October 17

INDUSTRIAL BIOTECH: Delivering new bio-based products & processes to meet the UN SDGs

OPENING PLENARY

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Welcome address

Industry’s role in delivering on the UN SDGs

Lise Kingo is CEO and Executive Director of the United NAtions Global Compact, which is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative with more than 13,500 signatories from 170 countries that have committed to aligning nstrategies and operations with universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption, and taking actions that advance societal goals. Prior to joigning the UN Global Compact in 2015, Ms. Kingo was Chieff of Staff, Executive Vice President and member of the Executive Management team at Novo Nordisk A/S since 2002. She was in charge of several business areas and pioneered the first Novo Nordisk strategy on sustainability, spearheading the integration of sustainability into the heart of the business, showcasing the mutual benefits for both company and society. Before 2002, Ms. Kingo had various positions at NovoZymes A/S and Novo A/S, inclunding Director of Environmental Affairs and Senior Vice President of Business Support. She was responsibles for a number of areas covering growth and operations such as Environmental Affairs, People Management, Communications and Branding. Furthermore Ms. Kingo was the founder and primary force behind the first sustainability strategy at NovoZymes. Ms. Kingo holds a Master of Science degree in Responsability and Business Practice from the University of Bath, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Arts in The Science of Religions and Ancient Greek Culture from the Universities of Aarhus and Odense, Denmark as well as a Bachelor of COmmerce in Marketing Economics from the Copenhagen Business School. She is also certified by INSEAD’s International Directors Program in Corporate Governance. Throughout her career, Ms. Kingo has held a number of board positions such as chairman of the board of Steno Diabetes Center, and board member in Grieg Star Shipping and GN Great Nordic. Ms Kingo has received several awards such as Edinburgh Medal and most recently the Copenhagen Business School 2018 Honorary Alumni Award.

Fireside chat

Communicating the bioeconomy

A scientist by training, Vivienne hosts medical programmes for BBC Radio 4, writes widely on health, presents films, facilitates many high level conferences and debates and trains young researchers. She also has a part time role as head of engagement at Genomics England which is delivering the 100,000 Genomes Project. She is a board member of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) which is responsible for the UK’s £6 billion research and innovation strategy.

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Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

France’s bioeconomy assets to contribute to the SDGs and speed up deployment of bio-based solutions

Yvon Le Hénaff, graduated engineer from AgroParisTech, started his career in 1977 as a R&D Engineer. Then, he held different positions as industrial and commercial director in process engineering and contracting companies in the field of agro industry, in France and abroad (USA, Asia, Russia, Middle East, Iran …). He has been appointed General Manager of ARD in 2002. Under his management, this Research and Development company whose core business is the design and scaling up of process in plant refining, white biotechnology and green chemistry, acquired a worldwide reputation. It now operates for industrial companies and start up such as Corbion, Amyris, Global Bio Energies,… and has been founding shareholder of Soliance, producing actives ingredients out of plant for the cosmetic industry, recently taken over by Givaudan group, and of BioAmber for which it did design and scale up on its industrial demonstration plant the succinic acid production process.

Industry perspective

Marcel Wubbolts holds a PhD from the department of Biochemistry, University of Groningen, NL, and was Post- Doctoral research associate and subsequently Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at the ETH in Zürich, CH leading a research group on biocatalyst development and remained there until late 1997. Following his positions in academia, he joined the Life Sciences and Material Sciences company DSM in Geleen, where he has held several positions including that of Chief Technology Officer. As Chief Technology Officer, Marcel is responsible for Corbion’s global Science and Innovation portfolio. He is passionate about developing sustainable solutions, in conjunction with partners from academia and industry.

The view from the top – CEO perspectives on the brightest and best in biotech

European Commission keynote – Horizon Europe, delivering on the UN SDGs through excellence in innovation

Jean-Eric Paquet began his career in the European Commission in 1993 in the Directorate-General for Transport, in the International Relations area, and later as assistant to the Transport Director General , Robert Coleman. In 1999 he joined the office of Mr Verheugen (Member of the European Commission in charge of enlargement). In 2002 he became the deputy head of office of M. Busquin, member of the European Commission in charge of Research policy. Mr Paquet was EU Ambassador in the Islamic republic of Mauritania between 2004 and 2007. He returned to transport in 2007 where he led the development of the Trans-European Transport Network policy. As Director for the “European Mobility Network” he was responsible for Europe’s transport infrastructure policy and investment strategies, the single European rail area, inland waterways and port policy. He joined DG Enlargement in November 2013 where he took over the Directorate in charge of relations with Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo. He took up his present position in January 2015, adding Montenegro and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to his portfolio. In November 2015 he was appointed Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission responsible for Better Regulation and Policy Coordination (economic governance, internal market and competitiveness, resource efficiency and employment, education and social policies). Since 2018, he is Director General of DG RTD at the European Commission.

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Networking lunch

EXHIBITION HALL


AFTERNOON TRACKS

What role for IB in the new plastics paradigm?

Chaired by Ian Hudson, Carbios

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Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Industrial biotech: breakthroughs in plastics innovation

Chaired by Kevin O'Connor, University College Dublin

Food, feed, nutrition and health – the latest innovative breakthroughs

Chaired by Marc Den Hartog, Corbion

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Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Synthetic biology showcase

Chaired by Lionel Clarke, Synthetic Biology Leadership Council UK    

Bio-based cosmetics

Track under construction.

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Networking break

EXHIBITION HALL

Marine biotech

More speakers to be confirmed.


Cocktail Reception at the Capitole, Toulouse City Hall

Hosted by the Council of Toulouse

All EFIB delegates are cordially invited to join the Council of Toulouse for a cocktail reception that will take place in the prestigious Salle des Illustres.