Agenda - day one

Thank you to all our amazing speakers who made the 2022 event so impactful. Downloads of the presentations can be found throughout the programme.

08:00 - 09:00

Welcome coffee & registration

The impact of global events on the bioeconomy revolution and the role of bio design, materials, chemicals and ingredients

Hosted by Kathryn Sheridan, CEO & Founder, Sustainability Consult

09:00 - 09.10

Opening remarks

Paul MacDonald, Partner & Chief Community Officer, World Bio Markets

09:10 - 09.30

Keynote address

Today’s bioeconomy: what’s changed?

Kathryn Sheridan, CEO & Founder, Sustainability Consult

09:30 - 10:00

Panel discussion

The bioeconomy revolution: is it really happening?

Hosted by Kathryn Sheridan, CEO & Founder, Sustainability Consult

Jeff Passmore, Founder & CEO, Passmore Group

Sasha Calder, Head of Impact, Genomatica

Catarina Vannfält, Material Innovation Developer, IKEA

Nils Altrogge, Head of Technology Innovation, On Running

10:00 - 10:15
A circular approach to bioeconomy

Stefano Facco, New Business Development Director, Novamont

10:15 - 10:30
Process optimization via high-speed separation for bioplastic production

Francesco Montecchio, Global Technology – Application Engineer, Alfa Laval

10:30 - 10:45
Producing sustainable chemicals while addressing the plastic waste problem

Beatrix Ellis, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Epoch Biodesign

10:45 - 11:00
Mycelium futures — rethinking the way we make things

Gavin McIntyre, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer, Forager

11:00 - 11:30

Networking coffee

Hosted by Claudia Amos, Technical Director, Anthesis Group

11:30 - 11:45
Biobased building materials: forging new value chains between agriculture, forestry and construction

Arjen van Kampen, Business Development Manager Biobased Products, Wageningen Food and Biobased Research

11:45 - 12:00
Advanced bio-circular materials: the Arkema approach to the sustainability journey

Guido Dona, Sustainability Project Director, Arkema

12:00 - 12:15
Advanced ethanol: a truly integrated platform towards net-zero solutions for biofuels and biochemical

Kevin Lecoanet, Process Design Engineer – Renewables, Axens

12:15 - 12:30
Wood residues to biomaterials and biochemicals: from dream to real

Peep Pitk, Chief Development Officer, Fibenol OÜ

12:30 - 13:00

Panel discussion 

Accelerating the commercialisation of the bioeconomy: producer, supplier and customer perspectives

Hosted by Godavari Biorefineries Ltd 

Moderated by Claudia Amos, Technical Director, Anthesis Group

Sangeeta Srivastava, Executive Director, Godavari Biorefineries

Sjoerd Dijkstra, Lead Strategic & Sustainability Marketing, Coatings & Adhesives, Covestro

Monica Damo, Senior Packaging Sustainability Manager, Danone

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Sustainable brands

Hosted by Paul MacDonald, Partner & Chief Community Officer, World Bio Markets

14:00 - 14:30

Keynote address

High performing and sustainable cosmetic ingredients and products by design

Magda Carrasco, International Raw Material Department Director, L’Oreal

14:30 - 14:45
The sustainable materials transition

Sasha Calder, Head of Impact, Genomatica

14:45 - 15:00
Sustainability in the Matterverse

Zina Cinker, Director General, MATTER

15:00 - 15:15
The challenge of building a circular polymers portfolio

Martin Clemesha, Product Manager – I’m greenTM polyolefins Europe & Asia, Braskem

15:15 - 15:30
Sustainability meets performance with programmable proteins

Mitchell Duffy, Chief Executive Officer, Cambrium

15:30 - 16:00

Panel discussion

Transforming biotech innovations into stand alone brands

Hosted by Tomas Vucurevic, Managing Director, BRAIND® Ingredient Brand Strategy Consulting

Ulrich Scherbel, Chief Executive Officer, AMSilk

Victor Tibo, Co-Founder & CFO, Lignovations 

Markus Hefter, Commercial Director EMEA, Polygiene

16:00 - 16:30

Networking coffee

Turning ideas and science into a profitable business

Hosted by Dr Melanie Williams, Director, Melanie Williams Consulting

16:30 - 16:45
From lab to market – Driving innovation across the bio-based value chain in Europe

Marco Rupp, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Bio-Based Industries Consortium (BIC)

16:45 - 17:00
From start-up to scale-up: investing in a sustainable and Circular Bioeconomy

Dr. Michael Brandkamp, Partner, European Circular Bioeconomy Fund

17:00 - 17:30

Fireside chat and audience Q&A

New business models driving the bright future of industrial biotech

Hosted by Rob van der Meij, Partner, Capricorn Partners 

Norbert Baum, Senior Executive Manager, Helm

17:30 - 19:30

Networking drinks