International Invasive Weed Conference:
‘Management, Understanding and a Look to the Future’
Date & Venue:
Thursday, 23rd November 2017
The Møller Centre, Churchill College, Storey’s Way, Cambridge, CB3 0DE
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
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
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
PCA member: £85 + vat
Non PCA member: £150 + vat
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:
(Buddleia image courtesy of GBNNS)