Where? Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront Hotel, Portland, OR, USA
The Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) will hold its 2019 Annual Meeting and Symposium in Portland, Oregon, immediately followed by the Biocontrols USA West 2019 Conference & Expo, which is organized to educate growers about biological products including biopesticides and biostimulants.
BPIA's mission is advancing sustainability through biological solutions. The Alliance includes several committees that bring together the resources and the focus necessary to achieve the organization’s many objectives. BPIA routinely engages with key regulators at USEPA, USDA, Canada’s PMRA, and the states including the California DPR; individual members officially represent BPIA on the PRIA Coalition and EPA’s Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee (PPDC); other members cover key stakeholder meetings and often provide comments on behalf of the industry.
Interactions with the regulators are utilized to raise and resolve issues, comment constructively on emerging policies and regulations, and learn how registrants can improve their submissions. The BPIA disseminates its findings to the membership via website postings, email updates, and reports at membership meetings. Input and questions from BPIA member companies regarding issues are always welcome.