Invasive Weed Conference programme

PCA International Invasive Weed Conference

22nd November 2016 – Programme & Tickets

There are three key themes that will be explored through the Invasive Weed Conference Programme: “Risk”, “Roots” and “Research”.

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Invasive Weed Conference Programme:

09:00 Registration
09:30 Conference Welcome – Steve Hodgson, CEO PCA
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Session 1: ‘Risk’
09:40 Introduction from Chair:
Philip Santo, Director at Philip Santo & Co
09:50 Leo Charalambides, Barrister, Francis Taylor Building
The current legal situation and on-going case law with regard to non-native invasive species.
10:10 James Ginley, Head of Professional Risk, Legal & General Surveying Services
The current situation with regard to Japanese knotweed and property risk.
10:30 Robin Payne, Non-native Species Specialist
Changes in the law on the management of non-native species
10:50 Q&A on Session 1
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11:10 Refreshment Break
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Session 2: ‘Roots’
11:30 Introduction from Chair:
Dr Paul Beckett, Phlorum Ltd
11:40 Mark Fennell, Environmental Consultant, AECOM 
Surveying and mapping of invasive non-native species.
12:00 Dr Johan van Valkenburg, National Plant Protection Organisation, Netherlands
Responding to the growing problem of aquatic invasive non-native plants.
12:20 Richard Newis, Director, Ashfield Japanese Knotweed
Management of invasive weed remediation works on development sites.
12:40 Q&A on Session 2
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13:00 Networking Lunch
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Session 3: ‘Research’
14:00 Introduction from Chair:
Prof. Max Wade, Technical Director (Ecology), AECOM
14:10 Dr Richard Shaw, Country Director CABI UK
Biocontrol of invasive non-native species
14:30 Dr Daniel Jones, Swansea University
Optimising physiochemical Japanese knotweed control.
14:50 Prof. John Bailey, formerly of the University of Leicester
Japanese knotweed research.
15:10 Q&A on Session 3
15:30  Panel Debate
Featuring:  Trevor Renals, Senior Technical Advisor at the Environment Agency; Dr Neil Strong, Environment Manager at Network Rail; Rodger Burnett, Director at Charles Lyndon; Paul Cutbill, Countrywide Surveying Services; Barbara Whitcombe, City Warden Services at Leicester City Council.
16:15 Review of the Day – Ian Graham, Complete Weed Control Ltd
16:30 Conference Close
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Delegate ticket prices:

PCA Members: £80 + vat
Non PCA members: £150 + vat for first place; subsequent places £80 + vat each

Conference Booking Form