Today, 5 August 2014, details of the launch of a new event in the pest management calendar were announced. This is to be the first Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety.
The event is being organised jointly by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) from the USA and Europe’s Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA). These partners will offer a global summit for pest management companies and their clients focused on public health pest management and food safety issues.
Alluded to by CEPA director general, Roland Higgins, whilst speaking at the recent 8th International Conference on Urban Pests (ICUP) – see here – it will be held on 3-5 June 2015 at the Juan-les-Pins Conference Centre in Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, on the French Riviera. Designed to be a biennial forum, i.e. held every other year, it will alternate between Europe and the USA. The Summit will look at pest management services in terms of the needs of the food, food service, retail, hospitality and other service business sectors.
“The trend towards increased globalisation of the pest management industry is most pronounced in the food and other commercial sectors,” said NPMA CEO, Bob Rosenberg. “We are proud of this historic partnership between the US and European industry associations which will provide the leadership to meet these challenges and grow the industry.”
Bertrand Montmoreau, chairman of CEPA added: “Our goal with this conference is to address issues that are on tomorrow’s agenda for the pest management industry and evaluate, together with clients, legislators and other relevant stakeholders which action steps are required to prepare for, and respond to, our vision of the future.”
More details about the event will be available in the coming weeks.
Bertrand Montmoreau (left), chairman of CEPA, with Bob Rosenberg, CEO of NPMA, who are
to jointly stage the new Global Summit of Pest Management Services for
Public Health and Food Safety in June 2015.