8th BioMarine International Business Convention
1-3 oct 2017, Rimouski Qc, Canada View Location

BioMarine / MyBlueCity Rimouski 2017 Final Program

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Addendum to program
Some information were missing prior the printing of the program and therefore, do not appear in this pdf.
We wanted to thank
– Jean Sébastien Noël, La Ruche Québec, Canada for leading the pitching sessions
– The Consul Général d’Israël à Montréal for hosting the networking Happy Hour on Oct 2.

 
 

BioMarine / MyBlueCity Rimouski 2017 Program

Message from BioMarine 2017 Program Committee

2017 Participants to date


DETAILED PROGRAM with SESSIONS PARTNERS : 

SUNDAY 1 October 2017

12:30 to 14:00 BioMarine Official Lunch (invitation only)
Hotel Rimouski
14:00 to 16:00 Officials and Governments Meeting (invitation only)
Hotel Rimouski
14:00 to 17:00 Early Registrations
Lobby Hotel Rimouski
16:00 to 17:00 INAUGURATION MyBlueCity
Hotel Rimouski – Salle Congrès B
17:00 to 18h00 OPENING PLENARY 
Hotel Rimouski – Salle Ouellet-Langevin
Video message from Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner- Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister for the Sea, Portugal
Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Canada

HSH Prince Albert 2 of Monaco
The Gouvernement du Québec high representatives
18:00 to 19:00 BioMarine Welcome Reception hosted by the City of Rimouski
Hotel Rimouski – Mezzanine

 

 

MONDAY 2 October 2017

8:00 to 9:00 REGISTRATIONS
Lobby Hotel Rimouski
9:00 to 9:20 MORNING KICKOFF
Agora MyBlueCity
Moderator: Lyne Morissette, CEO, M-Expertise Marine
Christophe Maier, CEO Lagosta, Monaco
Miguel Miranda President of IPMA (The Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere), Portugal
9:30 to 10:30

Can marine algae help to reduce the use of antibiotics in aquaculture and livestock?

in partnership with OLMIX GROUP– Natural ingredients in the marine sector are seen as a viable alternative to antibiotics. The alginates and carrageenan found in algae are used as wetting agents and fillers in the cast. An explored avenue focuses on marine algae to reduce the use of antibiotics. A recent study shows that a compound extracted from green algae could be used in livestock feed to improve animals’ resistance to infections and therefore reduce the use of antibiotics.

BioMarine Workshop
Session type: Interactive Workshop between experts and delegates
Moderator: Ragnhild Whitaker, Research Manager Marine Biotechnology, Nofima, Norway
EXPERTS: Hervé Balusson, CEO Olmix, France -John Sweetman, International Project Manager Aquaculture, Alltech, Ireland -Jean Paul Cadoret, Managing Director, GreenSea, France
Debate with participating delegates

9:30 to 11:30

BioMarine OFF session: Marine research centers: towards a new international cooperation

in partnership with RESEAU QUEBEC MARITIME– The directors of the world’s major marine research centres will develop the foundations of a new governance model to facilitate international cooperation in the fields of research, innovation, and professional training. The conclusions of this special workshop will be presented on Oct 3rd on the Agora, from 11h to 12h.

BioMarine invitation only Workshop – Salle Barnabé Nord et Sud

9:30 to 10:30

Pitching session #1

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: selected companies will pitch in front of investors and the audience.
Led by Jean-Sébastien Noël, Cofondateur et directeur général La Ruche Québec, Canada

10:30 to 11:00

Interview

Agora MyBlueCity
Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister for the Sea, Portugal

11:00 to 12:00

Blue employment – a key element: strengthened partnerships between university and industry?

in partnership with “UQAR , Université du Québec à Rimouski – The academic world often finds it difficult to adapt curricula to innovative and technological developments and the rising need for ICT skills. At the same time, companies today are looking for professionals who are not only able to apply technical knowledge and competences, but also capable of working in teams, communicating effectively, making decisions under pressure and adapting quickly to new environments and technologies. What kind of partnerships are required between industry, universities, and governance agencies to define the skills required in a specific sector and to design new curricula?

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type:  Panel
Moderator: Anthony Haymet, Emeritus Director, Vice-Chancellor and Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA –
Experts: Joana Moreira-Silva, Science and Technology Officer,CIIMAR, Portugal – Sébastien Cann, Chargé de mission international – PME, Pôle Mer Bretagne Atlantique – Stéphanie Bordenave, marine biotechnologies masters’ director, University of La Rochelle, France

9:00 to 10:30

BioMarine OFF session: Mobilizing investment to foster blue growth in partnership with Investissement Québec 

Representatives from investment funds, international financial institutions, as well as industrial funds will examine how current financial vehicles can be optimized to fund blue growth. Particular attention will be paid to the creation of an international “blue fund” designed to support SMEs at the regional, national, and transnational level. The conclusions of this special workshop will be presented on Oct 2nd on the Agora, from 16h30 to 17h30.

BioMarine invitation only Workshop – Salle St Laurent

11:00 to 12:00

Commercialization and distribution of marine ingredients- Biological actives and brands inspired by the sea

in partnership with COOP SOLIDARITE BIOPRODUITS  et CLEAN CULTURE LABORATORIES 

BioMarine Workshop
Session type:  Interactive Workshop between experts and delegates
Moderated by Kimberly Buffitt, Director of Programs, Coasters Association Inc, Canada
Panelists: Liliana George, PhD Pure Beauty Concept, former executive director Corporate Global R&D Innovation Estee Lauder Companies – Shahan Nazar, former Sr. VP of Product Development, Estée Lauder – Vincent Penna, Sr VP Global Business Development, Clean Culture Labs, USA

12:00 to 13:30 NETWORKING LUNCH in Partnership with the Governement of Portugal.
Keynote intro: Fausto Abreu, General Director for Maritime Policy ( DGPM), Portugal.
13:30 to 14:00

Interview

Agora MyBlueCity
Jean d’Amour, ministre délégué aux affaires maritimes, Québec, Canada

14:00 to 15:00

Explore Québec’s industry opportunities

in partnership with THE GOUVERNEMENT DU QUEBEC – You wish to explore business opportunities in Quebec? The government will answer your questions and debate with you in order to find the best way to start your next venture here in Quebec.

BioMarine Workshop
Session type: interactive workshop between experts and delegates
Moderator: Pierre Erwes, Chairman BioMarine

14:00 to 15:00

Pitching session #2

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: selected companies will pitch in front of investors and the audience.
Led by Jean-Sébastien Noël, Cofondateur et directeur général La Ruche Québec, Canada

15:00 to 15:30

Interview:Blue innovation & blue cosmetics

Agora MyBlueCity
Liliana George, CEO Pure Beauty Concept, Liliana George, CEO Pure Beauty Concept, former Executive Director, Corporate Global R&D Innovation, Estee Lauder Companies

15:30 to 16:30

Wasted potential of fish by products?

in partnership with NOFIMA – The huge amounts of waste produced from fish and shellfish processing have potential for use in food production, animal feed or more. When the byproduct becomes the product, we enter the world of a brand new blue economy.

BioMarine Workshop
Session type: interactive workshop between experts and delegates
Moderator: Ragnhild Whitaker, Research Manager Marine Biotechnology, Nofima, Norway
Experts: Joel Cladouhos, Director, Alaska Ocean Cluster,USA – David Courtemanche, Merinov, Canada – Sebastien Ferraz, CSO Lagosta, Monaco – Alexis Mehaignerie, CEO Abyss’ Ingredients, France
Debate with participating delegates

15:30 to 16:30

Realizing the Potential of Algal Inputs for Food and Feed

in partnership with National Research Council of Canada NRC-CNRC –  An opportunity for innovative Canada-EU partnerships

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: Panel
Introduction:Dr. Denise Leblanc, General Manager, Aquatic and Crop Resource Development, National Research Council Canada
Panel chair: Dr. Aleks Patrzykat, R&D director Aquatic & Crop Resource Development, NRC – CNRC

16:30 to 17:30

Mobilizing investment for the blue economy Part 2

WRAP UP SESSION : MAIN RESULTS OF THE INVITATION-ONLY WORKSHOP ORGANIZED IN THE MORNING  in  partnership with INVESTISSEMENT QUEBEC – Fulfilling the potential of blue growth requires the upscaling of innovative practices to full commercial scale as well as growth to mature economic sectors. Achieving this requires knowledge and networks, but also requires financial impulses by investors. Attracting private national or international investors is therefore of paramount importance to implementation of new blue growth strategies. Public investments in research and start-ups are not sufficient in this new road to ensure a sustainable future. Striking a balance between the public ambitions and private investors needs is necessary to make this work. The framing of blue growth—its storyline with concepts, contexts, and issues—however still leans on a public rationale, drive, and support.
The main questions addressed in this session will try to understand how investors are an essential actor for realizing blue growth.
• What explains their investor behaviour?
• What are relevant risks and barriers to investment in blue growth?
• How to involve investors to secure financing for the development of the blue growth sectors?

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: Panel
Moderator: Pierre Erwes, chairman BioMarine
Panelists: Yves Grimard, Directeur de L’Europe et du Moyen-Orient, Investissement Québec (Canada) – Bernhard Friess, Director for Maritime Policy and the Blue Economy, DG MARE, European Commission – Eric Bolduc, Investment director, Desjardins Venture Capital, Canada – Isabelle de Cremoux, CEO Seventure Partners, France

19:00 to 21:30 BioMarine Networking “Banquet de la mer”  in partnership with Association Québécoise de l’ Industrie de la Pêche
Hotel Rimouski – Salle Ouellet

TUESDAY 3 October 2017

8:30 to 9:00 REGISTRATIONS
Lobby Hotel Rimouski
9:00 to 9:20 MORNING KICKOFF in partnership with TMQ
Agora MyBlueCity
Moderator: Noémie Giguère, Executive Director, TMQ, Canada
Pierre Colas, Project leader Blue Valley, France
Tingxuan Jennifer Li, Partner, Benthos Biosciences, USA
9:30 to 10:30

What Biorefinery 3rd generation can bring to the Blue Bioeconomy?

in partnership with CRIBIQ – Third-generation biorefineries have the advantage of utilizing surplus or waste biomass from agricultural and forestry operations, marine biomass including macroalgae, microalgae and aquaculture wastes, food processing wastes, biomass from human activities (such as mixed domestic wastes) and high-organic materials like animal and human excreta.
Water inputs do not need to be of drinking-water quality because some biorefineries (e.g. microalga) may be able to capture and sequester pollutants and clean up the water used for the processes to achieve least ‘grey’ water and possibly drinkable water as outputs. The session will discuss the important developments associated with the bio-refinery industry, including the inevitable discussion about international product validation and regulatory aspects.

BioMarine Workshop
Session type: interactive workshop between experts and delegates
Moderator: Guy Viel, CEO, CRBM, Canada
Experts: Anis Ben Amor, Innovation & business adviser CRIBIQ, Canada – Bruno Sommer Ferreira, CEO Biotrend, Portugal – Philippe Potin, GENIALG Project director CNRS, Station Biologique de Roscoff, France
Debate with participating CEOs

9:30 to 10:30

How to finance your blue project

in partnership with ALIGO INNOVATION – From the idea to the financing, how long does it take? Are there any banks or investors ready to support blue growth? Which countries offer the most valuable support? How to access public funding? How to structure your capital? Is my Board the right one for the next step? The session will try to bring you the right answers.

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: Panel
Moderator: Anie Perrault, Executive Director, BioQuébec,Canada
Panelists: Anne Marie Larose, President and CEO, Aligo Innovation, Canada – Thad Simons, Managing Partner, The Yield Lab, USA – Martin Beaulieu, Directeur Général SOPER, Canada

10:30 to 11:00

Interview: Blue innovation in Azores

Agora MyBlueCity
Gui Menezes, Secretary for the Sea, Science and Technology – Government of the Azores

11:00 to 12:00

Marine cosmeceuticals: what are the trends and prospects?

in partnership with BUGGYPOWER – The session will discuss the utilization of marine ingredients in the cosmetic market. We will also try to understand the new trends of “cosmeceuticals”. Is it only a temporary buzz or can we anticipate a real market opportunity? What are the facts and what will be the role of pharmaceuticals companies in this emerging sector? Is there a risk for existing cosmetic companies and ingredients providers? Are we facing a series or mergers if the market is developing?

BioMarine Workshop
Session type: interactive workshop between experts and delegates
Moderator: Lilja Kjalarsdottir, CSO Genis, Iceland
Experts: Arturo Alvarez-Bautista, Director Cosmetic unit, Buggy Power, Portugal – Arvid Lindberg, CEO Aqua Bio Technology, Norway – Maude Saint-Pierre, Présidente, DCP DermoScience, Canada
Debate with participating delegates

11:00 to 12:00

Marine Research Institutes: towards international coordinated actions- Part 2

in partnership with RMQ – RESEAU QUEBEC MARITIME
This session is organized as an interactive debate. It will present the main results of the workshop organized the day before: how to initiate large-scale and innovative collaborative projects in research, training and innovation. What are the results we expect and what objective for the next round in 2018?

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: Panel
Moderator: Guillaume Saint Onge, Executive Director, Réseau Quebec Maritime, Canada
Panelists: Vitor Vasconcelos, President of the Board, CIIMAR, Portugal – Lokesh Joshi, Vice President for Research,NUI Galway, Ireland – Shirra Freeman, Research Scientist, Recanati Institute of Marine Studies, University of Haifa, Israel

12:00 to 13:00 Networking Lunch in partnership with SOPER and TMQ
13:00 to 14:00

How innovation is changing what you eat?

in partnership with CAPBIOTEK – Whether it is made of micro algae, a living organism, or coming from byproducts, the oceans will bring a large variety of innovative foods and ingredients to our plate. Technological advances are having a real impact on our food and seafood industry. What trends and opportunities are emerging?

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: Panel
Moderator: Roland Conanec, Deputy Manager, CBB Capbiotek, France
Panelists: Pierre Calleja, CEO Odontella, France – Delia Simental, Co-Founder, Chief Scientist, Benthos Bioscience Corporation of America – Fabrice Gouennou, CEO TAM, France

13:00 to 14:00

Marine ingredients and novel food:what are the market constraints?

In partnership with INNOVACTIV & OCEANS NUTRASCIENCES
Substances derived from botanical extracts and substances of marine origin constitute the fastest growth among key groups of nutraceutical ingredients. This session will concentrate on the new trends and important regulatory issues. For instance, what are the bottlenecks that SMEs are facing when they wish to reach the market with a new natural ingredient?

BioMarine Workshop
Session type: interactive workshop
Moderator: Renée Michaud, Executive Director, INAF, Canada
Experts: Patrice Dionne, CEO InnoVactiv, Canada – Antoine Bily, Research & Development Director, Naturex, France – Lucie Beaulieu, Prof in nutrition and nutraceuticals, University Laval,Canada

14:00 to 14:30

Interview : Blue growth opportunities in Brittany

Agora MyBlueCity
Pierre Karleskind, President Technopole Brest – Iroise, Vice President Brittany Region, Vice president Brest Metropole Oceane

14:30 to 15:30

Are natural compounds a better alternative to synthetic compounds for the development of pharmaceuticals?

in partnership with PEI BIOALLIANCE – There has recently been a renewed interest in natural product research due to the failure of alternative drug discovery methods to deliver many lead compounds in key therapeutic areas such as immune-suppression, anti-infective, and metabolic diseases. Natural products research continues to explore a variety of lead structures, which may be used as templates for the development of new drugs by the pharmaceutical industry. There is no doubt that natural products have been, and will be, important sources of new pharmaceutical compounds. The session will discuss the potential of marine ingredients in this segment and explore how natural compounds could be an alternative to pure synthetic compounds.

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: Panel
Moderator:Rory Francis,Executive Director PEI BioAlliance, PEI, Canada
Experts: Rui Amandi de Sousa, President & CEO Stemmatters, Portugal – Ingrid Arnaudin, University of La Rochelle, France –
Stéphane Gagné, President and CEO, Ovensa, Canada

14:30 to 15:30

How can we ensure the sustainable development of Arctic marine resources?

in partnership with COOP SOLIDARITE BIOPRODUITS  and CLEAN CULTURE LABORATORIES – Global interest in economic development of the Arctic has been growing rapidly. This has been driven by both supply and demand shifts for the resources and amenities produced in the Arctic. On the costs side, there is a perception that climate-change driven impacts in the Arctic will reduce ice cover (both sea-ice and land-fast ice) in the area and therefore also impact costs of doing business. Simultaneously, global demand for these unique marine arctic resources is increasing as both population and wealth increase.
There currently exists a narrow window for using our increased understanding of economic transitions to smooth the disruption and minimize the direct and indirect externalities of Arctic economic development. In this session, we will discuss some aspects of the challenges to development, along with examples of tools for managing them in inclusive and sustainable ways. What role can mesopelagic resources play in the development of the Arctic? What are the challenges the industry will face? How can we harmonize the best practices to avoid any future claims? What is the outcome for indigenous populations? How can we make sure they will be part of the social economic equation?

BioMarine Workshop
Session type: interactive workshop
Moderator: Noémie Giguère, Directrice Generale, Technopole Maritime du Québec, Canada
Panelists : Elisabeth Varennes, R&D director Seabiosis, Canada – Yves de Lafontaine, Maurice-Lamontagne Institute Director & Sciences regional director for Québec – Paul-Thomas Lacroix, Québec Regional Director, Natural Products Canada

15:30 to 16:15

Future intersectorial synergies for blue growth

In partnership with BioMarine International Clusters Association
Considered as a productive force, intersectoral cooperation becomes a main source of blue innovation, further growing in importance; innovation processes are increasingly organized along “distributed knowledge bases” across our blue economic sectors. Knowledge isn’t located within one industrial sector any more, but is distributed along the respective value-chain and various sectors. The session will showcase this intersectoral cooperation through several examples from our biomarine industry.

Agora MyBlueCity
Session type: Panel
Moderator: : Martin Beaulieu, Executive Director, Soper, Canada
Nikki Putman, Nutrition Solutions Specialist, Alltech, USA
Pierre Karleskind, President Technopôle Brest-Iroise, Vice President in charge sea and ports activities at Brittany region, France
José Simão, General-Director for Marine Resources, Safety and Maritime Services, Portugal – Haitze Siemers, Head of unit, DG Mare European Commission

16:15 to 16:45 CLOSING CEREMONY   in partnership with the Governement of Portugal
Agora MyBlueCityJean d’Amour, Ministre délégué aux affairs maritimes, Québec, Canada
Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister for the Sea, Portugal
Marc Parent, Maire de Rimouki
Bernardo Correa de Barros, Cascais Municipality, Portugal
16:30 BUS SHUTTLE departs for delegates leaving on the 18:36 shuttle plane to Montreal
21:30 BIOMARINE AFTERS – Downtown Rimouski

WEDNESDAY 4 OCTOBER 2017

BioMarine Delegates can stay one more day to visit the main organizations around Rimouski!
The Chambre de commerce et de l’industrie RimouskiNeigette is pleased to invite the attendees for a DISCOVERY DAY on Wednesday October 4th, 2017.

Space is limited! so as soon as you have registered for BioMarine, book your Discovery day.

DEPARTURE: 8:15 am | from Hôtel Rimouski (BioMarine Venue)
RETURN: 5 pm at Hôtel Rimouski
COST: free
REGISTRATION REQUIREDtechmar@tmq.ca

More information HERE.

Discovery day is organized in collaboration with SOPER and TMQ.