2nd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

26 Mar - 27 Mar 2020, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

2nd International Akademie Fresenius BIOCONTROL Conference "Biopesticides – Biofertilisers – Biostimulants"

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The international conference aims at bringing together biocontrol stakeholders from different backgrounds, including regulatory authorities, industry and research. It will focus on the latest regulatory developments, as the EU is slowly adjusting its regulatory framework for Plant Protection Products to suit the specifics of biocontrol substances. Moreover, the event will engage stakeholders into discussions about the latest findings on toxicological and ecotoxicological risk assessment for a variety of biocontrol specimen and substances.

We are currently in the process of compiling our event programme in close cooperation with our team of experienced speakers. Subscribe to our Newsletter now, so we can update you on this conference well in advance. Simply click on the "Request updates" button on the right.

Should you have any questions, just dial +49 231 75896-84 or send me an email.


Anne Möller

Programme and conceptual design


Regulatory Developments

  • Scientific questions to be answered for the purpose of simplification of the risk assessment and registration of microbial pesticides
  • A Ctgb- member state perspective on updating the regulatory framework for microbial PPPs
  • Latest developments regarding Biological Biocides
  • Bacteriophage for use in plant protection - regulatory guidance
  • An update of the work of the OECD Expert Group on Biopesticides: The benefits of biologicals in solving minor uses needs

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of 

  • Biological control for the agricultural use
  • Production/distribution of biological/microbial pesticides and biocides
  • Research & development 
  • Risk assessment 
  • Toxicology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Registration 

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry 
  • Biocontrol industry
  • Research institutes 
  • Authorities 
  • Professional associations 
  • Contract laboratories/consultancies

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Gertie H. P. Arts

Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

William Askew

Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

Adi Cornelese

Applied Insect Science (APIS), Germany

Roma Gwynn

Rationale Biopesticide Strategies, United Kingdom


Philip Kessler

Andermatt Biocontrol

Ina Kleeberg

Trifolio-M, Germany

Eric Liégeois (to be confirmed)

European Commission, Belgium

Jeroen Meeussen

EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France


Outi Priha

European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), Finland

Michael Przyklenk

Biocare, Germany


Anne Steenbergh

Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Jürgen Sturma (to be confirmed)

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Maryam Sultan

Bayer AG, CropScience Division, Germany


Mark Whittaker

Applied Insect Science (APIS), United Kingdom

van Huygevoort

Ton van Huygevoort

Charles River Laboratories Den Bosch BV

von Erffa

Matthias von Erffa

International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)


Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,695.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 26 March 2020

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).

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Event Documentation

Would you like to attend but cannot spare the time?

Although we cannot substitute an intensive exchange with your fellow colleagues, we can provide you with a complete set of event documentation. The event documentation package includes all the presentations on the event agenda (subject to the approval of our speakers). It will be sent out around two weeks after the event once we have received your payment (free of shipping costs). We will also provide you with details on how to access the restricted download section on our website. This section contains all the latest versions of the presentations in colour and in digital form.

Price: € 295.00 plus VAT

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Anne Möller

Your Contact

Anne Möller
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-83

Anne Möller

Your Contact

Anne Möller
Programme and conceptual design

+49 231 75896-83

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Danielle Sörries

Your Contact

Danielle Sörries
Organisation and participant management

+49 231 75896-74

Display / Supplement

Present your company at the event.

You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information (without further obligation) on our range of available options – from displaying company information at the reception counter to including a supplement with information on your product portfolio in the event documentation package.

We would be pleased to assist you personally:

Dominique Bischoff

Dominique Bischoff
Phone: +49 231 75896-64

Press contact

We offer journalists and editors a platform where they can get in touch with the experts.

If you are the editor of a specialist publication and interested in a press pass or media partnership, please contact us well in advance. We would be pleased to send you our press bulletin as well as photographic materials where available as soon as the event is over.

Please contact us:

Rebecca Keuters

Rebecca Keuters
Phone: +49 231 75896-76