Senior Figures in Crop Technology Sector Gather at Global Conference

     Senior Figures in Crop Technology Sector Gather at Global Conference

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, November 1, 2012

LONDON, November 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Senior executives from leading bio-science and food production industries
around the world are gathering at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in
London, on the 6 ^th - 7 ^th November for the CropWorld Global 2012 conference
and exhibition.

The theme of this year's conference is "sustainable intensification", in which
speakers will be addressing the issues surrounding the growing demand for food
in an environment of limited resources by using science and technology in a
sustainable way.

The exhibition provides an opportunity for the industry to review, display and
discuss new products and business opportunities. There are more than 70
exhibitors including agrochemical manufacturers and distributors, biotech
companies, universities and research and manufacturing organisations from
around the world.

This year's exhibitors include Batelle UK Ltd, Omex Agrifluids,Elsevier,
Syngenta, Adelphi Masterfil, Taminco, Food Security Hub @ Leeds, Fix-a-form
international and The Genome Analysis Centre.

Prizes will be awarded in a poster competition that can be seen at the
conference and the exhibition. This has attracted entries from post graduates
at a number of UK and international universities, on subjects covering the use
of biocontrol agents, methods of yield increase, greenhouse gas emission and
the use of herbicides.

At the conference a keynote address on improving sustainability in US
agriculture will be given by Keith Kemp, Director of the United Soybean Board.
Presentations on the theme of sustainable agriculture will be given by Juan
Ferriera, of Monsanto, Jan-Kees Vis, of Unilever, Egil Hogna, of Yara
International and Ignacio Dominguez, of Makhteshim Agan Industries.

Further presentations will be given by NFU President Peter Kendall, Dr Trevor
Nicholls, of CABI, Dr Pedro Machado, Director General of Embrapa Rice and
Beans, John Reifsteck, of Truth about Trade and Technology, Dr Bruce Lee, of
CSIRO and Phil Bloomer, Director of Campaigns and Policy, Oxfam UK.

A press briefing featuring several of the morning's speakers and exhibitors
from leading companies will be held in the Albert Room before lunch. They will
be joined by Renaud de Kerpoisson, Chairman of Offre & Demande Agricole, who
will give a summary of this year's global harvest and commodities prices, and
the effects this will have on food production in the coming year.

There will also be speakers from KWS SAAT AG, Macquarie Bank, the OECD, ECPA,
Exosect, Marrone Bio Innovations, Syngenta and a host of other companies in
the sector.

The first day of the conference will feature presentations and discussions on
the delivery of sustainable agricultural intensification and how it might be
achieved in practice. It will also look at global commodity prices and a
planning forecast for 2013. The second day will look in more depth at the
political, commercial and technical topics, from the impact of regulatory
changes to assessing modern plant breeding and soil management techniques.

CropWorld Global Brand Director Haf Cennydd said there had been a very
positive response to this year's event, which has attracted a diverse range of
speakers, exhibitors and delegates.

"We have an exciting line-up of speakers and we are looking forward to what
promises to be a fascinating series of presentations and discussions on the
future of agriculture. This event is hugely important and provides the
opportunity for everyone in the bio-science and food chain industries to keep
abreast of current developments to help them meet the challenges of the
future," she said.


CropWord Global 2012 is being organised by UBM in association with the British
Crop Production Council (BCPC). UBM uses it experience in overseas markets to
complement and build on the annual CropWorld conferences and exhibitions by
running regional events in key crop producing regions of the world.

About UBM Live

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About BCPC

BCPC promotes the use of science and technology in the understanding and
application of effective and sustainable crop production. BCPC is a
Registered Charity and a Company limited by Guarantee.

Further details are available at

Further details are available from Terri D'Elia, Event Director, UBM
Conferences. Tel; +44(0)20-7560-4364, email terri.d'   or go
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