Summit 2021

At this virtual event, which was attended by more than 200 people, our first-class speakers presented and debated the need for reform, their visions for a successful regulatory system, and how the World BioProtection Forum (WBF) is working towards process reform in UK biopesticide regulation. A press release following the event can be found here, and you can watch the recording at any time on our YouTube channel.
Final Programme
09:00 am
Minshad Ansari: Chairman of the WBF
Welcome and objectives
09:15 am
Adrian Dixon, HSE Chemicals Regulation Division
Pesticides regulation and biopesticides
09:40 am
Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA
What does a successful regulatory framework look like?
10:05 am
Tristan Jervis, Senior Public Affairs Consultant
A time for change: the WBF campaign for process reform in UK Biopesticide Regulation
10:30 am
David Cary, Former Executive Director at IBMA
Regulatory reform in the EU
10:55 am
Thorben Looije, Valto
Registering a biopesticide product: experiences and hurdles
11:20 am
Panel discussion, comprising a panel made up of our speakers and additional industry experts such as:
• Owen Jones, Lisk & Jones Consultants
• Nick Mole, Policy Officer, PAN
Reforming the UK’s regulatory processes for bioprotection products
11:45 am
Questions from the audience
11:55 am
Minshad Ansari: Chairman of the WBF
Thanks and close