2019 AGENDA

What happened in 2018? Click here to see last year's agenda. 

Workshop Day - 1st April

9.45

Welcome Coffee & Registration for Site Visit Attendees

10.00 

SITE VISIT– PORT OF AMSTERDAM

Details coming soon. Limited places available on first come, first served basis.  Available only to those registered for the Workshop Day.

13.00 

Lunch & Registration for Afternoon Workshops 

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS 

The workshop sessions offer a perfect platform for interaction, debate and best practice sharing. Following the moderators' introductory presentation, attendees will work in groups, led by specialist facilitators, to identify the main challenges and come up with solutions. Each group will then feedback to the rest of the room to form conclusions and key leanings

 

Scale Up & Process Technology

Sustainable Brands

14.00

#1

#2

15.00

#3

#4

16.00

Networking Coffee

16.30 

#5

#6

17.30

Opening Drinks Reception

  Conference Day One - 2nd April

8.00

Welcome Coffee & Registration

9:00

Organiser's Welcome Address

 

WHERE NEXT FOR THE GLOBAL BIO-ECONOMY

9.10

Keynote #1 

9.30

Keynote #2 

9.50

Leaders Panel Discussion

10.40

Networking Coffee

11:10

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

 BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY 

Overcoming Technical Challenges

 What Does The Consumer Want? Do They Even Know?

Apparel and textiles

13.00 

Networking Lunch

 

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY 

 14.00

Process & Plant Engineering

Lowering Your Carbon Footprint Through Bio-Based Products

Plastics and packaging

15.30 

Networking Coffee

16.00

INVESTMENT LEADERS PANEL

To take solutions from concept to product, finding the right investors is key. To stimulate large scale growth, investment is required. In the bio-economy this can stem from a number of sources including; venture capital, private investors, family funds, crowd sourcing and local, national and international grants.

16.40 

RISING STARS 5 x 5

Five of the hottest industry startups share their business story, inspirations and goals… in just five minutes. The audience then votes on their favourite.

17.10

BIO-BASED WORLD NEWS AWARDS

Bio-Based World News is your essential guide to the latest news and business developments in the rapidly growing bio-based industry. The news portal features dedicated daily content, features, exclusive interviews and a Quarterly magazine all produced by our in house editorial team. The awards honour key innovations making breakthroughs and transforming our industry.  Awards categories to be announced in 2019

17.30

Networking Drinks Reception 

   Conference Day Two - 3rd April 

 

9.30 – 9.50

Keynote #3 Producer (€)

9.50 – 10.30

Leaders Panel – Producer led (mix of sizes)

10:30 – 11.00

Networking coffee

11.30 - 13.00

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

 BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY


Creating greater efficiencies


Reducing and reusing waste.




Agri, food and nutrition



13.00– 14.00  

Networking lunch

 

SCALE UP & PROCESS TECHNOLOGY

SUSTAINABLE BRANDS

BUILDING A BIO-BASED INDUSTRY

14.00 – 15.30


Partnerships and further commercialization




Biodegradability and recycling.




Cosmetics and personal care



15.30 – 16.00   

Networking Coffee

16.00

17.30

Roundtable discussions: industry issues.

40 minutes, run twice. (Topics for illustrative purposes)

Sources of feedstocks.


Image, PR, and green credentials


Protecting your IP and structuring partnerships.

Scale-up options.

Creating organizational change

How bio-based and sustainable materials can turn the plastics crisis into plastics opportunity

17.30

End of World Bio Markets 2019