Organised in cooperation with the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association IBMA and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, ABIM-Lucerne provides an annual meeting place specifically tailored to the needs of the biocontrol industry and also provides an excellent meeting place for interaction with consultants, regulators, and researchers.
Plant protection with natural and biological systems allows for the sustainable production of healthy foods while refraining from the use of chemical pesticides. The biocontrol industry, with its many years of research and development experience, endeavors to offer safe and cost-effective solutions to an ever growing market.
During the two days of the last conference in 2009, over 350 delegates representing more than 200 companies and organisations from all over the globe were given the opportunity to exchange experiences and know-how and at the same time were able to obtain information on the latest products and developments on the world market. The vast majority of company representatives stated that they were highly satisfied with the outcome of the conference. In the scientific programme, 25 presentations covered the latest developments in market development, regulatory affairs, and novel products for plant protection. In addition to the presentations, information was on display in stands and posters in the exhibition hall.