“Agrotechnology Challenges in Today’s Ever-Changing Market”

May 1-3, 2018

Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel

San Antonio, Texas


CPDA Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference

Developed by Industry for Industry

The CPDA 2018 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will be held on May 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  This year’s conference will examine the many challenges and opportunities within the agrotechnology industry that center around the development of products and tools designed to maximize crop yields and instill greater efficiency in crop production methods.  Current plant production strategies are complex and include measures that address the need to effectively manage the proliferation of herbicide resistance, and minimize the potential for pesticide spray drift and related liability risks.  In other trends, today’s growers more and more are opting to use innovative crop input products and methods shown to improve the delivery of water and nutrients to the plant.  Producers are also embracing organic agricultural growing methods in seeking to satisfy increased consumer demand.  Manufacturers of adjuvants, inerts and other agrotechnology products are responding to these changes in the marketplace with a continued focus on the development of innovative products and technologies that reach well beyond the traditional chemical mindset.

The Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will look at how these changes are shaping the way in which manufacturers, formulators, distributors, and suppliers, of adjuvants and inert ingredients are responding to growers’ needs.  As past attendees of this conference will attest, this meeting has come to be known as a leading forum for education, outreach, and the exchange of information with a speakers’ program developed by industry for industry.

Conference Program Here

The speakers’ program will kick off on the morning of May 2nd with a panel discussion on Drift Reduction Technology that will feature Dr. Andrew Hewitt from the University of Queensland in Australia, and other industry speakers.  The program will include presentations and panel discussions on key issues impacting the agrotechnology industry such as:

  • The Status of “Biostimulant” Regulation in the United States and Canada
  • Auxin Herbicides and Weed Resistance Management
  • Adjuvants, Inert Ingredients and Soil Health
  • The OMRI Certification Program and Organic Production

The afternoon keynote address will be given by Dr. Matthew Phillips, popular and well know authority in the analysis of agricultural input companies and markets. Dr. Phillips will focus on the ways companies are navigating and re-positioning themselves to remain competitive amid the many multi-national corporate mergers and consolidations taking place across the agrotechnology industry.

Conference Venue:

The 2018 Annual Adjuvants & Inerts Conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.  The hotel is situated directly on the Riverwalk and is a quick three-minute walk from the Alamo.  A room block will be open for reservations at a discounted conference rate which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis – PLEASE NOTE THE ROOM BLOCK IS NOW CLOSED, NORMAL RATES MAY APPLY.   For hotel reservations, please click here.

Conference Receptions:

Conference registration will include attendance at two receptions.  These events will provide attendees the opportunity to network with industry counterparts and to establish new business contacts.  The opening reception will be held at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Hotel on the evening of May 1st. The main conference reception will be held on the evening of May 2nd at the nearby and popular Battle For Texas attraction.

CPDA-PAC Golf Tournament:

The CPDA-PAC will sponsor a golf tournament on the afternoon of May 1st at the beautiful Canyon Springs Golf Club.  Located just 20 minutes from the San Antonia River Walk, the Canyon Springs Golf Course features 18 championship holes.  The tournament will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and transportation to and from the course will be on your own.  As in years past, tournament prizes will be offered (further details to be announced shortly).  The tournament is the perfect opportunity to catch up with business associates during a relaxing afternoon on the greens while also enhancing CPDA’s abilities to represent your legislative interests in Washington.  For more information on the Canyon Springs Golf Club, please click here.  Clubs are available for rental. The Registration fee is $125 payable to CPDA-PAC. Unfortunately, no corporate donations are allowed.  For more information, please contact CPDA Director of Legislative Affairs Don Davis at (202) 386-7407.

Conference Registration

Now open online! Please click here to pre-register.  Onsite registrations will incur an extra fee.  If you wish to mail in your registration payment, you may also print this manual registration form and submit in.  You may also find the tentative program agenda here.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

The CPDA Adjuvants & Inerts Conference offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities at four different levels (Diamond, Platinum, Gold and Silver) as well as specific event sponsorship from which to choose. Your sponsorship will go a long way in enhancing the quality and value of the Adjuvants & Inerts Conference while simultaneously boosting the visibility of your company among attendees.  You can indicate your company sponsorship when you register. To inquire about additional details regarding sponsorship or about the conference in general, please contact Sylvia Palmer, CPDA Director of Regulatory Affairs at spalmer@cpda.com or call (202) 386-7407.

We look forward to seeing you at the Adjuvants & Inerts Conference in May! Should you have any questions please contact the office of CPDA at (202) 386-7407.