More than 3,000 pest management professionals — including a record number of international representatives — traveled to Boston, Oct. 17-20, for PestWorld 2012. Attendees learned about the latest industry-related products on the exhibit floor, heard from nationally renowned speakers and networked with one another. What follows is a photo review of PestWorld 2012; for additional photos visit the “online extras” section on www.pctonline.com.
|Left: This year’s Opening General Session, sponsored by Dow AgroSciences, included a moving presentation by Kyle Maynard, a quadruple amputee with a long list of personal accomplishments. Middle top: PestWorld attendees let loose on the final night of the convention at the “A Night on Beacon Hill” reception, sponsored by BASF. The event was held in Beacon Hill, a sophisticated neighborhood in Boston. Right: Cheerleaders were on hand for the Opening Ceremony Pep Rally sponsored by Bayer. Middle bottom: Steritech’s Judy Black with the Fenway Park infield as a backdrop at a reception sponsored by Bayer.|
|Top left: Political pundit Paul Begala (pictured) represented the Democratic party while Michael Murphy, a Republican strategist, represented the GOP for a political debate that was part of a general session sponsored by FMC Professional Solutions. Top middle: PestWorld attendees were educated on the latest industry trends, new product developments and management issues. Top right: Dr. Brian Forschler, University of Georgia, led an educational session in which he explored the complexities of termite colonies.
Bottom left: Dr. Michael Potter, University of Kentucky, led an educational session titled “Managing Mystery Bugs.” Bottom middle: Marillian Missitti, president of the New England Pest Management Association, welcomed attendees to PestWorld. Bottom right: The exhibit floor provided attendees with opportunities to network with one another and learn about the latest products from industry suppliers.