ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Programme

The Steering Committee are already hard at work on this year’s speaker programme and a provisional programme will be released soon. As always, the floor is open for delegates to present their work, research and commercial developments and there is still time to submit a talk for ABIM 2018.

The call for offered oral presentations will be open until 15 June 2018.

If you have a subject that you believe will be of interest to delegates please provide details* of the name of the speaker, company or institution, title and topic, relevant session and a short 10–20 word summary of the proposal. Presentations could include but is not limited to for example, new products, applications, production, testing and must be of interest to delegates attending ABIM 2018.

Proposed talks will be assessed initially within the IBMA Professional Group Steering Committees and later the ABIM Steering Group, as to suitability. Speakers will be advised in good time to arrange and take advantage of the early bird registration, as offered talks require the speaker to register separately for the event.

While no scientific proceedings are published, presentations will be made available as pdf files on the ABIM website immediately after the conference and will stay available in the publicly accessible archive.

*Send in the first instance, to Isabelle Pinzauti Babrzyński.

Monday 22 October 2018

From - ToProgramme
07:30Doors open
Parallel meetings
RoomMontrealTo be advised
To be advised
09:00 - 10:30IBMA Regulatory Affairs Seminar (IBMA members only)
Will be repeated at 11:00
IBMA Natural and Biochemical Products 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 Certis USA
Parallel meetings
RoomMontrealTo be advisedTo be advised
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

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 Lallemand Plant Care

 

17:00 - 17:45 Montreal

Welcome to ABIM 2018

  • Lucius Tamm (ABIM Steering committee): Welcome on behalf of the organising committee.
  • Willem Ravensberg (President IBMA).
  • IBMA Bernard Blum Award Winner - presented by Owen Jones and David Cary.
  • 2018 Bernard Blum Award Winning presentation.
17:45 - 18:30 Montreal

Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

Hans Dreyer, FAO:
Role of Biocontrol in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the FAO .

Timeslot sponsored by Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe Valent BioSciences (joint sponsors)

18:30 - 20:00
Exhibition hall 4.1

Aperitif supported by Biobest Group NV

13:00 - 19:00
Exhibition hall 4.1
Exhibition

12:00 - 18:00
Foyer

1-to-1 meetings event
1-to-1 meetings supported by BASF Corporation
10:00 -19:00 FoyerAd-hoc meeting rooms

Tuesday 23 October 2018

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

Plenary session 1
Chair: Willem Ravensberg, President IBMA

EU Plant Protection Regulatory Issues

  •  TBA, DG Sante Pesticides Unit: Issues concerning Biocontrol during 2018
  • TBA, ECORYS: REFIT of Regulations 1107/2009 and 396/2005
  • Luuk van Duijn, Ctgb: A Member State Proposal to improve the regulatory approach for Biological PPPs
  • An industry View (TBC)
Session 1 supported by Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH
10:00 - 10:30
Exhibition hall 4.1
Coffee break supported by Exponent International Ltd.
10:30 - 12:00
Montreal

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

Global Plant Protection Regulatory Issues

  • TBA, BPG: Regulatory overview and BPG activities
  • Jeroen Meeussen, OECD: Conclusions of the Biopesticides Seminar and implications for biocontrol
  • TBA: A Regional regulatory perspective

12:00 - 13:30
Exhibition hall 4.1

Lunch break supported by CBC (Europe) s.r.l.
13:30 - 14:15
Montreal

Plenary session 3
Chair: Ralf-Udo Ehlers, IBMA Treasurer

TBA

14:15 - 14:40
Montreal

Plenary session 4
Chair: Lara Raemakers, Natural & Biochemicals PG

Offered Natural and Biochemicals Group Talks

 

14:40 - 15:30
Montreal

Plenary Session 5
Chair: Alessandra Moccia, Semiochemicals PG

Offered Semiochemicals 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: Lieselot van der Veken, Macrobials PG

TBA

18:00 - 18:30
Montreal
Pre-Aperitif Keynote Address

Russell Blair, Andermatt USA:
Disruptive technologies, hurdles and opportunities for small and large companies.

Timeslot sponsored by BIOLINE Agrosciences
18:30 - 19:30
Exhibition hall 4.1
Aperitif supported by Syngenta Crop Protection
08:00 - 19:00
Hall 4.1
Exhibition

09:00 - 17:00
Foyer

1-to-1 meetings event
1-to-1 meetings supported by BASF Corporation

07:30 - 19:00
Foyer

Ad-hoc meeting rooms

Wednesday 24 October 2018

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

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

New technologies for sustainable agriculture and knowledge transfer

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

Plenary Session 8
Chair: Matthias von Erffa, Microbials PG

Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Talks
The increasing use of microbial pesticides, and developments in the food value chain.

  • A hot topic in Microbials TBA
  • Offered Microbials Talks
14:00 - 14:30
Montreal
Closing remarks and end of conference
David Cary and Lucius Tamm
14:30 - 17:00
tbd
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
09:00 - 13:00
Foyer
1-to-1 meetings event
1-to-1 meetings supported by BASF Corporation
08:00 - 14:00
Foyer
Ad-hoc meeting rooms

Special support

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors

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