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Dr. Alan Baylis

Chair, SCI’s BioResources Group


Dr. Alan D Baylis Dr Baylis is an independent consultant with 30 years’ experience: from running a UK arable farm to R&D management in Syngenta and previously in   Zeneca and ICI. An agronomist and crop physiologist, he has specialised in herbicides, adjuvants and plant growth regulators. His career has covered the   discovery process, through field testing to marketing. He is Chair of Agrisciences Group. He has BSc and PhD degrees from the University of Leeds and   an MBA from Henley Business School.





Dr. Christopher Richards



Dr. Christopher Richards Dr Christopher Richards has more than 30 years’ international experience in the agriculture industry. Following 20 years in Syngenta and its predecessor   companies, in 2003 Chris became CEO of Arysta LifeScience, where he was responsible for transforming the company into a significant global   agrochemical business. After stepping down as CEO, Chris became chairman of Arysta LifeScience in 2010 until the sale of the company to Platform   Specialty in 2015. Chris is also chairman of Plant Health Care plc and a non-executive director of Origin Enterprises and of Cibus Global.

 Chris founded the Instituto Javari, an NGO working with local communities to conserve rainforest in the Javari River in Brazil. He farms in the West of   England. Chris holds an MA in zoology and a D. Phil. in ecology from Oxford University and was then a researcher in ecology with the Ministry of   Agriculture, Fisheries and Food of the UK before joining ICI as a technical specialist.



Dr. Jackie Bird

Former Editor, Agrow


Dr. Jackie Bird Dr Jackie Bird was the editor of Agrow for over a decade from 1996 until 2007. She started working as a science journalist in 1988, after having   completed an MSc in animal breeding and a PhD in plant ecology. She wrote on animal health and on agriculture before becoming editor. She works   freelance for Agrow, covering EU affairs.





Jim Bullock

Co-Founder, iFormulate Ltd


Jim Bullock Jim is co-founder of iFormulate Ltd which provides consultancy and training services in
 Formulation Technology to industries including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals,
 biocides and cosmetics. iFormulate currently delivers training in agrochemical
 formulation on behalf of ATI/Informa.

 Previously Jim led R&D projects in formulation chemistry at ICI/Zeneca and at BASF he
 headed colours formulation development and managed marketing, strategy, R&D and
 regulatory activities in biocides.




Matthew Cossey

CEO, CropLife Australia, Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia


Matthew Cossey Mathew Cossey has served as CEO of CropLife Australia since 2011. He is also a director of the Agricultural Biotechnology Council of Australia. He   leads advocacy on crop protection, agricultural biotechnology and industry stewardship in Australia.

 Prior to joining CropLife, he was a senior executive with a leading global defence and technology company, was campaign director for a major Australian  political party and senior adviser in the Australian Parliament.





Dr. Phil Smith

Publishing Director, Agrow


Dr. Phil Smith Phil Smith is Agrow’s publishing director. He worked in the crop protection industry at May and Baker, Rhone-Poulenc and Aventis for 16 years as an   R&D chemist in the herbicide and fungicide teams, including the fipronil and isoxaflutole groups and then as project leader for multidisciplinary rice and   total herbicide discovery programs.

 He joined Agrow in 2000 as editor of the product intelligence database before moving into various publishing management positions at Infoma.





Dr. Siang Hee Tan

Executive Director, CropLife Asia


Dr. Siang Hee TanDr Tan is Executive Director of CropLife Asia, the Asian operation of an international trade association with a presence in 91 countries. He is responsible for directing regulatory affairs, intellectual property rights, crop protection, seeds and biotechnology and advocacy & outreach programmes in 15 Asian countries.

He is involved in various UN agendas including “The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”. He also set up the University of Putra Malaysia’s (UPM) Genome Centre, and was involved in three start-up ventures developing Bioinformatics Software, Pre-natal Genetic Testing and TCM (Edible Birdnest).

Dr Tan holds an MSc in Genetic Engineering from Universiti Putra Malaysia and a PhD in Molecular Biology from Okayama University, Japan. He received a Silver Award at the 2005 Geneva Intl Exhibitions & Inventions of New Techniques and Products, a US Government Cochran Fellowship for biological research and UPM awards for Research & Development.



Sanjiv Rana

Editor-in-Chief, Agrow


Sanjiv Rana is Editor-in-Chief of Agrow, the London-based global crop protection industry news service. He has been a journalist for 15 years and has been leading Agrow since 2007. Sanjiv has a good overview of the global industry and is a regular speaker at industry conferences. After acquiring an MBA from India’s top business school, IIM Ahmedabad, he worked in the agrochemical industry for three years during the mid-90s, before moving to business journalism. Prior to becoming Agrow’s Editor-in-Chief, Sanjiv also obtained an MA degree in English Literature and followed it up with an MA in International Journalism from the UK.




Shubao Sun

General Secretary, China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA)


Shubao Sun had been the general secretary of the China Crop Protection Industry Association (CCPIA) for ten years and then has been the president of CCPIA for four years. He started his career in the agrochemical division of the China Petroleum and Chemistry Commission in 1990. His work for the National Development and Reform Commission on pesticide policy issues has involved drafting several high profile policies.




What attendees say

Croplife Latin America

This event stimulates our industry to continue working for productivity and sustainability of agriculture.

Monica Velasquez Director

Pacific Agriscience

Gives well deserved recognition to successful agchem companies.

CS Liew Director

Frequently Asked Question

It’s very simple. Ensure you have read the entry guidelines and category criteria. Decide which category/categories you wish to enter, prepare your entry off-line. Once you are ready click ‘Enter Now’ which takes you through the entry stages; follow the on-screen instructions and submit your entry by clicking ‘Enter’.
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If you are not sure which category your entry fits into please contact Lisa Anderberg at for further assistance.
We encourage entries in more than one category per individual or company, where appropriate; please ensure to review the category criteria and tailor your entry accordingly.
All submissions will be acknowledged by an automated email once you have submitted your entry. Our awards team will also get in touch with you again shortly before the entry deadline. If you have any concerns please contact
Following the judging, all companies and individuals will be notified by email. Finalists will be announced on our website and in the Agrow marketing email. You will then be sent a finalist pack giving ideas and tips on how to publicise your success.
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The Agrow Awards are highly regarded within the industry, winning an award marks you out as a leader in your field. In addition to your trophy and a certificate of recognition you will receive a winner’s pack which includes your awards winner logo, photos and ideas on how to publicise your success. You will also receive exposure and recognition through a special Agrow supplement.Following the judging, all companies and individuals will be notified by email. Finalists will be announced on our website and in the Agrow marketing email. You will then be sent a finalist pack giving ideas and tips on how to publicise your success.
The Agrow Awards are independently judged. Judging will take place in August 2017. The Judging Panel is an independent group of senior industry experts from around the world – guaranteeing objectivity and credibility. Judges are carefully allocated categories based on their specialist knowledge, expertise and experience within the industry.
Once entries have been received and processed, they will be distributed to the relevant judges for that category. There will be a minimum of three judges allocated to each category. The judges will use the published criteria against which to score the entry. They then submit their individual scores, which are collated before the finalists and, of course, the winners, are selected. A shortlist will be published; however, details of the winners will be embargoed and revealed only on the night of the awards ceremony itself.
The Chair of the Judging Panel reserves the right to cast any deciding vote, should the need arise. The judges’ decision is final and neither the organisers nor the Judging Panel will enter into any correspondence about the results.
It’s essential to book your place at the event. Please contact Ben Watkins on Tel: +44 (0)203 377 3911 or Email: for information.
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Yes, there are many sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Ben Watkins on Tel: +44 (0)203 377 3911 or Email: for information.
We encourage entries in more than one category per individual or company, where appropriate; please ensure to review the category criteria and tailor your entry accordingly.
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