IBMA Presentations in meetings around the world

IBMA Presentations in meetings around the world

IBMA is regularly invited to participate actively to different meetings and present on different subjects related to the biocontrol industry.

Switzerland, Basel – ABIM 2022 – October 24th, 2022
Lara Ramaekers, Chair – Natural Substances Professional Group – IBMA
Annual Update – 2022

On line – 3rd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference – June 30th, 2022
Roma Gwynn, Vice-President – IBMA
Optimising EU regulation for biocontrol technologies

France, Reims – Plant BioProtech – June 28th, 2022
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director – IBMA
The Role of Biocontrol in the European Green Deal

Spain, Valencia – BioAg World Congress – April 28th, 2022
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director – IBMA
Biocontrol Regulation Update from Europe

COCERAL Agrosupply WG Meeting – November 5th, 2021
Isabelle Pinzauti Babrzynski, Advocacy and Communication Manager – IBMA
The EU said Biocontrol is an important alternative but where are we in SUD ?

Farm to Fork 2021 Conference, 15th October 2021
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
Reducing Pesticide Use and Risk

3rd SUD Stakeholder Meeting on SUD Policy Options, 5th October 2021
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
The EU said Biocontrol is an important alternative but where are we in these policy options?

COCERAL and UNISTOCK Europe Organic farming workshop on “Storage, protection, handling and tracing of organic grains and oilseeds”, 4th October 2021
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
Biocontrol Industry Solutions for Stored Grain and Oilseeds

AgriTech 4.0 – Crops, Seeds & Soil (CSS), 1st October 2021
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
The Role of Biocontrol in the Transition of Agriculture

Sanatech, 10th September 2021 (Agenda)
Isabelle Pinzauti Babrzynski, IBMA Advocacy and Communication Manager
L’importanza del biocontrollo

Biopesticide Summit, 6th July 2021
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
What does a successful regulatory framework look like?

SUD Review 2nd remote stakeholder event on the evaluation of the sustainable use of pesticides Directive 2009/128/EC and impact assessment of its possible revision, 25th June 2021
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
SUD Stakeholder Meeting on SUD Policy Options

IBMA IEEP Joint event, 24th June 2021 (event video)
Discover the two videos by Jennifer Lewis: What is biocontrol? / What are the benefits?
Jean-François Hulot & Nora Hiller (IEEP)
Exploring the benefits of biocontrol for sustainable agriculture
Discover the videos by JF Hulot about Biocontrol benefits: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 /

IBMA FFF Workshop, 9th June 2021
Jean-François Hulot & Nora Hiller (IEEP)
Exploring the benefits of biocontrol for sustainable agriculture

IEEP and Mission of Canada Webinar – Life on a farm: Long-term sustainability through integrated pest management, 27th May 2021
Speaker: Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA (event video)

Further improving farming sustainability via Integrated Pest Management: challenges & opportunities ahead, 4th May 2021
Jennifer Lewis’ contribution to the European Parliament event Further improving farming sustainability via Integrated Pest Management: challenges & opportunities ahead (event report available here)

IOBC and CABI Second International Congress of Biological Control, 26-30th April, 2021
Chair: Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA

Biological Control Conference, 28th April 2021
Herman Van Mallaert, IBMA President
An industry association perspective

BioAg World Congress 2021, 16th March 2021 (Event Agenda)
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
Bioprotection Regulation – Europe

7es Rencontres Annuelles du Biocontrôle, 26th January 2021
Executive Director Jennifer Lewis has joined the debate about biocontrol (3e séquence: Le biocontrôle, pierre angulaire des stratégies filières de demain?)

INTOMED, 4th December 2020
Jennifer Lewis, IBMA Executive Director
The Role of Bioprotectionin the Transition to Regenerative Agriculture

European Commission – Agriculture and Rural Development Building a partnership on agroecology living labs and research infrastructures
IBMA former President Owen Jones, IBMA Semiochemicals Professional Group Head Alessandra Moccia and Vicente Dalmau Sorlí – Head of Plant Health Service of Generalitat Valenciana
Rice in Albufera of Valencia

Workshop on “Minor Uses and Specialty Crops: The way forward in Europe” , 18th February 2020, Paris
Ulf Heilig, IBMA Regulatory Affairs Director
Minor Uses: Experience and expectations from the biocontrol industry

Joint Copa-Cogeca – IBMA Workshop: Biocontrol technologies in the current and future farmers’ toolbox, 23rd January 2020, Brussels
Jennifer Lewis
Biocontrol Technologies: Current Situation

IBMA France Colloque sur le Biocontrole, 20th January 2020, Paris
Jennifer Lewis 
Les Marchés Mondiaux du Biocontrôle en 2018

7th SUD Symposium, 12th December 2019, Brussels
Jennifer Lewis 
Sectoral and Geographical Mapping of Uptake of Organic Production Methods

EU 2019 Agricultural Outlook conference, 10th December 2019, Brussels
Roma Gwynn
Biological technologies – role in EU farming

Innovative biological techniques for IPM and their regulatory implications IX. Symposium on Plant Protection and Health in Europe, 20th November 2019, Braunschweig
Ulf Heilig and Jennifer Lewis
Progress towards Proportionate regulation for Biocontrol Technologies

Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Management (JMPM), 19th November 2019, Geneva
Jennifer Lewis and Roma Gwynn
IBMA Activity Update since 11th JMPM

Plant Bio Protech, November 2019, Marrakesh
Karine Grosbeau
Bioprotection: The FUTURE

ABIM 2019, 22nd October 2019, Basel
Ulf Heilig
Data Requirements and Uniform Principles Relevant to Biocontrol

Biocontrol Asia, 24th September 2019, Chengdu
David Cary
IBMA, Asia & Regulatory Processes

Crop Innovations and Regulations, 12th September 2019, Barcelona
Jennifer Lewis
IBMA White Paper –  The IBMA Vision on how to improve regulation in the European Union

Biopesticide Summit and Exhibition in Swansea University, 2nd July 2019, Swansea
David Cary
The maturing biocontrol industry and its role in the true green revolution

Roma Gwynn (presented by David Cary)
Benefits of good regulation for bioprotectants

Foro de BioProtección Vegetal, 13th June 2019, Valencia
David Cary
IBMA White Paper

Greentech 2019, 12th June 2019, Amsterdam
David Cary
Sustainable Agriculture for future generations

Greentech 2019, 11th June 2019, Amsterdam
David Cary
IBMA White Paper 

IUPAC 2019 – ISCP, 21st May 2019, Ghent
David Cary
Facing up and meeting regulatory challenges and obligations in our shift from reliance on chemistry to shared reliance with other IPM measures for sustainable plant protection

Copa-Cogeca Phytosanitary WG, 15th May 2019, Brussels
Ulf Heilig
IBMA and Copa-Cogeca Common action for sustainable plant protection

Convegno Bioprotezione Istruzioni per l’uso, 26 March 2019, Bologna

European Parliament, Copa-Cogeca and IBMA High Level Symposium on Sustainable Plant Protection: Expaning the Farmers’ Toolbox, Brussels, 7 February 2019
David Cary
Address by the IBMA Executive Director 

Plant Biologicals Network Annual Symposium, Copenhagen, 14th and 15th November 2018
Roma Gwynn
Benefits of good regulation for plant biologicals

ABIM, Basel, 21-24 October 2018
David Cary and Ulf Heilig
An Industry View of the REFIT of Reg. (EC) No 1107/2009 and the Future

GreenTech TOFF, Amsterdam, 12-14 June 2018
David Cary
Biocontrol in Organic Agriculture and its influence on Conventional Agriculture

GreenTech TOFF, Amsterdam, 12-14 June 2018
David Cary
Sustainable and resilient biological plant health

Symposium on Biological Control in honour of Dr Margareta Hökeberg
at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, 23rd May 2018
David Cary
Success factors and hurdles for Biocontrol: An industry perspective

70th International Symposium on Crop Protection, Ghent, 22nd May 2018
Ralf-Udo Ehlers
REFIT of Reg.1107/2009: Not another MISFIT: Call for development of fast-track authorisation following adapted data requirement for biocontrol agents

5th ECPA Regulatory Conference, Brussels, 7th and 8th March 2018
David Cary
SUD, IPM and lowrisk a viewpoint of the Biocontrol industry

COCERAL Meeting, Brussels, February 2018
David Cary
IBMA & Biocontrol – About an association, industry and it’s place in agriculture

miCROPe 2017, Vienna, 4-7 December 2017
Willem Ravensberg
The future of microbial products and regulatory issues

TSGE Forum, Barcelona, 30 November 2017
Estefania Hinarejos, IBMA Spain
The use of biopesticides as a solution to the challenges in food production in southern Europe, based on the existing regulatory picture for chemicals

GMUS-3 – Third Global Minor Use Summit, Montreal, 1-4 October 2017
David Cary
Dynamics of a Rapidly Growing BioProducts Industry and Trade Associations

South Zone Steering Committee Meeting, Oeiras, 7 July 2017
David Cary
Issues for co-operation between regulators and the biocontrol industry

OECD EG on Biopesticides Seminar, 26 June 2017
David Cary
An overview of Niche Uses of Highly Specific Biocontrol Products: How to bring solutions to farmers

Biocontrol Asia 2017, Bangkok, 7-8 June 2017

Roundtable meeting ”Biological low-risk pesticides for sustainable Integrated Pest Management: a multi-stakeholder approach”, European Parliament, Brussels, 6th June 2017
David Cary
Views of a Biocontrol Producers Association

GFIA (Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture), Utrecht, The Netherlands, 9-10 May 2017
David Cary

5th SUD Symposium on Sustainable Use of Pesticides – Unlocking the IPM Triangle (co-organized by IBMA in the European Parliament Brussels on 7 February 2017)
David Cary
IBMA Statement     

Biocontrol LATAM, Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 15-17 November 2016

Southern Zone Steering Committee Meeting, Athens, 1st July 2016
David Cary
IBMA Presentation

Copa and Cogeca Working Party, Brussels, 28th April 2016
David Cary and Willem Ravensberg
Copa and Cogeca / IBMA Roadmap

4th Annual Eastern Europe Regulatory Conference: Registration of Plant Protection Products, Budapest, 12th-13th April 2016
Willem Ravensberg
IBMA’s view on registration of biopesticides 

EPPO workshop on Efficacy, Ede, 6th April 2016
David Cary
Efficacy for lowrisk PPPs – an industry view

Sustainable Agriculture Expert Group, Brussels, 21th March 2016
David Cary and Willem Ravensberg
IBMA Contribution

Second International Biocontrol Industry Symposium, Monterrey, 2nd March 2016
Willem Ravensberg
BioProtection Global Update: activities with IGOs and NGOs

Lunch debate in DG Envi related to the IPM Exhibition, Brussels, 18th January 2016
Ralf-Udo Ehlers
IPM strategy for control of the Western Corn Rootworm Diabrotica virgifera virgifera with dianem® (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora)

27° Forum di Medicina Vegetale, Bari, 10th December 2015
Vittorio Veronelli
Mezzi di controllo biologici: tra aumento della domanda e lentezze normative

OECD Meeting, Brisbane
David Cary 
Biological Control Methods, expected growth over the next 15 years and the key factors impacting their adoption

4th Symposium, Feeding Europe while reducing pesticides dependency (co-organized by IBMA in the European Parliament on 19th November 2015)
David Cary
The low-risk concept in regard to the Sustainable Use of Pesticides Directive (SUPD) 

ABIM 2015, Basel
David Cary

2015 BPIA Registration Workshop Arlington, VA
David Cary 
An update on IBMA, it’s activities in biocontrol in Europe

International Symposium Swansea University, 7-9 September 2015
Willem Ravensberg
Crop protection in 2030: towards a natural, efficient, safe and sustainable approach
Biopesticides innovative technologies and strategies for pest control