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Annual World BioProtection Summit and Awards 2022


Last day to save £200 on registration for the World BioProtection Summit and Awards 2022

Last day to save £200 on registration for the World BioProtection Summit and Awards 2022


The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) is a non-profit organisation that encourages collaboration between the biocontrol industry and academia in the AgriTech sector. Our goal is to connect different stakeholders who can work together to ensure the successful development and commercialisation of biocontrol products.


Encourage the development of next-generation formulation and delivery systems.


Encourage collaborations for research and commercialisation.


Enhance opportunities for startups/SMEs to raise investment, while creating more general investor interest in the sector.

Aims And Objectives of The WBF


Focusing on the development of next-generation formulation and delivery systems – to fill the gaps in the market created by removal of toxic pesticides, consumer demand for organic foods,  and sustainable agriculture.


Providing a world-class platform to connect academia and industry for novel innovation, encouraging collaboration, commercialisation, presence and credibility in biocontrol across world markets.


Offering InvestorReady Sessions to innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs, enhancing opportunities to raise investment while creating more general investor interest in the sector.

Connecting SMEs to other SMEs for business and collaboration, and expansion into new markets.

Recognising innovation and talent, raising awareness of novel innovations and highlighting important advances in the biocontrol sector.

Leading regulatory reform for biopesticides in the UK post-Brexit, removing obstacles to commercialising novel products more quickly and cost effectively.

Future Summits

Mark your calendars now!

Annual World BioProtection Summit & Awards 2023

May 2023, More information coming soon!

Highlights from the
Biopesticide Summit 2019

Benefits Of Membership

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Upcoming Events

Connecting the biocontrol industry for successful commercialization and investment.

Covering BiopesticidesBiostimulantsBiofertilizers, Biocides and Bioremediation, this year’s World BioProtection Summit and Awards promises to be the most exciting biocontrol event of the decade, as we reveal transformational developments in the sector … and you can attend in person or LIVE on-line on

23-24 May 2022.

Highlights of this not-to-be-missed event include:

Topics covered at the conference

The World Bioprotection Awards are the only Awards recognising achievements across the biocontrol industry, and this year ten innovators from ten different categories will be celebrated for outstanding innovation.

Nominate your innovation or a Biocontrol Innovation to help your colleagues gain the recognition they deserve.

Confirmed Speakers


Natalie Bennett

The Rt. Hon. The Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle (Former UK Green Party Leader)


Minshad A Ansari

Founder and CEO, Bionema, UK


Andrea Bergamaschi

Marketing and Development Expert, UPL Ltd

Michael Brownbridge

Michael Brownbridge

Biological Program Manager BioWorks Inc, USA


Toby JA Bruce

School of Life Sciences, Keele University, UK


David Calvert

Director, iFormulate, UK


Pedro Carvalho

Knowledge Transfer Manager ‑ AgriFood, Innovate, UK


Ian Cox

Innovation Lead,
Agri-Tech Centres Innovate, UK


Chris Danks

Innovation Lead at Innovate, UK

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Venkatesh Devanur

CEO, Agri Life, India

Kellye Eversole (1)

Kellye Eversole

Executive Director, International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research, USA

Stephen Ford

Stephen Ford

Technical Director, Ecolibrium Biologicals Ltd, New Zealand


Imme Gerke

IDRG, Germany


Richard Glass

Innovation Sector Lead, CHAP

Anna Gregson

Anna Gregson

Partner, UK & European Patent Attorney, Mathys & Squire, UK

Rene Haensel

Rene Haensel

Technical Director Agriculture & Global Senior Expert, Evonik, Germany


Anna Higley

Market Applications Specialist - Crop Care, Croda Europe Ltd, UK

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Jasper Hubert

Senior Technical Consultant, Koppert, UK


Tristan Jervis

Senior Public Affairs & Communications Consultant, UK

Dr. Owen Jones

Dr Owen Jones

MD &Partner, Lisk & Jones Consultants Ltd, UK

Dr Patrick Kabouw

Patrick Kabouw

Global Registration Manager, BASF, Germany

Dr Fatma Kaplan

Fatma Kaplan

CEO/CSO, Pheronym, USA

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis

Executive Director, IBMA, UK

Marcus Meadows-Smith

Marcus Meadows-Smith

CEO, Bioconsortia, USA


Dean Metcalf

Managing Director, Metcalf Bio Control, Australia


Nick Mole

Policy Officer, Pesticide Action Network, UK


Amanda Porter

Senior Science Advisor, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK

Carol Pullen

Carol Pullen

General Manager, Oro Agri Europe, The Netherlands

Dr. KRK Reddy

KRK Reddy

Founder, Sri Biotech Laboratories, India

Carsten Riedl

Carsten Riedl

European Marketing Manager, Evonik, Germany


Jenna Ross

International Business Development Manager, CHAP, UK

Dr. Willem Ravens-berg

Willem Ravensberg

Corporate Sr Regulatory and Governmental Affairs Manager, Koppert

Professor David Shapiro-Ilan

David I. Shapiro-Ilan

Research Leader, USDA-ARS, USA


Ian Tracey

Founder, Anchored In Ltd

Professor Zhibing Zhang BEng

Zhibing Zhang

Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK.

Daniel Zommick

Daniel Zommick

Global Technical Development Specialist, Valent Biosciences, USA

Pitch for investment to commercialise your ideas! If you have a novel biocontrol innovation you are looking to get traction and investment, this is for you!

AWBSA have an InvestorReady Pitch session where you can pitch your innovation to different investors. If you’d like to secure an investment for that novel idea, you can achieve this by pitching your ideas to potential investors at the AWBSA 2022.

Contact us to Submit your pitch.

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Deadline: 31st March 2022

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The WBF is spear-heading a campaign for regulatory reform in post-Brexit UK, which supports other campaigns for change across the EU and ROW

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