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
15.00 – 15.30 Keynote Presentation
Valentin Almansa (Ministry of Agriculture, Spain)
15.30 – 16.00 Topic title to be confirmed
Speaker to be announced
16.00 – 16.30 Impact of the EU regulatory policy on the availability of crop protection technologies in Southern Europe
Euros Jones (ECPA)
16.30 – 17.00 Afternoon Break
17.00 – 17.30 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)
17.30 – 18.00 Minor uses and emergency approvals
Jeroen Meeussen (EU Commission)
18.00 – 18.30 Panel Discussion / Q&A Session
18.30 - 19.30 Drinks Reception


DAY TWO – Friday 1 December 2017

08.00 - 09.00 Registration
Review of National Authority Priorities and Challenges
09.00 – 09.30 Spain
José Luis Alonso Prados (National Institute for Agricultural Research, INIA)
09.30 - 10.00 Portugal
Miriam Cavaco (Department for Management and Authorisation of Phytofarmaceuticals, DGAPF)
10.00 - 10.30 France
Speaker to be announced
10.30 - 10.45 Q&A Session
10.45 - 11.15 Morning Break
11.15 - 11.45 Malta
Joanne Borg Galea (MCCAA –Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority)
11.45 - 12.15 Italy
Speaker to be announced
12.15 - 12.45 Greece
Kostas Markakis (MedPest Consultancy Office)
12.45 - 13.00 Q&A Session
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch and Networking
14.00 - 14.30 Panel discussion: Is harmonisation possible in Europe?
Environmental protection in Southern Europe
14.30 - 15.00 Environmental risk assessment procedures specific to Southern Europe
Elena Alonso Prados (National Institute for Agricultural Research, INIA)
15.00 - 15.30 Opportunities for environmental risk mitigation in Southern European agricultural scenarios and input of the MAgPIE project
Dr. Anne Alix (Dow AgroSciences)
15.30 - 16.00 Afternoon Break
16.00 - 16.15 Q&A Session
16.15 Concluding Remarks and Close of Conference


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