BIO’s World Congress to Feature Panels on Food Ingredients and Personal Care

New speakers and sessions have been announced for the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which will return to Montreal July 23-26 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The new sessions announced today include executives from food and nutrition companies speaking with leaders from the industrial biotechnology sector.

“The 2017 BIO World Congress will feature a full track of educational sessions on use of industrial biotechnology to produce flavorings, fragrances and cosmetic ingredients for everyday consumer items. Speakers from the food and cosmetic industries will highlight technological innovations in this sector and discuss current and future market trends,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section.

Featured speakers on the Monday July 24 afternoon plenary session, titled Biotech and the Future of Food Ingredients, Flavorings, and Personal Care, include Andreas Birmoser, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, with  Stora Enso Biomaterials; John Melo, President and CEO of Amyris; Markus Pompejus, Vice President, Innovation and Scouting Bioscience Research at BASF Corporation and Jill Zullo, Vice President, Bioindustrials NA, Cargill.

Breakout education sessions in the Flavors, Fragrances and Food Ingredients track will feature executives from Evolva, KnipBio, White Dog Labs, Calysta, Roquette, Earthrise Nutritionals, and TerraVia.

For more information on the conference please visit www.bio.org/worldcongress.

BIO’s World Congress to Feature Panels on Food Ingredients and Personal Care

New speakers and sessions have been announced for the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, which will return to Montreal July 23-26 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. The new sessions announced today include executives from food and nutrition companies speaking with leaders from the industrial biotechnology sector.

“The 2017 BIO World Congress will feature a full track of educational sessions on use of industrial biotechnology to produce flavorings, fragrances and cosmetic ingredients for everyday consumer items. Speakers from the food and cosmetic industries will highlight technological innovations in this sector and discuss current and future market trends,” said Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section.

Featured speakers on the Monday July 24 afternoon plenary session, titled Biotech and the Future of Food Ingredients, Flavorings, and Personal Care, include Andreas Birmoser, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, with  Stora Enso Biomaterials; John Melo, President and CEO of Amyris; Markus Pompejus, Vice President, Innovation and Scouting Bioscience Research at BASF Corporation and Jill Zullo, Vice President, Bioindustrials NA, Cargill.

Breakout education sessions in the Flavors, Fragrances and Food Ingredients track will feature executives from Evolva, KnipBio, White Dog Labs, Calysta, Roquette, Earthrise Nutritionals, and TerraVia.

For more information on the conference please visit www.bio.org/worldcongress.

Education Sessions for #BIOWC17 Announced

Education program session titles and speakers for the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology are now available on the conference website. The education program features seven diverse content tracks over three days of the conference, drawing speakers from across the globe. #BIOWC17 is the world’s largest industrial biotechnology and partnering event, and it will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

“BIO’s 2017 World Congress will feature the most diverse group of speakers and presenters in the conference’s history, with scientists and executives from start-up companies, investors from the finance sector, consumer product manufacturers and government officials from across Canada, Europe, the United States and Asia,” Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, says. “The education program and partnering system provide a unique forum for conference attendees to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, fragrances, flavors, cosmetics, biofuels and biorefineries, agricultural crops and biobased materials.”

Representatives from well-known brand owners such as IKEA, Unilever, Method and Seventh Generation will be featured on breakout and plenary panels alongside executives from start-up renewable chemical companies that are developing ingredients and materials for better consumer products. Industry analysts and investment gurus will offer an economic growth outlook. Many — but by no means all — of the sessions will be hosted in the Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials education track.