PestWorld East is hosted by the National Pest Management Association along with Ecovar and under the patronage of Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center-Tadweer. This one of a kind conference is designed to address pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia.
Online registration is now closed. Please visit us at the registration desk onsite to register for the conference.
For vendor questions and International Wire Instructions, please contact Megan Moloney at 001-703-352-6762.
Monday, April 8
16:00 - 20:00 Registration
Tuesday, April 9
07:00 - 17:00 Registration
07:30 - 08:45 Early Morning Coffee/Tea in the Marketplace
08:45 - 09:15 Welcome & Introductions H.E. The Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the United Arab Emirates
Dominique Stumpf, CAE, CEO, National Pest Management Association, Virginia, USA
Hani Shehadeh, CEO, Ecovar, Dubai, UAE
09:15 - 10:15 How Technology, Innovation and Big Data are Transforming Food Safety Dandja Huitink, Rentokil Initial, Guildford, UK
This engaging and insightful session that will look at challenges faced across the pest management industry, and how the practical application of new technology, science innovations and actionable data insight, is helping businesses reduce risk, increase transparency and transform their approach to food safety.
10:15 - 10:30 Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
10:30 - 11:15 Developing an Effective Pest Control Program for Third Party Audited Food Processing Accounts Dominique Sauvage, Copesan/Terminix Commercial, Wisconsin, USA
Pest management in food processing accounts requires a careful balance of the customer’s operational practices, the science of integrated pest management and the requirements of third-party audit programs. This session features an industry expert, whose pest management experience spans the globe, who will share how to develop pest management programs that will exceed requirements for food facilities.
11:15 - 12:15 Practical Fly Management and Equipment Innovation Tahir Rashid, Brandenburg (UK), Ltd., Brierley Hill, UK
Fly control is an integral component of any IPM program for food facilities. As such, insect light traps are one of the most important tools to help monitor and control flies in commercial settings. In this session, learn how to maximize the effectiveness of fly management programs including insect light trap selection, placement, and efficacy.
12:15 - 13:45 Lunch in the Marketplace
13:45 - 14:45 Comprehensive Rodent Control Programs in Urban Environments Claudia Riegel, Ph.D., New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board, Louisiana, USA
Learn about the cutting-edge, science-based program implemented by the City of New Orleans. In urban settings, rodent control is one of the most visible, public-facing components of a pest control program. Cities around the world are implementing proactive rodent pest management programs grounded in the fundamentals of IPM.
14:45 - 15:45 Innovation Showcase: Syngenta Farm Pest Control Dr. Kai Sievert, Syngenta Ag – Professional Pest Management and Vector Control, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
15:45 - 16:15 Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
16:15 - 17:00 Building a Better Pest Control Program – Pest Management at Construction Sites Dominique Sauvage, Copesan/Terminix Commercial, Wisconsin, USA
Urban renewal and expansion require massive disruptions to existing infrastructure, which often results in increased pest pressure in surrounding locations. However, a carefully planned pest management program focused on the specific needs of a construction site can drastically reduce the pest impact at nearby sites. Don’t miss this practical discussion of the must have components of a pest management program designed for construction zones.
17:00 - 18:30 Reception in the Marketplace
Wednesday, April 10
07:30 - 13:00 Registration
07:30 - 08:30 Early Morning Coffee/Tea in the Marketplace
08:30 - 09:15 Recognizing the Importance of Pest Management in Protecting Public Health Vasili Tsoutouras, Chair, Global Pest Management Coalition, Adelaide, AU
Public health officials often attribute increases in life expectancy to three things: modern medicine, sanitation, and advances in pest management. From vector borne disease transmission to asthma and allergy concerns, pest play an increasingly important role in public health. As pest management professionals, our industry plays a pivotal role in protecting the public from the dangers and disease associated with pests.
09:15 - 10:15 Identification of Disease Vector Mosquitoes and Recommendations for Control Stan Cope, Ph.D., Catchmaster/Atlantic Paste and Glue, Illinois, USA
Mosquitoes are responsible for the death of more people around the world than any other animal. As pest management professionals, our industry is engaged in an ongoing battle to reduce and eliminate the risks associated with mosquito populations. In this session, find out how to identify the most important mosquito species associated with the region and learn about the most effective methods for control.
10:15 - 10:45 Refreshment Break in the Marketplace
10:45 - 11:45 Termite Treatments – Equipment, Procedures and Effective Practices Claudia Riegel, Ph.D., New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board, Louisiana, USA
In addition to protecting public health our industry is responsible for helping the public protect structures from the damaging effects of termites. In recent years, advances in termite inspection and management techniques have changed how pest management professionals approach termite control. Learn about equipment and control procedures to make your termite management program more effective than ever.
11:45 - 12:30 Bed Bug Treatment Methods and Monitoring Techniques Ron Harrison, Ph.D., Orkin, Georgia, USA
Bed bugs can be one of the most high-profile pests that our industry encounters in residential and hospitality settings. This session will focus on the best practices that pest management professionals can implement to ensure that the services being provided are results-oriented and focused on client satisfaction.
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch in the Marketplace
13:45 - 14:30 Putting it All Together - Taking What Knowledge and Putting Into Action Moderator: Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., BCE, National Pest Management Association, Virginia, USA Speakers: Stan Cope, Ph.D., Catchmaster/Atlantic Paste and Glue, Illinois, USA; Ron Harrison, Ph.D., Orkin, Georgia, USA; Dandja Huitink, Rentokil Initial, Guildford, UK; Tahir Rashid, Brandenburg, Ltd., Brierley Hill, UK; Claudia Riegel, Ph.D., City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite and Rodent
Control Board, Louisiana, USA; Dominique Sauvage, Copesan/Terminix Commercial, Wisconsin, USA
The final session of the conference will feature a panel of speakers prepared to answer audience questions and provide additional insights into how conference attendees can incorporate the major themes from the conference into their businesses.
Attendee Conduct Statement:
We have pride in the outstanding work of our staff and volunteers, all of whom contribute to the industry’s commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. As such, we expect all of our staff, volunteers, and participants in any activities to behave appropriately and also to refrain from any action or language that is discriminatory or harassing.