Innovation Through

Strengthening the bioprotection industry
in a new world order

The World BioProtection Forum (WBF) is a non-profit organisation that encourages collaboration between the biocontrol industry and academia in the AgriTech sector. Our goal is to connect different stakeholders who can work together to ensure the successful development and commercialisation of biocontrol products.


Encourage the development of next-generation formulation and delivery systems.


Encourage collaborations for research and commercialisation.


Enhance opportunities for startups/SMEs to raise investment, while creating more general investor interest in the sector.

Aims And Objectives of The WBF


Focusing on the development of next-generation formulation and delivery systems – to fill the gaps in the market created by removal of toxic pesticides, consumer demand for organic foods,  and sustainable agriculture.


Providing a world-class platform to connect academia and industry for novel innovation, encouraging collaboration, commercialisation, presence and credibility in biocontrol across world markets.


Offering InvestorReady Sessions to innovators, entrepreneurs and SMEs, enhancing opportunities to raise investment while creating more general investor interest in the sector.

Connecting SMEs to other SMEs for business and collaboration, and expansion into new markets.

Recognising innovation and talent, raising awareness of novel innovations and highlighting important advances in the biocontrol sector.

Leading regulatory reform for biopesticides in the UK post-Brexit, removing obstacles to commercialising novel products more quickly and cost effectively.

Benefits Of Membership

Join WBF TODAY for immediate access to benefits

Upcoming Events

Connecting the biocontrol industry for successful commercialization and investment.

The WBF is delighted to host the Annual World BioProtection Summit and Awards, which will return in its full format at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England on

23-25 May 2022.

Highlights of this not-to-be-missed event include:

Topics covered at the conference

Confirmed Speakers


Dr Minshad A Ansari

Founder and CEO, Bionema, UK

Michael Brownbridge

Michael Brownbridge

Biological Program Manager BioWorks Inc, USA


Prof Toby JA Bruce

School of Life Sciences, Keele University, UK


Pedro Carvalho

Knowledge Transfer Manager ‑ AgriFood, Innovate UK


Chris Danks

Innovation Lead at Innovate UK


Matt Dixon

Managing Partner and Head of M&A,
CCD Partners

Kellye Eversole (1)

Kellye Eversole

Executive Director, International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research, USA

Stephen Ford

Stephen Ford

Technical Director, Ecolibrium Biologicals Ltd, New Zealand


Richard Glass

Innovation Sector Lead, CHAP

Anna Gregson

Anna Gregson

Partner, UK & European Patent Attorney, Mathys & Squire, UK

Rene Haensel

Rene Haensel

Technical Director Agriculture & Global Senior Expert, Evonik, Germany

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE

Assistant Pro Vice Chancellor (Enterprise), University of South Wales, UK

Dr Fatma Kaplan

Dr Fatma Kaplan

CEO/CSO, Pheronym, USA

Dr Patrick Kabouw

Dr Patrick Kabouw

Global Registration Manager, BASF, Germany

Jennifer Lewis

Jennifer Lewis

Executive Director, IBMA, UK

Marcus Meadows-Smith

Marcus Meadows-Smith

CEO, Bioconsortia, USA


Nick Mole

Policy Officer, Pesticide Action Network, UK

Carol Pullen

Carol Pullen

General Manager, Oro Agri Europe, The Netherlands

Caroline Reid

Caroline Reid

Senior Technical Support Lead - Northern Europe, Bioline Agriscience, UK

Carsten Riedl

Carsten Riedl

European Marketing Manager, Evonik, Germany


Dr Jenna Ross

International Business Development Manager, CHAP


Ian Tracey

Founder, Anchored In Ltd

Daniel Zommick

Daniel Zommick

Global Technical Development Specialist, Valent Biosciences, USA

Professor Zhibing Zhang BEng

Prof Zhibing Zhang

Chemical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK.

The World Bioprotection Awards are the only Awards recognising achievements across the biocontrol industry, and this year ten innovators from ten different categories will be celebrated for outstanding innovation.

Nominate your innovation or a Biocontrol Innovation to help your colleagues gain the recognition they deserve.

Pitch for investment to commercialise your ideas! If you have a novel biocontrol innovation you are looking to get traction and investment, this is for you!

AWBSA have an InvestorReady Pitch session where you can pitch your innovation to different investors. If you’d like to secure an investment for that novel idea, you can achieve this by pitching your ideas to potential investors at the AWBSA 2022.

Highlights from the Biopesticide Summit 2019

The WBF is spear-heading a campaign for regulatory reform in post-Brexit UK, which supports other campaigns for change across the EU and ROW

Media Partners and Supporters

Latest News & Tweets