PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1

9.30 – 10.00 REGISTRATION
10.00 OPENING Mario Bonaccorso (Assobiotec-Federchimica/SPRING)
WELCOME MESSAGE
KEY NOTES  
Rafa Cayuela, Dow Chemical
Philippe Mengal, BBI JU
Eleni Zika, European Research Council
Giulia C. Braga, World Bank
11.15 – 11.40 COFFEE BREAK – POSTER SESSION
  BIO-BASED INDUSTRIES Each presentation is scheduled to last 10 minutes Moderator  
Role of lignin valorization in modern biorefineries Alex Michine, MetGen (Finland)
Commercializing biosourced commodity chemicals: lessons learned and what’s next Daniel MacEachran, Braskem (Brazil)
Biotechnology as enabler for circular bioeconomy: the role of bio-polymers Mariagiovanna Vetere, NatureWorks (USA)
Giulia Gregori, Mater Biopolymer (Italy)
Promoting the market penetration of bio-based product: consumers behaviors and policy measures Enrica Imbert, Unitelma (Italy)
Unlocking the potential of biomass: taking your product development from labscale to commercial scale Peter Flippo, BioProcess Facility (Netherlands)
Sustainable solutions for a circular bioeconomy Michael Tesch, Clariant (Switzerland)
Biorefinery and GRACE project in context of bio economy and Green deal Mladen Istuk, INA (Croatia)
13:00 NETWORKING LUNCH  
14:00 ROUND TABLE: The bio-based economy and the Venture Capitals Michael Nettersheim (ECBF), Ludwig Goris (Capricorn), Josko Bobanovic (Sofinnova Partners), Niklas von Weymarn (Metsä Spring) B2B – MEETINGS
Elevator pitches
15.20 – 15.30 The role of Lazio Region in supporting startups
15.30 – 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 – 17.00 ROUND TABLE: The role of National strategies Fabio Fava (Italy), Agata Foks (Poland), Isabella Plimon (Austria), Simão Soares (Portugal), Sarah Hickingbottom (UK)
17.00 CLOSING REMARKS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

9.30 REGISTRATION
WELCOME MESSAGE
10.00 AGROFOOD & NEW BIOMATERIALS Each presentation is scheduled to last 10 minutes Moderator: Fabio Fava (University of Bologna)  
Stefano Babbini, MOGU (Italy) B2B – MEETINGS
Building bridges between circular economy and bioeconomy Fabrizio Calenti, Aquafil (Italy)
What a tree can do – innovation and fashion from forests Kirsi SeppäläinenStora Enso (Sweden)
The role of the forest-based sector within the circular bioeconomy Andreas Kleinschmit Von Lengefeld, FCBA French Institute of Technology for Forest-based and Furniture Sectors (France) 
Agricultural policies supporting bioeconomy and integration with other sectorial ones in a nexus perspective Stefano Fabiani, CREA (Italy)
11.00 COFFEE BREAK 
11.30 ROUND TABLE:THE CIRCULAR BIOECONOMY IN THE FRAME OF GREEN NEW DEAL Piergiuseppe Morone (Unitelma, Italy), Mieke De Schoenmakere (EEA) tbc,
12.30 CLOSING AND BEST POSTER AWARD
12.45 NETWORKING LUNCH