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CEPA and NPMA Global Summit in Portugal Attract Record Attendance from 34 Countries

July/August 2018 International Pest Control Magazine - Roland Higgins, Director General, CEPA
The third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety, a joint event organised from 4th to 6th June by CEPA and NPMA, attracted its biggest ever audience. More than 300 attendees made their way to Portugal and met in a seaside resort close to Lisbon. There were delegates from five continents – Europe, the USA, Asia, Australasia, Africa, and South America. In total 34 countries were represented. Almost one-third of the participants were operators, manufacturers and distributors from Portugal and Spain in addition to large delegations from France and China. Read more

 

Third Global Summit and World Pest Day 2018 

July/August 2018 International Pest Control Magazine - Dominique M. Stumpf, CEO, NPMA
The Third Global Summit of Pest Management Services in Cascais, Portugal with over 300 attendees representing 34 countries has come to a successful conclusion with worldwide participation on important issues related to food safety and public health. According to Dominique Stumpf, CEO of NPMA and a presenter of the event, “The development of modern pest management practices has resulted in significant public health benefits around the world. The vast amount of sharing and education to further the cause of protecting public health, food and property that has been shared at this event is proof positive that when we all work together in the global community to share our knowledge, innovation, and technology, we all benefit and further along the process of protecting the public from pests and pest-related diseases.” Read more

 

Successful Third Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety

Over 300 Attendees and 34 Represented Countries Met to Further Education and Technology Advancing Pest Management Practices

June 12, 2018 (Fairfax, Va.) - The Third Global Summit of Pest Management Services in Cascais, Portugal has come to a successful conclusion with worldwide participation on important issues related to food safety and public health.

According to Dominique Stumpf, CEO of NPMA and a presenter of the event, “The development of modern pest management practices has resulted in significant public health benefits around the world.  Maintaining public health is reliant on a properly functioning system of controlling pests that transmit pathogens to humans directly and through the food supply.  The vast amount of sharing and education to further the cause of protecting public health, food and property that has been shared at this event is proof positive that when we all work together in the global community to share our knowledge, innovation, and technology, we all benefit and further along the process of protecting the public from pests and pest-related diseases.”

A marquis event at the Summit was the annual World Pest Day observance on June 6.  This annual observance is to raise awareness among the public, government, and media about the important role that the pest control industry plays in protecting health, food, property and the environment from pest health threats around the world; and was supported globally with media events, social media, and public relations.

Every day, pest control professionals work to protect people and properties from the potential diseases and damage caused by pests like rats, mice, cockroaches, flies, and mosquitoes.  NPMA was proud to work alongside their counterparts around the globe, celebrating “World Pest Day” to create awareness with citizens all over the world on the important role the professional pest control industry plays in protecting and maintaining public health and keeping citizens, homes, schools, recreational areas, hotels, food manufacturers, retail companies and others safe, pest and disease-free.

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Pest Management Associations From Around the Globe Meet at PestWorld

November 20, 2017 (Fairfax, Va.) – During its recent annual convention, PestWorld, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) hosted a meeting of the Global Pest Management Coalition to discuss the structure of the organization and its focus areas for the coming year.

The mission of the Coalition is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring the protection of health, home, food, and businesses. Its purpose is to share knowledge, ensure consistency in messaging to members and the public, elevate professionalism, and harmonize efforts across the globe.

“The Global Coalition participants used the opportunity at this meeting to discuss structure, funding, and strategy for moving forward,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “Ultimately, the Coalition will drive collaboration among global pest management associations in achieving our common goals - particularly those involving the protection of public health and property.”

 

The Formation of the Global Pest Management Coalition

May 30, 2017 (Fairfax, Va.) – The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) recently met with pest management associations from around the world and formed the “Global Pest Management Coalition”. The mission is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring the protection of health, home, food, and businesses.

“The Zika outbreak was a game changer for the pest management industry, as it marked the first public health crisis the industry has faced impacting countries from around the world – and the first that emerged in the information age,” said NPMA CEO Dominique Stumpf. “This coalition was formed to ensure that there is a sharing of information and consistency among the members in messaging to the public and elevating professionalism.”

Stumpf went on to say, “during the Coalition’s think tank session, it became clear that we all share some common goals particularly as it relates to protecting public health and property.”