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Mark Your Calendar for PestWorld East Dubai

Mark your calendar for PestWorld East, 10-11 April 2017 in Dubai. Hosted by the National Pest Management Association along with Ecovar, this one-of-a-kind conference is designed to address pest management challenges specific to the Middle East, Africa, South Asia, and India. 

Online registration is now closed. You may register onsite at the registration desk located in the Ballroom ABC Foyer.

Hotel Information

To make a reservation at the Ritz-Carlton Dubai International Financial Centre please click one of the links below and use the group code by March 13 to receive the discounted group rate.  After March 13, rooms and rates subject to change.

Reserve a Deluxe Room
Group Code: NPMNPMA
Room Rate: 800 AED

Reserve a Junior Suite
Group Code: NPMNPMB
Room Rate: 1,250 AED

For further information on the hotel, visit


Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

We invite you to participate as a vendor at PestWorld East, where you will have the opportunity to provide attendees with the tools and information they need about your products and services.

View the Sponsor and Vendor Opportunities

For exhibit questions, please contact Shelby Stein at 001 703 3526762.






Welcome and Introductions

Dominique Stumpf, CAE, CEO National Pest Management Association, Virginia, USA; Hani Shehedah, CEO, Ecovar, Dubai, UAE

Developing Control Programs to Address Urban Pest Mosquitoes

Claudia Riegel, Ph.D., BCE, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board, Louisiana, USA
Mosquitoes exhibit specific behaviors that make them especially well suited as vectors of disease-causing pathogens to humans.  In this session, learn about the unique biology and behaviors of mosquitoes that will form the foundation for an effective control program. By integrating a comprehensive understanding of the science behind the service, pest management professionals can target mosquitoes in both the adult and immature stages though integrated pest management practices that deliver proven results.  

Refreshment Break

Role of PMP is Protecting Public Health and Product Stewardship

Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., BCE, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA
Arthropod pests are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage and economic losses, as well as transmitting some of the world’s most important diseases. Managing these pests is essential to protecting the world’s food supply and to protecting public health.  This session will cover the PMP’s role in protecting the public and the products used across the industry.

11:15- 12:15
The Role of Pest Control in Protecting Food Safety

Deryck Tremble, AIB International (invited), Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
Pest prevention and control is an integral part of maintaining safe and healthy foods.  Third party audit schemes, internal quality assurance and comprehensive integrated pest management programs all play a role in keeping pest out of food facilities and preserving an unadulterated food supply


Urban Rodent Integrated Pest Management

Claudia Riegel, Ph.D., BCE, City of New Orleans Mosquito, Termite & Rodent Control Board, Louisiana, USA
Across the globe, rats and mice infest countless public and private spaces.  Urban rodent infestations require cooperation from residents, businesses and municipalities to achieve results.  In this session, learn about how a large urban city is approaching rodent control under challenging circumstances. 

Bed Bug Control in the 21st Century

Faith Oi, Ph.D., University of Florida, Florida, USA
The dawn of the 21st century brought with it a worldwide resurgence in bed bug infestations and a renewed interest in bed bug research.  In this session, find out about how bed bug management techniques have evolved over the last twenty years and how the latest research will impact IPM programs in the future.

Refreshment Break

Excluding Pests: Prevention Through Better Building Design Practices

Vernard Lewis, Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley, California, USA
Exclusion is one of the pillars of a successful integrated pest management program.  Building pests out of a structure is a common sense, permanent solution that keeps pests out, or eliminate harborage locations inside a building.  In this session, learn about new exclusion solutions that you can incorporate into your clients IPM program right away, and make money doing it.

Green Pest Control: Alternative Pest Management Solutions?

Anil Rao, Pest Control (India) Pvt. Ltd. (invited), Mumbai, India; Chuck Tindol, Allgood Pest Solutions, Tennessee, USA
Delivering pes control services that result in the least hazard to people and the environment is the goal of every pest control company.  However, when clients request “green pest control” what options are available.  This interactive panel session will explore how pest management companies are providing green services and how it is impacting their business.




Small Flies and Big Challenges – Getting Results in Commercial Settings

Faith Oi, Ph.D., University of Florida, Florida, USA
Small fly problems can be a nightmare for PMPS, especially when they occur in commercial facilities.  High-profile accounts and sensitive environments require expert handling, and when it comes to small flies, expertise is required!  Be sure to attend this informative session that will teach you the intricacies of successfully applying IPM to small flies in your most demanding accounts.

Management Options for Urban Pest Birds

Frank Meek, BCE, Rollins Incorporated, Georgia, USA
Birds cause untold millions of dollars of damage to buildings and public spaces. Droppings, nest materials, and parasites post serious threats to structures and the people who occupy them. In this session, learn about the multitude of options available for pest bird management in urban environments.

Refreshment Break

Right Product, Right Place: Understanding Pesticide Formulations and How They Work

Jim Fredericks, Ph.D., BCE, National Pest Management Association, Fairfax, VA
Choosing the most effective product to use in a given location requires an understanding of how active ingredients work and how different formulations impact where and when products can be used.  This session will help pest management professionals make better decisions about the products they use better select the right tool for the job. 

What Pest Management Professionals Can Do to Fight Insecticide Resistance 

James Austin, Ph.D, Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC) Public Health Team (invited), Texas, USA
Resistance management is an important consideration whenever insecticides are employed as part of a pest management program. In this session, learn the science behind the phenomenon of resistance as well as practical steps that you can take to help keep resistance at bay.


Best Practices for Training New Employees for Success

Mohamed Musa Mustafa, Ph.D., Eagle Environmental Solutions and Pest Control, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Chuck Tindol, Allgood Pest Solutions, Tennessee, USA
The professional pest management industry is expected to continue to grow.  As a result pest control firms are faced with the prospect of hiring and training technicians to deliver high levels of technical service and provide IPM consultations to prevent pests.  In this panel session, learn how real pest management firms are training new technicians to perform in this highly competitive trade.

Understanding and Controlling Pest Cockroaches in Sensitive Accounts

Vernard Lewis, Ph.D., University of California – Berkeley, California, USA
Controlling bed bugs once an infestation has taken hold is difficult, and devising a strategy for preventing bed bugs takes cooperation from everyone involved, tenants, property managers, and pest management professionals.  In this forward-thinking, session learn about the latest ideas regarding bed management and how your company can integrate the latest research into your service protocols.


Welcome to Dubai

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If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact either Alexis Wirtz at 001 703 352 6762 or Hani Shehadeh at 9714-366-3302.


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