Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress


2nd-3rd Nov 2017



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2nd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress


Global Engage is pleased to announce the 2nd Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome will be held on November 2-3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In response to delegate feedback, the 2017 agenda has been transformed. As well as featuring presentations by leading plant scientists, the program has been added to with the inclusion of microbiome research. The addition of extended panel discussions on venture capital & investment for example and roundtable debates covering metagenomics strain discovery & development and product formulation, storage & delivery to name a few will help make this a truly interactive meeting. 

With 60 talks to choose from, a drinks reception and 7 hours dedicated to networking, this meeting offers you an exceptional opportunity to interact with and learn from both the speakers and your peers. A dynamic exhibition room is also available for you to discover technology providers showcasing their technologies and solutions.

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The event will be co-located with the 5th Plant Genomics & Gene Editing Congress: USA, which is recognised around the world as the one of the leading NGS, Omics and Gene Editing conferences focused exclusively on plants.

If you are from a smaller company with a new product or product in development which you would like to showcase to this audience email Faizel Ismail.


A key focus of the event is facilitating collaboration between the over 170 senior representatives from industry and academia who attend. In terms of content, the conference will examine the latest technologies, strategies and research in the growing biologicals industry.

Increasing prioritization of sustainability in agriculture has led to rapid growth in the agricultural biologicals industry. The benefits of biological products in agriculture are significant, and developments in technology and research make agricultural biologicals an exciting, dynamic industry in which to work and study.

To keep up with these developments, this year the congress includes coverage of the latest in plant and soil microbiome research. The addition of roundtable discussions, each led by an expert in areas such as Metagenomics; Biostimulants Regulation; Precision Agriculture; Commercialization & Business Development; Product Formulation; Storage & Delivery; Industry-Academia Collaboration, will enable a more detailed examination of some of the newer trends.

Plant and Soil Microbes

Presentations by leading experts from industry and academia

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Q & A

Q & A Session with the Environmental Protection Agency

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Roundtable Discussions

Aided by an expert, debate some of the critical issues in six topical areas

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Panel Discussions

Extended discussions investigating technical issues of the moment

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Plant Genomics & Gene Editing

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Should you be an expert in developing biological products, or a scientist researching plant and microbe processes, the conference will be an excellent opportunity to learn, share, discuss and engage with the most current plant science research and technology. The meeting will provide an interactive networking forum to answer your queries through a vibrant exhibition room full of technology providers showcasing their technologies and other solutions, expert led case study presentations, and interactive Q&A panel discussions examining topics through four separate tracks. The scope of the conference is reflected in these presentations:

  • The Hidden World Within Plants – Ecological Considerations and Functioning of Microbial Endophytes, Angela Sessitsch, Head of Bioresources, Austrian Institute of technology
  • How to Use Biological Products to Build Your Business, Keith Jones, Executive Director, Biopesticide Industry Alliance 
  • Biopesticide Regulation, Robert McNally, Director Biopesticides and Polution Prevention Division, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Venture capital and investment in agricultural biologicals, Kiersten Stead, Venture Principal, Monsanto Growth Ventures
  • Phenazine-Producing Pseudomonads in Dryland Wheat on the Columbia Plateau, Linda Thomashow, Research Geneticist, USDA-ARS; Adjunct Professor, Plant Pathology and Molecular Plant Sciences, Washington State University
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We are currently in discussion with several venues and as soon as we have found the best rate for attendees, the venue details will be released.

Accommodation will be available at a preferential rate. A secure link will be sent to all attendees a little nearer the time.

Pricing and Registration


3 for the price of 2 offer
Discount applied automatically when registering 3 places at once.
Not applicable for solution provider companies or compatible with any other offers or discount codes.

The conference fee includes

All conference sessions
Lunches and refreshments
Access to exhibition room
All networking forums
Conference workbook
e-documentation pack

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Option 1 – Please phone +44 (0) 1865 849841 and we will take your details over the phone
Option 2 – Please complete the form below to pay online

Poster Presentations

Poster presentation sessions will take place in breaks and alongside the other breakout sessions of the conference. Your presentation will be displayed in a dedicated area, with the other accepted posters from industry and academic presenters.

We also issue a poster eBook to all attendees with your full abstract in and can share your poster as a PDF after the meeting if you desire (optional).

Whether looking for funding, employment opportunities or simply wanting to share your work with a like-minded and focused group, these are an excellent way to join the heart of this congress.

In order to present a poster at the forum you need to be registered as a delegate. Please note that there is limited space available and poster space is assigned on a first come first served basis (subject to checks and successful registration).

We charge an admin fee of $100 to industry delegates to present, that goes towards the shared cost of providing the poster presentation area and display boards, guides etc. This fee is waived for those representing academic institutions and not for profit organisations.

Submission instructions

We will require the form (downloadable below) to be submitted by the 20th of October. This is the formal deadline however space is another limiting factor so early application is recommended. Therefore please contact us with any questions you have as soon as possible.



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The feedback to the conference has been very positive with 87% of attendees saying they are interested to return again in 2017.

Comments from the feedback included:

High quality talks, pertinent topics, small enough to network effectively.

Very up-to-date material was presented. A good representation of the state of research and commercial direction of plant sciences.

Intimate setting and relevant topics created a good forum for discussion and networking.

Good breadth of topics. Well presented and informative. Good for “thinking out of the box”.

I liked the ability to really have discussions with speakers and other attendees. I also liked the spectrum of topics covered.

Conference Sponsors

  • NRGene
    Gold Sponsor
  • BioNano Genomics
    Gold Sponsor
  • Twist Bioscience
    Gold Sponsor
  • Lab 7
    Gold Sponsor
  • PivotBio
    Content Sponsor
  • Novogene
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • LGC
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Synthego
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • GQ Life Sciences
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • PhytoTechnology
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Sage Science
    Exhibitor & Content Sponsor
  • Pacific Ag Research



Our sponsorship packages offer a wide range of attendance options to suit your budget and business needs in order to maximise return on investment.

If there is any other way you would like to sponsor or increase branding for your company at the event, please get in touch and we will be able to offer you a bespoke service.

Twenty Minute Prearranged One-to-One Meetings

Select which delegates you would like to meet in a series of prearranged twenty-minute one-to-one meetings, held during breakout sessions from the main conference agenda. Our conference team will be available at the sessions to ensure all your meetings take place on time.


Pre or Post Event Workshops

Host your own half or full day pre or post event workshop to a dedicated audience around a subject of your choice. Global Engage will assist with the marketing of your workshop to provide a guaranteed audience

Pre-Event Marketing & Branding

Market to our event database and / or increase brand awareness through taking a poster position or sponsoring one of the refreshment breaks, lunches, drinks receptions or poster sessions. This can be supplemented by branding options such as placing your logo on the attendee lanyards or conference bags.


Showcase your technologies and products throughout the conference in the dedicated exhibition areas where all refreshment breaks and lunches take place, as well as the networking drinks reception at the end of day one.

Speaking Opportunities

Options include:
30-minute speaker presentations
Chairing / panellist positions during a 30-minute panel discussion
Hosting a 1-hour workshop within the conference program

Sponsorship Opportunities

For further details please contact
Steve Hambrook, Conference Director
Telephone +44 (0) 1865 849841 or

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Partnerships in Biocontrol, Biostimulants & Microbiome Congress

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  • Ecological Bioscience and Biotechnology
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