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Industrial Leadership For The Preservation of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

2002 SYMPOSIUM PROGRAM

DAY 1 - FEBRUARY 26, 2002

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Registration desk open.
(Desk will also be open the evening of February 25.)

7:45-8:30 Continental Breakfast.

PART 1: MEDICINAL PLANT CONSERVATION AND BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP

8:30-8:40 a.m.

Native American Blessing
Leon Secatero - Spiritual Elder, Canoncito Navajo

8:40-8:50 Opening Remarks
Overview of goals, Introduction of special guests and speakers.
Mark Blumenthal, Chairperson - Founder and Executive Director, ABC
8:50-9:00 Medicinal Plant Conservation and Business Partnership: The Only Way Forward
Dominique Conseil - President, Aveda Corporation
9:00-9:15 Who are the Plant Conservation Alliance and the Medicinal Plant Working Group?
Federal and International participation in conservation.
Peggy Olwell - Chair, PCA
Julie Lyke - Chair, MPWG
Dr. Uwe Schippmann - Head, CITES Scientific Authority Plants, Germany
9:15-10:00 Reflections on the Wisdom of Preserving Native Medicinal Plants
Gary Paul Nabhan, Ph.D. - Director, Center for Sustainable Environments, Northern Arizona University
10:00-10:30 What Sustainability Means in the Global Marketplace
Michael McGuffin - President, AHPA
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Native American Perspective: The State of American Wild Herbs
Leon Secatero - Spiritual Elder, Canoncito Navajo
Tis Mal Cro Crow - United Lumbee/Hitchiti, Tennessee
11:15-11:30 Summary of Morning Session

PART 2: CASE STUDIES: HIGHLIGHTING SUCCESSFUL CULTIVATION & PLANNING FOR MEDICINAL PLANTS

11:30-12:00 p.m. Overview of the Marketplace and Need for Sustainable Practices
Steven Foster - President, Steven Foster Group
12:00-12:30 Echinacea and Goldenseal: When Wild-Crafting Stops and Cultivation Starts
Ed Fletcher - CEO Botanicals, Strategic Sourcing, Inc.
12:30-1:45 Lunch
1:45-2:30 Successful Cultivation and Planning of Black Cohosh
Professor G. Harnischfeger - Schaper & Brummer
Dr. Uwe Koetter - Glaxo Smith Kline
2:30-3:00 Aromatic Plant Sources: Planning for Sustainability
David Hircock - Herbalist, Aveda Corporation
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-3:45 Quality Control: A New Vision of Sustainability
Trish Flaster - CEO, Botanical Liaisons
3:45-4:30 Perspectives on Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Product Drug Discovery
Dr. Charlotte Gyllenhaal - Assistant Professor, Program for Collaborative Research in the Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Chicago
4:30-5:00 Working with Industry to Harvest Non-Timber Forest Products in Ways That Are Environmentally and Socially Responsible
Tensie Whalen - Executive Director, Rainforest Alliance
5:00-5:30 Aromatic Plants and Essential Oils - Balancing Environmental, Social and Enterprise Issues
Ann Koontz - Director, Enterprise Works Commodity
5:30-6:00 Sustainable Trade and the Conservation of Wild Herbs and Aromatics
Professor Monique Simmonds - The Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom
Jill Cholmondeley - The Herb Exchange
Closing Questions
6:00-7:00 Poster Session
7:00-8:00 Organic Certified Wine
Donated by Fetzer Vineyards

DAY 2 - FEBRUARY 27, 2002

7:45-8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:30-8:45 Introduction to the World's First Environmentally Preferable Hotel
Barry Dimson - President and CEO, Sheraton Rittenhouse Square
8:45-9:00 Opening Remarks
Mark Blumenthal, Chairperson - Founder and Executive Director, ABC

PART 3: PLANNING FOR ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT USING MEDICINAL PLANTS

9:00-9:30 Environmentally Defensible Ways to Use Medicinal Plants Indigenous to the United States
Bruce Stein - Vice President for Programs, Association for Biodiversity Information (ABI)
9:30-10:00 Globally Sustainable Aromatic Resources: Traceability and Transparency
Dr. Akash Chopra - Biosys Group, United Kingdom
10:00-10:30 Funding to Create Opportunities for Sustainable Sourcing
Michelle Penna - Director, Eco Enterprises Fund
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:30 Key Questions to Ask When Planning for Sustainability and Resource Availability
Bruce Mannheim - Attorney, Bennett ,Turner & Coleman
Kelly McConnell - ABI
Speaker TBA - Missouri Botanical Gardens
Speaker TBA - Frontier Natural Products Corp.
Q/A Session
11:30-12:15 p.m. Globally Sustainable Resources
Jennifer Morris - Manager, Enterprise Development & Support, Conservation International
Julie Lyke - Chair, MPWG
Diane Don Carlos - Project Manager, National Center for the Preservation of Medicinal Herbs
Pierre Franchomme - Aromatic Sourcing Expert
Q/A Session
12:15-1:30

Lunch
Tables for lunch will have topics for discussion, including:

  • Cultivation opportunities
  • Aromatic plant sustainability
  • Sustainable trade-the questions to ask
  • Finding the status of plant sources -endangered , at risk, etc.
  • Collection of plant material from the wild
  • Native American perspectives on sustainability
1:30-2:15 Planning for Product Development Success
Maximizing long term sales and profits through sustainability.
Dr. Magdy Abdel Malik - Pfizer
David Hircock - Herbalist, Aveda Corporation
John O'Mullane - VP, Glaxo Smith Kline
Q/A Session

PART 4 FORUM TO DISCUSS INDUSTRY ACTION TO PRESERVE MEDICINAL PLANT BIODIVERSITY

2:15-4:30

Mark Blumenthal, Chairperson - Founder and Executive Director, American Botanical Council
Bruce Stein - President for Programs, Association for Biodiversity Information
Dr. Uwe Schippmann - Head CITES Scientific Authority Plants, Germany
Dominique Conseil - President, Aveda Corporation
Michael McGuffin - President, American Herbal Products Association
Native American Elder Circle members
Industry and conservation representatives

Register to support and join the industry action team to ensure medicinal plant conservation and business partnership.

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Photos provided by Steven Foster Group, Inc. www.stevenfoster.com

Last Updated: 3 February 2005