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Join us at the high-level event BioEconomy Utrecht 2016, the fourth BioEconomy stakeholders conference, on 12-13 April 2016.

The aim of BioEconomy Utrecht 2016 is to detect the needs of the European BioEconomy. How can we together, bring the BioEconomy forward? Interesting speakers and successful Dutch innovations in the bioeconomy will inspire you. Stakeholders from business, civil society and public authorities are invited to share their experiences and ideas in the BioEconomy. These two days in Utrecht, at Rabobank headquarters, will accumulate into a Manifesto on the European BioEconomy.
The programme is taking shape and will be regularly updated.
Confirmed speakers are:

  • Bertholt Leeftink, Director General of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Catia Bastioli, Chief executive Officer Novamont
  • Christina Abildgaard, Board member JPI Oceans
  • Göran Örlander, Professor in Silviculture and the Chief Forester of Södra
  • J. Cogan (James), Business and Policy Analyst, PNO Innovation
  • M. A. Markkula (Markku), President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
  • IR. M.H.P.  van Dam (Martijn), Minister for Agriculture
  • Phillipe Mengal, Executive Director of Biobased Industries Joint Untertaking.
  • Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General of Copa -Cogeca
  • Christine Lang, Germany Bioeconomy Council
  • Louise Fresco, president of Wageningen University
  • Robert Jan Smits, Director General of DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
  • S. Eräjää(Sini), Policy Officer at European Environmental Bureau, BirdLife Europe
  • Štefan Mihina, Director General of the National Agricultural and Food Centre, SlovakiaScientific orientation
  • Dr. S. Bisoffi(Stefano), Representative SCAR forsight
  • IR. Wiebe Draijer, Chairman of the Rabobank Executive Board
  • Jason Leoussis, European Investment Bank
  • Nicole Polsterer, Campaigner on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns, at Fern
  • Kees de Gooijer, TKI Agri&Food, TKI Biobased Economy
  • Albert Markusse, CEO of Suiker Unie and member of the Executive Board of Royal Cosun
  • Mr. Drs. A. Nicolaï  (Atzo), President DSM the Netherlands
  • Do you want more information on the BioEconomy in general or of the organising parties?
    Here are some interesting websites: 

  • European Commision
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs of the Netherlands
  • BiobasedEconomy
  • The Netherlands EU Presidency 2016
  • SCAR
  • Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking
  • Roll up and Short English movies(with subtitles)

    BioEconomyUtrecht2016 wants to give some space to related organisations and platforms, to present themselves and their ideas. This will be done in the form of a Roll up banner, during the' 2 days of the conference. The coffee and lunch breaks will be an excellent moment to inform the BEU2016 visitors of your message. It is also possible to send 2 slides on the subject, for a PowerPoint presentation in the foyer. Short English movies(with subtitles) can also be send in for this presentation. The first 20 slides and movies will be shown at BEU2016. The banner and PowerPoint presentation is strictly for related organisations and platforms, who can give an added value to the congress. It is not intended for any commercial activity. If you are interested, please contact Joyce van Elck,