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2022 International Invasive Weed Conference

Welcome to #IIWC2022

Join us on Thursday 24th November 2022 for our annual International Invasive Weed Conference as we look ahead to the challenges, developments and emerging issues facing the invasive weed industry.

Learn from and connect with leading industry professionals through presentations and debate over the course of the day. And what's more, you'll gain 6 BASIS Points too!

This really is shaping up to be an event you won’t want to miss...

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Conference programme

The programme for the 2022 International Invasive Weed Conference is coming together and taking great shape and we are very excited to share the list of speakers and topics with you:

Welcome and introduction to the conference

  • Stephen Hodgson, CEO, PCA

Session 1: Looking Ahead

Session 1 introduction from Session Chair - Philip Santo, Philip Santo & Co.

    • Future use of glyphosate: why we need to consider the alternatives - Dr Peter Fitzsimons, PCA
    • Life without glyphosate: the options: tried and tested - Alan Abel, Complete Weed Control
    • Jumping the garden fence: what can gardeners tell us about tomorrow’s invasive weeds? - Dr Katharina Dehnen-Schmutz, Coventry University
    • Invasive weed control in Sweden - Dr Tina Kyrkander, Örnborg Kyrkander Biologi & Miljö Ab
    • Q&A

Session 2: Developments

Session 2 introduction from Session Chair - TBC

    • On-site risk assessment for invasive weeds - Dr Karen Bacon, NUI Galway, and Dr Mark Fennell, AECOM
    • Revegetation following invasive weed control - Dr Sophie Hocking, Swansea University
    • Bio-control of invasive alien weeds: an update - Dr Dick Shaw, CABI
    • Catchment Scale control of Japanese knotweed: A National Park perspective - Beverley Lewis, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
    • Q&A

Lunchtime Session

During the lunchtime break there will be the opportunity to catch up on:

    • Invasive Plant identification: A quiz & Bring a photo and test the ID apps
    • What’s on offer for seeding and revegetation?
    • GPI - Keeping up to date
    • Plant Tracker
    • Geo-fabrics
Session 3: Business Opportunities and Challenges

Session 3 introduction from Session Chair - Mark Fennel, AECOM

    • What’s happened since the Select Committee Inquiry into Japanese Knotweed? - Philip Santo, Philip Santo & Co.
    • Learning to avoid the pitfalls: building on our experience - Jim Glaister, The Knotweed Company
    • The new Invasive Species Strategy and Legislation: an update - Dr Niall Moore, Head of the GB Non- Native Species Secretariat
    • Q&A
Session 4: Expert Question Time: How to achieve a more joined up approach

Session 4 introduction from Session Chair - Steve Hodgson, CEO, PCA

  • Panel: Dr Niall Moore, Head of the Non-Native Species Secretariat
  • Barbara Whitcombe, Team Manager for City Wardens and Environmental Crime, Leicester City Council
  • Rose Muir, Scientific Officer, Invasive Species Team, Northern Ireland Environment Agency
  • TBC

A Penny for your Thoughts

  • Dr Dick Shaw, Senior Regional Director, Europe and The Americas, CABI

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Why attend our conference?

Our 2022 International Invasive Weed Conference is the perfect platform for anyone associated with the invasive weed industry. Benefit from and improve your understanding of the principles and practices towards the changing perspectivecurrent challenges and emerging issues facing the industry.

Connect and network with leading experts in the field whilst taking the opportunity to accrue those all important BASIS points! Don’t miss out on the must-attend event!!

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Pictures from the previous conference

Unsure what you might miss out on or do you simply want to see what the conference looks like?  If so, check out the pictures from the last conference in 2019 – you may spot yourself in our gallery…

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Where is the conference being held?

The 2022 International Invasive Weed Conference will be held at The University of Warwick, Coventry (near Birmingham), UK. To find out where this is located exactly and how to get there, check out the map below:


Prices for the conference

  • PCA Members: Conference & Pre-Conference Dinner  -  £170 + VAT
  • PCA Members: Conference only  -  £125 + VAT
  • Non Members: Conference & Pre-Conference Dinner  -  £220 + VAT
  • Non Members: Conference only  -  £175 + VAT
  • Accomodation (optional) - Single room per night  -  £110 + VAT
  • Accomodation (optional) - Double/Twin room per night  -  £135 + VAT

Tickets are now available!

You can book your place at our 2022 International Invasive Weed Conference now! Find out more via the button below:

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