The Biopesticide Summit 2020 agenda will feature international speakers from the research community, the biocontrol industry, government organizations, investors, policy makers, funding agencies and integrated pest management (IPM) practitioners.

Biopesticide Summit 2020 will:

  • Cover the global challenges facing the biocontrol industry
  • Examine new tools and methods being used to accelerate R&D
  • Consider how innovative technologies, novel formulations and application strategies can be used to deliver better formulated products for greater efficacy
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities for investment and commercialisation
  • Bring together academia, industry and investors to encourage collaboration


Confirmed Speakers

  • Craig Bennett, CEO, The Wildlife Trust
    (and former CEO of Friends of the Earth), UK
  • Jennifer Lewis, Executive Director, IBMA Global, UK
  • Minshad Ansari, CEO, Bionema, UK
  • Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO, Bioconsortia , USA
  • Caroline Reid, Senior Technical Support Lead - Northern Europe
  • Paul Flynn, Soils Advisor, Soil Association, UK
  • Stephen Ford, Technical Director - International Relations, Ecolibrium Biologicals, New Zealand
  • Owen Jones, Former IBMA President, UK
  • Sarah Carr, Innovation Specialist, Farm491, UK
  • Venkatesh Devanur, MD, AgriLife, India
  • Laxminarayana PraharajuI, MD, AgBio Systems, India