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FAOPMA-Pest Summit 2017

Theme:  New Perspectives of IPM in Urban and Public Health in Asia and Oceania

Venue:  The Empress Chiang Mai Hotel, Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Date:  22 – 24 November 2017.



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21 November 2017

1400 – 1800:               Registration

22 November 2017 

0700 – 0900:               Registration

0900 – 1000:               Opening Ceremony, Speeches and Tea break.

Welcoming speech – Organizing Chairman (5 min)

Welcomng speech – FAOPMA President (5 min)

Welcoming speech – VVIP (if any) (10 min)

Opening Gambit (10 min)

Tea break and VVIP visiting exhibition booths (30 min)

1030 – 1115:               Keynote lecture – Present Challenges and Issues Confronting the Pest Management Industry and Vector Control in Asia (Prof Chow-Yang Lee, Universiti Sains Malaysia)

1115 – 1215:               Session 1: Urban and Public Health IPM in Perspectives (2 presentations)

  • What the world would be like without pest management (Prof Faith Oi, University of Florida).
  • The principle of urban IPM (Prof Michael Rust, University of California-Riverside).

1215 – 1330:               Lunch

1330 – 1530:               Session 2: IPM in Public Health (4 presentations)

  • The surveillance of arboviruses and IPM programme against vector mosquitoes in Australia (Dr Stephen Doggett, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia).
  • Community Engagement for Wolbachia – a New Technology (Dr Christina Liew, National Environmental Agency, Singapore).
  • IPM against dengue and Zika vectors in Thailand (Prof Theeraphap Chareonviriyaphap, Kasetsart University, Thailand).
  • Books, backpacks and bugs: IPM in public schools (Prof Faith Oi, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA).

1530 – 1600:               Tea break

1600 – 1800:               Session 3: New Innovations in pest management (4 presentations)

  • Beyond the Chemistry: our Revolutionary Journey of Innovation at Bayer (Lim Say Piau, Bayer)
  • A SMART RODENT BOX WILL NOT SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM –Integrated Rodent Management Program  (Sharon Hughes, BASF)
  • SMART SYSTEM – Intelligent Solution for Sustainable Rodent Management (Dr Foo Foong Kuan, Anticimex Singapore).
  • Application of the Principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to High Dependency sectors including digital platforms for data capture and analysis (Jon Thompson, Rentokil Initial).

23 November 2017

0830 – 1030:               Session 4: IPM in buildings and structures (4 presentations) 

  • German cockroaches: Effective management of large infestations (Prof Dini Miller, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA).
  • IPM and Bed Bug Control: the importance of an industry standard (Dr Stephen Doggett, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia).
  • Managing subterranean termites in the urban settings (Prof Michael Rust, University of California, Riverside).
  • Why bed bug resistance is driving our need for effective non-chemical control methods (Prof Dini Miller, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA).

1030 – 1100:               Tea break

1100 – 1230:               Session 5: IPM and Pest Management Business (3 presentations)

  • The Fundamentals for a Successful Merger in the Pest Industry (Ola Nordh, Anticimex Group)
  • How do Mergers and Acquisitions play a role in the strategic management of a business? (Tony Poulsen, Rentokil Initial)
  • Creating Excellence in Cockroach Baiting Programs (Steve Broadbent,Ensystex)

1230 – 1330:               Lunch

1330 – 1530:               Session 6: IPM in Industrial Facilities (4 presentations)

  • Rodent IPM in Factories, Manufacturing Plants and Warehouses

(Dr Bobby Corrigan, RMC Consulting).

  • IPM program against stored product insects in food plants in Japan (Tomoki Sumino, Nippon Calmic Ltd, Japan).
  • Visualization of Infestation by Stored Product Insects through Digitization of Occurrence by Pheromone Traps (Prof Rikiya SASAKI, Fuji Flavor co. ltd)
  • Bed Bug Control in Thailand (Dr. Apiwat Tawatsin and Dr. Yaowaluk Chanbang, Sherwood)

1530 – 1600:               Tea break

1600 – 1700:               Session 7: IPM in Commercial Facilities (2 presentations)

  • Rodent IPM in supermarkets and shopping malls (Dr Bobby Corrigan, RMC Consulting, USA).
  • IPM implementation in big buildings for 9 years in Japan (Dr Motokazu Hirao, Japan Pest Control Association).

1900 – 2230:               Gala dinner and closing ceremony.

24 November 2017 – AIB International Certification Program

0900 – 1700:               Training for AIB Certification