Conference Day 2 | 02 October 2019

THE SQUARE, Brussels

09:00

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

10:30

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

12:30

Lunch



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