5th Annual Eastern Europe Regulatory Conference: Registration of Plant Protection Products

Date: 11-12 April 2017

Venue: Sofitel Chain Bridge Hotel, Budapest

Price: £550 + VAT

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In association with the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture, the 5th Eastern Europe Regulatory Conference returns once again, focusing on the registration of plant protection products, specifically aimed at supporting SMEs.

The 5th Eastern Europe Regulatory Conference will yet again attract both industry professionals and representatives from across Europe. It is sure to offer an interesting and stimulating event full of networking opportunities with the breaks and drinks receptions taking place.

The conference aims to help SMEs from Eastern Europe to get a better insight of the EU procedures and at the same time help other companies to better understand the local specifics of the regions. In addition to practical advice for industry on product authorisations, the theme of the event will also cover more general topics such as emergency and minor uses, practical experience with Article 43 and an update on the active substance renewal programme.

This year, for the first time, we will be running two 'workshop' sessions. This will be your opportunity to explain your views, and to listen to the views of others. All stakeholders can discuss the issues in an open and friendly environment, and all constructive ideas will be welcomed! Our aim is to record your views, and if desired by participants, these will be submitted via the formal channels into the ongoing review of the PPP legislation.

Workshop A: Product authorisation and renewal - what works well, what are the future challenges, what changes can be made to improve the current position? Workshop B: Forthcoming changes to Regulation 1107/2009 - what is on your 'wish list' for the review of the PPP legislation?

The programme also includes the status of the national authorisation and registration procedures and requirements across the East European region.



DAY ONE – Tuesday 11 April 2017

08:00 - 09:00 Registration and refreshments
09.00 - 09.10 Introduction to Conference
Chair: Steve Dobson (TSGE Consulting)
09.10 - 09.20 Welcome and introductory comments
Dr. Gábor Tőkés (National Food Chain Safety Office, Directorate of Plant Protection, Soil Conservation and Agri-Environment, Hungary)
09.20 - 10.00 Science in pesticide reviews: The great disconnect
Jean-Pierre Busnardo (DuPont Crop Protection)
10.00 - 10.30 Minor uses coordination facility and the importance of biocontrol to close minor uses gaps
Jeroen Meeussen (European Union Minor Uses Coordination Facility)
10.30 - 10.40 Q&A session
10.40 - 11.10 Morning Break
11.10 - 11.40 Practical experience with Article 43
Dr. Rebecca Reboul (Bundesamt für Ernährungssicherheit / Austrian Federal Office for Food Safety)
11.40 - 12.10 Article 43 evaluation from the Polish experts perspective
Dr. Robert Bańkowski (E-V-A Sp. z o.o.)
12.10 - 12.40 PPP limitations in sensitive areas according to Sustainable Use Directive
Dr. Maristella Rubbiani (National Centre for Chemicals/Istituto Superiore di Sanità)
12.40 - 12.50 Q&A session
12.50 – 13.50 Lunch
13.50 – 14.50

Workshop A
Challenges with product applications (compared to active substance renewals)
Tracy Roberts (TSGE Consulting)
Katrin Felshart (BASF)
Christian Prohaska (AGES)

Workshop B
Forthcoming changes to Regulation 1107/2009

Steve Dobson (TSGE Consulting)
Dr. Gábor Tőkés (National Food Chain Safety Office, Directorate of Plant Protection, Soil Conservation and Agri-Environment, Hungary)
14.50 - 15.20 Afternoon Break
15.20 – 16.20 Workshop feedback from facilitators
Tracy Roberts and Steve Dobson (TSGE Consulting)
16.20 – 16.50 Environmental Fate Guidance and Implications for Registration
Dr. Mark Greener (Syngenta)
16.50 Close of Day One
18.30 - 19.30 Complimentary drinks reception (Sponsored by TSGE Consulting)


DAY TWO – Wednesday 12 April 2017

09.30 - 09.35 Introduction to Day Two
National requirements and procedures

Chair: Liana Skok (TSGE Consulting)
09.35 - 10.05 Croatia 
Zdravka Sever (Institute for Plant Protection)
10.05 - 10.35 Romania
Mihaela Dragusanu (TSGE Consulting)
10.35 - 10.45 Q&A session
10.45 - 11.15 Morning Break
11.15 - 11.45 Albania
Dr. Altin Telo (Veterinary Pharmacy ALTE)
11.45 - 11.55 Q&A session
11.55 - 12.55 Lunch Break
12.55 - 13.25 Turkey
Abdullah Yilmaz (PPP Central Research Institute)
13.25 - 13.55 Serbia
Bojana Zgonec (TSGE Consulting)
13.55 - 14.05 Q&A session
14.05 - 14.35 Afternoon Break
14.35 - 15.35 Panel discussion
15.35 Close of Conference


If you have any queries about the event, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you.

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We are sorry but registration for this event is now closed.

Please contact us if you would like to know if spaces are still available.