Working Together on Minor Use Issues


Global Minor Use Summit-3:

Filling the Grower Tool Box
Developing Strategies for Specialty Crops and Minor Use Programs and Harmonization

Second Announcement

Deuxième annonce (en Français)
Segundo anuncio (en español)

Date: October 1-4, 2017
Location: Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel
900 Rene Levesque Boulevard West
Montreal, Quebec, Canada  H3B 4A5

October 1 – DAY 1

The GMUS-3 will begin with a buffet lunch and words of welcome from governmental representatives. This will be followed by updates on activities since the 2012 GMUS-2, where presentations will cover progress of the GMUS-2 5-Year Work Plan and other key initiatives. Changes to the regulatory landscape across global regions will also be discussed.

Speakers will provide information on capacity building projects and ongoing global minor use activities and collaborations through Codex and OECD.

October 2 – DAY 2

Two themes will be the focus of activities and discussion by participants.

The morning theme, Policies that Support Minor Uses, will look at topics such as International Harmonization, One submission approach, and Use of Data – Crop Groups, extrapolation and field data exchangeability.

The afternoon’s theme of Capacity Building will be discussed. This theme delves into the development of dedicated minor use programs and technical and cooperative areas, which may aid capacity development and support emerging minor use program. Each session will include formal presentations followed by breakout session discussions.

October 3 – DAY 3

Morning discussions will look at a third theme, Minor Use Challenges for Growers and Industry.  Presentations will include perspectives from the point of view of growers, CropLife International, and the biocontrol industry.

The second half of the day will be comprised of presentations and refinement of breakout group recommendations, with the goal to identify key actions and develop a new Work Plan that will guide future cooperation and coordination of Minor Use activities following GMUS-3.

October 4 – DAY 4

This day will start with a recap of Summit conclusions and recommendations, and a presentation and final agreement of the new Work Plan. The remainder of the day will be devoted to the Second Global Minor Use Priority Setting Workshop with the goal of discussing current priorities and establishing new Minor Use priorities for future work.

Registration Information:
The registration fee is $375 CAD. Meals and health breaks will be provided. Register today and play a part in bringing healthy crops to the world.

GMUS-3 Organizing Committee

To support the Summit through partnership opportunities, please fill out this form.

For those interested in seeing Canadian horticultural production, an optional field tour will be offered on October 5th, 2017 for an additional fee. Therefore, please reserve your hotel accommodations accordingly.

Room Reservations:
The meeting will be held under one roof at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel.
A limited number of rooms have been secured and reservations can be made online.

For additional information, please contact: Shirley Archambault at or at 1-613-759-7714