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27 January 2017

Where we’ve been: November-January 2016-2017

The BPCA staff team have been out and about representing you and your interests at events around the world.

Chemical Watch

Chemical Watch

All the way back in November, we sent Technical Manager, Dee Ward-Thompson off to Vienna for Chemical Watch’s Biocides Europe 2016 expert panel. The two-day event focuses on the latest information and advice on the application of the EU Biocidal Products Regulation. Dee gave a very well received talk about the new AVK classifications and its impact on the UK pest control market.


BPCA exhibited at CropTec 2016, a technical and business event for arable and mixed farmers, their advisers and associated industries, held at East of England Showground, Peterborough.

We spent the day talking to the farming community about their pest control concerns, as well as fielding questions about how Rodenticide Stewardship will affect small and larger farms.


The largest pest related trade show in France, Parasitec 2016 was held at the Paris Event Center at the Porte de la Villette. Chief Exec, Simon Forrester was there taking a look at all the latest developments in the sector, networking with our European neighbours, and squirrelling away tips for our own trade show in March.


Associations Congress

Marketing and Communications Manager, Ben went to the 10th annual Associations Congress, the UK’s largest conference for membership organisations. He spent two days sharing best practice and association tips with delegates from around the UK. 

It wasn’t all work, no play - Ben went to the Association Awards ceremony on the Thursday evening to collect Simon’s Chief Exec of the year award.

LAMMA ‘17 

We were at LAMMA ‘17 last month taking to the farming community again. A two-day event, held between 18-19 January, LAMMA is a huge trade show for farm equipment and services. With an estimated 40,000+ farming professionals, we had to take the opportunity to promote our members.  

We were spreading the word about how important it is to keep a look out for the BPCA member logo when selecting a pest controller, as well as helping farmers understand the different ways they’ll have to deal with rodent control in a post-stewardship Britain.  

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Scott-Johnstone-Staff-bubbleScott Johnstone
BPCA Communications Officer

27 January 2017  |  PPC86

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