LONDON, October 21 /PRNewswire/ -- With the curtain about to rise on this year's BCPC Congress, the finalised conference programme is guaranteed to offer something for everyone. This year's event - which runs from 9 to 11 November at the SECC, Glasgow, UK - features over 70 speakers from around the world and offers an unique forum for the global crop production industry.

Welcoming the new format, which was conceived following the alliance of UBM and BCPC, Dr Colin Ruscoe, chairman of BCPC says, Extensive research was undertaken to ensure that the content of the programme would meet delegates' needs and interests. We are delighted that we now have a comprehensive set of sessions with both strategic and scientific content.

Top of the agenda will be food security and the role that science and technology can play in providing long term food supply sustainability, says Dr Ruscoe. Agricultural technologies are once again coming to the fore as vital tools to meet the key challenges facing global agriculture, such as the impact of climate change and the constraints that water can have to global food production. These sessions will provide a great opportunity for debate and discussion on the problems and possible solutions.

For the scientific community, the familiar research-focused sessions on new products, the latest application and formulation technology, biosensors, research funding issues and nanotechnology will be of considerable interest.

This year's conference is definitely broader in content than ever before, says Dr Ruscoe. If you want to know what is really threatening the decline of bees and what impact this could have, or want to know what effect biofuels could have of future global food production or if you have an interest in the amenity sector then the BCPC Congress is definitely the place to head on 9 November.

But the Congress is not just about the conference sessions. The Exhibition and Hospitality facilities, which run alongside the conference, attract technical and research delegates along with commercial and technical managers, who will come to do business, entertain clients and keep in touch with industry developments.

With only a few weeks to go delegates are recommended to register as soon as possible to avoid queuing at the registration desk. To see full details of the conference programme and speaker line-up, as well as details on how to register as a delegate, visit the BCPC Congress website at:

The British Crop Production Council (BCPC) promotes the science and practice of sustainable crop production. A non-profit making organisation, it has developed an international reputation over 50 years as a forum for good practice and sound science in the fields of agriculture, food and the environment. Its conferences, publications and working groups bring together scientists to form opinion on key issues.

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