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

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

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Day 1 — Monday, October 9, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm

BPIA Board of Directors Lunch in Celebration 9

1:30 pm-5:30 pm

BPIA Board of Directors Meeting in Celebration 9

Day 2 — Tuesday, October 10, 2017

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

Media Room sponsored by BASF in Bayhill 33

8:00 am-10:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in sponsored by BioWorks in Bayhill Foyer

8:00 am-9:00 am

New Member Breakfast in Celebration 7-8

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Member Networking Space Available in Bayhill Foyer

9:00 am-10:30 am

Regulatory Committee Meeting in Bayhill 17

Mark Hartman, BPPD, EPA

10:30 am-11:00 am

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by TSG in Bayhill Foyer

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Government Affairs Committee Meeting in Bayhill 31

Mary Hartney, Florida Fertilizer & Agrichemical Association

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Membership Committee Meeting in Bayhill 18

11:00 am-12:00 pm

GLP Workshop sponsored by 1,4 Group in Bayhill 20

Von Isaman, QA Consulting and Testing, LLC

12:00 pm-2:00 pm

New Member Introductions Luncheon sponsored by Bayer in Bayhill 21-22

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Biostimulants Integration Committee Meeting in Bayhill 18

Mark Hartman, BPPD, EPA

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Joint Communications and Specialty Markets Committees Meeting

In Bayhill 19

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

State Regulatory Subcommittee Meeting in Bayhill 17

Charlie Clark, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

3:30 pm-4:00 pm

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Monsanto in Bayhill Foyer

4:00 pm-5:30 pm

BPIA All Member Meeting in Bayhill 21-22

6:00 pm-9:00 pm

BPIA Group Dinner sponsored by Certis USA in Celebration 5-6

Day 3 — Wednesday, October 11, 2017

8:00 am-5:00 pm

2017 Sustainability Symposium in Windermere W

Some speakers sponsored by Marrone Bio Innovations

8:00 am-10:00 am

Morning Refreshments and Check-in sponsored by Winfield United in Windermere Foyer

9:00 am-9:30 am

Opening Keynote: Consumer Concerns Regarding Biologicals

In Windermere W

Speaker: Dr. Tamika Sims, IFIC
9:30 am-10:30 am

Where is IPM in Sustainability? In Windermere W

Moderator: Larry Elworth, Resolve

Speakers: Lori Berger, University of California; David Epstein, USDA; 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 in Windermere Foyer

11:00 am-12:00 pm

What Does Exemption From Tolerance Mean? In Windermere W

Moderator: Nina Wilson, Gowan

Speakers: Gabriele Ludwig, Almond Board of California; Michael Braverman, IR4 Project; and Cindy Smith, Gowan

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 in Windermere Z

1:30 pm-2:30 pm

How to Build Credibility for the Biostimulants Industry in Windermere W

Moderator: Desmond Jimenez, NewLeaf Symbiotics

Speakers: 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-3:00 pm

Coffee Networking Break sponsored by Agrinos in Windermere Foyer

3:00 pm-4:00 pm

Integrating Biological Products into Sustainability Goals in Windermere W

Moderator: Michael Fernandez, George Washington University

Speakers: Ron Williams, Coca-Cola; Todd DeKryger, Gerber; and Michael Rozyne, Red Tomato

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.
4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Closing Keynote: Update from the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, USEPA in Windermere W

Speaker: Richard Keigwin, Director, Office of Pesticide Programs Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, EPA
Update from OCSPP, USEPA for the Biological Products Industry
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Symposium Cocktail Reception sponsored by Valent BioSciences

In the Orchid Room