Annual World Bioprotection Summit and Awards 2022

Annual World BioProtection Summit and Awards

Connecting the biocontrol industry for successful commercialisation.
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The annual meeting of the WBF returns from 23–25 May 2022 at the NEC in Birmingham, England. Once again, we will be bringing together leading figures in industry, academia and the public sector, who will share expert knowledge to address major challenges in sustainable pest and disease management. The summit will provide support for accessing investment to commercialise new bioprotection products as well as offering valuable networking opportunities. We will also be celebrating the best and brightest new ideas in the bioprotection sector at the annual Gala Dinner and Awards on the opening night.

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PLEASE NOTE: WBF members receive a 30% discount on registration

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Speakers

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Minshad-Ansari

Dr Minshad A Ansari

Founder and CEO of Bionema Ltd,
and Chairman of the WBF

Minshad is the Chairman of World Bioprotection Forum, as well as being the Founder and CEO of Bionema, a bioprotectant technology company. He is passionate about developing and commercialising natural bioproducts to protect crops from pests and diseases, reducing the use of synthetic pesticides, enhancing food security and increasing crop yields. Minshad has more than 20 years of experience in developing and launching bioprotectors in AgriTech sector, having published over 70 research publications in international journals and received many prestigious business innovation awards. 

Jerry Alford

Jerry Alford

Arable and Soils Advisor,
Soil Association

Jerry has experience in arable and mixed farming, having run the family farm in Devon for 25 years. He has been Arable and Soils advisor at the Soil Association for 4 years, where he focuses on supporting farmers to move to agroecological and organic farming systems. Through involvement with the Innovative Farmers Network as a trial coordinator and as an advisor for the Great Soils programme and the Fabulous farmers and RELACS European projects, he supports farmers to reduce artificial fertiliser and agrochemical inputs and
improve soil resilience. 

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Renaud Perrin

Stepan Formulation
Chemist – Europe

Renaud Perrin, Stepan Formulation Chemist – Europe, with a Master’s degree in Chemistry from CPE Lyon, has eight years of experience in agrochemical formulation. Prior to joining Stepan Company, Renaud worked with Syngenta’s Formulation Technology upstream research group for five years where he focused on product performance improvement and identifying and developing new efficacy-boosting adjuvants. Renaud leverages his technical expertise for formulation development projects related to biological products with a focus on understanding loss mechanisms.

Carol Pullen

Carol Pullen

General Manager,
OroAgri

Dr Martin Shaw

Dr Martin Shaw

Team Leader –
R&D,Croda

Martin Shaw is Applications Team Leader at Croda in their Crop Protection division. Martin studied Chemistry at the University of Sheffield before joining Croda, where he has specialised in agrochemical applications for over 10 years. Within his role, Martin is responsible for fostering relationships with the R&D centres of key global accounts and other customers to identify opportunities for collaboration and project support. Martin is also part of the global technical group looking to recognise where there are gaps in Croda’s market offerings and where opportunities exist to develop new technologies to meet the needs of the industry.    

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Volodymyr Krut

Chief Microbiologist,
BTU-CENTER

Volodymyr Krut is an expert in the biologization of agriculture. He combines scientific research work with field practice, and is dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of microbes in agriculture, their variability, and the conditions required for them to perform optimally. He hosts a popular video series on microbiology: Simply about microbeswhich explores the potential for microbes in modern agriculture.

Programme Overview

DAY 1: Monday 23rd May 2022
08:00
Registration opens and doors open for Exhibitors
10:00
Welcome coffee
10:30
SESSION 1: Complex challenges facing the BioProtection Industry
Food security, consumer demand, and regulatory issues
13:00
Networking lunch in the exhibition area
14:00
SESSION 2: Products and Services
Addressing global challenges through innovation
16:30
Session closes and departure for hotels

World BioProtection Awards Night

Winners will be announced at a Black-Tie Gala Dinner
19:00 Drinks reception
19:45 Dinner and Awards ceremony
Carriages at midnight
DAY 2: Tuesday 24th May 2022
08:00
Registration and Exhibition open / Coffee
09:00
SESSION 3: Innovation: Formulations and Applications
Addressing global challenges through innovation
11:30
Coffee break
12:00
SESSION 4: Technology Adoption
Case studies from end users
13:00
Networking lunch in the exhibition area
14.00
SESSION 5: Looking to the Future
Challenges and Opportunities (including an update on the WBF campaign for regulatory reform)
16:30
Session closes and departure for hotels
DAY 3: Wednesday 25th May 2022
08:00
Registration and Exhibition open / Coffee
09:00
SESSION 6: Commercialisation: Investment and Acceleration
Collaboration across industry, academia, investors and public bodies
11:30
Coffee break
11:30
SESSION 7: InvestorReady Workshop
A Panel of Entrepreneurs, Investors, Patent Attorneys and Industry experts evaluate pitches, offering advice and judging the best pitch
13:00
Networking lunch in the exhibition area
14:00
Summit close

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Registration Form

Please complete the form below to register your attendance. You should receive a confirmation email after submitting your form, and information for joining the Summit will follow nearer the date.

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