Welcome to EAA-Innovations 2018


Innovation Meeting for agchem adjuvant and formulation specialists.


Please mark 7 March 2018 in your agenda for the first European Agrochemical Adjuvants Innovation Meeting (EAA-Innovations 2018).


Organiser(s) and scope

EAA-Innovations 2018 is the follow-up on the two successful Future of Adjuvants symposia, organised by SURfaPLUS in Amsterdam (2011 and 2015). EAA-Innovations is organised by SURfaPLUS. The meeting is primarily focused on new developments/trends in technology and science.



The one day EAA-Innovations 2018 meeting will be held on March 7, 2018, in LantarenVenster in Europe's largest port city Rotterdam (The Netherlands). For logistic reasons we moved the meeting from the original venue Frankfurt to Rotterdam.

Hotel and business rooms

Hotel NHOW Rotterdam and Hotel New York, both at a walking distance from the venue, are recommended for booking hotel and/or business rooms.



Innovations plenary session: on 7 March several experts will update you with regard to innovations in formulations and adjuvants. See below the presenters.


Mini market adjuvant innovations and related services: the venue's foyer is the place for the breaks, lunch and reception and will also host a mini-market. Sponsors, contributors and the academia are invited to present their message via a banner, poster and brochures. For academia this is a free service. See the mini-market page for registering yourself.


Reception at the conference venue


Dinner at the nearby famous Hotel New York



Chairman: Han Rieffe, CRODA

Presenters so far with tentative titles:

  • Dr. Ronald Vermeer, keynote speaker
    Bayer CropScience, Formulation technology Environmental Science
    Trends in formulations and the need for adjuvants
  • Dr. Christian Popp, Syngenta,  Formulation Team Leader
    Innovations in formulations
  • Dr. Turgut Battal, AKZONOBEL, senior section manager, Agro Applications, EMEIA
    Adjuvants for foliar nutrition
  • Dr. Michael Houbraken, Ghent University, Belgium
    Effects of adjuvants and formulations on the volatilisation of pesticides
  • Dr. Ulrike Malang, BASF, Formulation Development Biologicals
    Formulation development microbe based crop protection products
  • Prof.Dr. Daniel Bonn, Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam / GreenA
    Sprays and spray drift control
  • Dr. Hans de Ruiter, SURfaPLUS
    The effects of adjuvants on drop deposit characteristics
  • Dr. David Cameron: Promotion of next ISAA symposium in the Bordeaux Area

Registration for the meeting

Registration is open.

We look forward to an inspiring meeting,

Hans de Ruiter, SURfaPLUS