30 September - 2 October 2014 in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne France.
Over 90 speakers will be joining us in October for the 7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy, for an insight into this exciting and rapidly evolving landscape and to be part of the process of building a stronger more sustainable biobased economy.
Speaking across the 7 tracks, plenary programmes and pre-conference workshops, VP level representatives from leading companies DSM and Arkema, plus CEOs of successful SMEs Cristal Union, Photanol, MetGen and more will be presenting unique insights and case studies of innovative biobased projects!
New speakers joining this stellar line-up include:
Laurence Dufrancatel, Materials & Processes Innovation, Group Leader & Biomaterials Development Leader, Faurecia, France
Daniele Ferrari, CEO, Versalis SpA and Chairman, Matrica SpA, Italy
Dr Robert Speight, Associate Professor, Microbial Biotechnology, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, and co-founder of the industrial biotechnology company Ingenza, Australia
Marc Verbruggen, CEO and President, Natureworks LLC, US
Aileen Ionescu-Somers, Director CSL Learning Platform, IMD Global Center For Sustainability Leadership, Switzerland
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View the pre-conference workshops on Blue Biotechnology and the Woodbased Bioeconomy >>
Have you missed recent EFIB content? Read it here!
The EFIB team are committed to bringing you the most relevant and topical contact relating to the biobased economy and the field of industrial biotechnology, and each week have brought you speaker interviews, opinion articles and more. Highlights of these features, can be accessed below:
Interviews with Ron Weerdmeester, PNO and Rogier van der Sande, Committee of the Regions
European Bioplastics: Investment in IB and the future of biobased plastics in Europe
Industrial biotechnology and the biobased economy: High growth rates and capacity potential estimated
EFIB is taking place during Biorefinery week
This year's event partners IAR are running a biorefinery week in Reims, during the week of EFIB. The week will consist of tours to local biorefinery plants, workshops and one day meetings in the heart of the Champagne-Ardenne region. View more information on what will be taking place in Reims in October and how you can be a part of it here >>
What happened at EFIB 2013?
The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy (EFIB) opened to a record delegation last year in Brussels at The Square. Then in its 6th year, EFIB had successfully made the transformation from a small specialised conference to a market leading, pan European flagship event for the vibrant and dynamic sector of Europe's bioeconomy.
The event took place during the first ever European Biotech Week, and had 700 delegates in attendance all on site to gain access to the market place of 45 exhibitors and 20 technology showcase presentations. They took place alongside a formidable programme of senior leaders including Belgian Ministers, a record number of European policy makers and CEOs from Galactic, Ecover and several other multinational companies.
Read more about EFIB's record year
Read the full review on what happened at EFIB 2013
Global Partnerships and Alliances Key to Industrial Biotechnology Futures
Key drivers behind new partnerships and alliances in industrial biotechnology will be the need to access raw materials and technology at the required cost and amount and exposure to diversified markets, according to new forecasts by Smithers Rapra.
The Future of Alliances and Partnerships in Industrial Biotechnology to 2023 contains details of the competitive biotechnology landscape and quantitative forecasts until 2023, as well as details of emerging markets. It includes extensive primary research, and reveals what will be essential for the dynamic biotechnology industry in years to come.
Read more here
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