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Biopesticides Europe 2017

Date: 7th June 2017 - 8th June 2017 Location: Madrid - Spain

Following success of the previous event in Barcelona, ACI is pleased to announced that 2nd Biopesticides Europe Conference will take place on the 7th and 8th of June in Madrid, Spain. The Global and European biopesticides market has grown significantly over past few years. With increased direction from the authorities and growing demand for sustainable agriculture it is certain that biopesticides market will continue to experience unprecedented growth.

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the biopesticides industry to discuss the challenges faced and the future opportunities. Conference will discuss the current overview of the markets, with highlights from experts on the progression of the biopesticides market and new insights and innovation of projects in pipeline.

The conference will also have insights from end-use markets giving updates on market growth drivers along with sustainable advancements in technologies and R&D projects.

Previous attendees Include:

Novozymes BioAG, Bioconsortia, Exponent International, University of Vigo, Biobest NV, CABI, Bionema, BiPA Biological Products for Agriculture, IPM Impact, GAB Consulting, Laboratoire Meiners, Clifford Chance Deutschland LLP, Russell IPM, BASF, Atlántica Agrícola, Messinas, Luke – Natural Resources Institute Finland, Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea La Mayora(UMA-CSIC), Isagro S.p.A., Andermatt Biocontrol AG, Suterra, Materia-Nova, Cairo University Egypt, Arysta Life Science, UPL, Sepran S.r.l., Sumi Agro Europe, Novafield, Syntech Research, Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse S.A., Sapec Agro, Sumitomo Chemical Agro Europe, Redebel, Tradecorp Spain, Biovitis S.A., Stockton Group, Gowan Company, FMC Agriculture, Dextra International, Action-Pin, ADP-Fertilizantes, Bayer SAS, Envigo, Kenogard S.A., Technism, Bayer CropScience, Agrobest Group, AFRASA, Environmental Protection Authority – New Zealand, Eurofin Regulatory AG, Futureco Biosciences S.A., Selectis, Dow Agrosciences, IDAI Nature, Vegenov, Eurofin Europe, Biomar Microbial Technologies, Advanta Seeds DMCC, John Innes Centre, Esticon Sobczyk & Tabor Sp. J., And Many More!


7th June 2017
8th June 2017
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
Timothy Rowley-Evans – Delegate Sales
+44 20 3141 0614
Rohan Baryah – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+ 48 (0)61 646 7022
Timothy Rowley-Evans – Sponsorship
+44 20 3141 0614
Samanta Fawcett – Content
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0624
Claire Taylor-Payne – Logistics
+ 44 (0)20 3141 0601


Meliá Castilla
Calle del Capitán Haya,43
Madrid, 28020 Spain
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+34 912 76 47 47
  • European Plant Biocontrol Market Insights
  • Effectiveness In Crop Protection & New Generation Ipm
  • Covering Gaps Between New Product Development And Commercialisation
  • High Tech Innovations Driving Future Of Biopesticides
  • Natural Biological Solutions For Advanced Agriculture
  • Field Reality: Farmers & Growers Perspectives
  • European Regulatory System Changes In Crop Protection System
  • Integrated Novel Solutions Revolutionising Sustainable Agriculture
  • Biological Control & Sustainability. Raising Standards In Crop Protection
  • A Circular Economy Strategy: From Mushroom Compost To Low-Cost Biopesticides
  • The Biopesticide Use In Urban Pest Control
  • The Importance Of Crop Protection On Food Industry
  • Encouraging Successful Industry Collaborations
  • Catalyzing R&D Activities And Business Opportunities In Plant Biotechnology

EXCLUSIVE PRE – CONFERENCE SITE VISIT to CBGP facilities –  Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas) in Madrid







On the 6th of June, a day prior to the conference,  a limited group of Biopesticides Europe Conference participants will have unique opportunity to visit Plant Biotechnology and Genomics centre in Madrid.

Over a combined area of ca. 1,900 m2, facilities are available for plant growth in standard incubator-type, walk-in, and greenhouse (both standard and contained) chambers. Facilities are also available for photoperiod-controlled vernalisation, defined wavelength incubation, and in vitro culture. Greenhouse facilities cover a total area of 1,200 m2. These include 13 general-purpose, insect-proof, remotely-controlled (temperature and radiation) 47 m2 chambers, and 5 40-m2 containment chambers (Plant P2) for transgenic and other containment work.







Adjacent to the greenhouses, the Plant Growth Facility (Laboratorio de Cultivo de Plantas, LCP) houses 542 m2 of plant preparation and manipulation labs (123 m2), including a plant inoculation and stratification rooms, as well as free-standing and walk-in plant growth chambers (350 m2 floor area).

The facility offers the following services to users: plant and seed production, transplations, staking, media preparation, fertilization and phytosanitary treatments.






Interested? There is no extra fee to participate at site visit, however places are stricly limited. Please mention your interest in joining site visit when registering your attendance to the event. Transport to and from the site visit venue will be privided by ACI.


10:30 – Depart Meliá Castilla Hotel
11:30 – Arrive to CBGP facilities
12:00 – CBGP Director Welcome Presentation
12:30 – Guided tour of the facilities including technical explanations
13:30 – Informal lunch and coffee
14:15 – Biopesticide R&D at CBGP and Plant Biology Labs: from the lab to the field. Following general discussion about Biopesticides frontiers
16:30 – Depart from CBGP facilities
17:30 – Arrive to Meliá Castilla Hotel


In October 2005, the creation of a Centre for Plant Biotechnology and Genomics (Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, CBGP) was approved by Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) following a proposal from faculty from the Department of Biotechnology.

CBGP was created with a double goal: to carry out the most advanced research aimed at understanding plant function, and to contribute to fulfil the needs of the economic agents within the agriculture, forestry and environment productive sectors that are potential users of this research. CBGP also seeks to have an educational role, and strives to become a reference centre for training of both scientists and technicians in the fields of plant biotechnology and genomics, an area not fully developed in Spain at present.

Jürgen  Sturma, Scientific Officer Pesticides / Regulated Products, European Food & Safety Authority – European Commission

Carlos    Cintora, Managing Director, Fumi Hogar

Francisca Vicente, Head Of Screening And Target Validation, Fundación MEDINA

Amit Vasavada, Vice President, R&D, Marrone Bio Innovations

Dave Greenshields, Business Development Manager For Asia-Pacific, Africa And Europe,  Novozymes BioAg Limited

Carol Pullen, General Manager Europe, ORO AGRI

Marta Lopez, Regulatory Affairs Assistant – AgChem Projects, Redebel Regulatory Affairs SCRL

Dani Casado González, Ph.D., Product Development Manager, Suterra Europe Biocontrol SL

María    R. Albiach Martí, Directora General, ValGenetics S.L.

Enrique Guillamón, Technical Director, DOMCA

Robert  van Merkestein, Business Manager – BOOSTER-Mag, Calix

Antonio Molina Fernandez, Director, CBGP-Plant Genomics And Biotechnology Center

Inés del Campo, R&D Senior Engineer, CENER

Sandro  Frati, New Business Development, Bi-Pa

Laurent Darthout, Non Crop Manager, Belchim Crop Protection

David Lapuente, Project Officer, BIOVEGEN

Iain Fleming, Chief Executive, AlphaBio Control Ltd

Tomislav Cernava, Postdoctoral Researcher, Austrian Center Of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB GmbH)

Yolanda Hernando Saiz, Funding Partner, ABIOPEP


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Samanta Fawcett

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0624

Email: sfawcett@acieu.net 

  • Pesticides & Biopesticides Producers
  • Biopesticides Technologists
  • R&D Scientists
  • Registration Specialists
  • Global Business/Commercial Directors
  • Solution Providers
  • Consultants
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Technology Providers
  • Technical Managers
  • Crop Protection Specialists


IOBC-WPRS is one of six Regional Sections of the International Organisation for Biological Control.IOBC was established in 1955 to promote environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control in plant protection.

Members of WPRS are individual scientists, governmental, scientific or commercial organisations from 24 countries of Europe, Mediterranean region and the Middle East.

IOBC-WPRS encourages collaboration in promoting feasible and environmentally safe methods of pest and pathogen control.

IOBC-WPRS fosters research and practical application, organises meetings, symposia, offers training and information, especially of biological methods of control, but also of all methods, including chemicals, within an integrated pest management context. Major activities include development and standardisation of testing methods for effects of pesticides on beneficial species, pest and disease damage assessment, modelling in relation to pest and disease management, and the practical implementation of biological and integrated controls for pests and diseases of particular crops.


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The European Food & Feed Law Review (EFFL) publishes original research articles and analyses the latest developments in European food and feed law. EFFL comprises of specialist essays from scientists and academics, as well as information on national, European, and international food legislation. Topics include: Food Additives, Food Advertising, Food Labelling, Food Supplements, Health Claims, Novel Food, Patented active Ingredients. EFFL strikes a balance between the interests of practitioners and theoretical aspects, and constitutes an excellent forum for public discussion, jurisprudence, and the application of food and feed law.



Allied Market Research

Allied Market Research (AMR) is the market research and business consulting wing of Allied Analytics LLP based out of Pune in India with corporate centers across the world. The firm equips global enterprises as well as small and medium businesses with premier market intelligence. AMR, in collaboration with more than 200 industry experts and critics, strives to build an extensive reference database for its clients. This includes 1,800 syndicate and client-customized reports for all major industry verticals business segments. More than 900 focused reports are added each year that places end products and services at the niche of commercial success.

Examples of our reports include:
 The World Biopesticides Market report: The report includes analysis of the global biopesticide market segmented by product type, active ingredients, crop type, application, and geography, which further include Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and LAMEA regions. Access full report here.

The Global Herbicides Market : The report provides in-depth analysis of the global herbicides market and elucidates on the impact of various factors such as manufacturing cost of herbicides, environmental impact on crops, and others. The report is segmented by mode of selection, crop type, and geography, which further include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA regions. Access full report here.


BIOVEGEN: Spanish Technology Platform for Plant Biotechnology

BIOVEGEN is a public-private partnership, led by the business sector, which brings together entities from the agrifood sector with an interest in R&D&i in applied Plant Biology.

Our objetive is to improve the Spanish agrifood sector competitiveness through the incorporation of new technologies based on Plant Biology:

  • Development of R&D collaborative projects
  • Foster knowledge and technology transfer towards the Industry
  • Contribute to the design of R&D strategies adapted to the Agrifood sector
  • Promote greater public and private investment in R&D



With more than 51,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.



The German Scientific Society for Plant Protection and Plant Health r.S. (DPG)

DPG is the largest scientific association in plant protection and plant health in Germany. The Society is membership-based, and its members are mostly professionals within the entire field of phytomedicine.

Here, we define phytomedicine as the science of plant disorders (whether biotic or abiotic), their diagnosis, management and control. Phytomedicine deals with all infectious agents that attack plants, and also covers damage caused to crops by pests, diseases and weeds. Under our definition, we additionally include abiotic disorders such as drought, frost, flooding, poor drainage, nutrient deficiency, salt deposition and other soluble mineral excesses or wind, which may occur naturally or be man made. Other examples of man-made ‘problems’ include soil compaction, pollution of air and soil, salt applications on roads in urban areas, overuse  of pesticides, as well as poor education and poor training of people working with plants.



International Pest Control (IPC) magazine is in its 58th year of publication, it is the leading independent, bi-monthly magazine, in the world dealing with all aspects of pest prevention and pest eradication. The magazine aims to cover all aspects of pests and human conflict and regularly focuses on :-

Public Health,


Horticulture & Amenity

Forestry & Plantation

Animal Health

Because pests do not recognize national boundaries, the problems are increasingly approached from an international perspective.

The magazine provides authoritative reviews of pest control developments worldwide, with news, articles, reviews, features and comments. It is published in the interest of everyone concerned with the control of infestation of all types – in agriculture; in food manufacturing, storage and distribution; in domestic, commercial and industrial premises.

IPC keeps its readers informed of trends in new techniques, new chemicals, new products, and new methods of applying existing remedies – these are the practical tools of the pest control industry the world over.

The magazine also provides information on control and protection against various diseases transmitted by insects.

Subscribers to International Pest Control magazine have free on-line access with search facility to all back issues published since January 2004.

See www.international-pest-control.com

Chem Exec
Chemical Search

We started life as experienced industry professionals determined to improve executive search in our sector; bringing deeper industry understanding, more pace and professionalism for clients and more integrity, responsiveness and honesty for candidates. From humble beginnings we have grown to a worldwide team able to complete assignments seamlessly and delight our clients time and again. Today we are probably the world’s largest dedicated search firm for our sector, yet remain nimble, flexible and creative.

Our entrepreneurial spirit led to the creation of our ChemExec℠ | Executive Club. Designed to be a true alternative to established professional networks, we hope our formula will appeal to those who prefer things ‘on-demand’. If you have not yet joined ChemExec℠ please do.


Research and development in the crop protection and crop enhancement sector continues to grow at pace. Those associated with the agriculture and food industries, researchers in academia, government organisations, legislators, and professionals involved with the development and environmental impact of pesticides and biotechnology can all benefit from Outlooks on Pest Management.

This journal provides a unique blend of international news and reviews covering all aspects of the management pests, weeds and diseases through chemistry, biology and biotechnology. It presents a balanced view on these emotive subjects through readable overviews, which are ideal for the busy professional who need not have in-depth, or specialist knowledge of all the diverse issues to appreciate the largely non-technical, yet informative content.

Subscribers to Outlooks on Pest Management have FREE online access to ALL volumes from 2003 via our online host IngentaConnect.

View sample at: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/resinf/opm

AgroPages logo

AgroPages is the leading online media exclusively devoted to global agrochemical business, providing rich industry information, deep market analysis, powerful product & company searches, professional database and market reports, as well as personalized online marketing solution for brand establishment. The main sections of AgroPages includes: AgroNews -24/7, the industry news are displayed in the languages of English and Chinese, delivering to global readers in the first available time; Company Directory – the companies actively involved in the industry are categorized by manufacturers and service providers, to guide the buyers locate the right partners; Report – Report Library provides the richest collection of industry reports, company profiles and market statistics in the field of agrochemicals; Magazine – highlight the hot markets and topics by featured agrochemical business magazine.



acib is an international competence centre, developing new, environmentally friendly, economically and technically advanced processes for the biotechnological, pharmaceutical and chemical industry – all of them modelled on nature. acib is bridging the gap between academic research and producing industry. The big advantage for acib partner organisations is the possibility to translate scientific results into concrete processes and product by using scientific know-how, academic infrastructure or industrial networks. Our platform offers tailor-made solutions for our stakeholders from Academia, Industry and Investors.



SCC – Scientific Consulting Company

As one of Europe’s largest privately owned and independent regulatory consulting companies, SCC has been supporting its more than 250 global customers with all their registration needs in compliance with the existing regulations.

Our long-standing expertise includes defending of more than 75 chemical and biological active substances, 500 plus national registrations under Directive 91/414/EEC and Regulation 1107/2009.

We have successfully achieved a multitude of registrations / authorisations of biostimulant-related products, such as plant strengtheners, plant and soil aids, in line with national plant protection or fertiliser regulatory frameworks.

Handling of the transition from national regulatory frameworks and Regulation 2003/2003 to CE marked fertilisers and the upcoming Product Function Categories (PFCs) including biostimulants is our daily business.

SCC stands for meeting every single deadline: We are the experts for scientific and regulatory challenges – large and small. More than 130 highly skilled, team-focused employees, mostly academics, form the backbone of our company.

Our proven expertise paves the way for our customers’ plant protection products, including biopesticides, biostimulants and fertilisers, to international regulatory success.

Alongside with Headquarters in Bad Kreuznach and the second German office in Berlin, SCC has been running Liaison Office Japan for 10 years.

We care for your success

E-mail: info@scc-hq.de



REDEBEL offers a comprehensive range of services for the registration of plant protection products (PPPs), biocides and chemical products (REACH)

For more than 25 years now, our Regulatory Affairs experts have been helping companies to obtain authorisation for marketing their products in all the EU Member States.

Our experts are also involved on dossiers for inclusion of active substances.

Our team offers tailor-made solutions for the resolution of regulatory issues with the European Commission as well as European national authorities in order to obtain regulatory approval for products and active substances within the shortest legal time frames possible.



ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Tim Rowley-Evans

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3141 0637

Email: trowleyevans@acieu.net

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