The 6th Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting (ABIM-Lucerne 2011) was held at the KKL Culture and Convention Center Lucerne, Switzerland on October 24th-26th 2011. The meeting is organised in cooperation by the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL). ABIM-Lucerne provides an annual meeting place specifically adapted to the needs of the biocontrol industry.
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 is based on many years of research and development.
During the three days of the 2011 conference, over 520 delegates representing more than 260 companies and organisations from all over the globe exchanged experience and obtained 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, 35 presentations covered the latest developments in market development, regulatory affairs and novel products for plant protection. In addition to the presentation, information was at display in stands and posters in the exhibition hall. In the 8 professional group meetings (access exclusively to IBMA members) key issues of the industry were discussed and strategies common interest were developed.
The next Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting will take place on October 22 and 23, 2012.
Contact at FiBL
- abim-lucerne.ch: Website of the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne (ABIM)
- youtube.com: Sixth Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting Lucerne