Schedule at a Glance


Simultaneous translation in Portuguese and Spanish will be available.


Monday  |  Tuesday  |  Wednesday  


Monday, June 4

1400 - 1700   
Global Pest Management Coalition Meeting

1500 - 1800

1800 - 1930
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, June 5

0700 - 1600

0830 – 0850   
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Henry Mott, Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA); Bryan Cooksey, National Pest Management Association (NPMA)

0850 – 1015   
How Food Technology, Innovation and Consumer Trends Impact Pest Management Services
Justyna Kostarczyk, Metro Group; Ferenc Varga, Nestle
When it comes to food service establishments or retailers, today’s consumers expect high quality products free of contamination from pests and the pathogens they can carry.  Consumer preferences for local sources and artisanal production creates new challenges for food service establishments when it comes to providing pest free products.  In this session, find out how some the world’s largest and most recognizable brands are leveraging technology to ensure food safety.    

1015 - 1030    
Refreshment Break 
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1030 - 1100
Leveraging Innovative Methods to Fight Mosquito-Borne Disease
Fedros Okumu, Ifakara Health Institute
On a global scale, mosquitoes remain the world’s most deadly animal due to their propensity to transmit deadly and debilitating pathogens to humans.  Innovative application methods and new technologies can lead to better control, but what can data driven innovations from the high-tech world of big data contribute to the fight against vector borne disease?

1100 - 1230
Current Innovations in Pest Management Service Delivery and Implementation – What Might the Future Hold for the Pest Management Industry?
Ruben Bueno, European Mosquito Control Association; Roger Eritja, University of Barcelona; Joana Sousa, ELIS Portugal; Alfie Treleven, Sprague Pest Solutions  
Preparing for the future of pest management services requires us to take a careful look at today’s available technologies and use them as a springboard into the future.  In this interactive session, learn about the kinds of high-tech pest management services that are being provided today and how these can be tailored to suit the needs of the 21st century client.
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1230 - 1330
Networking Lunch
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1330 - 1500
Shifting Paradigms in Pest Management – How Can the Industry Forecast and Prepare for Change? 
David Andreu, Goldservice; Dennis Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services; Guy Hendrickx, Avia- GIS; Louis Lindenberg, Specialist Holding
In the last ten years, technology has disrupted traditional industry and the way services are being delivered has changed drastically. No one can be sure exactly what the future will hold for the global pest control industry, but in this session representatives from around the world will come together to discuss what technologies are needed to provide the kinds of services that consumers will need in the future and how the industry might change over the next decade. 

1500 - 1515
Refreshment Break
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1515 - 1715
Pest Management Standards – The Need For a Harmonized Global Approach
Paloma Castro, Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA); Robert Madelin, FIPRA Consultancy; Dominique Sauvage, Copesan; Roy Kirby, Mondelez International; Cesaltina Ramos, Portuguese Ministry of Health
Pest management standards in food facilities can be complex, confusing, and contradictory, making it difficult for pest management providers and their clients to determine the best approach to protect consumers from adulterated food products.  Various approaches to harmonizing pest management standards will be reviewed in this session including the potential for soft legislation through Public/Private partnerships.  

1930 - 2200
Join us for an evening with fun entertainment and networking to celebrate World Pest Day!

Wednesday, June 6

0830 - 1330

0830 - 0945     
Celebrating World Pest Day!
Dennis Jenkins, ABC Home & Commercial Services; Henry Mott, Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA); Huang Xiao Yun, Federation of Asian & Oceania Pest Management Associations; Qiyong Liu, Ph.D., World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Vector Surveillance & Management, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention
Every day, pest management professionals work to protect people and properties from the potential diseases and damage caused by pests. CEPA, FAOPMA and NPMA, along with their counterparts around the globe, is celebrating “World Pest Day” to create awareness with citizens all over the world for the important role the professional pest management industry plays in protecting public health and keeping citizens, homes, schools, recreational areas, hotels, food manufacturers, retail companies and others safe, pest and disease-free. 
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0945 - 1100  
Recognizing the Public Health Significance of Urban Pests
Invited Presenters: Dr. Anders Lindström, Swedish Veterinarian Institute; Fabio Castelo, Brazil Ministry of Health; Carlos Pecanha, Multicontrole; Claudio Salem, Rentokil
The development of modern pest management practices has resulted in significant public health benefits around the world.  Maintaining public health is reliant on a properly functioning system of controlling pests that transmit pathogens to humans directly and through the food supply.  Explore examples underscoring the significance of pest management in protecting public health in this important session. 

1100 - 1115
Refreshment Break
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1115 - 1215  
Impacts of Climate Change on Pests and Structural Pest Management
Roberto Pereira, Ph.D., University of Florida
Urban pest management is influenced by many different factors. This session explores the impact of factors like a changing global climate, land use patterns, and temperature on pest pressures, and distribution around the world.   

1215 - 1300
Networking Lunch
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1300 - 1420
Around the World In 80 Minutes: Updates on the Trends and Challenges Pest Management Professionals are Facing Around the World
Invited Presenters: Laura Krell (Uruguay); Louis Lindenberg (Africa); John Adams (Australia); Dennis Jenkins (North America); Mrs. Huang (China); Paulo Coelho (Portugal); Bertrand Montmoreau (France)
Learn about the exciting industry developments from around this world as leaders representing pest management markets across the globe convene to compare notes, share challenges and discuss solutions that are impacting their businesses in the 21st century.  

1420 - 1430
Closing Remarks and Adjourn