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AGENDA

Agenda is subject to change. 

Sunday, April 28, 2024
Mountain Time

1:00 – 2:30pmCPDA Executive Committee Meeting
Location: Executive Boardroom
3:00 – 5:00pm  CPDA Board of Directors Meeting
Location: Executive Boardroom
5:00 – 6:00pmBoard Cocktail Reception (by invitation)
Location: Executive Boardroom Patio
7:00 pmSpeakers Dinner (by invitation)
Location: Flying V Restaurant

Monday, April 29, 2024  

7:00am – 1:00pm NEW!! CPDA Golf Tournament: Ventana Canyon Course
Location: Ventana Canyon Course
Sponsored by:
Brandt, Innvictis, Lee Container, Precision Laboratories & Wilbur-Ellis
12:00pm 

Conference Registration Open
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer 
Sponsored by: Stillmeadow

12:00 – 1:30pmESA Mitigation/DRA Certification Committee Working Lunch (invite only)
Location: Executive Boardroom

CPDA ADJUVANT UNIVERSITY: “A New ERA of Agrotechnology” 
Location: Grand Ballroom 
Sponsored by: Brandt, Ethox Chemicals, Precision Laboratories

Program Moderator: Eileen Bernard, Adjuvant Manager, Nutrien

1:30 – 1:35pmWelcome
Terry Kippley, CPDA President
1:35 – 1:50pmEndangered Species Act (ESA) Update
Eileen Bernard, Adjuvant Manager, Nutrien
1:50 – 2:50pmFuture Trends in Application Technology Part 1
See & Spray Technology and the Integration of Adjuvant Systems                                   
Moderator: John Hemminghaus, Commercial Development Manager, Ethox Chemicals                            
Panelists: Dr. Jesaelen G Moraes, Application Tech Lead, Blue River Technology; Dr. Rodrigo Werle, U of Wisconsin
2:50 – 3:00pm  Afternoon Break
Sponsored by: Clariant
3:00 – 4:00pmFuture Trends in Application Technology Part 2
Drone Application and the Role of Adjuvants
Moderator: Dr. Connor Ferguson
Panelists: Ronnie Liu, DJI; Dr. Steve Li, Auburn University
4:00 – 4:30pmFuture Trends in Adjuvant Technology
Where We Have Been & Where We Should Be Heading    

Dr. Bryan Young, Purdue
4:30 – 5:00pmAdjuvant University Q&A Wrap-up
5:00 – 6:30pmWelcome Cocktail Reception
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by: Albaugh & Chemorse

7:00pmSpeakers Dinner (by invitation)
Location: Ventana Room

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

7:00am Registration Open
7:00 – 8:30amNetworking with Coffee & Pastries
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

Current State of U.S. Crop Protection Business
Location: Grand Ballroom
8:30 – 8:45am

Welcome
Pledge of Allegiance, Invocation, Golf Awards
Terry Kippley, CPDA President
Brad Swillen, CPDA Chairman, Ethox

8:45 – 9:15am

China Update
David Li, Marketing Director, SPM Biosciences, Beijing & Editorial Advisor & Columnist, AgriBusiness Global        
Sponsored by: Consus Chemicals 

  • Post COVID global destocking effect & regulation impact on industry structure
  • Emerging suppliers in China of near off-patent AIs
  • Innovation outlook on supermolecules, novel formulation and new molecules, etc.
9:15 – 9:45amGlobal Trade & Tariff Update
Impact of antidumping action and other potential protectionism measures on US crop protection market
Jim DeLisi, President, Fanwood Chemical
Sponsored by: CJB Applies Technologies
9:45 – 10:30am  

Commercial Impact of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) Panel  
Eileen Bernard, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, Nutrien
Dr. Connor Ferguson, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, Simplot
Scott Addy, VP Branded Technologies, Wilbur-Ellis
Sponsored by: Rovensa Next

10:30 – 10:45amMorning Break
Sponsored by: Kop Coat 
10:45 – 11:00am

CLA Activities with Disruptors Everywhere
Alex Dapolito Dunn, President & CEO, CropLife America

11:00 – 11:15am

Fireside Chat: How Government Has Sometimes Led Disruption, Even When It Did Not Intend To
Moderator: Jay Vroom, CPDA Strategic Advisor
Alex Dapolito Dunn, President & CEO, CropLife America

11:15 – 12:00pm

State and Federal Affairs Update
California’s Sustainable Pest Management Plan, Endangered Species Mitigation Option: What Can Ag Retailers Expect?
Moderator: Scott Rawlins, Director of Government Affairs, CPDA
Panelists: Renee Pinel, President, Western Plant Health Assoc.
Ethan Mathews, Director of Governmental Affairs, Wilbur-Ellis
Sponsored by: Growmark

12:00 – 1:30pm    

Networking Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 2:45pm

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence 
Understanding the Accelerating Impact of AI on the Agri-Food Value Chain
Brett Sciotto, CEO, Aimpoint Research
Elizabeth Fastiggi, Head of Worldwide Business Development for Ag
Sponsored by: Lee Container

2:45 – 3:00pm

Afternoon Break
Sponsored by: Clariant


Future State of U.S. Crop Protection Business 
3:00 – 4:30pm

Senior Executive Leadership Panel

  • Company Introduction, Vision, Key Initiatives
  • How are organizations thinking about AI strategy?

  • What are some current use cases being explored in distribution, manufacturing, application, and soil health?

  • What do organizations need to know when contemplating an AI solution?

  • What are the barriers to adoption?

Moderator: Brett Sciotto, CEO, Aimpoint Research 
Panelists: Elizabeth Fastiggi, Head of Worldwide Business Development for Ag
Kevin Hall, VP Supply Chain, CHS
Steve Sinkula, VP Digital Solutions, Wilbur-Ellis
Dr. Eric Spandl, Product & Market Development Manager, WinField United 
Sponsored by: Wilbur-Ellis

4:30 – 4:45pm

Day 1 Closing Comments
Terry Kippley, CPDA President

5:00 – 6:30pm

Networking Reception
Location: Ventana Heights Terrace
Sponsored by: Helena Agri-Enterprises, Indorama Ventures, KALO

7:00 pm

Speakers Dinner (by invitation)
Location: Ventana Room

 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
                                                                                

8:00 – 9:00am

Networking with Coffee & Pastries
Location: Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 – 9:30am

Biological Impact & Adjuvant Opportunities
Kip E. Pendleton,
President, Pendleton Group; Chairman Jord BioScience; Board Member Cox Family Holding (Exacto parent company)

9:30 – 10:00am  

EPA Collaboration to Reduce Non-PRIA Backlog
Nathan Ehresman, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, Albaugh
Sherry Hutcheson, Co-Chair CPDA EPA Committee, UPL
Dave Bolin, Vice President Regulatory Affairs, Atticus
Sponsored by: Innvictis

10:00 – 10:30amNew CPDA Drift Reduction Agent (DRA) Program to Address ESA                                                      
Bruce Bollinger, CPDA Adjuvant Certification Program Technical Director
Scott Baker, Director of Regulatory, Innvictis
Sponsored by: Stillmeadow 
10:30 – 10:45am Morning Break
Sponsored by: Kop Coat
10:45 – 11:05am Application Enhancement Program:
A Data Driven Approach to benefit Distributors, Retailers and Growers
Jim Reiss, VP Product Development, Precision Laboratories
Dr. Josie Hugie, Founder, JJH Solutions
11:05 – 11:25am PFAS & Future Impact on Industry 
Jeremy Malone, Managing Partner, Spring Regulatory Sciences
Sponsored by: Innospec
11:25 – 11:55am Regulatory Disruptors:
Offsite Movement. The New Battleground 

“Off-site movement” will become the dominant threat to the agriculture regardless of the input…manure, fertilizer, pesticides
Dr. Kevin Crosby, Adjuvants Unlimited
11:50am – 12:00pmProgram Wrap-Up
Terry Kippley
12:00pm     Conference Concludes

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global Trade Update
  • Understanding the Impact of AI
  • GOLF TOURNAMENT
    at Arizona’s best resort course
  • Future Trends in Crop Protection
  • Executive Leadership Panel
  • Network with Crop Protection Industry Leaders
  • Adjuvant University

CONFERENCE DATES
April 29 – May 1, 2024

CONFERENCE LOCATION
Loews Ventana Canyon
7000 N. Resort Drive, Tucson, 85750
520.299.2020

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