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Workshop Day - 1st April

9.45

Welcome Coffee & Registration for Site Visit Attendees

10.00 

SITE VISIT– PORT OF AMSTERDAM
 
An exclusive visit to the 4th busiest port in Europe, who are firm believers that the port of the future is a sustainable port – a port that endeavours to consider all interests related to health, the environment and ecology. True to its motto “ambition meets business”, the Port of Amsterdam has joined forces with regional, national and European partners to accelerate the transition to a sustainable society. This commitment to contributing to sustainable growth is attracting numerous like-minded businesses and start-ups with a biotechnological edge. Many of these operate at the intersection of the bio-based economy. 
 
Available only to those registered for the Workshop Day. Limited places available on first come, first served basis.  
 

13.00 

Lunch & Registration for Afternoon Workshops 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Scale Up & Process Technology

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Sustainable Brands

14.00

Certification Workshop: Standards for certification of new bio-based molecules, and defining methods of integrating these molecules into existing supply chains

Circular Economy Workshop: Defining the circular economy and understanding how businesses can make sense of and integrate all aspects from sustainability goals, to bio-based to end of life

15.00

Scale Up Workshop: Your hands on guide to making a success of scaling up your operations to full scale commercial production and how to avoid the pitfalls that have bankrupted others

Marketing and PR Workshop: Understanding what the consumer really wants and creating a world class marketing, advertising and PR plan to deliver adoption and commercial success

16.00

Networking Coffee

16.30 

Supply Chain Workshop: From an expert who has successfully achieved this, how to enable scalability, sustainability and consistent supply through supply chain management.

Customer Workshop: How to engage with customers and amplify the value of bio-based and sustainable products.

17.30

Opening Drinks Reception

  Conference Day One - 2nd April

8.00

Welcome Coffee & Congress Registration

9.00

Organiser's Welcome Address: Where brands meet the bio-based industry: outlining the structure and objectives of World Bio Markets 2019

Alex Williamson, CEO and Co-Founder, Bio-Based World
Luke Upton, Editor and Co-Founder, Bio-Based World
 

PLENARY SESSION: A BIO-BASED FUTURE FOR BIG BRANDS

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9.15

Keynote Address: What can the industry learn from the technical innovations that have altered the course of humanity?

9.30

Keynote Address: Why brands can no longer afford to ignore sustainable, bio-based and circular solutions and what we’re doing about it

9.45

Leaders Panel Discussion: What does a future sustainable, circular economy look like, where does bio-based fit and how do we get there?

10.30

Networking Coffee & 1-2-1 Meetings

 

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

Sources of Feedstock

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SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

Marketing & Advertising

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BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY

Apparel & Textiles

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11.00 Presentation: Selecting the correct, sustainable feedstock for your specific bio-based chemical

Presentation: Marketing is from Mars, Sustainability is from Venus: the right message to engage consumers

Thomas Kolster, Author, Critic, Speaker and Sustainability and Marketing Expert, Goodvertising Agency

Presentation: The inside story of how Allbirds have gone from start-up to investment from Leonardo Di Caprio

Jad Finck, VP of Innovation and Sustainability, Allbirds

11.15

Presentation: Integrating new feedstocks into your existing supply chain with minimal disruption

Presentation: Understanding changing consumer awareness and demands: the Blue Planet effect

Irene-Marie Seelig, Innovation Program Manager, Swarovski

Presentation: How sustainable brands are harnessing the power of bio-based in leisure and outdoor wear

11.30 Presentation: The economics of location, scalability, consistency and cost of storage

Presentation: Speaking the language of bio-based: defining eco, sustainable, bio-based, circular and more

 

Presentation: Incorporating bio-based into existing complex material supply chains

Mattias Bodin, Sustainability Business Expert, Materials and Innovation, H&M
11.45 Presentation: Optimising feedstock processing for greater performance and reduced costs Presentation: Do we need new marketing models for bio-based products or do old rules apply? Presentation: Ensuring the supply chain is sustainable: from factory to shop floor, and back again
12.00 Panel: From land to brand: how do we optimise feedstock supply and processing at commercial scale? Panel: Understanding how consumers perceive bio-based, and the language we should use to appeal to them Panel: Green is the new black: changing practices in one of the world’s most challenging industries
12.45 Networking Lunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

 

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

Process Engineering Challenges

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SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

Lowering Your Carbon Footprint

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BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY

Plastics & Packaging

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13.45

Presentation: Pioneering innovation in process technology for greater speed, efficiency and cost reduction

Presentation: Sourcing sustainable and ethical feedstocks that don't compete with food and environmental concerns

Presentation: Bio-based straws and the renewable journey:  changing processes in one of the world’s largest companies

Davide Braghiroli, Product Manager, Environmental Innovations, Tetra Pak

14.00 Presentation: Matching your molecule to your market: targeting the correct use case, application and products

Presentation: Regenerating bio-based feedstocks to optimise the carbon neutrality of your bio-based products

Alexander Rosenlew, CEO, Orthex

Presentation: Matching materials with demands: how new products can match changing packaging trends
14.15 Presentation: The unknowns of innovative processes: innovating whilst minimising risk at scale up Presentation: Not all plastic is bad for the environment: how bio-based plastics can decarbonise the economy Presentation: Maximising the moment: how bio-plastics have never had a better opportunity to go mainstream
14.30 Presentation: Modern approaches to scaling processes and plants from lab, to pilot, to commercial scale

Presentation: Life cycle assessments (LCAs) and how to measure carbon footprint for bio-based products.

Geanne Van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development, Interface.

Presentation: How plastics from new sources can change consumers relationships with disposable packaging
14.45 Panel: Protecting IP and managing patents in a collaborative but competitive new market Panel: How important is carbon neutrality vs. bio-based and are they mutually exclusive? Panel: How bio-based and sustainable materials can turn the plastics crisis into plastics opportunity

15.30 

Networking Coffee & 1-2-1 Meetings

 

PLENARY SESSION: INVESTMENT, INNOVATION & SUCCESS

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16.00

Investors Panel Discussion: Nice idea, but we’re not investing: turning ideas and science into investable businesses

16.45 

Bio-Stars 5 x 5: Five companies from our Bio-Stars 2019 programme share their business plans, inspirations and goals - in just five minutes. And our interactive tech platform allows our attendees to vote for their favourite.

17.15

Bio-Based World Awards: The winners of our annual search for the finest bio-based developments are announced. Categories for 2019 include Bio-Based product of the year, Bio-Based Chemical Innovation of the year, Best use of alternative feedstocks, Story of the year and more.

17.45

Networking Drinks Reception 

   Conference Day Two - 3rd April 

 

9.00

Welcome Coffee & Congress Registration

 9.30

Organiser's Welcome Address: Summary and feedback of key themes from yesterday and setting the objectives for today

Alex Williamson, CEO and Co-Founder, Bio-Based World
Luke Upton, Editor and Co-Founder, Bio-Based World

 

PLENARY SESSION: A BIO-BASED FUTURE FOR THE TRADITIONAL CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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9.45

Keynote Address: Working together to solve mutual challenges - how big chem can learn from bio-based, and vice versa.

10:00

Keynote Address: Moving forward by going in circles - better business and a healthier planet.

Lars Boerger, Head of Product Marketing, Neste

10.15

Leaders Panel: Money, models and markets - models to ensure success, market adoption, regulation and more.

11.00

Networking Coffee & 1-2-1 Meetings

 

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

Plant Engineering & Scale-Up

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SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

Reducing & Reusing Waste Streams

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BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY

Agri, Food & Nutrition

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11.30 Presentation: Partner up or go it alone: different models for gaining access to your own commercial scale facility

Presentation: Enable brands to reuse bio-based waste streams and move towards a circular economy model

Senior Executive, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials

Presentation: From land to the brand: building effective, and achievable supply chains
11.45 Presentation: How to build your own plant: making it a reality and making sure you don’t go bust

Presentation: Algal Biomass and Wet Waste Streams for Production of fuels and chemicals.

Philip Pienkos, Strategic Product Lead, US National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Presentation:  Matching changing market and consumer trends to business decision making
12.00 Presentation: Innovations in plant engineering and technology to reduce costs and increase efficiencies Presentation: Developing new products from bio-based plant waste for greater efficiencies, yields and profit Presentation: Legislation, regulation and red tape: navigating the complex world of changing your processes
 12.15 Presentation: How to run a successful and profitable bio-based plant: optimising an operational plant Presentation: Forming the right partnerships that enable producers and brands to use all byproducts Presentation: Accelerating market uptake through smarter partnerships with bio-mass and feedstock suppliers
12.30 Panel: We were promised bio-based refineries: what’s holding projects back and how to navigate the roadblocks Panel: Where bio-based, sustainability and the circular economy meet: making bio-based sustainable and circular Panel: Agriculture is the original bio-based industry: maximising the growing opportunities found within it
 13.15 Networking Lunch & 1-2-1 Meetings
 

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

Partnerships & Commercialisation

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SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

Product Biodegradability & Recycling

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BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY

Cosmetics & Personal Care

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14.15

Presentation: Understanding financing options: from VC funding to a JV with a big chemical company Presentation: Compostable, biodegradable, recyclable or bio-based: options for your product and market?

Presentation: Matching performance and sustainability, the development of a 70% bio-based product

Guillaume Lebert, Sustainability Senior Scientist, P&G

14.30

Presentation: The evolving role of the founding team: science vs. business and how to reconcile them Presentation: Targeting the right markets: growth areas for biodegradable and recyclable goods

Presentation: Eco-friendly technologies in botanical extraction and marine biotechnologies.

Sébastien Duprat De Paule, Innovation Director, SEPPIC

14.45

Presentation: Rapid process prototyping and product commercialization through public-private partnership.

Todd Pray PhD MBA, Program Head, Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, US Department of Energy

Presentation: Evaluating options to repurpose or extend product life cycle and reduce environmental impact Presentation: The development of bio-based ranges of specialty ingredients for health and beauty

15.00

Presentation: Understanding a complex supply chain and building partnerships at every step to maximise your offering Presentation: Understanding the best and most cost effective end of life options for your bio-based product Presentation: Sustainability issues facing flavour and fragrances suppliers and their end-use customer

15.15

Panel: Analysing the risk vs. the opportunity of first mover advantage and how to capitalise Panel: Bio-based products and the environment: our obligations to minimise environmental impacts Panel: Opportunities and challenges in developing more sustainable cosmetics and personal care products

16.00

Networking Coffee & 1-2-1 Meetings
  SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY ROUNDTABLES SUSTAINABLE BRANDS ROUNDTABLES BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLES
16.30

Scale up success: financial models, partnerships, pilot plants, commercial plants and going global

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Image, PR and green credentials: making it matter and selling it to the masses

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Bringing a bio-based product to market: lessons from a real world journey

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17.00

Creating greater efficiencies: investing in R&D, defining TRLs and delivering results

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Creating organisational change: looking long-term and securing buy in from top to bottom

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Spotting opportunity, and acting on it: where and how to incorporate bio-based materials 

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17.30   

Roundtable Feedback, Closing Remarks, Open Networking 

18.00

End of World Bio Markets 2019