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The Canadian BioDesign Conference "Building a Vibrant Bioeconomy"

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Lambton College Event Centre

1485 London Road

Sarnia, ON N7W 1B8

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Please join us for the inaugural “Canadian BioDesign Conference” hosted by Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and Lambton College on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

We are on a mission to support highly-innovative Canadian firms, developing new biomass-to-bioproducts technologies, as they seek to commercialise new bio-based products.

A novel global industry based on biomass is arising today, and with this industry growing rapidly, Canada has an unprecedented opportunity to participate and drive the development of this new industry as a prime mover. With this in mind, we invite you to participate in the inaugural Canadian BioDesign Conference.

BioDesign is a cohort of industry, research and association stakeholders focused on accelerating Canada’s bioeconomy by leveraging growing international and domestic market pull for supply chains that accelerate the transition to a sustainable low-carbon society.

BioDesign’s strategy is designed to be a comprehensive catalyst mobilizing multiple industry partners, attracting international partners and investment, building on regional strengths, creating jobs, and sustaining a strong innovation culture.

As the inaugural BioDesign conference, Sarnia-Lambton will be emphasising the activities in Ontario with the intention to have this conference hosted across Canada in future years.


TENTATIVE AGENDA:

8:30am-9:00am – Registration

9:00am-9:10am – Opening Remarks
Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

9:10am-10:10am – Building Strong Hybrid Chemistry Value Chains in Canada
Facilitator - Sandy Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)

  • TBA – NaturALL Alliance
  • Debbie Mielewski, Materials Sustainability, Sr. Technical Leader, Ford Motor Co.
  • Andrew Richard, Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Comet Biorefining

10:10am-10:25am – Networking Break

10:25am-11:25am – BioDesign Initiative
Facilitator – Meaghan Seagrave, Executive Director, BioNB

  • Murray McLaughlin, Advisor, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada
  • Andrew Casey, Chief Executive Officer, BIOTECanada
  • Robert Larocque, Sr. Vice President, Forest Products Association of Canada
  • Jean-Pierre Martel, Vice President - Strategic Partnerships, FP Innovations

11:30am-12:00pm – Company Spotlights
Facilitator – Andrea Hands, Research Development and Outreach Manager, Lambton College

Two-minute presentations

  • Wood (AMEC Foster Wheeler)
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • TransAlta
  • Bond Consulting
  • Paton Engineers and Constructors
  • LEHDER Environmental
  • CMS Project Health Measurement
  • BioTalent Canada
  • VIP Rail Inc.
  • Advisian – a division of Worley Parsons

12:00pm-12:45pm – Lunch
Luncheon speaker – TBA

12:45pm-1:45pm – Tour of Lambton College’s Centre of Excellence in Energy and Bioindustrial Technologies
Please meet outside in parking lot in front of Event Centre to board bus for tour

1:45pm-2:45pm- Shared Clients Panel
Facilitator – Steve Reaume, Bio-Industrial Process Research Centre Coordinator, Lambton College

Companies will discuss how they have worked with BIC’s COMM SCI program, Lambton College and The Western Sarnia Lambton Research Park to commercialize and successfully develop their projects along the value chain.

  • C. Howie Honeyman, Chief Executive Officer, Forward Water Technologies
  • Alex Ward, Manager - Open Innovation, Origin Materials
  • Pratish Gawand, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Ardra Inc.
  • TBA

2:45pm-3:00pm – Networking Break

3:00pm-4:00pm – Building a Vibrant Bioeconomy
Facilitator – Erika Van Neste, Bioeconomy Policy, Strategic Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC)

  • John Wilkinson, Sr. Vice President, Greenfield Global
  • Rob Tripp, Chief Executive Officer, Benefuel
  • TBA

4:00pm-4:10pm – Closing Remarks
Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean, Applied Research and Innovation, Lambton College

4:10pm-5:30pm – Wine and Cheese Reception
Sponsored by Vidal Street Industrial Park Inc (VIP Rail)




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