SECP Conference: The Development and Regulation of Crop Protection Technologies

Date: 30 November - 1 December 2017

Venue: IQS - Ramon Llull University, Barcelona

Price: €350 (€600 if attending both events)

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This conference brings together professionals concerned with the health and protection of crops in Southern Europe. In particular, the programme will focus on the regulation of chemical, biological and agronomic technologies.

Held in the beautiful city of Barcelona in a relaxed but professional atmosphere, this Southern European-focussed event fills a gap in the field of crop protection for the region.

Following the 39th annual of the “Las Jornadas de Productos Fitosanitarios” which is taking place on 29-30 November, TSGE Forum, in association with the IQS, will host the Southern European Crop Protection (SECP) conference that will focus on the regulation of chemical, biological and agronomic technologies.

Taking place after the Las Jornadas event at the convenient location of the IQS – Ramon Llull University, the SECP conference will be held on 30 November-1 December. The conferences will bring together professionals concerned with the health and protection of crops in Southern Europe and will provide a great opportunity to connect and network with old and new colleagues and professions (particularly industry and regulatory officials) in a relaxed but professional atmosphere.


DAY ONE – Thursday 30 November 2017

13.00 – 14.50 Registration and Welcome Lunch
14.50 – 15.00 Chairman Welcome & Introduction
María Jesús Fernández Villamil (TSGE Consulting)
15.00 – 15.30 Keynote Presentation
Valentin Almansa (Ministry of Agriculture, Spain)
15.30 – 16.00 Impact of the EU regulatory policy on the availability of crop protection technologies in southern Europe
Euros Jones (ECPA)
16.00 – 16.15 Q&A Session
16.15 – 16.45 Afternoon Break
16.45 – 17.15 The use of biopesticides as a solution to the challenges in food production in Southern Europe, based on the existing regulatory picture for chemicals
Estefanía Hinarejos Esteve (IBMA, Spain)
17.15 – 17.45 Minor uses and emergency approvals
Jeroen Meeussen (European Union Minor Uses Coordination Facility)
17.45 – 18.15 Panel Discussion / Q&A Session
18.15 - 19.30 Drinks Reception


DAY TWO – Friday 1 December 2017

09.00 - 10.20 Registration
10.20 – 10.30 Chairperson Welcome
Review of national procedures: priorities and challenges from a range of stakeholders
10.30 – 11.00 Spain
José Luis Alonso Prados (National Institute for Agricultural Research, INIA)
11.00 - 11.30 France
Jean-Yves Lontie (Redebel Regulatory Affairs)
11.30 - 11.45 Q&A Session
11.45 - 12.15 Morning Break
12.15 - 12.45 Malta
Joanne Borg Galea (MCCAA –Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority)
12.45 - 13.15 Experiences working with the competent authorities in the Southern Zone
Kostas Markakis (MedPest Consultancy Office)
13.15 - 13.30 Q&A Session
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch and Networking
14.30 - 15.00 Panel discussion: Is harmonisation possible in Europe?
Environmental protection in Southern Europe
15.00 - 15.30 Environmental risk assessment procedures specific to Southern Europe
Elena Alonso Prados (National Institute for Agricultural Research, INIA)
15.30 - 16.00 Afternoon Break
16.00 - 16.30 Opportunities for environmental risk mitigation in Southern European agricultural scenarios and input of the MAgPIE project
Dr. Anne Alix (Dow AgroSciences)
16.30 - 16.45 Panel Discussion / Q&A Session
16.45 Concluding Remarks and Close of Conference


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