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Biostimulants Europe

Date: 17th January 2018 - 18th January 2018 Location: Valencia - Spain

Global and European biostimulant market has grown significantly over past few years. With increased direction from the authorities and growing demand for sustainable agriculture it is certain that biostimulant market will continue to experience remarkable growth. ACI is delighted to announce the second Biostimulants Europe Conference. Biostimulants Europe returns to Spain, on this occasion taking place in Valencia, on the 17th and 18th of January 2018.

The two day event will bring together key industry stakeholders from the biostimulants 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 biostimulants 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. Join us in Valencia to meet senior representatives from leading companies for excellent networking opportunities.

Exclusive Site Visits: Valencia, Spain: Tuesday 16th January 2018

Fundación Cajamar

On 16th January, a day prior to the conference, a limited number of attendees will receive the unique opportunity to visit Fundación Cajamar facilities.
Syntech Research
Second Site Visit to Syntech Research facilities in Valencia

There is no extra charge to attend the site visits, but spaces are limited and allocated on first come – first served basis. Please register your attendance for the site visit when booking for the conference. Itinerary will be released soon.


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18th January 2018
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Joanna Mieloch – Delegate Sales
+48 (0) 61 898 7070
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
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


Hotel Senator Parque Central
Plaza Manuel Sanchis Guarner
Valencia, 46006 Spain
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+34 963 958 080
  • Plant Growth And Nutrition Products In 2018: Global Overview
  • Enhancing Natural Power Of Plants – Latest Advancements In Crop Technologies
  • Legal Aspects And Regulatory Issues In Biostimulants Sector
  • Strengthening EU Policies
  • Pursuing Sustainable Agriculture Objectives
  • Extending The Market Scope: EU Growers’ And Product Manufacturers’ Perspectives
  • New Digital Solutions For Sustainable Agriculture
  • The Certification Schemes Within EU: Obstacles For Trading?
  • New Tendencies In The Development Of Bio-Stimulants For The Horticultural Sector
  • Delivering Biostimulant Products’ Potential
  • Financial Instrument For Research And Development Of New Biostimulant Products
  • Accelerating R&D Activities
  • Insights Within The Future Of Biostimulants Sector

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:
Companies from the agrifood sector:
Plant breeders: intensive and extensive crops
Fertilizers, plant nutrition
Plant protection
Agrobiotechnology and R&D&I management
Public Research Organisations

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


The European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) was formed in June 2011 to foster the role of the biostimulants sector in helping agriculture to produce more with less. To do this, EBIC advocates an operating environment that creates a truly European market for biostimulants and recognises their contribution to sustainable agricultural production, green innovation, economic growth and other European Union (EU) policy objectives.

Membership is open to biostimulant producers active in Europeinterested in cooperating in areas of common interest.

EBIC provides:

  • A platform for biostimulants producers to discuss points of common interest relating to, but not limited to, technical questions, regulatory issues, public and stakeholder relations and other non-commercial matters;
  • A voice for the biostimulants sector in Europe;
  • Information and expertise on the specificities of biostimulants to European authorities and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Information about the sector that is relevant for the public policy makers and the general public.


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 Biostimulant Coalition is a non-profit group of interested parties cooperating to proactively address regulatory and legislative issues involving biological or naturally-derived additives and / or similar products, including but not limited to bacterial or microbial inoculants, biochemical materials, amino acids, humic acids, fulvic acid, seaweed extract and other similar materials.


Swissbiotech started as a joint project by various partners in 2005. The aim of this portal is the presentation of resources, services and companies in Biotechnology in related fields of Life Sciences. The leading partner is the Swiss Biotech Association. The day-to-day management is executed by Bridge Plus AG and the web center (part of ZHAW). Bridge Plus AG also manages the Swiss Biotech Association. The site and intends to present easy access and awareness for the sector.


The British Society for Plant Pathology (BSPP) was founded in 1981 for the study and advancement of plant pathology. The BSPP welcomes members from all over the world and from all branches of plant pathology. We support the professional interests of plant pathologists worldwide and provide information and communicate with our members via a newsletter, website and annual meeting. We organise regular scientific meetings, edit three international pathology journals and make funds available to members for both travel expenses and short term undergraduate and masters level studentships.


Fruit Today euromagazine es una revista bilingüe (inglés-español) destinada a vincular informativamente a las producciones meridionales de Europa con los canales de importación y distribución europeos.

Su tirada es de 5.000 ejemplares distribuidos en España, Alemania, Reino Unido, Italia, Países Bajos, Francia, Europa del Este, Sudamérica…

Nacida hace más de 10 años de la mano de la periodista Carmen Cabra, es reconocida por su independencia informativa y su buen quehacer periodístico.

“Fruit Today es una revista hecha en España para Europa”

Durante la celebración de la feria Fruit Attraction, Fruit Today con el patrocinio de Proexport y Euro Pool System y la colaboración de Fepex, organiza los premios “ESTRELLAS DE INTERNET”, unos galardones que proporcionan un alto reconocimiento a aquellas empresas del sector hortofrutícola que han sabido adaptarse a la nueva realidad social que ofrecen Internet y el marketing online.


Israelagri.com is the international hub for the agricultural industry: A showcase for innovation and technological breakthroughs, the place to network and discover lucrative, professional opportunities.

We cover a wide variety of areas within the agricultural industry, from soil requirements and seed priming, to contemporary issues in the development and operation of greenhouses, orchards, and ornamentals. We strive to keep our readers informed with the latest news, on matters of marketing and distribution, as well as organic agriculture.

Israelagri.com’s main purpose is to help the sector thrive, business-wise and to provide updates in key matters such as quality improvement, safety and health issues. We publish information relevant to a variety of professionals in the field: Companies, Corporate Members, Project Managers, Entrepreneurs, Farmers, Researchers, and more.

  • Plant Health, Nutrition And Physiology Specialists
  • Agriculture And Crop Enhancement Experts
  • Specialty Plant Nutrition And Biostimulants Manufacturers
  • Government And Policy Agencies
  • Distributors, Investors
  • Biostimulants Producers & Feedstock Suppliers
  • R&D And Scientists, Trade Associations

We will announce exciting and exclusive site visit tours shortly. Keep an eye on our website or register for updates.


  • Prof Patrick du Jardin, Unité De Biologie Végétale, Université De Liège
  • Rafael de Tomas, International Manager, Agritecno Fertilizantes
  • Dr Stanislav Kuzyakin, Managing director, Natural Sciences Information Centre
  • Simon Hendry, Agronomist, Agrinos
  • Carlos Rodríguez-Villa Förster, General Manager, AlgaEnergy
  • Dr Juan Carlos Cabrera, Unité de biotechnologie, Materia Nova
  • Giacomo Scatolino,  Business Development Manager, Agricola 2000
  • Iain Fleming, Chief Executive, AlphaBio Control Ltd
  • Gonzaga Ruiz de Gauna Gutiérrez, Manager, Biovegen
  • Miguel Angel Domene Ruiz, Manager, Fundacion Cajamar
  • Rob Cannings, Commercial Director Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA), Plant Health Care
  • Juan José Serra, Member Of EBIC’s Public Affairs Steering Group, European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC)
  • Pedro Calvo, Manager, Agrocode Kimitec Group
  • Xana Belastegui, Iden Biotechnology
  • Luis Vera, Idai Nature
  • Wilson Boardman, Managing Director, Micromix Plant Health Ltd
  • Anna Fontana, PhD, Sales Support & Marketing, Biolchim S.p.A
  • Elisabeth Bömcke, Agronomist, Fertilizers Europe
  • Carlos Repiso, Biostimulant R&D Coordinator, Tradecorp International – Sapec Agrobusiness

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

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Idai Nature was founded in Valencia, Spain at the start of the 21st century, with a misión to offer farmers the possibility of cultivating crops free of chemical residues, but without this supposing any increase in their costs.

Just a few months after being set up, the company was awarded the CAAE certification needed for the production of ecological agricultural products within the EU. The Company has been exporting to Turkey ever since the beginning; and it set up its first branch there, Idai Nature Turkey, in 2011. By the middle of 2012, the company had been awarded the USDA ORGANIC certification required for the marketing of its products in the United States.

Just four years after its founding Idai Nature, had tripled its workforce, was already exporting to 18 countries and had set up a second branch office, Idai Nature America. The company also achieved ISO 9001 & 14001 certification, thereby accrediting its commitment to quality, along with the RD.824/2005 certificate that regulates the marketing of fertilisers, and confirms that they fulfil all the applicable safety requirements and customer guarantees.

In 2014, Idai Nature inaugurated new facilities designed to cater for its material capacity and continuous growth. The opening ceremony was entrusted to Alberto Fabra, the president of the local autonomous government, the Generalitat Valenciana, as an expression of support for the region’s most-innovative business organisation. The company then obtained official licences to export to Morocco, the Republic of Macedonia and Costa Rica; followed by a large expansion in this area and, ultimately, an export list of 34 different countries.

The company was also awarded the EIBT seal of approval, which officially accredits it as an innovative, technology-based organisation, as reflected in its large amount of investment in corresponding initiatives.

At the end of 2014, the company’s products were included in the OMRI list, the most-complete international directory of products designed for organic agriculture. ECOCERT certification was likewise awarded, thereby guaranteeing the conformity of the company’s products for use in environmentally sustainable agriculture.



Iden Biotechnology is a Spanish agricultural biotechnology company that provides the agricultural sector with advanced and sustainable yield enhancing technologies and products for the broad sectors of seeds and crop protection. Iden holds proprietary technologies and products for which proof of concept (POC) is obtained in the field in commercially relevant crops.

Our product development activity is focused in two highly synergistic business lines for crop yield enhancement:

AGROBIOLOGICALS: biostimulants and biopesticides products, as a result of a disruptive innovation, are based in microbial extracts not containing living cells, obtained from novel microorganism.

SEED IMPROVEMENT: novel plant traits with agronomic value for the improvement of crop yield and quality

Our  team provides vast scientific and market knowledge on the seed and agrochemical sectors,  as well as high experience on innovative technologies and products development for crop production improvement based on solid plant science, biotechnology and microbiology knowledge. Daily activity is developed at our facilities for the complete development and validation of the technologies and products from the lab to the field. The laboratory includes facilities and equipment to develop and test both new agrobiological products and new crop varieties at in vitro and growth chamber scale including biochemical and molecular analysis. To complete product development and validation, our R&D greenhouse and field capacities (own and through expert collaborative partners) allow product validation in industrial conditions for a high number crops of agronomic interest.

Summary Products / Services / Technologies

The main products of Iden are biostimulant and biopesticide products as well as technologies crop improvement.

partnering strategy / collaborations:

IDEN’s strategy comprises performing complete product development from laboratory work, greenhouse evaluations and field trials up to Proof-of-Concept, including intellectual and industrial property, regulatory and commercialization (self-commercialization or with partnering strategies) activities. On the R&D side, we maintain and encourage a close collaboration with research institutions that provide a broad scientific expertise helping us to develop technologies for our targeted markets. As commercialization strategy we look for partnership establishment with companies from seed producers and agrochemicals sector through licensing agreements, joint product developments and/or joint commercialization strategies.




ALGAENERGY is a biotech-based company exclusively focusing on the production and valorization of microalgae. The company consolidates over 4 decades of deep microalgae biotechnology knowledge generated by the main specialized universities, and has invested millionaire resources exclusively in research, positioning itself as the main European reference in this field of science. It leads or participates in international algae related R&D Projects with over 120 top-level consortium members across the globe, always as sole microalgae company. The company collaborates closely with the most reputed Universities and research centers, as well as with the European Commission, who has recently selected ALGAENERGY as one of the few strategic SMEs with the highest growth potential in Europe.



SCC – Scientific Consulting Company

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

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

We act internationally: alongside with Headquarters in Bad Kreuznach and its second German office in Berlin, SCC has been running Liaison Office Japan for almost 10 years.

We care for your success

www.scc-gmbh.de             E-mail: info@scc-hq.de


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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:

Timothy Rowley Evans

Tel: + 44 (0) 20 3141 0614

Email:  trowleyevans@acieu.net


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