BPIA 2017 Fall Meeting and the Biocontrols USA East Conference and Tradeshow

October 9-13, 2017 • Hyatt Regency, Orlando, FL

Meeting Agenda

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Day 1 — Monday, October 9, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm
BPIA Board of Directors Lunch
1:30 pm-5:30 pm
BPIA Board of Directors Meeting
6:00 pm-9:00 pm
BPIA Board of Directors Dinner

Day 2 — Tuesday, October 10, 2017

8:00 am-5:30 pm
BPIA 2017 Fall Meeting
Media Room
8:00 am-10:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in sponsored by BioWorks

8:00 am-9:00 am
New Member Breakfast
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Member Networking Space Available
9:00 am-10:30 pm
Regulatory Committee Meeting
10:30 am-11:00 am

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by TSG

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Government Affairs Committee Meeting
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Membership Committee Meeting
11:00 am-12:00 pm

GLP Workshop

12:00 pm-2:00 pm
New Member Introductions Luncheon sponsored by Bayer
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Biostimulants Integration Committee Meeting
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Joint Communications and Specialty Markets Committees Meeting
2:00 pm-3:30 pm
State Regulatory Subcommittee Meeting
3:30 pm-4:00 pm
Coffee Networking Break
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
BPIA All Member Meeting
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

BPIA Group Dinner sponsored by Certis USA

Day 3 — Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8:00 am-5:00 pm
2017 Sustainability Symposium
8:00 am-10:00 am
Morning Refreshments and Check-in
9:00 am-9:30 am
Opening Keynote: Consumer Concerns Regarding Biologicals

Speaker: Dr. Tamika Sims, IFIC

9:30 am-10:30 am
Where is IPM in the Sustainability Discussion?

Speakers: Larry Elworth, Resolve; Michael Rozyne, Red Tomato; and Michael Braverman, IR-4 Project

According to the UCLA Sustainability Committee, sustainability is: “the physical development and institutional operating practices that meet the needs of present users without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs, particularly with regard to use and waste of natural resources.” Integrated Pest Management (IPM) seems like it should be a part of the sustainability discussion, but is it? This panel will explore the relationship of IPM and sustainability.
10:30 am-11:00 am
Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Oil-Dri
11:00 am-12:00 pm
What Does Exemption From Tolerance Mean?

Moderator: Nina Wilson, Gowan

Speaker: Gabriele Ludwig, Almond Board of California

What does a tolerance exemption mean to a registrant, grower or regulator? Biological products are often registered through EPA’s Biological & Pollution Prevention Division program with an exemption from tolerance.  Tolerance exemptions are often misunderstood to mean that there are no residues or that this determination is recognized by international regulatory authorities.  A panel of experts will discuss these issues and others related to exemptions from tolerance.
12:00 pm-1:30 pm

Symposium Luncheon sponsored by Valent BioSciences

1:30 pm-2:30 pm
How to Build Credibility for the Biostimulants Industry

Moderator: Desmond Jimenez, NewLeaf Symbiotics

Panelists: Kristen Sukalac, EBIC; Roger Tripathi, Acadian; Jennifer Greminger, ASTA; and Denise Manker, Bayer

The biostimulants industry is growing quickly and has great strategic value for manufacturers and distributors. The term “biostimulants” is in broad use globally. However, in the United States, no state or federal agency offers a working definition of the term. Consequently, the biostimulants industry may continue to lack a clear path to market for these products in the United States. An international panel will discuss what the industry needs to do to establish credibility in the face of such regulatory uncertainty.
2:30 pm-4:00 pm
Coffee Networking Break
4:00 pm-5:00 pm
Integrating Biological Products into Sustainability Goals

Panelists: Ron Williams, Coca-Cola; Todd DeKryger, Gerber

More and more companies ranging from restaurants to golf courses are including sustainability goals as part of their business plans and annual budgets. Biological products could play an important part in achieving such sustainability goals. A panel including representatives from large food companies and the growers they work with will discuss the opportunities that sustainability goals present for the biological products industry.
5:00 pm-5:30 pm
Closing Keynote: Update from the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, USEPA
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Beck, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, USEPA
Update from OCSPP, USEPA for the Biological Products Industry
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Symposium Cocktail Reception sponsored by Valent BioSciences