Now in its 15th year - this time in Barcelona

Agenda - day two

Pioneering international innovators, thought leaders, influencers and disruptors will take to the stage to share their vision, challenges, solutions and ideas.

Discover the companies and personalities shaping the biofuel & bioenergy, biomass feedstocks & agriculture, biomaterials, chemicals & ingredients, bioplastics & packaging and synbio sectors. Learn how global brands are trying to achieve their corporate sustainability goals and the role that bio based businesses can play now and in the future.

The conference blends technical solutions and innovations with market driven dialogue and real world reality, helping attendees to take back actionable insights and connections to the office.

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08:00 - 09:00

Networking coffee & registration

Startup success, spinning off, scaling up and going to market

Hosted by Jo Anne Shatkin, President, Vireo Advisors

09:00 - 09.05

Opening remarks

Jo Anne Shatkin, President, Vireo Advisors

09:05 - 09.30

Keynote address

Shaping the new plastics economy: scaling and commercializing biobased products

Tom van Aken, Chief Executive Officer, Avantium NV

09:30 - 09:45

Communicating as if the future depends on it

Kathryn Sheridan, CEO & Founder, Sustainability Consult

09:45 - 10:00

Accessible high-tech infrastructure and expertise for start-ups and SMEs in circularity

Monalisa Goswami, Director, Spark904

10:00 - 10:30

Keynote address

Driving novel innovations using synthetic biology

Kevin Madden, SVP of Business Development, Ginkgo Bioworks

10:30 - 11:00

Panel discussion

From start up to scale up and beyond – what are the key success factors required for survival and how do we overcome the most common hurdles?

Hosted by Jo Anne Shatkin, President, Vireo Advisors

Jesse Dill, Director of Growth, Ginkgo Bioworks

Matt Engler, Senior Director, Business Development, Checkerspot

David Williamson, Chief Science & Technology Officer, Modern Meadow

11:00 - 11:30

Networking coffee

Sustainable brands

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

11:30 - 12:00

Keynote address

Going beyond: achieving high performance through bio-based circularity

Charlotte Herdt, Global Sustainability Programme Manager, Arkema

Nils Altrogge, Head of Technology Innovation, On Running

12:00 - 12:15

Building a bridge between science and fashion with material science innovation

Amanda Parkes, Chief Innovation Officer, Pangaia

12:15 - 12:30

Net zero with plant based materials

Jason Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Evoco

12:30 - 13:00

Panel discussion

Mimicking nature – the scale up of natural PHAs

Hosted by Rick Passenier, Co-Founder and Executive Board Member, GO!PHA

Amir Afshar, Co Founder & Chief Product Officer, Shellworks

Robert Celik, Growth & Partnerships Lead, Genecis Bioindustries

Jonathan Kneebone, Head of Advocacy and Growth, Phantm

13:00 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Value chain innovations from lab to feedstocks to biorefineries to waste streams and market ready products

Hosted by Dr Melanie Williams, Director, Melanie Williams Consulting

14:00 - 14:30

Panel discussion

Turning municipal waste into marketable bio products through biorefinery innovation

The URBIOFIN Project

Hosted by Caterina Coll, Chief Executive Officer, PERSEO Biotechnology

Eduardo Fernandez, Innovation Manager, URBASER

Joan Carles Fernandez, Chief of Analytical Services – R&D, AMB

José María Gómez, Chief Executive Officer, Biomasa Peninsular

14:30 - 14:45

Lignin Biorefinery – journey from innovation to market ready products

Alex Michine, Chief Executive Officer, MetGen

14:45 - 15:00
From sugar to fine chemicals: potential solutions for biorefineries

Ghith Al-Shaal, Segment Lead Biorenewables & Oleochemicals, hte – the high throughput experimentation company

15:00 - 15:15

Ecoplanta – pioneers of carbon recycling

Manuel Baurier Trias, Recycling & Recovery Director, Ecoplanta

15:15 - 15:30

BIO alternatives. From concept to reality. A closer view of the polyester industry. Sustainability accelerates with promising profit

Javier Rivera, Business Manager, Tecnon Orbichem

15:30 - 15:55

Panel discussion

The biorefinery of the future: challenges to overcome, opportunities to maximise and the role of value chain collaboration

Hosted by Dr Melanie Williams, Director, Melanie Williams Consulting

Goizeder Barberena Ibanez, Biomass Strategy & Business Development Manager, Cener

Alex Michine, Chief Executive Officer, MetGen

Ghith Al-Shaal, Segment Lead Biorenewables & Oleochemicals, hte – the high throughput experimentation company

Caterina Coll, Chief Executive Officer, PERSEO Biotechnology

15:55 - 16:00

Closing remarks

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

16:00 - 17:00

Networking drinks & goodbyes