Conference Day 2 | 02 October 2019

THE SQUARE, Brussels


Morning Parallel Tracks

Spotlight on textiles and fashion – How to establish sustainability along the value chain

09:00 - Chair's opening remarks: Brittany Burns, Strategy & Business Development, Fashion for Good

09:10 - Building bridges between circular economy and bioeconomy
Fabrizio Calenti, Executive Director & President of NTF & ECONYL(R), Aquafil
09:25 - What a tree can do - Sustainable fashion through innovation
Kirsi Seppäläinen, VP Strategic Projects, Stora Enso Biomaterials
09:35 - Why and how to re-think the fashion industry
Aniela Hoitink, CEO, NEFFA
09:45 - Biogenic dyes - a new type of dyes
Karin Fleck, Founder & CEO, Vienna Textile Lab
09:55 - Potential of bacterial nanocellulose as a new material for textile products
Bernhard Schipper, Founder, ScobyTec

10:05 - Panel debate

Global perspective – How to learn from national bioeconomies in the North America, Europe and Asia

09:00 - Chair's opening remarks: Filippo Giancarlo Martinelli, CEO, Irish Bioeconomy Foundation

09:10 - Development of bioeconomy in China
Bo Yu, Executive Director, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology, China
09:25 - Building the Canadian Industries Bioeconomy Strategy around biomass
Murray McLaughlin, Advisor, Forest Products Innovations
09:40 - Central and Eastern Europe cooperation behind the development of national bioeconomy strategies
Barna Kovacs, BIOEAST Secretary General and Counsellor at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union
09:55 - UK Bioeconomy - Improving lives and strengthening our economy
Steve Bagshaw, CEO, Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies

10:10 - Panel debate

Novel feedstocks – How to advance sustainable strategies for a bio-based economy

09:00 - Chair's opening remarks: Patricia Osseweijer, Professor in Biotechnology and Society, TU Delft

09:10 - Feedstocks for fermentation: from 0G to 5G
Henk Noorman, Corporate Science Fellow, Process Technology, DSM
09:25 - Beyond sugar - Expanding the feedstock range of biotechnology towards CO2
Jürgen Eck, CEO, BRAIN AG
09:40 - BioImpulse: A new collaborative project providing impulses to biotech and adhesives
Quentin Faucret, Project Manager, Michelin
09:55 - Valorisation of gaseous waste streams and feedstocks in Flanders
Tim Devlamynck, Project Coordinator, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant & Metin Bulut, Business Development Manager, VITO
10:10 - Advances in Biosmart solutions for food packaging
Amaya Iguarta, Project Coordinator, BIOSMART project, Tekniker

10:20 - Panel debate


Networking break

Morning Plenary

Financing the bioeconomy – How to navigate in the dynamic area for new funds, accelerators and incubators

11:15 - Chair's opening remarks: Rob van der Meij, Senior Investment Manager, Capricorn Partners

11:20 - EU taxonomy: capturing the opportunities from the transition to a sustainable economy
Sara Lovisolo, Group Sustainability Manager, Borsa Italiana & Member of the Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
11:35 - Food tech investing for the Chinese market
Joseph Zhou, Managing Partner, Bits x Bites
11:45 - Financing the bioeconomy - the ISC3 approach
Friedrich Barth, Managing Director, International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre
11:55 - Hope and Glory: the survival kit for start-ups in France
Christophe Luguel, Director Europe, IAR

12:05 - Panel debate



Plenary Session

Presentation of John Sime Award for the best innovation presentation

Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Secretary General, EuropaBio

European Commission keynote

Carlo Pettinelli, Director of Consumer, Environmental and Health Technologies, DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Bio-based industry showcase – How to efficiently interlink bioeconomy and circular economy

13:55 - Chair's opening remarks: Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking

14:05 - Bioeconomy and sustainable life styles
Christine Lang, Biotech Founder & German Representative, International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy
14:15 - The challenge of sustainable textiles
Héctor Alonso Fernández, Product, Health & Safety Manager, Corporate Responsibility Department, Inditex
14:25 - Blended finance fund to implement impact technology in the apparel supply chain in Asia
Tanvi Karambelkar, Investment Manager, The Good Fashion Fund

14:35 - Panel debate with all speakers and:
Kirsi Seppäläinen, Vice President, Strategic Projects, Stora Enso Biomaterials
Michaël Cogne, Project Manager, Materials Advanced Research, Michelin

Closing Reception

Spotlight on Germany: current status of bio-based economy

Chair: Viola Bronsema, Secretary General, BIO Deutschland

Christine Lang, Biotech Founder & German Representative, International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy
Janin Sameith, Director, Life Sciences & Bioeconomy, Hessen Trade and Invest