Agrow Awards: experts to discuss 2018 market and future technology trends
A panel of experts from the crop protection industry will analyse market developments during 2018 and discuss trends likely to shape the future of the industry.
A panel of experts from the crop protection industry will analyse market developments during 2018 and discuss trends likely to shape the future of the industry. These will be part of the Crop Protection Leaders’ Forum at the Agrow Awards in London on November 12th.
Market presentations will focus on: the mega M&As and their impact on the industry; global commodities and agribusiness outlook; impact of the US/China tariff dispute; and crop protection market outlook for 2018 and beyond. The presentations will be conducted by Informa’s Agribusiness Intelligence division, which includes Agrow, Phillips McDougall and Agribusiness Consulting.
Panellists will discuss: impacts of the mega mergers and acquisitions on the crop protection industry; politicised regulatory decision making and its impact; new chemistries and active ingredients; new breeding techniques; and other emerging trends including biologicals and digital agriculture. The expert panel comprises: Roberta Ressler, crop protection product design and process R&D leader at DowDuPont’s agriculture division, Corteva Agriscience; Dr William Barnette, recently retired discovery chemistry director at FMC; Mike Carroll, global registration manager at Platform Specialty Products’ agrochemical business, Arysta LifeScience; Matt Bray, mergers and acquisitions project leader at ChemChina-owned Syngenta; Jean-Phillipe Azoulay, director general at the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA); Euros Jones, partner (regulatory services) Europe Middle East and Africa at the consultancy, ERM.The programme includes a special presentation from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The presentation by the DEFRA’s policy lead on pesticides/EU exit, Duncan Williams will focus on contingency plans for crop protection products for a “no deal” Brexit scenario.