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Profile of registrant

International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association

Identification number in the register: 06818218065-85
Registration date: 01/03/12 12:39:10

The information on this organisation was last modified on 03/03/14 10:42:42
The date of the last annual update was 03/03/14 10:42:42

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: International Biocontrol Manufacturers' Association
Acronym: IBMA
Legal status: Non profit making asssociation
Website address:


Section: II - In-house lobbyists and trade/professional associations
and more precisely: Trade, business & professional associations

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Willem RAVENSBERG
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  David CARY
Position: Executive Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 61 Rue de Treves 
Brussels 1040
Telephone number: (+32) 022311842
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: IBMA is mandated with ensuring that a fair level of regulation is in place for biocontrol substances and products proportionate to the risks they pose to the environment and public health in all countries and regions in which IBMA members operate. IBMA is similarly mandated with promoting the biocontrol industry, the members and the products to food chain, government officials and key influencers.
IBMA aims to ensure that modern agriculture is practised using all available tools to produce quality produce with minimal impact on the health of all of the food chain and the environment.
IBMA and members encourage innovation and promotes this to the food chain, government bodies and key influencers.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 12
Complementary information: Executive Committee Officers :
- President : Willem Ravensberg
- Vice President : Vittorio Veronelli
- Treasurer : Ralf-Udo Ehlers
- Executive : Director : David Cary
- Microbial Group Head : Antoine Bonhomme
- Macrobial Group Head : Lieselot van der Veken
- Natural Products Group Head : David Bernad
- Semiochemicals Group Head : Antonella Arcuri
- National Associations Representative : Jean-Pierre Princen
- National Associations Representative : Martin Andermatt

Regulatory Affairs Consultant: Ulf Heilig

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Promoting the uptake of IPM and Biocontrol in agriculture
Ensuring proportionate regulation for biocontrol active substances and products

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Development
  • Environment
  • Food Safety
  • Public Health
  • Research and Technology
  • Trade
  • Trans-European Networks


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

IBMA are promoting the formation of a Global Federation of Biocontrol Manufacturer Associations and have a cooperation in place with BPIA and ANBP to achieve this in North America.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: 70,000 €
Amount and source of funding received from the EU institutions in financial year n-1 of registration
Procurement: 0 €
Grants: 0 €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

The major income of IBMA is from membership fees paid by members of the association based on turnover. The association has a charter of principles which members must adhere to.

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.