2013 Congress Programme

The programme of presentations, delivered by influential industry representatives, internationally recognised scientists and senior regulatory authority experts, explored the effects of a challenging regulatory environment on the status of, and future prospects for, the plant protection industry.

Each day started with a plenary session followed by parallel streams on regulatory affairs, specialist topics, product stewardship and public relations.

Further information on the speakers can be found here

1 October 2013
Registration: 7:00 – 8:45am, Conference starts: 9:00am
PLENARY PRESENTATION
Chair: Dr Colin Ruscoe, Chairman, BCPC
9.00 – 9.50 Outlook for the plant protection industry in Europe
Gordon Rennick, Pesticide Registration & Control Division,
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
9.00 – 9.50 What are we trying to protect? A perspective on environmental protection and regulation
Professor Lorraine Maltby, Department of Animal and
Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield
Morning Break 10.30 – 11.10
Stream A: Regulatory Affairs – Clarence Room
Chair: Lucy Croucher, Managing Director, JSC International
Stream B: Specialist Topics – Sandringham Room
Chair: Dr Tim Jarvis, Principal Scientist & Office Director, Exponent International Ltd
11.10 – 11.50 An industry view of 1107/2009
Julia Sauer, Manager Public & Government Affairs Europe, Bayer CropScience SA-NV
11.10 – 11.50 Neonicotinoids and pollinating insects – science and regulation
Dr Marco Candolfi, Chief Executive Officer, IES Ltd
11.50 – 12.20 A Member State view of 1107/2009
Rob Mason, Director of Regulatory Policy, Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK
11.50 – 12.20 Advances in environmental chemistry and exposure
Dr Tim Jarvis, Principal Scientist & Office Director, Exponent International Ltd
Panel of morning speakers to 12.30 Panel of morning speakers to 12.30
Lunch 12.30 – 13.30
13.30 – 14.10 The legal uncertainties associated with 1107/2009 and implications for industry
Claudio Mereu, Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP
13.30 – 14.10 Endocrine disruptors: definition, effectiveness of regulation and impact on business
Dr. Ivana Fegert, VP, Regulatory Toxicology – Crop Protection, BASF SE
14.10 – 14.50 Developments in the AIR programme
Dr Michael Carroll, Global Registration Manager, Dow AgroSciences
14.10 – 14.50 Changes in the assessment of dermal absorption
Michaela Benton, Mammalian Toxicologist, Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK
Afternoon Break 14.50 – 15.30
15.30 – 16.10 Minor uses and speciality crop protection under threat from 1107/2009
Tjaart Hofman, Certis Europe B.V.
15.30 – 16.10 Threshold of toxicological concern and relevance to plant protection regulation
Dr Sue Barlow, Independent Consultant
Panel of afternoon speakers to 16.30 Panel of afternoon speakers to 16.30
EVENING EVENT 18.00 – 20.00
The Thistle Brighton Hotel
Lecture
Science, Evidence and Advocacy in European Regulatory Decision Making
Professor Joyce Tait, Innogen Institute, The University of Edinburgh
Followed by a canapé and drinks reception
2 October 2013
Registration: 8:00 – 8:45am, Conference starts: 9:00am
PLENARY PRESENTATION
Chair: Dr Colin Ruscoe, Chairman, BCPC
14.10 – 14.50 The rise of the biopesticide industry
William Dunham, Managing Partner, Dunham Trimmer
Stream A: Regulatory Affairs – Clarence Room
Chair: Bojana Zgonec, Managing Director, TSGE Slovenia
Stream B: Product Stewardship and Public Relations – Sandringham Room
Chairs: William Dunham, Managing Partner, Dunham Trimmer will chair the biopesticide session
Steve Norman, Principal Research Ecotoxicologist, Dow AgroSciences,  Independent Consultant from 01 October 2013
10.00 – 11.00 Progress with zonal authorisation and mutual recognition across the Union, an industry viewpoint
Dr. Martin Schaefer, Director European Regulatory Affairs Crop Protection, Global Registration Management, BASF SE
10.00 – 10.50 Limiting and promotional factors influencing the future of biopesticides
Dr Willem Ravensberg, President, IBMA (International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association)
Morning Break 11.00 – 11.30 Morning Break 10.50 – 11.20
11.30 – 12.45 Progress with zonal authorisation and mutual recognition across the Union, a Member State viewpoint
Darren Flynn, Head of Regulatory Operations Branch, Chemicals Regulation Directorate, UK
Dr. Pavel Minář, Head of Plant Protection Products Section, State Phytosanitary Administration, Czech Republic
Dr Rainer Savinsky, Bundesamt für Verbraucherschutz und Lebensmittelsicherheit (BVL), Germany
11.20 – 12.00 What is special about (use and registration of) Biological Plant Protection Products?
Dr. Rüdiger Hauschild, Head of Microbials Department, GAB Consulting GmbH
Panel of morning speakers to 12.30
Lunch 12.45 – 14.00 Lunch 12.30 – 13.30
14.00 – 14.50 Comparative assessment and substitution
Janet Williams, Regulatory Affairs Manager, Bayer CropScience Ltd
13.30 – 14.00 UK National Action Plan for Pesticides: integrating regulation and non-regulatory approaches
James Clarke, Science and Business Development Manager, ADAS UK Ltd & Chair UK Pesticides Forum
14.00 – 15.00 Progress with ECPA’s stewardship schemes
Dr. Rainer Bahnemann, Vice President, BASF SE – ECPA Project “Sustainable Agriculture”
14.50 – 15.30 National requirements for the registration of PPPs in accession and candidate member states
Bojana Zgonec, Managing Director, TSGE Slovenia
15.00 – 15.30 Chlorpyrifos stewardship for the aquatic environment
Steve Norman, Principal Research Ecotoxicologist, Dow AgroSciences, Independent Consultant from 01 October 2013
Afternoon Break 15.30 – 16.00
16.00 – 17.00 Public Relations in the plant protection industry
Professor Joyce Tait, Innogen Institute, The University of Edinburgh,
Tom Sheldon, Senior Press Officer, Science Media Centre
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