2014 Summer Conference & Annual Meeting



Monday, July 21, 2014




Executive Committee Meeting (Closed)

Board of Directors Meeting (Open to CPDA Members)


Afternoon General Session:


Scott Tann, Chair, CPDA Board of Directors

CPDA Year in Review

Sue Ferenc, CPDA President

CPDA Board Elections

Gary Halvorson, Past Chair, CPDA Board of Directors

Overview of the New Regime at OPP

Jack Housenger, OPP Director (invited)

CPDA Committee Reports

CPDA Committee Chairs      



“Newcomers” Reception (open only to those registrants who have never previously attended the CPDA Annual Meeting)

Welcoming Reception



Tuesday, July 22


Morning General Session:

Welcome and Introduction

Phillip Page, Chair, CPDA Legislative Committee

Generic Pesticide Regulation in Canada: Changes to PPIP


Seed Treatments

Ray Knake, Consultant

The Impact of REACH on the US Inert Market

Donna Hillebold, Akzo Nobel

Agrotechnology Regulation in Brazil

Jim Yowell, Spring Trading Company


Afternoon and Evening:

Roundtables (3 concurrent):

1) REACH and Inert Data Compensation,

2) Agrotechnology Regulation Challenges in the Americas,

3) Challenges  and Opportunities for Biorationals in Agriculture and More


Reception, PAC Silent Auction and Raffle

Dinner and Awards Banquet

Cocktails, Cordials and Cheese



Wednesday, July 23


Morning General Session:    

Welcome and Introduction

Andy Chang, Chair, CPDA Regulatory Committee


Marcus Meadows-Smith, Innvictus

The Precautionary Principle Debunked

Gary Marchant, Arizona State University

The Global Agrochemical and Seed Industry

Matthew Phillips, Partner, Phillips McDougall



Afternoon and Evening Optional Events: TBD


NOTE:  Speakers and topics subject to change.