14:00 - 18:00
Global Pest Management Coalition Meeting
0830 – 0850
Welcome and Opening Remarks
0850 – 1015
How Food Technology, Innovation and Consumer Trends Impact Pest Management Services
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
1030 - 11:00
Innovations and Technology - Leveraging Big Data to Build Better Models for Mosquito-Borne Disease
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?
11:00 - 1230
Current Innovations in Pest Management Service Delivery and Implementation – What Might the Future Hold for the Pest Management Industry?
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.
1230 - 1330
1330 - 1500
Shifting Paradigms in Pest Management – How Can the Industry Forecast and Prepare for Change?
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
1515 - 1700
Pest Management Standards – The Need For a Harmonised Global Approach?
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.
0830 - 0900
Celebrating World Pest Day - Overview, Messaging, Impact
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.
0900 - 1015
Recognizing the Public Health Significance of Urban Pests
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.
1000 - 1030
1030 - 1130
Impacts of Climate Change on Pests and Structural Pest Management
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.
1130 - 1300
Around the World In 80 Minutes: Updates on the Trends and Challenges Pest Management Professionals are Facing Around the World
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.
1300 - 1330
Closing Remarks and Adjourn