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Annual Eastern Europe Regulatory Conference – Registration Of Plant Protection Products

20-21 April 2023

Park Inn by Radisson Danube Bratislava
Rybné námestie 1, 811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

After a 2-years pause due to Covid-19, Legera has organised an in-person event with 130 attendees. The topics were covered by individually selected speakers from the EU as well as national authorities and certain other stakeholders, and we are grateful for their contributions. Networking is of high relevance for the events that we organize, so plenty of networking opportunities were offered which enabled the exchange of opinions and expertise.


The conference focused on the following topics:

  • EU regulatory status today and prospects for the future.
  • National Competent authorities from the CEE region – advice for the applicants.
  • New Fertilizing Products Regulation 2019/1009 in relation to Regulation (EC) 1107/2009.


Golden sponsor: Artemisa d.o.o.

Exhibitors: Barkwith Associates, Nevex Institute, FCN Fertiliser Consultants Network


Ewa Matyjaszczyk
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO)

Mariano Alessio Vernì
Silc Fertilizzanti Srl

Tatjana Humar-Jurič
Chemicals Office of The Republic of Slovenia

José Carvalho

Peter Kiklica
ÚKSÚP Slovakia

Zdravka Sever
HAPIH Croatia

Yunus Bayram
Ministry of Food Agriculture and Livestock

Gábor Tőkés
Plant Protection and Yield Enhancer authorization expert

Florin Constantin

Domenica Auteri

Mariana Mihalcea Udrea
National Environmental Protection Agency (ANPM)

Laurent Oger
CropLife Europe

Jérémy Pinte

Manuel Duarte

Dorottya Lőrincz
CerTrust Ltd.

Dragica Brkić
Faculty of Agriculture, Serbia

Plant Protection Products – Today and in the Future

29–30 September 2020

Virtual event

A two-day virtual conference focused on PPP in the Central and Eastern EU region, to which we have invited companies, local authorities and other stakeholders interested in exchanging information and learning about the legislative and strategic changes in the field.


The conference focused on the following topics:

  • EU regulatory environment status for conventional chemical products.
  • EU regulatory environment development for bioproducts.
  • Competent Authority’s country reports.
  • Research and innovation.


Golden sponsor: Artemisa d.o.o.
Sponsor: Knoell
Exhibitor: Staphyt, Exponent

Sponsors brochure


László Bura
Scientific officer at European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

Hans Mattaar
ECCA, Technical director

Pedro Roselló Vilarroig
ECHA, Support and Enforcement Unit, Regulatory Support officer

Mariano Alessio Vernì
SILC Fertilizzanti Srl, General Manager

David Cary
International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA), Special advisor (Retiring Executive Director)

Dr. Mario Lešnik
University of Maribor, Head of the Plant Protection Department

Dr. Patrice A. Marchand
ITAB The organic food & farming Institute, Inputs Dept. Head

Dr. Lucius Tamm
Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, Deputy Director andHead of Department of Crop Sciences

Peter Kugel
VVGB Advocaten Brussels, Partner

Dr. Nicole van Straten
Board for the authorisation of plant protection products and biocides (Ctgb), Manager Scientific Assessment and Advice and Deputy Secretary / Director

Raimonda Grigaitė
Ministry of Agriculture of Lithuania, Advisor of the Plant Protection Product Authorization Division

Viktória Vona
Csernozjom Kft., CEO

Boštjan Božič
TrapviewHQ, VP Sales and Marketing

Maria Mihaylova
AgriaSA, Head of Registration Department

Janet Williams
Bayer CropScienceLtd., Head of Regulatory Science – UK & Ireland

Dr. David Calvert
iFormulate Limited, Director

Manel Cervera Comabella
Dunham Trimmer LLC, Managing partner


18-19 June 2019

Angelo by Vienna House Prague
Radlická 3216/1g, 15000 Prague 5, Czech Republic

The conference “Authorisation of biocidal products and their application by SMEs” was organised in June, in the beautiful city of Prague. We are very grateful to all the speakers and attendees. Together we have created a memorable event.


The conference focused on the following topics:

  • Update on EU Guidance on Efficacy and challenges in efficacy testing
  • Annex VIII implementation and ECHA IT submission tools (including Unique formula identifier)
  • Experience gained so far with authorisation/renewal of biocidal products, in situ cases and ED
  • Legal Aspects, data sharing


Sponsor: Artemisa d.o.o.


Katarzyna Szymankiewicz
Chair of the Efficacy Working Group – Unit D2 – Biocidal Products, ECHA

Daniele Ape
Scientific Officer – Dissemination and Processing Unit, ECHA

Dr. Lonne Gerritsen
Regulatory affairs and efficacy expert – Knoell Netherlands

Dr. John Harrison
Regulatory Manager (Biocides, EAME) – Syngenta Professional Solutions

Rafael Gozalbes
Founder and Director of ProtoQSAR SL

Maria Luisa González Márquez
Head of the Biocides Area – Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality

Dr. Edmund Plattner
Independent consultant

Dr. Andrea Zikova
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

Dr. Vera Ritz
Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

Peter Kugel
Partner – VVGB Advocaten Brussels

Kristine Krafte
Chemist – Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre

Maria Amon
Directorate-General V – Waste Management, Chemicals Policy and Environmental Technology, Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism

Saulius Majus
Head of Products evaluation division, Vilnius Department, Lithuanian National Public Health Centre

Registration of Plant Protection Products – Between Regulatory Framework and the Challenges in Reality

9-10 April 2019

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge
Szechenyi Istvan ter 2, 1051 Budapest, Hungary

It was our great pleasure to organise this event in partnership with the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture. The conference gathered companies, local authorities and other stakeholders from all over Europe interested in exchanging information and learning about legislative and strategic changes in the field.


The conference focused on the following topics:

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


Golden sponsor: Artemisa d.o.o.
Sponsor: Eurofins, Citoxlab
Exhibitor: APIS


Dr. Klaus Berend
EU COM, DG Health and Food Safety, Unit E.4 – Pesticides and Biocides, Head of Unit

Dr. Gábor Tőkés
NEBIH, Directorate of Plant Protection, Soil Conservation and Agri-Environment, Deputy Director

Dr. Martin Streloke
Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety, Division “Plant Protection Products” (BVL),
Head of the Department

Dr. Luuk van Duijn
Board for the authorisation of plant protection products and biocides (CTGB), Executive Director

Szalkai Gábor
Hungarian Crop Protection Association (HuCPA), Managing Director

Jeroen Meeussen
EU Minor Uses Coordination Facility. Coordinator

David Cary
IBMA, Executive Director

Dr. Agata Jakubowska
Applied Insect Science S.L., Project Manager and Regulatory Expert

Murielle Alazet
Oro Agri International Ltd., Regulatory Manager

Beata Cebere
Agrinos AS, Regulatory Affairs Manager

Hans Mattaar
ECCA, Technical director

Dr. Jose Joao Carvalho
knoell Germany GmbH, Head of Business Development Crop Protection

Dr. Irene McGrath
Kerona Scientific Ltd., Managing director

Daniel Sompolski
ECHA, Scientific officer and expert in Poison Centre

Lenka Gurská Krajčovičová
Central Control and Testing Institute in Agriculture in Bratislava (ÚKSÚP), Department of pesticides registration,
Coordinator of Expert Evaluations

Ing. Pavel Minar, PhD.
State Phytosanitary Administration, Central Institute for Supervising and Testing in Agriculture, Head of the

Amélie Grimaldi
Staphyt Regulatory, Senior Regulatory Consultant

Aleksandra Gniado
Artemisa Poland, Senior Regulatory Expert

Dr. Maristella Rubbiani
National Centre for Chemicals, Dangerous Preparations and Mixtures, Head of the Unit

Dr. Zdravka Sever
Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food (HAPIH), Head of department for PPP and biocides

Zorka Prljević
Directorate for Foodsafety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs, Montenegro, Deputy Director

Amedeo Kola
Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Albania (MARDA), PP Specialist

Maria Stroiu
State Centre for Certification and Approbation of Phyto-sanitary Means and Fertilizers of the Republic of Moldova,
Head of General Department