AgChem and Technology Europe | Kisaco Research
Facilitating the innovation of sustainable R&D, formulations and application technologies within agriculture.
London, UK
20-21 November, 2018
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Why Attend

The global agrochemical market is projected to reach $266 billion by 2021. By attending the AgChem and Technology Congress you will gain the knowledge to develop your products and reach your share in this market.

Due to strict EU regulations and changing public perceptions there has been a shift in the demand for ‘green’ agriproducts.  Learn from key agrochemical companies as well as leading academics about how they are working to produce more sustainable crop protection products, including challenges they have overcome with their new formulations, application technologies and strategies.

The AgChem & Technology Europe Congress will provide a platform to address present challenges by focussing on:

  • The Discovery of novel approaches for developing new active ingredients.    
  • How surfactants and adjuvants can impact the performance of the active agri-products.
  • Developments in precision farming to tackle issues with crop protection delivery.
  • The incorporation of biologicals and overcoming the associated issues with stability.

With meeting time available during the networking breaks to facilitate new collaborations, this congress will provide you with all that you need to develop innovative products and be at the forefront of the future of crop protection.

100+
Attendees
20+
Speakers
15+
Hours of Networking
2
Full Conference Days

Who You Will Meet

The congress will bring together key stakeholders active in developing and formulating pesticides, fertilizers and seed treatment products. 

Attendees expected from the following key stakeholder groups and organisations

60%
Leading R&D and Formulation Scientists from Agrochemical Companies
15%
Biostimulant and Biopesticides Companies
5%
Academics
15%
Formulation Companies
5%
Application Companies

Leading R&D and Formulation Scientists from Agrochemical Companies

Biostimulant and Biopesticides Companies

Academics

Formulation Companies

Application Companies

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

1. Gain research & development guidance from 18+ industry experts to help you advance your agrochemical pipeline.

2. Discover what attributes will be required from new crop protection formulations and what new formulations and application technology will be required over the next 5-10 years.

3. Form new collaborations with partners who are at the forefront of R&D, formulation and application technology.  

4. Explore new approaches to producing new active ingredients to address strict EU regulations. 

5. Discover how robotics, digitalisation, drones and AgTech is transforming formulation and application technology development and identify how you can enhance your product strategies using these.

6. Gain insight into formulating chemical and biological combinations.

7. Learn about the latest advances in micro-encapsulation and controlled release crop protection products.

The Speakers

 

Chris Urch

Head of Chemistry
Redag Crop Protection

I did my first degree at Cambridge reading natural sciences and chemistry.  I stayed at Cambridge to complete my PhD on organic synthesis with Professor Ian Fleming and then moved to the United States to undertake post-doctoral research, again on organic synthesis, with Professor Barry Trost.  On returning to this country I started work for ICI Agrochemicals where I remained for 16 years as it became Zeneca and eventually Syngenta.  During this time, I worked on both fungicide and insecticide research, principally sterol biosynthesis inhibitors and acetylcholine receptor agonists respective

Chris Urch

Head of Chemistry
Redag Crop Protection

I did my first degree at Cambridge reading natural sciences and chemistry.  I stayed at Cambridge to complete my PhD on organic synthesis with Professor Ian Fleming and then moved to the United States to undertake post-doctoral research, again on organic synthesis, with Professor Barry Trost.  On returning to this country I started work for ICI Agrochemicals where I remained for 16 years as it became Zeneca and eventually Syngenta.  During this time, I worked on both fungicide and insecticide research, principally sterol biosynthesis inhibitors and acetylcholine receptor agonists respective

 

Simon Blackmore

Professor
Harper Adams University

Simon Blackmore is a key figure in the development of Precision Farming and agricultural robotics, with a world-wide reputation. Simon is currently Professor and Head of Robotics and Automation, Agri-Epi Centre at Harper Adams University, Director of the National Centre for Precision Farming and managed the European FutureFarm project.

Simon has extensive experience of multidisciplinary collaboration across universities, commercial partnerships and research projects including autonomous tractors, laser weeding, robotic phenotyping and robotic harvesting.

Simon Blackmore

Professor
Harper Adams University

Simon Blackmore is a key figure in the development of Precision Farming and agricultural robotics, with a world-wide reputation. Simon is currently Professor and Head of Robotics and Automation, Agri-Epi Centre at Harper Adams University, Director of the National Centre for Precision Farming and managed the European FutureFarm project.

Simon has extensive experience of multidisciplinary collaboration across universities, commercial partnerships and research projects including autonomous tractors, laser weeding, robotic phenotyping and robotic harvesting.

 

Jeroen Meeussen

EU Minor Uses Coordinator
EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France

Jeroen Meeussen is a plant pathologist by training. On 1st September 2015 he started work as coordinator for the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility.  From October 2010 until July 2015 Jeroen Meeussen has been working in Brussels for the European Commission (DG SANTE) on pesticide issues, including ‘minor uses’ and biopesticides. Before that he worked as the EU coordinator for plant protection products for the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb).

Jeroen Meeussen

EU Minor Uses Coordinator
EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility, France

Jeroen Meeussen is a plant pathologist by training. On 1st September 2015 he started work as coordinator for the EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility.  From October 2010 until July 2015 Jeroen Meeussen has been working in Brussels for the European Commission (DG SANTE) on pesticide issues, including ‘minor uses’ and biopesticides. Before that he worked as the EU coordinator for plant protection products for the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb).

 

Ruth Bastow

Innovation Director
Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)

Ruth is the Innovation Director for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) one of the 4 UK Agritech Centres whose mission is to advance crop productivity in a sustainable manner. Ruth obtained her Ph.D in Plant Genetics from the University of Warwick and carried out post-doctoral roles at the University of Sheffield and the John Innes Centre. Ruth left the bench in 2004 to pursue a career in science strategy, policy and communication.

Ruth Bastow

Innovation Director
Crop Health and Protection (CHAP)

Ruth is the Innovation Director for Crop Health and Protection (CHAP) one of the 4 UK Agritech Centres whose mission is to advance crop productivity in a sustainable manner. Ruth obtained her Ph.D in Plant Genetics from the University of Warwick and carried out post-doctoral roles at the University of Sheffield and the John Innes Centre. Ruth left the bench in 2004 to pursue a career in science strategy, policy and communication.

 

Allister Phillips

Partner
AgbioInvestor

Allister Phillips is one of the founding partners of AgbioInvestor and heads the company’s seed and trait division. Since its foundation in 2017, AgbioInvestor has grown to rapidly establish itself as the leading source of news and analysis for the global crop protection and seeds & traits industries.

Allister Phillips

Partner
AgbioInvestor

Allister Phillips is one of the founding partners of AgbioInvestor and heads the company’s seed and trait division. Since its foundation in 2017, AgbioInvestor has grown to rapidly establish itself as the leading source of news and analysis for the global crop protection and seeds & traits industries.

 

Dr. William Abraham

Director, New Product and Process Technology
Monsanto

Dr. William Abraham

Director, New Product and Process Technology
Monsanto
 

Dr. Fideline Tchuenbou-Magaia

University of Wolverhampton

Dr Fideline Tchuenbou-Magaia is a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. She has more than 10 year experience in formulation engineering with focus on encapsulation and controlled release of molecules. Dr Tchuenbou-Magaia has developed controlled release formulations with application primarily in food and nutraceuticals, oral healthcare and cosmetics, agrochemical, energy storage and carbon capture.

Dr. Fideline Tchuenbou-Magaia

University of Wolverhampton

Dr Fideline Tchuenbou-Magaia is a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. She has more than 10 year experience in formulation engineering with focus on encapsulation and controlled release of molecules. Dr Tchuenbou-Magaia has developed controlled release formulations with application primarily in food and nutraceuticals, oral healthcare and cosmetics, agrochemical, energy storage and carbon capture.

 

Malcolm Faers

Science Fellow
Bayer Crop Science

Malcolm Faers

Science Fellow
Bayer Crop Science
 

Alaa Emam

Director and Agrotechnology Expert
Alex Valley, UK

For the last two decades, Alaa Emam has been working in life science as a scientific entrepreneur.  All of his work has been gathered for his top invention, GENE HAMMER, the particular applied theory that is one of a kind, solving plant production issues with gene therapy systems promoted organically.

THE GH THEORY was a subject to participate with outstanding organisations, a comprehensive verity of scientific events as well as industrial projects.

Alaa Emam

Director and Agrotechnology Expert
Alex Valley, UK

For the last two decades, Alaa Emam has been working in life science as a scientific entrepreneur.  All of his work has been gathered for his top invention, GENE HAMMER, the particular applied theory that is one of a kind, solving plant production issues with gene therapy systems promoted organically.

THE GH THEORY was a subject to participate with outstanding organisations, a comprehensive verity of scientific events as well as industrial projects.

 

Dr. Andrew Hewitt

Department of Agriculture and Food Sciences
University of Queensland

Dr. Andrew Hewitt

Department of Agriculture and Food Sciences
University of Queensland
 

Matthew Phillips

Agrochemical Industry Analyst & Consultant

Matthew Phillips

Agrochemical Industry Analyst & Consultant
 

Marko Vinceković

Associate Professor
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture

Marko Vinceković

Associate Professor
University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture
 

Tony Liu

Chief Science Officer
Boragen

Dr. Liu is the Chief Scientific Officer and a Co-Founder of Boragen Inc., a startup that leverages a novel boron chemistry platform to address important crop and animal health problems. Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2011 from Queen’s University in Canada. Subsequently, he joined Dr. Benkovic’s research group at Pennsylvania State University as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral research fellow. It is out of this postdoctoral work that Boragen Inc. took shape; now based in North Carolina, Dr.

Tony Liu

Chief Science Officer
Boragen

Dr. Liu is the Chief Scientific Officer and a Co-Founder of Boragen Inc., a startup that leverages a novel boron chemistry platform to address important crop and animal health problems. Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry in 2011 from Queen’s University in Canada. Subsequently, he joined Dr. Benkovic’s research group at Pennsylvania State University as a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) postdoctoral research fellow. It is out of this postdoctoral work that Boragen Inc. took shape; now based in North Carolina, Dr.

 

Doug Roberts

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Warwick

Doug Roberts received an MSci from the University of Bristol in 2010 and then a PhD under the guidance of Prof Russell Cox at the University of Bristol and the University of Hannover. After completing his PhD in 2014 he joined the group of Prof Greg Challis as postdoc, trying to develop genome mining approaches to discover novel natural products for the use in agrochemicals in collaboration with Syngenta. 

Doug Roberts

Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Warwick

Doug Roberts received an MSci from the University of Bristol in 2010 and then a PhD under the guidance of Prof Russell Cox at the University of Bristol and the University of Hannover. After completing his PhD in 2014 he joined the group of Prof Greg Challis as postdoc, trying to develop genome mining approaches to discover novel natural products for the use in agrochemicals in collaboration with Syngenta. 

 

Dr Gregory Kemmitt

Global Fungicide Technical Portfolio Strategy Leader (TPSL)
Corteva Agriscience

Dr.

Dr Gregory Kemmitt

Global Fungicide Technical Portfolio Strategy Leader (TPSL)
Corteva Agriscience

Dr.

 

Jean Pierre Huby

EMEA Application Technology Coordinator
DuPont

DuPont de Nemours Dame Marie les Bois Field Station (37 France)

  • Field Technician (1985-1989) for herbicide and insecticide products. 

DuPont de Nemours Cernay Plant Manufacturing (68 France)

  • Part of Formulation development team on LS project (pan WG) (1989-1994)

DuPont de Nemours Nambsheim ERDC (68 France)

Jean Pierre Huby

EMEA Application Technology Coordinator
DuPont

DuPont de Nemours Dame Marie les Bois Field Station (37 France)

  • Field Technician (1985-1989) for herbicide and insecticide products. 

DuPont de Nemours Cernay Plant Manufacturing (68 France)

  • Part of Formulation development team on LS project (pan WG) (1989-1994)

DuPont de Nemours Nambsheim ERDC (68 France)

 

Professor Robert Edwards

Head of School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Newcastle University

Robert Edwards qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry  (Bath University) and a PhD in Environmental Toxicology (St.

Professor Robert Edwards

Head of School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development
Newcastle University

Robert Edwards qualified with a BSc in Biochemistry  (Bath University) and a PhD in Environmental Toxicology (St.

 

Steven Adams

Research and Technology Director
Plant Impact (part of Croda International Plc)

Steve holds the position of Research and Technology Director and has responsibility for all of Plant Impact’s R&D activities, focused on crop enhancement to create foliar spray and seed treatment products that growers can rely on to increase the yield and quality of their crops. With its agricultural business expertise Plant Impact find efficient, cost effective ways to offer their solutions to growers, worldwide.

Steven Adams

Research and Technology Director
Plant Impact (part of Croda International Plc)

Steve holds the position of Research and Technology Director and has responsibility for all of Plant Impact’s R&D activities, focused on crop enhancement to create foliar spray and seed treatment products that growers can rely on to increase the yield and quality of their crops. With its agricultural business expertise Plant Impact find efficient, cost effective ways to offer their solutions to growers, worldwide.

 

Roger Tripathi

CEO & Co-Founder
AgBioChem Innovations

Roger Tripathi

CEO & Co-Founder
AgBioChem Innovations
 

Faheem Padia

Formulation Technical Specialist
Syngenta

Faheem Padia

Formulation Technical Specialist
Syngenta
 

Chris Hartfield

Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser
NFU

Chris Hartfield’s career within the farming industry started in research, where he spent six years working on the biocontrol of pest insects. He then spent four years working with farmers to deliver UK Government agri-environment schemes, before joining the National Farmers’ Union in 2004. Most of his NFU career has been spent on horticultural policy, heading-up that team for two years. In 2017 Chris joined a new NFU plant health unit as senior regulatory affairs adviser, and also headed-up the NFU’s science and regulatory affairs team for a short while.

Chris Hartfield

Senior Regulatory Affairs Adviser
NFU

Chris Hartfield’s career within the farming industry started in research, where he spent six years working on the biocontrol of pest insects. He then spent four years working with farmers to deliver UK Government agri-environment schemes, before joining the National Farmers’ Union in 2004. Most of his NFU career has been spent on horticultural policy, heading-up that team for two years. In 2017 Chris joined a new NFU plant health unit as senior regulatory affairs adviser, and also headed-up the NFU’s science and regulatory affairs team for a short while.

 

Kathryn Knight

Research and Technology Manager, Crop Care
Croda

Kathryn Knight

Research and Technology Manager, Crop Care
Croda
 

Euros Jones

Partner
ERM

Euros Jones

Partner
ERM
 

Graeme Taylor

Director of Public Affairs
European Crop Protection Association

Graeme Taylor has been Director of Public Affairs at the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) since September 2015, and is responsible for leading the organisation’s communication and advocacy efforts, as well as being the industry spokesperson in Europe.  After studying politics, Graeme spent 12 years working as a civil servant and diplomat for the UK Government, and as a communication adviser for the European Commission.  With a personal passion for food – including an appearance on the UK television show Masterchef - he is a fi

Graeme Taylor

Director of Public Affairs
European Crop Protection Association

Graeme Taylor has been Director of Public Affairs at the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) since September 2015, and is responsible for leading the organisation’s communication and advocacy efforts, as well as being the industry spokesperson in Europe.  After studying politics, Graeme spent 12 years working as a civil servant and diplomat for the UK Government, and as a communication adviser for the European Commission.  With a personal passion for food – including an appearance on the UK television show Masterchef - he is a fi

 

Boaz Inbal

R&D Director
Evogene

Boaz Inbal

R&D Director
Evogene

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