Conference Day 1 | 01 October 2019

THE SQUARE, Brussels

09:00

Opening Plenary

How does industrial biotechnology contribute to establishing a healthy and sustainable planet?

- Arizona Muse, Model, Sustainability Advocate & Consultant
- María Mendiluce, Managing Director, Climate & Energy, Cities & Mobility and Circular Economy, World Business Council for Sustainable Development
- Science outlook: Bo Yu, Executive Director, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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NETWORKING BREAK
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- Policy outlook: European Commission keynote (speaker tbc)
- Industry keynote: Marcus Remmers, CTO, DSM

CEO panel

- Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
- Steve Bagshaw, CEO, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
- Christophe Schilling, Co-founder & CEO, Genomatica
- Richard Altice, President & CEO, NatureWorks
- Giulio Bonazzi, CEO & Chairman, Aquafil

12:30

Lunch


14:00

Afternoon Parallel Tracks - Overview of the market, innovation challenges and examples

The future of plastics – How to establish innovative and sustainable solutions

- Nadia Auclair, CEO, Carbiolice
- Erwin Vink, Sustainability Manager, NatureWorks
- Stefaan De Wildeman, Director, B4Plastics

The future of bio-based industrial processes – How to leverage the potential of synthetic biology, genome editing, AI and digitalisation

- Benjamina Bollag, CEO & Co-founder, Higher Steaks
- Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
- Goutami Banerjee , Co-founder and Director, Fornia BioSolutions
- Stephanie Brooking, Head Of Product Management, Evonetix
- Wieland Reichelt, CEO, Evologic Technologies
- Rémi Peyraud, CEO, iMEAN

The future of food, feed and nutrition – How novel technologies revolutionise the sector

- Beyhan de Jong, Analyst, Animal Protein, Rabobank
- Paul Hudman, Technical Director, 3F Bio
- Joseph Zhou, Managing Partner, Bits x Bites

Chaired by Jan Meiling, Managing Director, StartLife Incubator

15:30

Networking break


16:30

Afternoon Parallel Tracks - Policy and regulatory approaches & best practice examples

The future of plastics – How to establish innovative and sustainable solutions

- Glauco Battagliarin, Advanced Materials & Systems Researcher - Biopolymers, BASF
- Christine Levêque, Director Business Innovation - Recycling & Recovery (Benelux and Germany), SUEZ
- Jorge Martinez Gacio, Technologist, Bio Technology Team, Process Licensing, Axens Solutions
- Javier Gil, Director Biomass Energy Department, Centro Nacional de Energías Renovables (CENER)
- Joan Marc Simon, Executive Director, Zero Waste Europe

The future of bio-based industrial processes – How to leverage the potential of synthetic biology, genome editing, AI and digitalisation

- Steve Bagshaw, CEO, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies
- Carsten Hjort, VP Production Strain Technology, Novozymes
- Sean Sutcliffe, CEO, Green Biologics
- Philippe Gabant, Co-founder & CSO, Syngulon
- Tereos (speaker tbc)

Chaired by Jim Philp, Science and Technology Policy Analyst, OECD

The future of food, feed and nutrition – How novel technologies revolutionise the sector

- Stefan Pelzer, Director Innovation & Industrialization - Animal Nutrition, Evonik Nutrition & Care, GmbH
- Guillaume Daoulas, Head of Strategic Marketing, Ÿnsect
- Katia Merten-Lentz, Partner, Keller & Heckman
- Raffael Wohlgensinger, Co-founder & CEO, LegenDairy Foods
- Meatable (speaker tbc)


18:00

Evening Reception

Explore – Network – Be inspired

Read more about the Evening Reception here.