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International Symposium and Networking Event

NEW IPM: Emerging Opportunities, 2nd-4th September 2024, Swansea University, Wales, UK

Our event aims to recognise and disseminate exciting new methods and highlight the barriers to development and commercialisation.


For the third consecutive year, Swansea University proudly hosts the prestigious NewIPM Symposium, focusing on new and evolving innovative programme in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Led by the Natural Products BioHUB and IBMA, this symposium provides a unique platform for researchers, technologists, and end users to engage with peers in the field, fostering the exchange of ideas.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a coordinated and planned strategy for preventing, detecting, and controlling insect pests impacting food production, human, and animal health. This year’s symposium explores emerging opportunities, highlighting advances and collaboration opportunities across sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry, public health, and the environment.

The NewIPM Symposium 2024 centres on emerging opportunities in crop protection and environmentally friendly control of insect vectors for human and animal diseases. This event underscores interdisciplinary approaches and innovative research, addressing the challenges posed by climate change and the increasing demand for food. The NewIPM – Emerging Opportunities offers a unique platform through:

  • Focusing on IPM-related issues
  • Integrating disparate disciplines and sectors (e.g., biopesticides, computational/AI, engineering, health, food security, climate change, environment)
  • Encouraging greater industry engagement
  • Facilitating networking events leading to consortia applying for grants (e.g., Innovate, etc.), fostering collaborations with mutual benefit
  • Creating an environment for product and strategy demonstrations

This symposium aims to bring together world-renowned researchers, industry representatives, regulatory bodies, growers, supply chain professionals, and end-users to share the latest in research and development, policy, and market trends.