The World BioProtection Forum is asking regulators, academics, environmentalists, farmers, together with the biocontrol industry, to back regulatory reforms that embrace innovation in bioprotecion for biological crop protection in sustainable agriculture.
Bringing Biopesticide Regulatory Reform to UK Parliament : WBF Regulatory Campaign Phase II
Jubliee Room, House of Commons. Parliament, Place of Westminister, London SW1
The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) conference Bringing Biopesticide Regulatory Reform to UK Parliament, taking place in London on 5th September 2023, is the culmination of the WBF’s campaign for global regulatory reform. Once sensible reforms have been achieved in a competent authority, this case can be used to encourage further reforms in other regions (e.g. the EU).
As a result of the WBF’s campaign, the UK Government has already declared (see here), “We plan to review regulatory processes and data requirements to identify where approvals and permissions for biopesticides can be made simpler and speedier.” The conference on 5th September provides experts from industry with the opportunity to meet with key ministers, policy makers and department representatives to ensure that these ongoing reviews and reforms align with industry requirements.
This is a significant moment in our industry’s history, as a competent authority finally listens to the needs of the bioprotection sector. The WBF is doing everything it can to explain the rationale and urgent requirement for regulatory reform, to those people who can finally make these things happen.
Event: Bringing Biopesticide Regulatory Reform to UK Parliament
Date: Tuesday 5th September 2023
Time: 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Venue: Jubilee Room, House of Commons, Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London SW1
It is strongly recommended that participants use public transport to reach the venue. Visitors travelling on the London Underground can use the District, Circle or Jubilee lines to get to Westminster station.
Travelling by car will often be subject to the congestion charge and meter parking is limited. A nearby underground car park operated by Q-Park has 183 spaces. It benefits from a secure vehicle and pedestrian entrance with CCTV, customer toilets and is manned during the week. If needed, a space can be reserved in advance using the Q-Park online pre-booking facility.
On arrival, enter via Macquarie Street security gate and follow signs to Reception. The Jubilee Room will be just ahead of you (see map below).
The WBF conference Bringing Biopesticide Regulatory Reform to UK Parliament is an invitation-only event for experts from industry and academia able to participate in discussions pertaining to regulatory reforms for the bioprotection sector. If you wish to attend the event, please express your interest using the form below, and a WBF representative will be in touch with you if you are able to attend.