Call for 2020 Biopesticide Awards nominations

The Biopesticide Summit 2020 is delighted to announce the Global Biopesticide Awards 2020 will be presented as part of its gala dinner on 19th May. Over 300 industry colleagues and guests are expected to attend and celebrate achievements in the field of bioprotection.

After the success of the first Biopesticide Summit and Awards in July 2019, the executive and steering committee of the World BioProtection Form (WBF) is delighted to announced that the 2nd Biopesticide Summit & Awards will take place on 19-20 May 2020, at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, United Kingdom.

The Summit will connect industry and academia to create novel ideas and services, next generation formulations and delivery systems and provide support for accessing investments to commercialise novel products for horticulture, forestry and sport turf. The event brings together the international bioprotection community, including innovators, academics, commercial providers and end-users, to discuss and address the most pressing issues in crop protection and pest control. Testament to the quality of the programme, and the event’s unique approach to gathering all stakeholders across the entire biopesticides chain, the Summit is delighted this year to partner with leading media in the field, such as AgroPages, IHS Markit | Agrow, Agrospectrum and Planteria.

A key part of the two-day event is the Biopesticide Awards, which recognise and showcase the achievements of innovators working across the bioprotection industry. This year, eight awards will recognise outstanding achievements in the development of new bioprotection products (those launched within the past 2 years) and their impact in crop protection.

Award categories are:

  • New Bioinsecticide Product
  • New Biofungicide Product
  • New Bionematicide Product
  • New Biochemical Product
  • Outstanding Achievement
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Innovative Research Project of The Year
  • BioTech Start-up Business of The Year

Last year’s winners included leaders in innovation such as AgBio Systems, Bionema and the University of Birmingham, Ecoflora Agro, Ecolibrium Biologicals, Ecop-FP, Ecospray, Maxtim and Russell IPM.

Dr Minshad Ansari, Chairman of the Biopesticide Summit & Awards said: “The Awards and gala dinner offer a truly unique opportunity to recognise the achievements of the latest and most innovative new products on the market, the best research projects and the brightest start-ups that the global bioprotection industry has to offer.”

To enter the Global Biopesticide Awards 2020 or to discuss sponsorship of an award, please visit or email for an application form.

The deadline for nominations is 31st March 2020.


For more information contact:

Dr Sarah Harding
Communication Consultant

About the World BioProtection Forum
The World BioProtection Forum (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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