LONDON, ENGLAND - Alongside these three internationally recognized experts, Jay Vroom of CropLife America, Lorne Hepworth of CropLife Canada and Mary-Ann Warmerdam from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation will debate the impact of new legislative developments, the future of R&D and the role of the crop protection industry in ensuring food supply sustainability.

Taking place on February 8 and 9, 2011 at The Westin in Charlotte, North Carolina, this two day conference is part of the regional series of events that stem from the global CropWorld Congress and Exhibition (

CropWorld North America 2011 will welcome more than 150 senior level attendees from agrochemical formulators, seed manufacturers, research institutions, industry associations, large scale farmers and growers, consultancies, financial institutions, government bodies and academic establishments who will come together to gain essential intelligence and participate in critical debates about the key challenges and opportunities arising in the ever-changing global crop production market.

Key issues that will be addressed include the impact of new regulation on the US crop protection industry, climate change, water shortages and the potential impact on crop production in North America, the challenges faced by the GM market, the future of R&D investment and the subsequent effect on new product development and the evolving role of post-patent manufacturers.

Source: UBM