Congress Programme

Chairman’s Welcome and Introduction
Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Opening Address
Speaker to be announced
Review of Regulations No 1107/2009 and 396/2005 – Part 1: facts and figures
Dr. Martyn Griffiths (Bayer S.A.S.)
Review of Regulations No 1107/2009 and 396/2005 – Part 2: necessary changes
Jean-Pierre Busnardo (DuPont Crop Protection)
Morning break
Public affairs challenges in the chemical industry, with specific, recent examples
Dr. Peter Campbell (Syngenta)
Q&A Session
Stream A Stream B
The story of Neonicotinoids from a scientist’s perspective
Lin Field (Rothamsted)
Classification schemes for carcinogenicity based on hazard identification have become outmoded and serve neither science nor society
Dr. John Doe (Parker Doe)
Optimising regulatory systems for future agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology products – experience from the US
Professor Steve Bradbury (Iowa State University)
Topic title to be confirmed
Dr. Tina Mehta (Dow AgroSciences)
Afternoon break
Stream A Stream B
Possible opportunities and impacts for Crop Protection post 2019
Jon Knight (Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board, AHDB)
Endocrine disruption
Richard Green (Dow AgroSciences)
Linking regulatory compliance to effective safety and productivity: How risk management can help
Anne Alix (Dow AgroSciences)
Next generation groundwater mitigations: A proposal for smarter restrictions on use for environmental safety
Scott Hawley (Enviresearch)
David Cary (IBMA)
Topic title to be confirmed
Mike Coulson (Exponent)
Q&A Session Pesticides and environmental protection: Best intentions and the law of unintended consequences
Steve Norman (RidgewayEco)
Q&A Session
Congress Dinner (Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel)
Chairman’s Introduction
Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)
Plenary Presentation
Dave Bench (Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK HSE)
CRD Workshop: Progress and opportunity for Pesticide Regulation in the UK
An opportunity for all stakeholders at the Congress to engage with the HSE (CRD) and offer opinion and comment on the direction of policy and implementation of a UK-based regulatory regimen for chemical and biological pesticides. The format will be interactive with the aim of supporting the HSE’s initiative to understand the needs and concerns of stakeholders as a new regulatory system is developed.As part of this session, Janet Williams (Bayer) will deliver a presentation entitled “Industry vision for the EU Exit Regulatory Process”

Janet will present a collection of ideas gathered from the agrochemical manufacturers on the future vision of the regulatory process in the UK and its co-operation with the EU and the rest of the world.

Until March 2019 the UK are still fully part of the EU and has to conform to all the existing requirements along with those introduced up until the point of exit. After 2019, it is envisaged that there will be some form of transitional phase, before moving to a UK regime.

HSE CRD are a key part of the EU evaluation process and strategies for continued involvement or a complete withdrawal, or more likely a version between the two, need to be in place.

Close of Congress
Dr. Colin Ruscoe (BCPC)


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