#IIWC2019 Presentations

21st November 2019 saw our 5th Annual International Invasive Weed conference take place at the Slate, Coventry, with 180 delegates attending! It was a great day of thought-provoking presentations by industry leading experts across a wide range of subjects.

A BIG Thank You to all who attended. We hope you enjoyed the day.

Delegate feedback

  • “Great diversity beyond just Japanese knotweed”. [conference delegate]
  • “Really relevant content. Engaging speakers and very interesting information”. [conference delegate]
  • “Wide range of different speakers and the breadth of information available”. [conference delegate]
  • “Knowledgeable, informative, relevant and very useful”. [conference delegate]
  • “Brilliant”. [conference delegate]
  • “Very informative and well presented”. [conference delegate]


Programme & Speaker Presentations

Session 1: “Challenges”

Presentation - Welcome & Introduction - Dr Sarah Webster

Presentation - What's Europe Ever Done for Us? - Prof Max Wade

Presentation - Yorkshire Invasive Weed Programme - Gavin Coe


Session 2: “Solutions”


Presentation - Biological Control of Himalayan Balsam

Presentation - Accurate Risk Mapping & Image Classification for Japanese knotweed

Presentation - Work Like a Dog: Sniffing out Japanese knotweed

Presentation - Application Methods for Successful Japanese knotweed Control


Session 3: “Developments”


Presentation - Profiling our Businesses: Is there Growth in Japanese knotweed?

Presentation - Training: What's Next?

Presentation - Legal Update on Misrepresentation, Professional Negligence & Nuisance - Donna Dewberry


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