On June 1, 2018, both Syngenta and Monsanto agreed to become sponsors of the 2018 Grand Challenges Summit: Addressing the North American and Pacific Rim Invasive Insect and Arthropod Species Challenge. The summit, which will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada immediately prior to the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Societies of America, Canada, and British Columbia. These two sponsors will join Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ as the three sponsors for this summit.
A major outcome goal for the summit is to help define the agenda for invasive arthropod species management in the coming decades. At this time all sponsorship opportunities have been reserved for the summit. Any corporations interested in supporting future events may contact Chris Stelzig at email@example.com.