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Parasitec heads east to Budapest Parasitec heads east to Budapest
In alternate years to Parasitec in Paris, the organisers, PC Media publishers of the French trade magazine, N&Pi, stage an ‘away event’. The 2019 destination was the Hungarian capital, Budapest or more precisely Hall B of the Hungexpo, which is the largest exhibition centre in that country. The event ran over two days, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May. Whilst with 35 exhibitors the exhibition was small compared to its big brother in Paris, most exhibitors were happy with the quality of visitors and felt that a central European event was worthwhile.
 
A thirst for knowledge at Parasitec in Budapest A thirst for knowledge at Parasitec in Budapest
The thirst for knowledge among central and eastern Europe’s pest professionals is, if anything, higher than their western counterparts. The technical presentations at Parasitec in Budapest attracted plenty of interest. The event fielded a full programme of presentations, concentrating on stinging and biting insect management.
 
Barcelona, Spain – the venue for ICUP 2020 Barcelona, Spain – the venue for ICUP 2020
The date and venue has just been announced by the organisers for the 10th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP). It is to be held between 29 June to 1 July 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.
 
New ownership for Exosex SP & CL Moth Control Systems New ownership for Exosex SP & CL Moth Control Systems
The pheromone-based moth mating disruption products, Exosex SP tab and Exosex CL tab have a new owner. International Pheromone Systems, better known as IPS, has acquired outright the Exosex Technology from Exosect Ltd for an undisclosed sum.
 
Steve Hallam appointed NPTA’s first chief operating officer Steve Hallam appointed NPTA’s first chief operating officer
Steve Hallam has been appointed to the new role of chief operating officer (COO) for the National Pest Technician’s Association (NPTA). He took up this new full-time position with effect from 1 May 2019, marking a new chapter for the NPTA.
 
Major changes to bird licensing set to cause chaos for pest professionals Major changes to bird licensing set to cause chaos for pest professionals
The Government has bowed to pressure from wildlife activists, Chris Packham, Mark Avery and Ruth Tingay and, with effect from tomorrow, 25 April 2019, will be revoking three general licences for controlling wild birds. These licences (GL 04/05/06) cover 16 species of birds including several members of the crow family, Canada goose, some gulls and pigeons.
 
Barcelona forum has wow factor Barcelona forum has wow factor
The fourth Barcelona Pest Control Innovation Forum took place 1-2 April 2019. The event is held every two years and for the first time Pest went along to find out more. We were impressed. This is no run of the mill event. The format is highly participative with workshops that really make you think and the standard of the keynote presentations was exceptionally high.
 


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