Meetings and Activities related to IOBC: Time-Table

Last update: 12.11.2019
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Date,
Event, Place
10-14 November 2019:
XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC2019)
, "Crop Protection to Outsmart Climate Change for Food Security & Environmental Conservation", Hyderabad, India.
Aims &
Topics
XIX International Plant Protection Congress (IPPC), 10.-14.11.2019, Hyderabad, India.
The program of IPPC2019 is aimed at addressing the key issues in crop protection against the backdrop of climate change and mounting pressure on natural resources to meet the growing need for nutritious and safe food, conservation of biodiversity and creating opportunities for economic growth.
The IPPC2019 will provide a great opportunity to present, discuss and disseminate the recent advances in crop protection, and establish contact and collaboration between crop protection scientists from different parts of the world. The deliberations of IPPC2019 will include plenary speeches and concurrent sessions in different disciplines of crop protection to create an awareness of the exciting advances that have been realized in addressing the challenges of nutritional, environmental and societal sustainability through innovative science, partnerships and an enabling policy environment.
Contact IPPC2019@cgiar.org
Information Website: http://ippc2019.icrisat.org

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Date,
Event, Place
19-22 November 2019:
Plant BioProTech 2019
, 2nd International Symposium on Plant Bioprotection Sciences and Technologies, Marrakesh, Morocco.
Aims &
Topics
Plant BioProTech 2019, International Symposium for Innovation in the Biocontrol, Plant Protection Field – 2nd edition, 19-22 November 2019, Marrakesh, Morocco.

The Plant BioProTech 2019 offers to researchers, students and industrials a great opportunity to share and exchange ideas and results in a welcoming and friendly environment.
By focusing on scientific, technical and political aspects related to the plant bioprotection in the context of climate change, the Plant BioProTech 2019 will impact not only the scientific community, but also the industry sector, in particular firms involved in the development, formulation and distribution of bioproducts (e.g.: elicitors, biocontrol agents, biostimulants).
Moreover, the Symposium will be an excellent opportunity to treat how politics may implement the current legislation and future regulation to support the industrial development of effective and safe bioproducts, to be used for the sustainable agriculture.
Contact Johan DE CONINCK (sponsoring, business opportunities), deconinck@iar-pole.com,
Annabelle HEYVAERT (logistics, registrations), heyvaert@iar-pole.com
Information Website: https://www.univ-reims.fr/plantbioprotech

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Date,
Event, Place
25-29 November 2019:
VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry",
Zlatibor, Serbia.
Aims &
Topics
VIII Congress on Plant Protection: "Integrated Plant Protection for Sustainable Crop Production and Forestry", 25.-29.11.2019, Zlatibor, Serbia.
The Congress intends to promote knowledge exchange and international cooperation, and to enable further exchange of up-to-date scientific and technical information on plant protection in agriculture, forestry and landscaping among researchers, teachers, experts in extension and public services and business community. The Congress should contribute to identifying new approaches, tools and techniques to meet future needs and challenges facing the science of crop protection.
Main topics of the Congress are:
  • Integrated Protection of Fruit Crops and Vineyards
  • Integrated Protection of Field Crops, Vegetables, and Stored Products
  • Integrated Protection in Forestry and Urban Greenery
  • Biology and Ecology of Harmful and Beneficial Organisms in Agriculture and Forestry
  • Pesticides, Biopesticides and Organic Production
  • Toxicology, Ecotoxicology and Food Safety
Contact Secretariate of the Plant Protection Society of Serbia: plantprs@eunet.rs
Co-convenors:
Dr. Brankica Tanović, Institute of Presticides and Environmental Protection, Belgrade, Serbia; Brankica.Tanovic@pesting.org.rs
Prof. Dr. Victor Dolzhenko, All-Russian Institute of Plant Protection, St.Petersburg, Russian Federation; vid@iczr.ru
Dr. Philippe Nicot, INRA–Avignon, Plant Pathology Research Unit, France; philippe.nicot@inra.fr
Information Website: http://plantprs.org.rs/eng/viii-congress-eng
Download: First announcement (pdf), Abstract-formatting-and-submission-guidelines (pdf), Manuscript-formatting-guidelines (pdf), Second Announcement (pdf), Third Announcement (pdf) with link to registration form

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Date,
Event, Place
25-28 November 2019:
Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference,
Melbourne, Australia.
Aims &
Topics
Australasian Plant Pathology Society Conference, 25.-28.11.2019, Melbourne, Australia
This conference will be the climax of the APPS 50th birthday celebrations, where we celebrate our "Strong foundations and highlight the latest advances in plant pathology that will lead to "Future Innovations".
Excellent scientific presentations by local and international speakers will be the backbone of our meeting, supported by engaging field tours and workshops allowing conference participants to experience plant pathology up close and to visit key agricultural sites in the areas surrounding Melbourne.
Contact info@apps2019.org
Information Website: http://www.apps2019.org/index.php

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Date,
Event, Place
17-20 February 2020:
15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG15)
, Rome, Italy.
Aims &
Topics

15th European Conference on Fungal Genetics (ECFG15), 17.-20.02.2020, Rome, Italy.International conference on Fungal genetics, biology, host pathogen interaction & evolutionary ecology.
The aim of ECFG15 is to showcase recent advances in fungal genetics and molecular biology, including cellular biology, omics technologies, host-pathogen interactions, evolutionary genomics, molecular ecology.
The Conference includes four keynote lectures, three plenary sessions, thirteen concurrent sessions, and poster sessions for more informal discussions.

Information Website: https://www.ecfg15.org

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Date,
Event, Place
23-27 March 2020:
16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union: "Safeguarding Mediterranean Plant Health"
, Limassol, Cyprus.
Aims &
Topics

16th Congress of the Mediterranean Phytopathological Union, 07-12 June 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.

The meeting promotes dissemination of the latest scientific advances and encourages dialogue and collaboration between researchers interested in all aspects of Phytopathology. The conference language is English.
The year 2020 is announced by FAO as Plant Health Year and we plan a large event to showcase the role of Mediterranean Agriculture and Phytopathology, in safeguarding our food, traditions in Mediterranean Diet as well as food security for the whole planet.
Plenary, concurrent and poster sessions will be held on key topics such as

  • Genome Analysis;
  • Invasive Emerging Pathogens;
  • Integrated Disease Management;
  • Food Safety;
  • New Tools in Diagnostics and Management;
  • Molecular Pathogen-Host Interactions;
  • Impact of Climate Change;
  • Biocontrol, Natural Compounds and Plant Stimulants;
  • Epidemiology and Modelling and Microbiomes In Plant Health.

This conference will also have a session for Abiotic Stresses and in particular drought and salinity stress as well as methods to mitigate these stresses. The meeting proceedings will be published in the international journal Phytopathologia Mediterranea.

Contact Academic Matters: Dr. Dimitris Tsaltas, University of Technology, Tel: (+357) 25 002 545, dimitris.tsaltas@cut.ac.cy
Local Arrangements: EASY CONFERENCES, Tel: (+357) 22 591 900, info@easyconferences.eu
Information Website: http://cyprusconferences.org/mpu2020

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Date,
Event, Place
06-08 April 2020:
Biocontrol Africa
, Marrakesh, Morocco.
Aims &
Topics
Biocontrol Africa, 06.-08.04.2020, Marrakesh, MoroccoExchange your experience, knowledge and expertise on Biocontrol in Africa to commercially succeed in this market.
Topics:
  • R+D of New Biocontrol Mode of Actions
  • Combating regional problems
  • Commercialisation
  • Market Trends
  • Regulation in Africa
  • IPM
Information Website: https://lifesciences.knect365.com/biocontrol-africa

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Date,
Event, Place
07-12 June 2020:
14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria (ICPPB), "The Impact of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria on Global Plant Health"
, Assisi, Umbria, Central Italy.
Aims &
Topics
14th International Conference on Plant Pathogenic Bacteria, "The Impact of Plant Pathogenic Bacteria on Global Plant Health", 07-12 June 2020, Assisi, Umbria, Central Italy.The Conference mission is to promote and disseminate the latest scientific advances in all aspects of Phytobacteriology and encourage dialogue and collaboration between researchers.
The latest developments in the field, either basic or applied, will be presented and discussed at the conference. Plenary, oral and poster sessions will be held on key topics such as: Epidemiology and Ecology; Omics and Evolution; Control and Integrated Management; Diversity, Taxonomy and Diagnosis; Pathogenesis and Regulation; Disease Resistance and Effector Biology.
The proposal of special sessions may be considered by the Scientific Committee. In this regard, the year 2020 has been planned by the FAO as Plant Health Year. A special session is planned to be organized in collaboration with the FAO with the aim to discuss the role and impact of plant diseases caused by bacteria on plant health world-wide.
A number of abstracts presented as poster contributions will be selected for short oral presentation and discussion. The participation of young researchers is strongly encouraged. Reduced registration fees for students and early-career postdoctoral researchers will be available. Awards for these two groups for posters and presentations are planned.
The meeting proceedings are planned to be published as a special issue in the Journal of Plant Pathology.
Contact Co-Chairmen: Nicola Sante Iacobellis (iacobellisnicolasante@gmail.com) and Roberto Buonaurio
Information Download: 1st circular (pdf)
Website: http://www.icppb2020.com

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Date,
Event, Place
15-18 June 2020:
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Integrated Plant Protection in Fruit Crops", Sub Group "Pome Fruit Diseases", Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean climate", 31.08.-03.09.2020, Brest, France.The workshop takes place every 3 years and aims to bring together the latest advances in research of pome fruit diseases, to provide an opportunity for exchange of information and ideas and to stimulate common research and collaboration.
Proposed topics
  • Biology and pathology of apple and pear diseases
  • Bacterial, phytoplasma and viral diseases of apple and pear
  • Canker diseases of apple and pear
  • Postharvest diseases
  • Monitoring and forecasting infection risks
  • Control methods (biocontrol, chemical, induced resistance, physical, sanitation, etc.)
  • Spraying quality and disease control

Important Deadlines
  • Pre-registration: 30.09.2019
  • Submission of abstracts, payment of early registration fees: 30.03.2020
  • Submission of full text for the IOBC-WPRS Bulletin: 31.07.2020
Contact Local organizer: Zvezdomir Jelev, zvezdomir_au@abv.bg
WG Convenor: Claudio Ioriatti, SG Convenor: Arne Stensvand
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Pre-Registration Form (docx)

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Date,
Event, Place
19-24 July 2020:
ICE2020Helsinki,
XXVI ICE Congress 2020, International Congress of Entomology, Helsinki, Finland.
Aims &
Topics
ICE 2020, International Congress of Entomology, 19-24 July 2020, Helsinki, Finland. The International Congress of Entomology returns to Europe in 2020, for the first time in 24 years!
ICE2020Helsinki collaborates with the "International Year of Plant Health 2020": Watch the video

The ICE2020Helsinki congress intends to attract world-leaders as symposium organizers who will be able to identify cutting-edge topics and to assemble the best-available established researchers, and excellent younger researchers, to present their work.
The ICE2020Helsinki congress will be arranged in sections representing major fields of entomological interest. Each section will include a number of symposia.
Contact General email: ento2020helsinki@gmail.com
Information Download: Call for Section 3 Symposium Proposal (pdf)
Website: https://ice2020helsinki.fi

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Date,
Event, Place
25-28 August 2020:
International scientific conference "Non-marine snails and slugs: from extinction to invasion"
, Riga, Latvia, hosted by Institute of Horticulture, Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies in cooperation with Latvian Malacological Society.
Aims &
Topics
International scientific conference "Non-marine snails and slugs: from extinction to invasion", 25-28 August 2020, Riga, Latvia
The aim of the meeting is to bring together the latest advances in research on the non-marine snails and slugs, and to provide an opportunity for exchange information and ideas and stimulate joint research and collaboration.
This conference is also dedicated to pest slugs and snails in agriculture and freshwater aquaculture and for that reason event could be interesting also to IOBC members and others working in agriculture. Especially two planned sections (Invasive species and pests & Natural enemies and parasites).
Contact Arturs Stalažs (researcher; secretary of conference), Email: arturs.stalazs@llu.lv, Tel.: +371-26 71 14 11, Fax: +371-63 78 17 18
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf), Abstract Submission Form (docx), Registration Form (docx)
Website: http://www.darzkopibasinstituts.lv/en/international-scientific-conference-non-marine-snails-and-slugs-from-extinction-to-invasion

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Date,
Event, Place
31 August - 3 September 2020:
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean Climate", Brest, France.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS WG "Integrated Control in Protected Crops, Temperate and Mediterranean climate", 31.08.-03.09.2020, Brest, France.
The general goal of this meeting is to promote the research, development, implementation, and training of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) systems in protected crops, as well as promoting cooperation between scientists, advisors and producers working in this field. France has both temperate and mediterranean climate, this is why we are happy to welcome you for the meeting on integrated control in protected crops gathering temperate AND mediterranean climate.
Save the date!
Early registration: Tentatively open in February 2020.
Contact Local organizer: Laure Dreux, laure.dreux@astredhor.fr
Convenors: Carmelo Rapisarda, Bruno Gobin
Information Download: First Announcement (pdf)
Website: http://www.ctifl.fr/journee/IOBC-meeting-2020

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Date,
Event, Place
07-09 September 2020:
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", Berlin, Germany.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "GMOs in Integrated Plant Production", 07.-09.09.2020, Berlin, Germany.

Preliminary topics:
  • Regulation of genome edited plants
  • Gene drive applications in agriculture
  • New traits of GM plants
  • Biotechnology as a tool for sustainable agriculture with less chemicals
  • How to communicate biotechnology science to different stakeholders
  • Open data and environmental risk assessment
A more detailed announcement will follow.
Contact Convenor: Michael Meissle
Information Download: First Announcement: Save the Date (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
09-11 September 2020:
Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB2020)
, The Hague, Netherlands.
Aims &
Topics
Plant Health, Agriculture & Bioscience Conference (PHAB2020), 09.-11.09.2020, The Hague, Netherlands

Build valuable connections where the plant-health ecosystem comes together

PHAB 2020 will foster growth in plant health innovation and sustainability by driving collaborations, business opportunities, investments, and knowledge. It is the ultimate platform for connecting academics and researchers, business leaders and investors, global policymakers, governmental, foundation, and philanthropic funders. An emerging hotspot for agri-tech, ecological and environmental focused companies, the Netherlands is the place to be for the movers and shakers of the plant-health field.
Information Website: https://phab2020.com

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Date,
Event, Place
14-17 September 2020:
16th Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", Gdansk, Poland.
Aims &
Topics
IOBC-WPRS Working Groups "Biological and Integrated Control of Plant Pathogens", 14.-17.09.2020, Gdansk, Poland.The theme of this meeting is "Challenges in biocontrol single strains versus synthetic consortia". During the conference we plan to address the important matters such as selection of biocontrol agents, their modes of actions and the lab to field transition, including formulation methods As a theme specific to this event, we would like to discuss the application of multiple strains versus single organisms in biological control, considering all benefits and difficulties associated with these approaches.
Preliminary topics:
  1. The use of synthetic microbial consortia in plant protection vs the use of single strains
  2. Strategies to develop microbial based products for agriculture from a plan to a product
  3. Successful agents for bio logical and integrated control of plant diseases
  4. Mass production, formulation and the application of biological control agents
  5. Legal and social issues related to the use of microorganisms in agriculture
  6. Cooperation between industry and academia
  7. Microbe microbe and plant microbe interactions underlying biological control
  8. Methods to study complex interactions and ecological networks in agriculture
  9. The future of biocontrol new ideas and concepts
  10. Ecotoxicology assessment regarding humans and animals
  11. Beyond cells the use of natural products to fight plant diseases
  12. Biocontrol of emerging plant diseases
  13. What went wrong? Factors affecting the effectiveness of biological control agents
Contact Conference: gdansk2020iobc@ug.edu.pl
Convenor: Jürgen Köhl, Liaison Officer: Marc Bardin
Information Download: First Circular (pdf)
Website: http://www.iobc-wprs-gdansk2020.pl

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Date,
Event, Place
15-18 September 2020:
ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology: Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.
Aims &
Topics
ACPP 2020, Asian Conference on Plant Pathology: Importance and Impact of Global Plant Health, 15-18 September 2020, Tsukuba International Congress Center, Ibaraki, Japan.The meeting promises to be an exciting venue to update you on the most current topics of plant pathology, from molecular to farming.

ACPP 2020 has been a forum to foster collaboration among scientists around the world, especially Asia. It is anticipated that over 1,000 participants will attend the conference, providing a unique opportunity to promote scientific collaboration.
Information Downlaod: First Circular, https://www.ppsj.org/pdf/meeting/2020_ACPP.pdf (pdf)

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Date,
Event, Place
21-27 September 2020:
20th Organic World Congress (OWC), Rennes, France.
Aims &
Topics
20th Organic World Congress (OWC), 21-27 September 2020, Rennes, France.
Every three years, the organic sector assembles to host the Organic World Congress (OWC), the world's largest organic gathering.
Drawing from the motto, 'From its Roots, Organic Inspires Life', OWC 2020 will aim to provide organic and likeminded stakeholders working toward sustainable agriculture, value chains, and consumption with an opportunity to exchange their knowledge, innovations, and experiences. The congress offers momentum and inspiration to all who take part and is seen as a leading event for the global organic sector.
Information Website: https://owc.ifoam.bio

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Date,
Event, Place
19-21 October 2020:
ABIM 2020, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2020, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 19-21 October 2020.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
09-13 November 2020:
Postharvest 2020, IX International Postharvest Symposium
, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Aims &
Topics
Postharvest 2020, IX International Postharvest Symposium, 09-13 November 2020, Rotorua, New Zealand.
Promising to be an exciting and insightful science event, the symposium offers a great opportunity to meet with leading professionals in the field of postharvest research delivering a diverse and innovative programme.
We will balance high-quality science presentations with engaging workshops and informal discussions. The event will also include a field trip to Plant & Food Research's Te Puke research orchard – a centre of research excellence and home to the company's highly successful kiwifruit breeding programme. Postharvest science is important to New Zealand's economic success. The country's location and export focus necessitates research and innovation that ensures the delivery of premium horticultural products to distant markets. New Zealand's experience in the field makes it an obvious choice for the symposium.
Information Website: http://scienceevents.co.nz/postharvest2020

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Date,
Event, Place
26-30 April 2021:
Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2)
, Davos, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
Second International Congress of Biological Control (ICBC2), 26-30 April 2021, Davos, Switzerland. This congress builds upon the first International Congress on Biological Control (held in Beijing in 2018), and the First International Conference of Biological Control (held in Bengaluru, India in 2018). Following the lead of these two meetings, the combined ICBC2 will provide a platform for multi- and interdisciplinary biological control research and application. This congress is unique in serving as a meeting point for scientists and practitioners that are working on a wide breadth of biological control targets including insect pests, plant and animal diseases, weeds and invasive vertebrates.
Biological control science has experienced transformational advances in various critical areas over the past decades including risk assessment, commercial mass-rearing, and the elucidation of complex interactions. The discipline is therefore more poised than ever to contribute substantially to solving the world's grand environmental and health challenges. A key to harnessing these advances for maximum benefit is to create strong linkages among different sub-disciplines, targets and approaches of biological control.
Contact Organizing Committee:

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Date,
Event, Place
18-20 October 2021:
ABIM 2021, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2021, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 18-20 October 2021.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
24-26 October 2022:
ABIM 2022, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2022, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 24-26 October 2022.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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Date,
Event, Place
20-25 August 2023:
ICPP2023: 12th International Plant Protection Congress, "ONE HEALTH for all plants, crops and trees"
, Lyon, France.
Aims &
Topics
ICPP2023: 12th International Plant Protection Congress, "ONE HEALTH for all plants, crops and trees", 20-25 August 2023, Lyon, France.
Safe the Date!
Information Website: https://www.icpp2023.org

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Date,
Event, Place
23-25 October 2023:
ABIM 2023, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting
, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland.
Aims &
Topics
ABIM 2023, Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting, Congress Center, Basel, Switzerland, 223-25 October 2023.ABIM is the world leading business meeting for the biocontrol industry. ABIM facilitates the development of biocontrol products in order to make plant protection safer and more sustainable. ABIM provides networking opportunities and up-to-date information to the biocontrol industry. ABIM encourages the exchange between small and large companies as well as between governmental authorities and researchers.
Contact Conference secretary
Information Website: www.abim.ch

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