[Design Test] SwiftPharma Summit

Changing the global paradigm for biomanufacturing in plants

EFIB is proud to co-host a half day Summit the afternoon prior to the full conference.

Changing the global paradigm for biomanufacturing in plants is hosted with Platinum Sponsor SwiftPharma and is open to EFIB delegates, EuropaBio Members and invited guests.

It is free of charge.

The Summit is dedicated to breakthroughs in plant biomanufacturing technology and business models, supporting global resilience, economics and supply.

  • Welcome reception at City Hall 17:30 - 19:00

October, 23

Pre-conference day

October, 24

Day One

Morning Agenda

  • Opening plenary 09:00 - 12:00
  • PART 1 09:00 - 10:15
Welcome address and Introduction

Claire Skentelbery, Director General, EuropaBio &
Annemiek Verkamman, Managing Director, HollandBio

MEP address

Tom Berendsen, Member of the European Parliament


Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-CEO, dsm-firmenich
Jens Nielsen, CEO, BioInnovation Institute

  • PART 2 10:45 - 12:00
Panel moderator

Claire Skentelbery, Director General, EuropaBio

C-level panel

  • Jens Nielsen, CEO, BioInnovation Institute
  • Sarah Reisinger, CSRO, dsm-firmenich
  • Kristin Schreiber, Director, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Kevin Madden, SVP Platform Commercialization, Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Simon Herriott, President of Health & Biosciences, IFF
  • Daan Luining, Founder & CTO, Meatable

Afternoon Agenda

  • Food, Feed & Nutrition
    Novel approaches for food system innovation
    13:00 - 14:30

    Parallel Session A1


Marjolein Brasz, CEO, Foodvalley NL

C-level panel

  • René Draaisma, Biotechnology Manager, Unilever R&D
  • Tal Zeltzer, Co-Founder & CTO, Phytolon
  • Andrea Germini, Nutrition Unit, EFSA
  • Hille van der Kaa, COO, Those Vegan Cowboys
  • Ivan Stefanic, EIC Programme Manager for food chain technologies, novel & sustainable food
  • Executive Roundtable 13:00 - 14:30

    Parallel Session B1
    Invitation only

  • Sustainable Biomaterials
    Perspectives on circularity and renewability
    15:00 - 16:30

    Parallel Session A2


  • Ute Schick, Vice-President, Evonik
  • Fabien Deswarte, Sustainable Innovation Manager at L’Oréal
  • Serenella Sala, Head of the Land Resources and Supply Chain Assessments Unit, JRC
  • Stéphane Arditi, Director for Climate, Circular Economy and Industry, EEB
  • Ana Morao, Competence Leader Sustainable Process Design, Corbion
  • Tom van Aken, CEO, Avantium
  • Legislation Roundtable: New Genomic Techniques
    Where should Europe be in 10 years?
    15:00 - 16:30

    Parallel Session B2
    Invitation only

Evening Agenda

  • EFIB Start-up Hour 17:00 - 18:00

    Evening Network Reception

Morning Agenda

  • SME Breakfast 08:30 - 09:30

    Invitation Only

Opening remarks

Kristin Schreiber, DG GROW

  • Bioprocesses & Technologies
    Supporting the bio-based transition
    09:30 - 10:45

    Morning plenary

Session Sponsor

  • Steve Thomas, Associate Director Applied Science and Industrial Biotechnology, Cambridge Consultants
  • Aniek van der Woude, R&D Manager – Strain Development, Photanol
  • Aniek van der Woude, R&D Manager – Strain Development, Photanol
  • Ydna Questell-Santiago, CTO, Bloom Biorenewables
  • Dr. Biljana Mitrova, Business Development Manager, c-Lecta
  • Sustainable Finance
    Opportunities and challenges for bio-based innovation
    11:15 - 12:30

    Parallel Session A1

Session Sponsor

ModeratorLudwig Goris, Partner, Capricorn
  • Rafael Cayuela, Director, Dow
  • Mary McCarthy, Partner, Sofinnova Partners
  • Elisabeth Strom de Grave, Investment Principal, Circular & Biobased Economy and Food & Agriculture, InvestNL
  • Linda Dijkshoorn, CEO, EV Biotech
  • Biomanufacturing
    Europe’s Industrial Transformation
    11:15 - 12:30

    Parallel Session A2

Session Sponsor

ModeratorDeborah Davies, Business Development Director, Olon
  • Nicolas Goedel, Senior Product Manager, X.DeepTech
  • Virginie Le Coent, Head of Scientific Affairs, EMEA, bioMérieux
  • Julie Person, Project Coordinator, SCALE (CBE JU project)
  • Elke Duwenig, Senior Expert, BASF

Afternoon Agenda

  • Delivering the Global Ambition for European Biotechnology – What next? 13:00 - 14:30

    Closing Plenary


Anne-Gaëlle Collot, EuropaBio


  • Nicoló Giacomuzzi-Moore, Executive Director, CBE JU
  • Hidde Boersma, Molecular biologist and co-Founder, RePlanet
  • Jeroen Hofenk, Founder and CSO, SwiftPharma
  • Hans Ole Klingenberg, VP Marketing, Ag & Industrial Biosolutions, Novozymes
  • Ana Ruiperez Nuñez, Advisor, National Office of Foresight and Strategy of the Spanish Government

October, 25

Day Two

How can I take part?

How can I take part? If you are an EFIB delegate or EuropaBio member, you will be invited to the Summit. For all other enquiries, please contact: registration@efibforum.com