CPDA Summer Conference Features New International Feel

The Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) is pleased to announce its 2014 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting to be held July 21-23 at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, NM.

Many long-time CPDA members will notice the new name of this event that was formerly known as the Annual Meeting. Why the new name? Simple – we are expanding the scope and breadth of this meeting to include issues germane to the agrotechnology industry not only here in the United States but internationally as well. We are planning a speakers program that will offer a glimpse not only of how the U.S. and other countries are regulating adjuvants, post patent pesticides and other agrotechnology products, but will also provide valuable insight into the related business implications facing companies who want to perform successfully in a fiercely competitive global marketplace.

With this in mind, the Annual Meeting has been renamed the Summer Conference & Annual Meeting to better reflect the unique informational and networking value this event offers from a global perspective to all agrotechnology companies – regardless of whether or not they are members of CPDA.

A Different Kind of Audience

Along with an expansion of the issues we will cover during the Summer Conference & Annual Meeting we anticipate an audience that will include a number of non-CPDA member companies.

In offering a special welcome to those folks attending for the first time, we are planning a “Newcomers Reception” that will offer these first-time individuals an opportunity to meet members of the CPDA Board of Directors and Council staff in a small, intimate and collegial setting. The “Newcomers Reception” will provide all first-time attendees, members and non-members alike, an opportunity to get to know us and to learn more about the Council’s accomplishments and activities in a very relaxed, friendly and social setting.

Speakers Program

The 2014 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting speakers program will include a strong international component. Among the international issues the program will address is how Brazil finds itself unable to register either adjuvants or pesticide formulations that contain adjuvants. The Summer Conference & Annual Meeting will also include an overview of the impact of REACH on the U.S. inert ingredients market. We are also planning to provide an update on proposed changes to the Canadian pesticide regulatory regime including possible revisions to the data protection submission process under consideration by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). We have also invited Jack Housenger, the newly named Director of EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP), to share his vision of where he wants to take the Agency’s pesticide program in the future and what he sees are the biggest challenges looking ahead on the U.S. regulatory front.

In addition, the Summer Conference & Annual Meeting speakers program will include a presentation by well-known expert Matthew Phillips on the global agrochemical and seed industries and factors affecting trends within these sectors. The 2014 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting will cover an array of other topics including:

  • New developments in seed treatments and related market implications.
  • The prominent role played by biologicals in enhancing plant production technologies.
  • The precautionary principle debunked.

Three separate in-depth roundtable discussions (all to run concurrently) will be held on the afternoon of July 22nd to allow for a closer examination of selected topics from that morning’s speakers program. Attendees will have the choice of participating in one of the following roundtables:

  • The implications of REACH and data compensation on the U.S. inert ingredient industry.
  • Agrotechnology regulatory challenges in the Americas (with a focus on Brazil and Canada) and possible solutions.
  • Challenges and opportunities for biorationals in agriculture and more.

Go here for more information on CPDA’s Summer Meeting.

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