The conference focused on the following topics:

  1. EU regulatory environment and changes (BREXIT, REFIT),
  2. Withdrawal of active substances and consequences for the agriculture,
  3. Art. 43 renewal challenges/Country reports,
  4. Future of plant protection products (biocontrol products).

 

Zorka Prljević
Zorka Prljević
Directorate for Foodsafety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs, Montenegro
Zorka Prljević is a Deputy Director for phytosanitary policy in Directorate for Foodsafety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs in Montenegro. Her main activities are coordination and organization of working process in the following areas: plant health, PPPs, fertilizers, seeds and seadling material and organization of work of phytosanitary inspection in Montenegro. She is also chief of …
Lenka Gurská Krajčovičová
Lenka Gurská Krajčovičová
ÚKSÚP, Slovakia
Lenka Gurská Krajčovičová works at the Department of pesticides registration of the Central control and testing institute in agriculture in Bratislava (ÚKSÚP). She is responsible for coordinating plant protection products registration process including communication with the applicants, member state authorities and expert institutes, incorporating the evaluation results in the label and processing the registration certificates. …
Hans Mattaar
Hans Mattaar
ECCA, Belgium
After graduating at Wageningen Agricultural University in 1984, Hans Mattaar joined Rhône-Poulenc Agro, in the position of Regulatory Affairs Expert for the Netherlands. From this position he moved on to the European Regulatory Team in 1992 as a coordinator for European regulatory affairs. During his career he expanded his area of interest from science to …
Ing. Pavel Minář, Ph.D.
Ing. Pavel Minář, Ph.D.
UKZUZ, Czech Republic
Pavel Minář is a MSc. graduate in horticultural production and holds a Ph.D. in Phytopathology from Mendel University in Brno. His career in plant protection started at an ornamental plants production facility, where he was responsible for growing technologies. In 1990 he joined the Czech PPP regulatory authority (Central Institute for Supervision and Testing in …
Murielle Alazet
Murielle Alazet
Oro Agri International Ltd.
Murielle Alazet is Regulatory Manager of Oro Agri International Ltd company since July 2012. Her career in the plant protection industry started in 1998 with a position of Assistant to the regulatory manager(s) for Europe and Africa and Middle East in Arysta Lifescience in France. In 2008 she joined AAKO BV company from The Netherlands …
Dr. Zdravka Sever
Dr. Zdravka Sever
Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food
Zdravka Sever is a Head of Department for Plant Protection Products and Biocides at Center for Plant Protection, Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food. Her main activities are coordination and organization of evaluation process in authorization procedure of PPPs, biocides and active substances, communication and cooperation with Competent Authorities on national and EU level as …
Amélie Grimaldi
Amélie Grimaldi
Staphyt Regulatory
Amélie Grimaldi is the reference senior regulatory consultant within Staphyt Regulatory, a European Consultancy Company which has existed for 20 years. Following a master’s degree in agronomy and in analytical chemistry (AgroParisTech), Amélie started work in a laboratory for the chemical analysis of food matrices. She then joined, as junior consultant, a French Consultancy Company …
Dr. José Joao Carvalho
Dr. José Joao Carvalho
knoell Germany GmbH
José Joao Carvalho (PhD Chemistry) is Head of Business Development and Regulatory Policy for Crop Protection at knoell Germany GmbH, an independent service provider for Regulatory Affairs and Product Registrations in the market for more than 20 years. With his regional teams, José is looking after new regulatory policies and guidance development in the different …
Daniel Sompolski
Daniel Sompolski
ECHA, Poison Centres Team, Finland
Daniel Sompolski joined the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) in 2010 and is in charge of poison centres project under CLP Regulation since 2017. He is responsible for coordinating activities related to preparation of regulatory guidance, development of IT tools and stakeholders’ engagement. Earlier he was in charge of settling data-sharing disputes under REACH and Biocidal …
David Cary
David Cary
IBMA, Belgium
Since 2010 David has been in place as the inaugural Executive Director of IBMA – this dynamic global trade association with a strong European focus. His career path has been focused on IPM, resistance management, implementation of biocontrol techniques, and systems based control of pests and diseases. David is passionate about reducing the reliance on …
Aleksandra Gniado
Aleksandra Gniado
ARTEMISA d.o.o., Poland
Aleksandra Gniado is an experienced regulatory consultant who specializes in Plant Protection Products and Biocides Regulations in Poland. She started working for the chemical industry in 2008 offering support in marketing and regulatory affairs. She joined international regulatory consultancy in 2013 helping international companies place their products on the EU markets. She participated in numerous …
Dr. Maristella Rubbiani
Dr. Maristella Rubbiani
Istituto Superiore di Sanitá, Italy
Maristella has graduated in Biology and has a PhD in Industrial and Environmental Hygiene with an extensive experience in scientific issues related to phytosanitary legislation and risk assessment for plant protection products and biocides, spanning over 30 years. She is working at Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italy) since 1986, currently in the position of Head …
Szalkai Gábor
Szalkai Gábor
HuCPA, Hungary
Current position of Mr. Szalkai Gábor is Managing Director of Hungarian Crop Protection Association (HUCPA), which represents the crop protection industry in Hungary. Members of HUCPA develop innovative and science-based solutions that keep crops healthy and contribute to provide Hungarians and Europeans a safe, affordable, healthy, and sustainable food supply. Gábor graduated at Szent István …
Dr. Irene McGrath
Dr. Irene McGrath
Kerona Scientific Ltd.
Irene McGrath is the Managing Director and senior regulatory consultant with Kerona Scientific Ltd., Irelands largest regulatory consultancy. Following a degree in analytical science and Ph.D. in chemistry, Irene started work on analytical method validation before moving into regulatory affairs over 26 years ago. She now leads a multidisciplinary and multilingual team of scientists managing …
Maria Stroiu
Maria Stroiu
Ministry of Agricuture of the Republic of Moldova
Maria Stroiu gained her Bachelor degree in agronomy, specialization in plant protection and Master degree in integrated plant protection from the State Agrarian University of the Republic of Moldova. After graduation of University, she joined the State Centre for Certification and Approbation of Phyto-sanitary Means and Fertilizers, as a specialist coordinator, and since 2010 she …
Agata Jakubowska
Agata Jakubowska
Applied Insect Science S.L. (APIS)
Agata Jakubowska holds a MSc degree in biotechnology from the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland and a PhD degree in molecular virology from Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands. Agata, originally Polish, has 15 years of research in biocontrol, in the Institute of Plant Protection in Poznan, Wageningen Agricultural University, the Netherlands, and University …
Beata Cebere, MSc
Beata Cebere, MSc
Agrinos AS
Beata Cebere earned her MSc degree in Biology and Biochemistry from the University of Latvia and a MSc in Environmental Sciences and Policy from the Central European University in Budapest (Hungary). Originally from Latvia, Beata started her career in Belgium in 2011 as European Environmental Health and Safety specialist for Chemadvisor, working with chemical regulations …
Dr. Gábor Tőkés
Dr. Gábor Tőkés
National Food Chain Safety Office, Hungary
Since November 2010, Gábor has been the Head of Authorization – he leads the department for PPPs and Yield Enhancers, and acts as Deputy Director of the Institute. He currently organizes the activities of three departments: Authorization, Evaluation and Plant Protection. Previous to his current role, he graduated as Biological Engineer from the Budapest Technical …
Dr. Luuk van Duijn
Dr. Luuk van Duijn
CTGB, Netherlands
Dr. Van Duijn (1953) has a master degree in plant pathology from Wageningen Agricultural University and a PhD in molecular virology from Utrecht University. He has a long career in public service, mainly with the ministry of Agriculture. He worked in several fields as policy advisor and head of department, a.o. In the field of …
Dr. Klaus Berend
Dr. Klaus Berend
European Commission, DG Health and Food Safety
Dr. Klaus Berend joined the European Commission in 1994 and is currently Head of Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General Health and Food Safety, responsible for the implementation of the Pesticides and Biocides legislation. Before, he was Head of Unit in the European Commission’s Directorate-General Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship & SMEs, in charge of the …
Amedeo Kola
Amedeo Kola
MARDA, Albania
Mr. Amedeo Kola, BSc, is a Plant Protection Specialist involved in plant protection product evaluation and registration at the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration of Albania (MARDA). He is responsible for the registration and renewal of PPPs as well as regularly updating the list of products used in biological agriculture. His professional …
Jeroen Meeussen
Jeroen Meeussen
EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility
Jeroen Meeussen is a plant pathologist by training. On 1st September 2015 he started work as coordinator for the new EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility.  From October 2010 till 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 …
Dr. Martin Streloke
Dr. Martin Streloke
BVL, Germany
Dr. Martin Streloke holds a PhD in Zoology/Entomology from the University of Hannover. Between 1992 and 2002, he was responsible for regulatory risk assessment of aquatic organisms at national and EU levels at BBA Braunschweig. Between 2002 and 2015, he was Head of Department of Environment at BVL, his duties including risk management of plant …

 

 

 

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