BRUSSELS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Committed to creating a forum to address opportunities and challenges for the biobased economy, EFIB is consistent in attracting an unrivalled calibre of speakers from across the fields of policy and business. This year’s high level plenary includes a French ministerial address, complemented by the European Commission’s take on the future evolution of the European biobased economy. These insights will be followed by discussion of the shale gas revolution and its likely impact on investments and market development for petrochemical and biobased value chains, featuring representatives from Shell and European Bioplastics.
Leading players in emerging value chains will also share their perspectives on the exciting opportunities for improving the sustainability profile of industrial production, on the closing plenary, including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Natureworks, DSM, Südzucker, and representatives from the European Commission and the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials.
In addition to strategic plenaries, the programme features parallel tracks, enabling delegates to build their own agenda. Delegates can pick from the ever-popular innovation track, showcasing the brightest and best new innovations in IB from companies such as Verdezyne, Deinove and MetGen, plus in-depth focus tracks on financing the biobased economy, achieving global scale-up aided by international policy developments and European feedstock competitiveness and sustainability.
Session highlights include insights from Sustainable Development Technology Canada on policy in practice advancing the biobased economy, one of eight international case studies; perspectives from PNO, Rabobank and Sofinova Partners to depict how the funding landscape is changing and a look at the EIP for Agriculture and how it will contribute to the development of a more competitive and dynamic EU with Virginie Rimbert, representative of the European Commission’s DG Agriculture.
“EFIB is the #1 EU event where business meets policy in this transformative and rapidly evolving field. We are delighted to host EFIB, in beautiful Champagne-Ardenne, which is itself a thriving hub for biobased industries. We look forward to shaping the future of this exciting sector together with a record number of participants” Nathalie Moll, Secretary General, EuropaBio.
EFIB takes place 30 September–2 October, Reims Congress Center, Champagne-Ardenne, France.
For the full agenda and more information, visit www.efibforum.com