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    Meeting the Challenge of Change

    A major event getting to grips with the practical implications of recent national policy changes and initiatives as well as the real technical challenge facing the sector in terms of the control of tree disease, invasive weeds, spray testing and more

    It is an event for everyone involved in the amenity sector and organised by the Amenity Forum, the voluntary initiative seeking to drive up standards and promote best practice in the sector.

    CPD ~ 5 BASIS points and 3 NAsOR points

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Amenity Forum Conference 2013

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  • Conference Schedule 15:40

  • Conference Schedule 15:25

    Current and planned activity, addressing the challenge of ‘upping the sector game’ – Chairman of the Forum

  • Conference Schedule 15:05

    To be announced nearer the date

  • Conference Schedule 14:35

    What should be the priorities for the sector going forward? How do we ‘up our game’?

  • Conference Schedule 13:50

    followed by questions and discussion Meeting the needs of the golf greenkeepers – Jim Croxton, CEO, BIGGA Specifying weed & pest control programmes –  Chris Jones, Telford & Wrekin Council The challenges of weed & pest control in sensitive areas especially water – Dr. Jodie Whitehead, Severn Trent

  • Conference Schedule 12:45

    Opportunity to speak to sponsors, view demonstrations & exhibitions stands and for networking

  • Conference Schedule 12:30

    Keeping streets and pavements clean and an investigation into integrated approaches for control – Dr. Michelle Fountain, East Malling Research Station

  • Conference Schedule 12:00

    What are the key challenges and opportunities currently? How will approaches to weed, pest and disease control develop? What are the implications?

  • Conference Schedule 11:50

    Questions & Discussion from the last three papers

  • Dr Joan Webber Amenity Forum Speakers

    Current position – Principal Pathologist and Head of Tree Health in the Centre for Ecosystems, Society and Biosecurity, which is part of Forest Research A senior research scientist employed by the Forestry Commission since 1989 and based at the Alice Holt research station of Forest Research (FR), Joan became Principal Pathologist for FR ...

  • Geoff Webb Amenity Forum Speakers

    Since joining the IOG seven years ago, Geoff has led on the launch of the institute’s ‘Challenging Perceptions’ strategy, strengthened links with the national governing bodies of sport; created the Young IOG Board of Directors and commissioned the first industry-wide economic profile of the sector. He also established the IOG’s annual ...

  • Jo Kennedy Amenity Forum Speakers

    Jo Kennedy trained as an environmental scientist. She has 20 years experience within the EA and its predecessor the National Rivers Authority and currently works as Senior Advisor, specialising in pesticides. She works closely with Defra, industry and regulators to address environmental challenges relating to pesticides. Much of her focus is ...

  • David Layland Amenity Forum Speakers

    David Layland is joint managing director of Japanese Knotweed Control (JKC), a pioneering company at the forefront of the invasive plant treatment industry for the past ten years and responsible for introducing the innovative stem injection treatment method into the UK and Europe. Prior to setting up JKC with business partner Richard Podmore, ...

  • Nick Von Westenholz Amenity Forum Speakers

    Nick Von Westenholz joined the Crop Protection Association as Chief Executive in January 2013. Prior to this, Nick worked at the National Farmers’ Union where he was Head of Government Affairs, responsible for managing the organisation’s political relations and heading up its London office. Nick has enjoyed a varied career both within and ...

  • Michelle Fountain Amenity Forum Speakers

    Michelle is primarily involved with the management and delivery of projects developing Integrated Pest Management methods for UK fruit crops, including biocontrol, the exploitation of natural enemies (e.g. earwigs) to control pests in crops and the use of insect sex pheromones for pest monitoring and control. She leads research in these areas ...

  • Adrian Dixon Amenity Forum Speakers

    Adrian Dixon heads the Policy Implementation Team in CRD’s Regulatory Policy group and has worked on pesticides since 2005.  He was involved in the EU discussions which developed the Sustainable Use Directive, and the subsequent development of the UK National Action Plan.  His team has a wide range of involvement with stakeholders ...

  • Duncan Russell Amenity Forum Speakers

    Duncan’s background is arable agriculture having been brought up on the family farm in the Fens. Following an engineering apprenticeship in the motor industry and returning to the family farm he quickly decided that practical farming was not for him and went to work at the local landbased college as a lecturer before moving into...

  • John Moverley Amenity Forum Speakers

    John Moverley has worked in the private, public and charitable sectors including some 20 years at Chief Executive level. He was Principal and CEO of two land based colleges. He retired from the role as CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society in 2008. Current roles include being the independent chairman of the Amenity Forum, chairman...

  • Jodie Whitehead Amenity Forum Speakers

    Jodie Whitehead has been a Senior Catchment Management Planner at Severn Trent Water (STWL) for four years. Her technical expertise focuses on the effects of land use management on water quality and hydrology and how catchment management can reduce pollution challenges at water treatment works. Since joining STWL, Jodie has been involved in ...