ABIM - Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting

Programme

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

The Steering Committee are pleased to present the latest draft of this year’s speaker programme. Only a few places are still to be finalised. You can also access the programme on the ABIM App.

All talks are given in the Montreal Hall, at the far end of the second floor foyer of the Basel Congress Center, one floor up from the exhibition hall.

 

 

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
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 UPL

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

Urs Niggli, Director FiBL
Can agriculture as practiced today deliver for the future?

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 supported by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
12:00 -19:00 FoyerAd-hoc meeting rooms
FoyerCharging stations supported by Ecolibrium Biologicals Ltd

Tuesday 22 October 2019

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

Plenary session 1
Chair: Sylvia Plak, President IBMA

EU Plant Protection Regulatory Issues

  • Domenico Deserio, DG Sante Pesticides Unit: New initiatives in regulating biocontrol.
  • Chris Lythgo, EFSA: Developments The General Food Law and implications for biocontrol.
  • Ulf Heilig, IBMA: Uniform Principles and Data Requirements relevant to Biocontrol.
  • Bas Drukker, DG Agri: Biocontrol in Organic farming.
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 and Market Information

  • 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 bad areas.
  • Bojana Zgonec, Artemisa: Progress and hurdles in biocontrol regulation in Eastern Europe.
  • Mark Trimmer, 2B Monthly & Dunham Trimmer: The Biocontrol market and its participant.
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

  • John Sutton, Bee Vectoring Technologies International: Bee Vectoring of Biologicals is a highly effective and efficient Crop Protection Tool.
  • Caroline Reid, Bioline: Tricholine vitis a new solution to managing grape pests.
  • Felix Wäckers, Biobest: Tydeidae: small mites, big potential?


14:10 - 15:10
Montreal

Plenary session 4
Chair: Lara Ramaekers, Natural Substances PG

Natural Substances Professional Group Talks

  • Cedric Bertrand, Akinao: Botanicals for bioherbicide development and metabolomics tools for E-fate evaluation of complex mixtures.
  • An Vanden Bosch, Arche Consulting: Data requirements for Natural substances – putting in place a tiered approach.
  • Jean-Luc Souche, Amoeba: Willaertia magna C2c Maky lysate – a new large spectrum biocontrol agent against plant diseases.
  • Patrice Sellès, AgroSavfe: AGROBODY biofungicide Bio Fun-1 for effective, sustainable protection against fungal pests.
  • Ben Cicora, Vestaron: The power of synthetics, the safety and sustainability of biologicals.
  • Richard Milling, Agronaturalis: ECHIQIER - a new biofungicide for use against Fusarium ear blight in cereals.
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

  • Andrea Iodice, CBC Europe Biogard Division: BIOOTWIN L new biodegradable dispensers for the control of Lobesia botrana in grapes.
  • Alessandra Moccia, Suterra Europe: When biocontrol and biodiversity go hand in hand – the success in the Albufera natural park.
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, Board of Directors IBMA

A dossier quality improvement exercise for biocontrol applicants with two leading National Competent Authorities

Facilitators:

  • Jacobijn van Etten, Ctgb
  • Anne Steenbergh, Ctgb
  • Lisa Moakes, HSE CRD
  • Tom Fisher, HSE CRD
  • John Dale, HSE CRD
  • Valérie Pavillard-Swaine, HSE CRD
Session 6 supported by ACCERES

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

Michael Brownbridge, Former Research Director, Vineland Research and Innovation
From R&D through to commercialisation – Developing an effective IPM system
18:30 - 19:30
Exhibition hall 4.1
Aperitif supported by Biobest Group NV
07:30 - 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 supported by Syngenta Crop Protection AG

07:30 - 19:00
Foyer

Ad-hoc meeting rooms
FoyerCharging stations supported by Ecolibrium Biologicals Ltd

Wednesday 23 October 2019

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

Plenary Session 7
Chair: Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA

Innovations relevant to bioprotection, their acceptance and use

  • Haïssam Jijakli, University Liege: Bioherbicide development.
  • Eckhard Koch, JKI: SaatMaisPlus – developing non-chemical seed treatments for maize.
  • Johannes Fahrentrapp, ZHAW University of Applied Sciences: Drosophila suzukii, its identification, trapping and control.
  • David Calvert, iFormulate: Advances in bioprotection formulations and use of sustainable co-formulants.
  • Lucius Tamm, FiBL: The European inputs evaluation: a collaboration of the organic sector and the industry to ensure quality and to prevent scandals.
  • Kim Mueller Christensen, Chr. Hansen: Continuous improvement in microbial development for biotic and abiotic stresses.
  • Wiesław Ciecierski, Intermag: BioSafeFood – developing technology intended for production of consumer safe fruits and vegetables with the use of new bio-fungicides.

Q and A session 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 Bayer AG
12:30 - 14:00
Montreal

Plenary Session 8
Chair: Matthias von Erffa, Microbials PG

Microbial Biocontrol Agents Professional Group Talks 

  • Jürgen Köhl, Wageningen University & Research: The microbial modes of action against plant pathogens.
  • Marisé Borja, GAB: The Precautionary Principle application in the microbial biopesticides risk assesment.
  • Patrick Kabouw, BASF: Biologicals – everybody seems to like them just where are the regulatory actions?
  • Christina Donat, Bioferm: Microbial bioprotectant for post-harvest treatments.
  • Erhard Halmschlager, Biohelp / BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences: Ailantex - a biocontrol product, based on V. nonalfalfae, to control the invasive tree Ailanthus altissima.
  • Tommaso del Giudice, Evonik: Sustainable surfactants for biological pesticides.

Session 8 supported by Chr. Hansen

 

14:00 - 14:30
Montreal
Closing remarks and end of conference
David Cary
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 supported by Syngenta Crop Protection AG
08:00 - 14:00
Foyer
Ad-hoc meeting rooms
FoyerCharging stations supported by Ecolibrium Biologicals Ltd

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.

Clicking on any of the below dates will open a continuous thread of programmes, which can be navigated by scrolling up or down.

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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