Invasive Weed Conference 2017

International Invasive Weed Conference:

‘Management, Understanding and a Look to the Future’


Date & Venue:Venue for PCA Invasive Weed Conference 2017

Thursday, 23rd November 2017
The Møller Centre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DE

Programme [provisional]:

This years Invasive Weed Conference will explore a host of topics related to non-native invasive weeds, the challenges they pose and their management. The programme features a range of knowledgeable speakers and presentations will provide delegates with some valuable insights. This year, the conference will look at a variety of species, not just Japanese Knotweed. Once again the programme includes professionals from Europe who will be able to provide a European perspective on topics.

Session 1: ‘Management’

Topic themes: Buddleia – Aquatics – Nozzles – Propagules
Confirmed speakers: Neil Strong, Network Rail; Alex Brook, Ebsford Environmental Ltd; Tom Robinson, Tom Robinson Sprays; Dr Ken Thompson, University of Sheffield

Session 2: ‘Understanding’

Topic themes: Presentations from a selection of researchers in the field of invasive species giving delegates an exclusive insight into current research.
Confirmed speakers: Dr Rosario Fernandes, University of Lisbon

Session 3: ‘Looking to the future’

Topic themes: Update on Legislation – Update on Herbicides – Species Control Orders, CPNs and the IAS Regulation
Confirmed speakers: Philip Santo, Philip Santo & Co.; Barrie Hunt, Monsanto

Panel debate:

The conference will conclude with a panel debate. Delegates will be able to pose their questions and share experiences.
Confirmed panel members: Trevor Renals, Environment Agency; Kate Hills, South West Water

Download copy of current programme here.

Additional details will be added as remaining speakers confirm.

5 reasons to attend:

Delegates attending the Invasive Weed Conference will benefit from:

  • BASIS points
  • CPD points
  • High calibre and insightful speakers, leaders in their field
  • Enhanced professional knowledge by hearing about some of the latest research on non-native invasive species
  • Extensive networking opportunities

Delegate rates:

PCA member: £85 + vat
Non PCA member: £150 + vat

Booking Form:

Download booking form here.

The Booking form also includes the following options:
1. Option to book a place at the Pre-Conference Dinner on the evening of 22nd November 2017 at The Møller Centre (£25 + vat per person)
2. Accommodation: a number of rooms have been secured on site at a preferential rate of £110 + vat (bed and breakfast).

Watch our video filmed at last year’s conference, including interviews with some of the delegates:

About the PCA Invasive Weed Control Group  

(Buddleia image courtesy of GBNNS)