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

- Karin Fleck, Founder & CEO, Vienna Textile Lab
- Aniela Hoitink, CEO, NEFFA
- ScobyTec (speaker tbc)

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

- Bo Yu, Executive Director, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Biotechnology, China
- Paul Henderson, Head of Bioeconomy Strategy, UK Government Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
- Barna Kovacs, BIOEAST Secretary General, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the European Union

Chaired by Waldemar Kütt, Head of Unit Bioeconomy & Food Systems, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission

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

- Henk Noorman, Corporate Science Fellow, Process Technology, DSM
- Jürgen Eck, CEO, BRAIN AG
- Tim Devlamynck, Project Coordinator, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant & Metin Bulut, Business Development Manager, VITO
- Michelin (speaker tbc)

Chaired by Patricia Osseweijer, Professor in Biotechnology and Society, TU Delft


Networking break

Morning Plenary

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

- Friedrich Barth, Managing Director, International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre
- Joseph Zhou, Managing Partner, Bits x Bites
- Sara Lovisolo, Group Sustainability Manager, Borsa Italiana & Member of the EU Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
- Antoine Peeters, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, IAR

Chaired by Rob van der Meij, Senior Investment Manager, Capricorn Venture Partners



Closing Plenary

Presentation of John Sime Award for the best innovation presentation

Joanna Dupont-Inglis, Secretary General, EuropaBio

European Commission keynote

Timo Pesonen, Director-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

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

- Christine Lang, Biotech Founder & German Representative, International Advisory Council on Global Bioeconomy
- Kerry Bannigan, Founder, Conscious Fashion Campaign

Chaired by Philippe Mengal, Executive Director, Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking

15:00 Closing Reception in the Exhibition Hall