After an introductory session, each plenary session will focus on a specific type of biocontrol strategy. The speakers will present examples of existing business models for this type strategy, and will reflect on the limits and development opportunities for such business models.

Wednesday May 31, 2023

14.00-15.00 - Welcoming participants


15.00-16.00 - Session 1 - Introductory Session: What are business models and why they are key for the future deployment of biocontrol?

CoordinatorAura Parmentier Cajaiba (Université Côte d’Azur) and Manuel Boutet (Université Côte d’Azur)

Other speakersLaure Latruffe (INRAE), Thibaut Malausa (INRAE), Marc Bardin (INRAE)


16.00-17.50 - Session 2 - Business models used in biocontrol strategies based on repeated releases of organisms or substances

CoordinatorsMarc Bardinand (INRAE)

Other speakersClaire Sands Baker (The Toothpick Company), Andre Perez (ECOTRIX), Ranajit Bandyopadhyay (IITA)


Thursday June 01, 2023

9.00-10.20 - Session 3 - Business models used in conservation biocontrol   

CoordinatorFelix Wäckers (Biobest Group, Lancaster University)

Other speakersMellany Klompe (Coöperatie Collectief Hoeksche Waard), Laurie MacIntyre and
Mischa MacIntyre (Emorsgate Seeds), Patrick Sorgeloos (Ghent University) 


10.40-12.20 - Session 4 - Business models used in establishment biocontrol

CoordinatorsMarc Kenis (CABI)

Other speakersVincent Lesieur (CSIRO European Laboratory), Manuela Branco (ISA, University of Lisbon), Djamila Djeddour (CABI), Kim Hoelmer (ARS USDA)


14.00-15.20 - Session 5 - Business models used in autocidal control

CoordinatorsClélia Oliva (Terratis)

Other speakersJair Virginio (Moscamed), Luc Brodeur and Jocelyn Leclair (La Mouche Rose), Martin Wohlfarter (Entomon)


15.50-16.30 - Session 6 - Strategies and business models for scouting and monitoring activities supporting biocontrol deployment

CoordinatorRob Moerkens (Biobest Group)

Other speakerLarissa Collins (FERA)


17.00-17.20 - General conclusion

Manuel Boutet (Université Côte d’Azur)


Friday June 03, 2023

Reserved for speakers and guests