BPIA Sustainability Symposium to Focus on Biological Products
The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) will hold its 2018 Fall Meeting and Sustainability Symposium in Rochester, NY, on Oct. 9-10. The meeting will be immediately followed by the Biocontrols USA East 2018 Conference & Expo on Oct. 11-12 which is organized by Meister Media Worldwide (publisher of Greenhouse Grower) and designed to educate growers about biological products, including biopesticides and biostimulants.
“Our symposium will update attendees on the latest developments and trends in biological technology, regulatory issues, and related matters from both the perspective of manufacturers and users of biological products,” says Keith Jones, Executive Director of BPIA.
Symposium topics will include: The Future of Biological Products in Sustainable Agriculture; The Status of Biostimulants Around the World; The Role of Biological Products in the Food Value Chain; and How and Why Growers are Using Biological Products.
Several of the approximately 20 industry thought-leaders who will be speaking include: Kristen Sukalac, a Consulting Partner at management consultancy Prospero & Partners, which serves as the secretariat of the European Biostimulants Industry Council, and Dr. Clint Nesbitt, the Director of Regulatory Affairs in the Food and Agriculture Section of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), which is the world’s largest trade association representing more than 950 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, and state biotechnology centers.
For more information or to register, go to bpia.org/events.