BPIA 2023 Annual Meeting

February 20-22, 2023

Hotel Information

PEPPERMILL RENO
2707 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
1-866-821-9996

We have a limited number of rooms available for the discounted rate of $140/night.
Note: $35 resort fee will be waived if you book your hotel room within our room block.
Room must be booked no later than Jan 27, 2023 at 5 p.m. PST
To reserve your hotel room, click on this link: https://book.passkey.com/e/50369133

Also available:

Peppermill Restaurant

Year after year, Peppermill’s dining options continue to win top honors as the best restaurants in Reno and Nevada. With 9 restaurants and cafes to choose from, we offer award-winning cuisine for every taste and budget.

Making reservations in advance is highly recommended for Bimini, Chi, and Romanza.

Peppermill Spa

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino’s place to relax and unwind is Spa Toscana. Recently rated 3rd best hotel spa in the country by USA TODAY 10Best, Spa Toscana is a Reno experience not to be missed.

Meeting Agenda

The following agenda is subject to change.

Monday, February 20, 2023

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Research Facility Field Tour

Additional Fees Apply

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

BPIA 2023 Annual Meeting

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in

8:00 am – 9:00 am

New Member Welcome Breakfast

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9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Member Networking Space Available

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Regulatory Committee Meeting

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Membership Committee Meeting

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Coffee Networking Break

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Communications Committee Meeting

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Canadian Committee Meeting

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Government Affairs Committee Meeting

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Luncheon

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2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biostimulant Innovation Committee Meeting

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Biological Markets Committee Meeting

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm 

Afternoon Coffee Networking Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

BPIA All Member Meeting, New Member Introductions, Election, and 2023 BPIA Awards

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

BPIA Group Dinner

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

2023 Symposium

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Opening Plenary

Welcome and Opening Regulatory Update

Speakers: Ed Messina, EPA; Vickie Brewster, USDA APHIS; and Nick Young, CDFA
Moderator: Jennifer Lilly, Plant Response

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Coffee Networking Break

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10:30 am – 11:30 am

Track One

Anything New with Global Regulation of Biological Products?

Moderator: Hank Kreuger, Europhins

Panel Speakers: Billy Smith, EPA; Jose Juanes, Europhins; and Lisa Ortega, Bayer

Track Two

Learn about the Common Use Rates for Bioherbicides Along with the Challenges and Opportunities Facing Industry

Moderator: Scott Peterson, Lallemand

Panel Speakers: Remi Lohse, BioSafe Systems, Scott Ockey, Certis Biological, and Jon Martin, San Agro

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Track One

What is Going on with Inerts at the National Organics Standards Board?

Moderator: Karen Warkentien, Agrospheres

Panel Speakers: Scott Tann, Lamberti and TBD

Track Two

Where is the Market for Plant Growth Regulators (PGRs) Going in the Face of Evolving Regulations in the US and EU?

Moderator: Rick Melnick, DunhamTrimmer

Panel Speakers: Alison Hamer, ERM; Kelly Rahn, TSG Consulting; and TBD

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Symposium Luncheon

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Track One

How do Biostimulant Microbes and Endophytes Enhance Crop Growth? 

Moderator: Dave Hiltz, Acadian Seaplants

Feature Speaker: Dr. James Miller, Rutgers University

Track Two

From Seed to French Fry: What’s the Role of Biological Products in Food Production?

Moderator: Addie Waxman, McCain

Panel Speakers: Guy Madison, Lamb Weston; Spencer Karabelas-Pitman, McCain; and Dave Hyde, J.R. Simplot

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Coffee Networking Break

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3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Closing Plenary

Hear it Straight from the Growers: Don’t Miss this Chance to Hear Directly from Growers, Whose Buy-in is Critical to Accelerate the Adoption of Biological Products

Moderator: Matt Meisner, Farmers Business Network

Panel Speakers: TBD

CABI is Launching its Bioprotection Portal in the United States and You Need to Know About It!

Moderator: Keith Jones, BPIA

Feature Speaker: Dr. Ulrich Kuhlmann, CABI

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