:30 - 10:00
Montreal

Plenary session 1
Chair: Sylvia Plak, President IBMA

EU Plant Protection Regulatory Issues

  • TBA, DG Sante Pesticides Unit: New initiatives in regulating biocontrol.
  • TBA, EFSA: Developments within EFSA relevant to biocontrol and opportunities for interaction with applicants.
  • Ulf Heilig, IBMA: Uniform Principles and Data Requirements relevant to Biocontrol.
Session 1 supported by knoell Germany GmbH
10:00 - 10:30
Exhibition hall 4.1
Coffee break supported by Andermatt Biocontrol
10:30 - 12:00
Montreal

Plenary session 2
Chair: Roma Gwynn, IBMA Vice-President

Global Regulatory Issues

  • Jeroen Meeussen, OECD EGBP: Activities of EGBP and the Bioinformatics Seminar.
  • Fabio Domingues, Vigna Brasil: Reforms to the Brazilian regulatory system, the good and the areas still needing change.
Session 2 supported by Exponent International Limited

12:00 - 13:30
Exhibition hall 4.1

Lunch break supported by Oro Agri B.V.
13:30 - 14:10
Montreal

Plenary session 3
Chair: Lieselot van der Veken, Macrobials PG

Invertebrate Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Talks

Session 3 is supported by

 

14:10 - 15:10
Montreal

Plenary session 4
Chair: Lara Ramaekers, Natural Substances PG

Natural Substances Professional Group Talks

Session 4 supported by Janssen PMP, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV

15:10 - 15:30
Montreal

Plenary Session 5
Chair: Alessandra Moccia, Semiochemicals PG

Semiochemicals Professional Group Talks

15:30 - 16:30
Exhibition hall 4.1
Coffee break supported by Koppert Biological Systems
16:30 - 18:00
Montreal

Plenary session 6
Chair: Karine Grosbeau, IBMA Treasurer

A Panel discussion: Bt giving effective pest control while allowing human pathogen free produce to be marketed

  • TBA, Industry: An industry view on the issue of Bt use in food production.
  • TBA, Member State: An EU Member State view on the use of Bt in EU agriculture.
  • TBA, WUR: Testing for Presumptive Bc in EU food chain.
  • TBA, Test Laboratory: Use of the tests and results obtained.
  • TBA, Communication of the issue.
18:00 - 18:30
Montreal
Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

TBA:
Title to be advised.

Timeslot supported by
18:30 - 19:30
Exhibition hall 4.1
Aperitif supported by Biobest Group NV
08:00 - 19:00
Hall 4.1
Exhibition
07:30 - 19:00
Foyer
Poster Exhibition supported by Lallemand Plant Care

09:00 - 17:00
Foyer

1-to-1 meetings event
1-to-1 meetings supported by Syngenta Crop Protection AG

07:30 - 19:00
Foyer

Ad-hoc meeting rooms

Wednesday 23 October 2019

From - ToProgramme
08:00Doors open
09:00 - 11:30
Montreal

Plenary Session 7
Chair: David Cary, Executive Director, IBMA

New technologies, their acceptance and use

  • TBA, Young Farmers Representative: Aspirations of young farmers.
  • Haissam Jijakli, University Liege: Bioherbicide development.
  • TBA, UASSIG: Drones in Agriculture.
  • TBA, : Use of sustainable co-formulants.

Panel discussion with presenters as above.

Session 7 supported by SCC Scientific Consulting Company GmbH

11:30 - 12:30
Exhibition hall 4.1
Lunch break supported by
12:30 - 14:00
Montreal

Plenary Session 8
Chair: Matthias von Erffa, Microbials PG

Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Talks 

Session 8 supported by Chr. Hansen
14:00 - 14:30
Montreal
Closing remarks and end of conference
David Cary and Lucius Tamm
14:30 - 17:00
Osaka
Meeting for Bioprotection Global (BPG): Open to Board Members, Executive Committee Members and Executives of Member Associations.
08:00 - 13:00
Hall 4.1
Exhibition
08:00 - 14:00
Foyer
Poster Exhibition supported by Lallemand Plant Care
09:00 - 13:00
Foyer
1-to-1 meetings event
1-to-1 meetings supported by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
08:00 - 14:00
Foyer
Ad-hoc meeting rooms

Access to the archive

All programmes and presentations for previous ABIM are available to review, back to the very first Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting which was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 23rd-24th 2006.

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Only registered participants of ABIM 2018 have access to these presentations by using the access codes supplied during the registration process.

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