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09 April 2018

2018 CEPA-NPMA Global Summit of Pest Management Services shaping up

Following the success of the two previous editions, CEPA and NPMA are co-hosting a third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety between, 4-6 June 2018.

Uniting the Globe to Protect Health through Technology, Innovation and Public/Private Partnership

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The conference returns to Europe, having previously been held in the United States in 2017.

CEPA and NPMA selected the Miragem Hotel within the coastal resort of Cascais, 25 minutes from Lisbon, Portugal as the location for the event. Both CEPA and NPMA are looking forward to welcoming visitors from around the world.

The roster of speakers representing the pest management industry, clients and government officials from all five continents will include:

  • Robert Madelin, Chairman, FIPRA Consultancy (former Director General of the EU Directorate General for Public Health and Food Safety)
  • Bizhan Pourkomailian, Global Restaurant & DC Food Safety, McDonald's Restaurants
  • Daniel Baldwin, Senior Food Safety Scientist, Pest Prevention, Yum Brands
  • Sally Elsherif, Metro Retail Group
  • Michelle Whelan, Ireland Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Pesticide Registration and Control Division
  • Roy Kirby, Mondelez International for GFSI, the Global Food Safety Initiative
  • Graça Freitas, Director Health Directorate, Portuguese Ministry of Health
  • Divino Valero Martins, Brazilian Ministry of Health
  • Rubén Bueno, Chairman of EMCA (European Mosquito Control Association)
  • Rajpal Yadav, World Health Organization

Presentations will focus on how the pest management industry protects public health and contributes to food safety with the help of innovative technologies, the introduction of new service standards, rigorous training requirements and public/private partnerships.

More information on the summit, as well as a full event programme, is available.

Attendee information

The two-and-a-half-day conference package is available for € 250/pp. Groups of 10 or more will be entitled to a 10% rebate.

To book a room at Cascais Miragem (single rooms start at € 190) click here.

4-6 June 2018, Cascais, Portugal

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