Congress Programme

MONDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2024
18.00 – 19.00 Pre-Congress Drinks Reception and Presentation of BCPC Award
Queens Suite, Cedar Court Hotel
DAY 1 – TUESDAY 26 NOVEMBER 2024
08.00 – 09.30 Registration and tea & coffee on arrival
09.30 – 09.40 Welcome and Introduction
Julian Westaway (General Manager, British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
Plenary Session: Balancing Environmental and Human Health Protection Versus Food Production
09.40 – 09.45 Chair: Tony Pexton (BCPC Advisory Board and Farmer)
09.45 – 10.15 How Sustainability in Agriculture Can Help Drive Good Growth
Prof Jules Pretty (Professor of Environment & Society, University of Essex)
10.15 – 10.45 Presentation title to be confirmed
Alistair Leake (Director of Policy at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust)
Morning break: exhibition & networking 10.45 – 11.15
11.15 – 11.55 Presentation title to be confirmed
David Exwood (Deputy President, NFU)
11.55 – 12.25 Presentation title to be confirmed
Dave Bench (Chief Executive, CropLife UK)
12.25 – 12.55 Q&A Session
Chairman and all speakers
Lunch 12.55 – 13.50
13.50 – 13.55 Stream A
Regulatory Affairs

Chair: Iain Watt (Head of Plant Protection, TSG Consulting)
Stream B
New Approaches in Agronomy

Chair: Henry Creissen (Director of the Institute for Agronomy and Agriculture, University of the Highlands and Islands)
13.55 – 14.25 Presentation title to be confirmed
Speaker to be announced
Presentation title to be confirmed
Nick Tillett (Director, Tillett and Hague Technology Ltd)
14.25 – 14.55 Presentation title to be confirmed
Speaker to be announced
Presentation title to be confirmed
Ian Graham (Complete Weed Control)
Afternoon break: exhibition & networking 14.55 – 15.25
15.25 – 15.55 Presentation title to be confirmed
Sue Bullock (Head of Chemical Compliance, Stewardship and Sustainability, TSG)
Presentation title to be confirmed
Henny Lowth (Knowledge Transfer Manager, AHDB)
15.55 – 16.25 Presentation title to be confirmed
Janet Williams (Head of Regulatory Science – UK, Ireland & Nordics, Bayer)
Presentation title to be confirmed
Speaker to be announced
16.25- 16.55 Q&A session – Stream A
Chairman and all speakers
Q&A session – Stream B
Chairman and all speakers
16.55 Close of day 1
16.55 – 18.25 Drinks Reception
Guest speaker to be announced
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2024
08.00 – 09.00 Registration and tea & coffee on arrival
Issues Impacting on Future Pesticide Use
09.00 – 09.10 Chair: Dr Chris Hartfield (Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser, National Farmers Union)
09.10 – 09.40 Presentation title to be confirmed
Jennifer Lewis (Executive Director of IBMA) 
09.40 – 10.10 Supply Chains for Agricultural Inputs from GB to NI
Bruce Steele (Northern Ireland representative of Voluntary Initiative, VI)
10.10 – 10.40 Presentation title to be confirmed
Phil Jarvis (Chair, Voluntary Initiative, VI)
Morning break: exhibition & networking 10.40 – 11.10
11.10 – 11.40 Presentation title to be confirmed
Defra Pesticide Hub speaker to be announced
11.40 – 12.10 The Role of the UK Expert Committee on Pesticides in an Evolving Regulatory Environment
James Clarke (UK Expert Committee on Pesticides, ECP)
12.10 – 12.40 Presentation title to be confirmed
Dr Jackie Hughes (Interim Head of SASA, Science & Advice for Scottish Agriculture, Scottish Government)
12.40- 13.00 Q&A session
Chairman and all speakers
Lunch 13.00 – 13.55
HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD)
13.55 – 14.25 Presentation title to be confirmed
CRD speaker to be announced 
14.25 – 15.25 CRD session
Afternoon break: exhibition & networking 15.25 – 15.40
15.40 – 16.30 CRD session continued
16.30 – 16.40 Close of Congress
Julian Westaway (General Manager, BCPC)

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