BPIA 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium

Co-located with 

Biocontrols USA West 2019 Conference & Expo

March 11-15, 2019 • Portland, OR • Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel

Meeting Agenda

Subject to change

Day 1 — Monday, March 11, 2019

8:00 am – 6:00 pm

BPIA Farm Tour sponsored by Valent BioSciences

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

Siri & Son Farms

Terra Nova Nurseries

North Willamette Research and Extension Center, Oregon State University • Tour and Lunch

Oregon Hophouse

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront 

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

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, March 12, 2019

8:00 am-5:30 pm

BPIA 2019 Annual Meeting


Morning Refreshments and Check-in sponsored by TSG


Member Networking Space Available 


BioProtection Global Meeting


Regulatory Committee Meeting


Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Oil-Dri


Government Affairs Committee Meeting


Specialty Markets Committee Meeting


State Regulatory Subcommittee


New Member Introductions Luncheon sponsored by Certis USA


Biostimulant Integration Committee


Communications Committee Meeting


Membership Committee Meeting


Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Gowan


BPIA All Member Meeting


BPIA Group Dinner sponsored by Marrone Bio Innovations

Day 3 — Wednesday, March 13, 2019

8:00 am-5:00 pm

2019 Symposium

8:00 am-10:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in sponsored by Osprey Biotechnics

9:00 am-9:30 am

Opening Keynote Speaker

Speaker: Stephanie Page, Oregon Department of Agriculture

9:30 am-10:30 am

Biological Products in Canada

Moderator: Jayne Walz, Valent BioSciences 

Speakers: Emma Babij, PMRA; Sue Boyetchko, AAFC ; Michael Brownbridge, Vineland Research & Innovation; and Theresa Wildman, Plant Products, Inc.

10:30 am-11:00 am

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by BIODAC

11:00 am-12:30 pm

Biological Products and Organics

Moderator: Cindy Smith, Conn & Smith

Speakers: Sam Schaefer-Joel, WSDA; Doug Currier, OMRI; Cassandra Christine, OTA; and Bill Wolf, Wolf, DiMatteo  and Associates

12:30 pm-2:00pm

Symposium Luncheon sponsored by Indigo Ag

2:00 pm-3:00 pm

Biostimulants Update

Moderator: David Hiltz, Acadian Seaplants

Speakers: Matt Haynes, Oregon Department of Agriculture; Colin Stewart, USDA; and Massimo Toni, EBIC 

3:00 pm-3:30 pm

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Valent BioSciences

3:30 pm-4:30 pm

Biological Product Users

Moderator: Michael Larose, BioSafe Systems

Speakers: Ragen Darrington, Industrial Ventilation; Brian Winn, 1, 4 Group; and Kyle Peterson, Pacific Crest Nursery

4:30 pm-5:00 pm

Closing Keynote: Kobus Pienaar

Supply Chain Transformation