Congress Programme

MONDAY 7 NOVEMBER 2022
18.00 – 19.00 Pre-congress drinks reception
Guest speaker David Watson (Technical Director, Energy Crops Consultancy) will talk on ‘Likely future trends in energy crop production’
DAY 1 – TUESDAY 8 NOVEMBER 2022
08.00 – 09.30 Registration and tea & coffee on arrival
09.30 – 09.45 Welcome and introduction
Julian Westaway (General Manager, British Crop Production Council, BCPC)
Plenary session: Who is going to produce our food?
09.45 – 10.00 Chair: Tony Pexton (Farmer, BCPC)
10.00 – 10.30 The potential implications of biodiversity initiatives on global food production
Dr Roslyn Henry (Lead Researcher and Author, University of Aberdeen)
10.30 – 11.00 The impact of EU Farm to Fork strategy on food production, yields and self-sufficiency
Laurent Oger (Director Regulatory Affairs, CropLife Europe)
Morning break: exhibition & networking 11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 12.00 Land use in England: looking ahead
Jonathan Baker (Deputy Director, Defra)
12.00 – 12.30 Impact of geopolitical issues and international trade on arable crop production and food security
Nick von Westenholz (Director, Trade and Business Strategy, NFU)
12.30 – 12.50 Q&A session
Lunch 12.50 – 13.45
13.45 – 13.50 Stream A
Regulatory Affairs

Chair: Iain Watt (Head of Plant Protection, TSG Consulting)
Stream B
Future developments in pest, disease and weed control

Chair: Susannah Bolton (Vice Principal, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC))
13.50 – 14.20 Developments in regulating active substances in GB
Darren Flynn (Head of Active Substances Team, HSE CRD)
Progress in integrated weed management – highlights from BCPC reviews
Dr Henry Creissen (Research Fellow, Scotland’s Rural College, SRUC)
14.20 – 14.50 UK (GB&NI) PPP regime – an industry view two years on from the end of the BREXIT transition period
Sheridawn Schoeman (Country Regulatory Leader, Corteva Agriscience)
Prospects for disease control – highlights from BCPC reviews
Dr David Ellerton (Technical Development Director, H L Hutchinson)
Afternoon break: exhibition & networking 14.50 – 15.20
15.20 – 15.50 Enforcement developments in the PPP sector, regulator perspective
Laura Catterall (HSE CRD)
Progress in invertebrate pest control – highlights from BCPC reviews
Jon Knight (Independent Consultant)
15.50 – 16.20 Enforcement challenges in the PPP sector
Richard Bishop (Senior Consultant, TSG)
Regenerative Farming – is it producing the goods?
Mark Hall (MKH Farming, Bedfordshire)
16.20- 16.40 Q&A session
16.40 Close of day 1
16.40 – 18.15 Drinks reception and presentation of BCPC Award
DAY 2 – WEDNESDAY 9 NOVEMBER 2022
08.00 – 09.00 Registration and tea & coffee on arrival
09.00 – 09.15 Welcome
Julian Westaway (General Manager, BCPC)
Current regulatory issues for UK crop protection
09.15 – 09.30 Chair: Dr Chris Hartfield (Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser, NFU)
09.30 – 10.00 UK PPP regulation – where is the Brexit dividend?
Dave Bench (Chief Executive, CropLife UK)
10.00 – 10.30 The global position for glyphosate – is it improving?
Janet Williams (Head of Regulatory Science, Bayer)
10.30 – 11.00 Natural substances as plant protection products – Europe is lagging behind
Iain Watt (Head of Plant Protection, TSG Consulting)
Morning break: exhibition & networking 11.00 – 11.30
11.30 – 12.00 Protecting water
Phil Jarvis (Chair of the Voluntary Initiative)
12.00 – 12.30 Pesticides and Integrated Pest Management
Rachel Irving (Deputy Director, Defra Pesticide Hub)
12.30- 12.50 Q&A session
Lunch 12.50 – 13.45
HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD)
13.45 – 14.15 CRD’s Transformation Programme – building the future regulator
Dr Richard Daniels (Divisional Director, HSE CRD)
14.15 – 15.15 CRD workshop: Moving towards more sophisticated approaches to Risk Assessment and Risk Mitigations for PPPs in GB
¬ Dr Chris Snaith (Head of Plant Protection Products, HSE CRD)
¬ Grant Stark (Head Evidence, Committees and New Technologies Team, HSE CRD)

15.15 – 15.30 Afternoon break
15.30 – 16.00 CRD workshop/panel discussion continued
16.00 – 16.10 Close of Congress
Julian Westaway (General Manager, BCPC)

Programme subject to change

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