Virtual BPIA 2021 Annual Meeting

May 20-21, 2021

To protect the health of our members and all our participants, the BPIA Annual Meeting will be virtual this year.  Please plan to join us in person for the BPIA 2022 Annual Meeting in Monterey, CA on May 16-18, 2022!

Members

$99

Non-Members

$199

Meeting Agenda

The following agenda is subject to change.

All agenda times are EDT.

Thursday, May 20, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Opening Keynote Speaker

Moderator: Keith Jones, BPIA

1:00 – 2:00 pm

How Do I Know if My Product is a Biostimulant? 

A panel of experts will discuss the need for uniform criteria and standards for biostimulant products including composition, efficacy, and safety.

Moderator: Terry Stone, Corteva

Speakers: Patrick Doyle, Plant Response; Carrie Link, Marrone Bio Innoavations; and David Hiltz, Acadian Plant Health

2:00 – 2:30 pm

Ask the Expert

Is there a regulatory question you always had but were too afraid to ask? Let our biological product regulatory expert help you.

2:30 – 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 – 4:00 pm

Are Biological Products Really Just for Organic Customers?

This panel will discuss the dynamics of framing natural-based solutions into a conventional mindset. Hear how innovative companies are approaching (instead of disrupting) traditional channel partners to expand bio-based solutions beyond organics.

Moderator: Boomer Cardinale, UPL

Speakers: Mariah LaChapell, Wilbur-Ellis; Gaston Salinas, Botanical Solutions; and Jay Stroh, Albaugh

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Virtual Speed Networking

Make new contacts and reconnect with BPIA friends and colleagues from the safety and convenience of your own home or office via a fun and fast virtual platform.

Moderator: Keith Jones, BPIA

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Friday, May 21, 2021

12:00 – 1:00 pm

How Can Biological Products Help With Climate Change?

A panel of government affairs professionals will discuss how technology and innovation in agriculture can help with the challenges growers face from climate change.

Moderator: Cate Thorin, Novozymes

Speakers: Callie Eideberg, EDF; Cory Harris, LD for Rep. Jim Baird; and Riya Mehta, LA for Rep. Jimmy Panetta

1:00 – 1:30 pm

Ask the Expert 2

Is there another regulatory question you always had but were too afraid to ask? Let our biological product regulatory expert help you.

1:30 – 2:30 pm

What Does the PMRA Project Renewal Program Mean for Me? 

Representatives from Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency will discuss its Project Renewal Program and its consequences for the biological products industry in Canada.

Moderator: Janice Asato, Certis USA

Speaker: Jason Proceviat, PMRA

2:30 – 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Are Biological Products Integral to the Future Growth of your Business?

This panel of grower and food company representatives will discuss how each of their businesses use biological products in its operations, marketing, and/or as part of its sustainability program.

Moderator: Luke Schryver, Green Products Company

Speakers: Angela Ichwan, Ardent Mills; Drew Afton, Nestle; Michael Bledsoe, Village Farms; Nick David, R.D. Offutt Farms; and Stuart Woolf, Woolf Farming

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Virtual Happy Hour

Please grab your favorite beverage from your refrigerator and join us for a state-of-the-art virtual networking experience.

Moderator: Keith Jones, BPIA

Sponsored by Certis USA

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Supporting Sponsors

Biological Products Industry Alliance - Advancing Knowledge of Biopesticides and Biostimulants
Advancing Knowledge of
Biopesticides and Biostimulants