Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum

8th Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum

Organised by EFCG – The European Fine Chemicals Group


For the 8th consecutive year, The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG), formed in 2004 as a sector group within CEFIC (The European Chemical Industry Councilis), is organising the conference programme for the Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum. The programme will offer insights into the challenges and trends of the agrochemical industry.

Ahead of Chemspec Europe 2018, this year's Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum will take place on June 19 at Koelnmesse, Rheinsaal (Section 1). The event location is accessible via the Entrance North. 

The Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum is open to all, however, attendance is subject to availability. A first-come-first-served scheme applies to incoming enquiries. 

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Presentations at the 8th Crop Protection & Fine Chemicals Forum include:


Venue: Rheinsaal (Section 1), Koelnmesse

Chairman: Dr. Michael Helwig – Lonza
Moderator: Dr. Michael Reubold – CHEManager

13:30 Registration
14:00 Introduction
14:10 Crop protection short term market development and impact of industry consolidation
Dr. Matthew Phillips, Founder of Phillips McDougall and Consultant to Agbioinvestor
14:45 Changes in the Chinese (agro)chemical supply market
Dr Notker Bien, Head Global Active Ingredient Procurement - Syngenta
15:20 Coffee / Tea Break 
15:40 The Biostimulant Sector and the Plant Impact Approach
Dr Andy Fowles, Global Formulation Manager – Plant Impact Plc
16:15 The Art of Five Batch Analysis
Dr David Norris, Managing Director – DN Analytical Laboratories
16:55 Q&A Speakers’ Panel
17:25 Summary
17:30 Forum ends

Please note that the programme is subject to change and will be updated continuously in the run up to the conference.



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