BioMarine Cascais 2014 Detailed Program



Estoril Congress Center


Palace of the Cidadela de Cascais

Wednesday October 29, 2014

13:00 to 15:00 Norwegian Embassy Lunch Seminar – Contact your Embassy in Lisbon for more information about place and schedule
13:30 to 17:30 Registration opens for delegates
18:00 to 18:20 BioMarine Official Launch Press conference with Government Officials.
18:00 to 19:45 Welcome Reception offered by the President of the Republic of Portugal in the Palace of the Cidadela of Cascais in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco


19:45 Free evening and dinner in Cascais or Estoril

Thursday October 30, 2014

7:45 Registration opens for registered Visitors and BioMarine Delegates
8:00 to 8:45 bpiWelcome Coffee
8.50 to 9.00 Openings words:
Pierre Erwes, Chairman BioMarine
Tiago Pitta e Cunha, Co-Chair BioMarine 2014
Carlos Carreiras, President Cascais Municipality
9:00 to 10:00

This morning public plenaries and keynote speeches will be translated into English/Portuguese and webcasted live

3 Plenary Debate Sessions

Carneiro & Associados

“Transforming the Political Vision into a Blue Economic Asset”

Moderator: António Rocha Mendes, Partner Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados, Portugal


    • Dilek Ayhan, State Secretary / Deputy Minister, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
    • Fausto Brito e Abreu, Regional Secretary for the Sea, Science and Technology, Government of Azores, Portugal
    • HE Eng. Jaber M. Al Shehri, Deputy Minister for Fisheries, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    • Alain Rousset, President of the Aquitaine Region, France
10:00 to 10:20 Manuel Pinto de Abreu Secretary of State for the Sea, Portugal
10:20 to 10:40 HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
10:45 to 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 to 12:00 PwC logo

“Fish by-catches and by-products as a Supplier for the Biomarine Industry”

Moderator: Steve Dillingham, Global Director, AlaskOmega® Ingredients, Organic Technologies, USA

  • Jose Apolinario, President Docapesca, Portugal
  • Karl Andreas Almas, CEO, SINTEF, Norway
  • Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO, Nofima, Norway
  • Jean Pierre Rivery, President, IDMer, France
12:05 to 12:50 homepartners-a4f

“Biotechnology and Genetics in Aquaculture”

Moderator: Oystein Lie, CEO Marlife, Norway

  • Odd Magne Rødseth, Chairman Aquagen, Norway, Director Aquaculture EW Group, Germany
  • Veronica McGuire, Executive Director, Program, Regulatory and Trade Policy Directorate, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Jorge Dias, CEO, Sparos, Portugal
  • Claudia Baule, Coordinator, Biotechnology and Biosciences Hub, Maluana Science & Technology Park, Mozambique
12:50 to 13:55
Novus logoPublic Lunch

Invitation only. Buffet for BioMarine Delegates and invited visitors of the public plenary sessions.

bpiVIP Seated Lunch

Dedicated to BioMarine 2014 Partners, Sponsors and Officials.

13:00 to 18.00 1-to-1 Business Meetings open for Full Pass Delegates to optimize their participation to BioMarine. The system allows to choose your own schedule between Round Tables, Company Pitchings or 1to1 Meetings.
13:55 to 14:55

Parallel Round Tables

PwC logo

“Microalgae: the Key to Improving Nutrition Worldwide”

Live-streamed panel session :

Moderator:Pierre Erwes, Chairman BioMarine
Joao Navalho, Director Allma, Portugal
Douglas McKenzie, Director, Xanthella Ltd, UK
Katerina Kousoulaki, Nutrition and Feed Technology Expert, Nofima, Norway


“Marine Compounds for the Nutraceutical and Cosmetic Industry”

Round Table
Moderator: Margarida Couto, Partner, VDA & Associados, Portugal

13:55 to 14:55 PwC logo

5+5′ Pitching Sessions

14:00 A4F

14:10 CIIMAR

14:20 SPAROS

14:30 ALLMA


15:00 to 16:00

Parallel Round Tables


“Developing use of marine by-products and discards from agriculture to nutraceutical uses”

Round Table Moderator: Steve Dillingham, Steve Dillingham Global Director, AlaskOmega® Ingredients, Organic Technologies, USA

logo“How can Norway as the leading marine country, help developing and boost marine investments in other parts of the world?”

Live-streamed panel session:

Moderator: Michael Whitney, Managing Partner, Kincannon & Reed, UK
Experts: Christina Abildgaard, Director, Department for Environmental Research and Marine Resources, Research Council of Norway
Karl Andreas Almas, CEO SINTEF, Norway
Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO NOFIMA,Norway

PwC logo

“Untapped Potential of Biomolecules Extracted from Marine Organisms”

Round tableExperts: Guy Viel, Veronica McGuire, Helena Vieira & Henrique CabralModerator:Jean Christophe Sergère, Chairman & CEO Setubio, France

16:00 to 17:00

Networking Coffee and CEO Interviews

SPI logo

  • 16:00 – Soper, Canada
  • 16:15 – Research Council of Norway
  • 16:30 – Fermentalg, France
  • 16:45 – IDMer, France
17:00 to 18:00

Parallel Round Tables

SPI logo

“Is Vegetal Diet in the Next Generation of Aquafeed?”

Live-streamed panel session:

Moderator:Pierre Erwes, Chairman BioMarine
Tiago Aires, Technical Manager, Soja de Portugal
John Sweetman, Director EcoMarine Ltd, UK
Stefan Kraan, Founder, Scientific & Managing Director, Ocean Harvest Technology Ireland
Becky Timmons, Director Applications Research & Quality Assurance, Alltech, USA

“Marine Biotech: novel strategies for marine microbe cultivation”

Round Table
Moderator: Marieke Reuver, Project Manager, AquaTT, Ireland
SPI logo

“Marine Biotechnology: Start-up’s Strategy to Attract the Right Investors”

Round Table

Moderator: Helena Vieira, Expert in Innovation& Tech Transfer in Marine Sciences, FCUL,Portugal

18:00 to 18:30 Business Speed Meetings
20:00 BioMarine Gala Dinner hosted by Cascais Municipality at Palacio Hotel, Estoril
Welcome Words from Carlos Carreiras, President Cascais Municipality and Assunção Cristas, Minister of Agriculture and the Sea, Portugal


Palacio Hotel

Friday October 31, 2014

8:00 to 8:45 bpiWelcome Coffee
9:00 1-to-1 Business Meetings open until 16:30
9:00 to 10:00

Parallel Round Tables


“Genomics Contribution to Sustainable Aquaculture”

Moderator: Rory Francis, Executive Director, Prince Edward Island BioAlliance, Canada
Expert: Matías Medina, Manager Intesal, Chile

“Marine Nutraceuticals Prospects and Perspectives”

Live-streamed Panel Session:

Moderator: Brian Monks, CEO, Monks Innovation, France
Joanne Pitt, Knowledge Exchange Manager, Scotland, UK
Charlie Bavington, CEO Glycomar, UK
Fabrice Bohin, CEO Eviagenics, France


“Seaweed Production: How to match the global demand with a uniform quality requirement.”

Round Table
Moderator:Pia Winberg, CEO Venus Shell Systems, Australia

10:05 to 10:25 homepartners-a4f

Networking Coffee and CEO Interviews

  • 10:05 – Aquagen
  • 10:15 – A4F
10:05 to 10:20 PwC logo

5+5′ Pitching Sessions

10h05 Sintef

10h15 Soja de Portugal

10:30 to 11:30

Parallel Round Tables


“Micro Algae: Scaling up Industrial Production”

Livecast Panel Session
Moderator : Jean Michel Pommet, Brit’Inov, France
Joao Navalho, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, A4F, Portugal
Craig Behnke, Senior Director Cultivation, Sapphire Energy, USA
Stephen O’Leary, Director of R&D, National Research Council of Canada

DNA cascais

“Emergence of the Portuguese biomarine industry “

Round Table
Moderator: Paulo Andrez, President Emeritus at EBAN – European Business Angels Network, Founder & Board Member, DNA Cascais Incubator Centre


“Marine organisms associated bacteria: a key tool for the identification and scale-up production of seaweeds”

Round table

Moderator: Pia Winberg, CEO Venus Shell Systems, Australia

11:40 to 12:15 homepartners-a4f

CEO Interviews on BiomarineTV Studio

11.40 – Nofima, Norway
11.50 – Soja de Portugal
12.00 – Sapphire Energy

PwC logo

5+5′ Pitching Sessions

11:40 Shoalhaven

11:50 Blue Genomics

12:00 Mare

12:30 to 14:00 Networking Lunch
13:00 to 13:30 homepartners-a4f

CEO Interviews on BioMarineTV Studio

13.00 BPI
13.10 CS Associados
13.20 Xanthella

PwC logo

5+5′ Pitching Sessions

13:00 C-FOOD

13:10 NCBiotech Center

13:20 open

14:00 to 15:00

Parallel Round Tables


“Contribution of Marine Microorganisms in the Biomarine Industry.”

Round Table

Moderator: Helena Vieira,Expert in Innovation& Tech Transfer in Marine Sciences, FCUL, Portugal


“Potentials and perspectives of micro algae Omega3 and algae biomass in aquaculture.”

Round Table

Moderator: Bruno Berheide, Director Spanish Bank of Algae, Spain

“Financial Mechanisms for marine bio resources SMEs”

Live-streamed Panel Session

Moderator : Tiago Pitta e Cunha, Senior Advisor for Marine Policy to the President of the Republic of Portugal
Pedro Silva Fernandes, BPI Bank, Portugal
Luis Conceiçao, Founder co -owner, CFO Sparos, Portugal
Sebastien Groyer, Partner, Seventure, France
Helena Vaz Pinto, Partner M&A, Corporate Finance, VDA & Associados, Portugal

15:05 to 16:05

Parallel Round Tables


“Cultivate seaweed as bio resource for new innovative products”

Round Table

Moderator: Franck Hennequart, Technical Director, Oilean Glas Teo (OGT), Ireland


“Sustainable Aquaculture: market development strategies for new species”

Round table

Moderator: Joaquim Macedo de Sousa, CEO C-FOOD, Portugal

1to1 Business Meetings
16:05 to 16:25

Networking Coffee

16:30 to 17:30

Live-streamed Closing Sessions – BioMarineTV Studio


Aquaculture Public Acceptance

Moderator: Luis Silvestre, Editor, Revista Sábado, Portugal
João Pedro Azevedo, CEO, Soja de Portugal Group
Rita Westvik, Futurama, Norway
Pedro Encarnacao Dir. Bus. dev., Biomin, Singapore

17:30 to 18:30 homepartners-a4fhomepartners-a4f

Biomarine’s Economics

Introduction words: Tiago Pitta e Cunha, Senior Advisor for Marine Policy to the President of the Republic of Portugal

Moderator: Anabela Reis, Journalist, Bloomberg News, Portugal

James J. Levine, CEO, Sapphire Energy Inc. USA
Kelvin Okamoto, President, Gen3Bio, Inc. USA
Nuno Coelho, CEO, A4F, Portugal
Miguel Marques, Economy of the Sea Executive Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Portugal

18:30 to 19:00
From Portugal 2014 to North Carolina 2015

Chair: Pierre Erwes, Chairman BioMarine and Tiago Pitta e Cunha, co-chair 2014
Manuel Pinto de Abreu, Secretary of State for the Sea, Government of Portugal
Carlos Carreiras, President Cascais Municipality
John W. Hardin,Executive Director, Office of Science & Technology (OST)North Carolina Department of Commerce.


19:00 to 20:30 PwC logoClosing Cocktail: “Taste of Portugal”, with a Chef Workshop around The Best Fish in the World.

& Draw of 2 free passes for BioMarine North Carolina 2015 (the winners must be present at the Closing Cocktail in order to receive their free pass)

21:00 Casino of Estoril Evening

Casino of Estoril

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