Thursday, 11 April 2013

Enterprise Europe Network and NRI Biopesticide Meeting - Greenwich

I dashed down to the Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich, London from the Excel centre on Thursday morning to take part in the Enterprise Europe Network Biopesticide event.  It would have been good to have stayed all day had the event not clashed with PestEx.  This Enterprise Europe Network SE UK and the Natural Resources Institute joint event was designed to provide an opportunity to hear from a range of pest management stakeholders on Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and the drivers for change in pest management technologies and practices in European agriculture and horticulture and to bring these together with representatives from companies in different parts of the industry wishing to learn about and exploit new markets for alternatives to conventional chemical pesticides

The event was aimed at stakeholders in the current and new technologies and regulatory aspects of biopesticides and IPM along with the companies engaged in the manufacturing and supply chains that will be affected by changes in legislation, technology and associated farming practices and of course the farmers themselves and representative bodies from the Agricultural Sector. 

PestEx 2013 - Excel Centre, Docklands, London

PestEx 2013 at the Excel centre, London was the first major pest control exhibition for us to attend since taking on the distribution options for the Trece range.  Trece Inc, from Oklahoma, USA is a long established supplier of top quality insect monitoring systems especially designed for the food industry.  I was joined by Jean-Luc Scalabre a former colleague from my days at Sandoz and who is supporting Trece in their European development from his base in Nice, France.

The show was very well attended over the 2 days, with certainly more visitors apparent on day 1.  The organisers, the BPCA, provided visitor stats of 2300, for the 10th and 11th meeting dates.  We had visitors from the UK and overseas and even thought his is a bienniel event, was well worth participating in. We had great feedback for the Squeeze and Snap Wasp and fly Trap and we will be running a promotion on this item very soon.  As always there is just as much to do post exhibition as there was before.

Visitors at the BPCA lounge
The Sentomol Stand - number 97
Jean Luc and myself at the stand
Kumar manning the International Pest Control Magazine Stand

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Pest Magazine Pest-Ex 2013 Preview


The March issue of Pest hit the digital shelves today. We featured among the new exhibitors on page 23.  Looking forward to April 10th and 11th.