Biopesticide Summit 2021 dates announced

Join colleagues from the bioprotection industry, academia, and the public sector at this year’s virtual Biopesticide Summit on Tuesday 6th July 2021, when we will discuss progress of the WBF’s campaign to reform the regulatory environment for the bioprotection sector.

The Biopesticide Summit, taking place via a virtual platform on Tuesday 6th July this year, will focus on regulatory challenges and calls for reform to create a regulatory environment that nurtures and supports the bioprotection industry.

The COVID pandemic affected all areas of scientific research. Biopesticide developers have been impacted by restrictions on practical research and funding, which have only added to pre-existing obstacles of regulatory hurdles, commercial uptake, and formulation challenges. On the other hand, COVID apparently led to surging consumer demand for organic produce with no chemical residues and, in the wake of Brexit, the UK government has declared a commitment to support science and technology, and an intention to expand partnerships across the globe.

The World Bioprotection Form (WBF; which organises the annual Biopesticide Summit) already engages with top-class academics and researchers, linking them with the biocontrol industry to facilitate innovation and commercialisation. This year, it has also undertaken the task of leading a dialogue with the UK government, to drive reform and create a regulatory environment that nurtures and supports the bioprotection industry.

Join us on 6th July 2021 to hear our first-class speakers present and debate the need for regulatory reform, their visions for a successful regulatory system, and how the WBF has been working towards process reform in UK biopesticide regulation.

Dr Minshad Ansari, Chairman of the WBF, commented “This is a very exciting time for the UK, politically, and I believe that we have a unique window of opportunity – post Brexit and post COVID – to engage with Government and really make the changes that we, as an industry, have been requesting for decades.”

Be part of the change you wish to see in the bioprotection sector.

Visit for more information and to register your attendance.

Image caption:  More than 200 experts from 20 countries gathered at Swansea University to discuss challenges and opportunities in the bioprotection sector at the Bioprotection Summit in July 2019.


Dr Minshad Ansari Chairman of the WBF Dr Sarah Harding Communication Consultant  

Editor note:

The Biopesticide Summit is the annual meeting of the World BioProtection Forum (WBF) and it’s members.

The WBF is a non-profit organisation for encouraging collaboration across the biocontrol industry and academia. The WBF was founded in 2019 by Dr Minshad Ansari – a scientist who became an entrepreneur – to encourage the successful development and commercialisation of novel biological control products for agricultural pests and diseases. To join the WBF, or for more information, please visit

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