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Wednesday 14th September
Sea World Resort and Conference Centre, 

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

 16:00 - 17.30 Early Registration Sea World Resort Conference Centre 
 18:30 - 20:30 Welcome Reception - Sponsored by Syngenta


Dolphin Beach, Sea World
The Exhibition Halls will be open to visitors from 4:00 - 6:00pm


Thursday 15th September
Sea World Resort and Conference Centre, 

Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Chairs - Mr Craig Hickey (Stream 1) and Mr Doug Howick (Stream 2)
07:00  Breakfast served in Exhibition Halls

Working Breakfast - Sponsored by Sherwood Chemicals

"Termites in Asia" - Speaker Dr Charunee Vongkaluang

Laboratory and field evaluations on the transferability of two new novel formulations containing fipronil for the eradication of the most invasive termite species in Thailand


Introduction AEPMA - Mr Vasili Tsoutouras, President - AEPMA

One of Australia's leading motivational speakers on developing 
potential in individuals and organisations

11:00 - 11:30 Morning Tea served in Exhibition Halls EXHIBITION HALL OPEN
  Stream 1 Stream 2

Emerging Mosquito and Mosquito-Borne Disease Threats to Australia

Dr Stephen Doggett - PhD

Managing the other pest control problems.....Complaints & Incident Reports

Mark Sheppard - Pest Education Services & Training (PEST)


The Science of termite control - now and into the future

Dr Robert Annetts, Dow AgroScience

Bird Management - "The Big End of Town"

Peter McCarthy, Pest IT

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch in the Exhibition Halls EXHIBITION HALL OPEN

Practical Pest Methods

Gary Stephenson - Flick Anticimex

New European Standard for Pest Management Services

Roland Higgins, CEPA

15:00 - 16:30

"Suppliers Specials" Market in Exhibition Halls

Afternoon tea served during this time (3:30) in Exhibition Halls

Announcement of winner of AEPMA Photographic Competition


17:20 - 22:30

Conference Gala Dinner including "Pest Manager of the Year 2016 Award"- Sponsored by BASF

McLaren's Landing - Boat departure from Sea World Wharf @ 5:20pm


Friday 16th September
Sea World Resort & Conference
Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Chairs - Mr Doug Howick (Stream 1) and Mr Craig Hickey (Stream 2)
07:30 Breakfast served in Exhibition Hall

Working Breakfast - Sponsored by Ensystex

"Interesting times for Rodent Management - Challenges, threats & innovations" - Speaker Mr Steve Broadbent

  Stream 1 Stream 2

Solving the challenge of bed bugs:
The thick and thin of insecticide resistance

David Lilly

Risk Analysis and advice on
large or specialist clients

Ben Briggs - Crown Resorts 
Procurement Manager

10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea served in Exhibition Halls EXHIBITION HALL OPEN

Managing Termite risk: 
opportunities and pitfalls

Dr Don Ewart

Practical Steps for Growing the Pest Control Business

David Gay, WR Gay Pest Control


Problem Solving in Termite Management

Shane Clarke, Pestforce

How to win business online - a 45 min crash course!

Phil Ridley - Bug Doctor Media


New ideas for baiting from Southeast Asia, and how termites are cleverer than you ever thought

Dr Theo Evans, University of Western Australia

Solving Pest Rat Problems

Andy Knox, Bell Laboratories

13:15 - 14:30 Lunch in the Exhibition Hall EXHIBITION HALL OPEN

Changes to Building Codes and 
how this affects you in Termite 

Panel Session:
Alan Walker - Termguard
Rod Walker - Flick Anticimex
Mark Walker - FMC Australasia


How to Compete and Win in Today's Competitive Environment 

Matt Turek - Rollins Inc.


A spotlight on new Codes of Practice:
Termite Management and Training

John Murray - Amalgamated Pest Control

Advances in formulation technology - innovations that will change the face of pest control

Dr David Elmouttie
Technical Development Specialist


Conference close, post conference drinks and Passport Prize Drawer

- Sponsored by Globe Pest Solutions


18:30 - 22:30

Conference Leadership Dinner - Attendance by "Invitation" Only

- Sponsored by PelGar