Invasive Weed Conference 2016

International Invasive Weed Conference:

‘Risk, Roots & Research’


Date & Venue:Venue for PCA Invasive Weed Conference

Tuesday, 22nd November 2016
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL
The IET London is next door to the Savoy Hotel, on the river side.  The nearest Tube station is Embankment.

There is no parking available at the venue. There is a NCP car park nearby (St Martin’s Lane). Note: This is in the London Congestion Charge Zone.

How to get to IET:London.



This years Invasive Weed Conference has been designed around three key themes.  During the course of the day delegates will hear from knowledgeable and experienced speakers on the themes of ‘risk, roots and research’.

Session 1:  ‘Risk’
This session will look at the legal landscape around controlling and managing Invasive Non-Native Species.

Session 2:  ‘Roots’
The second session will look in detail at practical aspects, including surveying and mapping and responding to the increasing problem of aquatic non-native species.

Session 3:  ‘Research’
The final speaker session will allow delegates to hear about some of the latest thinking and finding on topics including biocontrol of non-native invasive species and optimising physiochemical Japanese knotweed control in the UK.

Panel debate:
The conference will conclude with a panel debate featuring representatives from a range of bodies – including Network Rail, Environment Agency, Local Authorities and the UK’s largest estate agent and property services group – all with their own challenges when it comes to managing the challenges posed by non-native invasive species.

Full programme, timings & speakers

Reasons to attend:

Delegates attending the Invasive Weed Conference will benefit from:

  • 4 BASIS points
  • 6 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: £80 + vat
Non PCA member: £150 + vat first place; subsequent places £80 + vat each

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