7th BioMarine International Business Convention
19-21 oct 2016, Oslo, Norway View Location

Program 2015

BioMarine Wilmington 2015 Program

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Monday October 12, 2015

9:00 to 4:00 pm
Business & Innovation tour 
9:00 am Pick up from downtown hotels, shuttle to UNCW CREST Research Park
9:30 am Welcome coffee at UNCW CREST Research Park
10:00 am Tour UNCW CREST Research Park: MARBIONC Building, Center for Marine Science, Shellfish Research Hatchery, walk to pier
Noon Shuttle to Bluewater Waterfront Grill for lunch
2:30 pm Shuttle to UNCW Aquaculture, tour facilities
4:00 pm Shuttle to downtown hotels
1:00 to 4:00 pm REGISTRATION DESK IS  OPEN – BioMarine Venue- Union Station 502 N. Front St. 
5:30 – 8:00 pm BioMarine “Taste of North Carolina”Welcome Reception organized by MBCOI and NC Biotech Center at the USS North Carolina Battleship
Welcome words from Mayor Bill Saffo, City of Wilmington
Featuring locally produced seafood from North Carolina AND the Mid-Atlantic Bluegrass Band

Tuesday October 13, 2015

8:00 to 9:00 am Registration and Welcome Coffee
9:00 to 10:00 am

Opening plenary – webcasted live

  • 9:00 – 9:20 Welcome words from Pierre Erwes, Deborah Mosca, and Randall Johnson
  • 9:20 – 9:25 Video message from HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • 9:25 – 9:45 Chris Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina
  • 9.45 – 9.55: Our 2015 Sponsors.
10:00 to 10:30 am
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CEO Interviews

  • 10.05 – 10.15 Thad Simons, Managing Director, “The Yield Lab”, Senior Executive Advisor to Board of Directors Novus International, President Board of Directors at IFAMA, past President & Chief Executive Officer Novus International
  • 10.15 – 10.25 Lionel Genix, President & CEO, Seppic Inc., USA
10:30 to 11:00 am
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Live Session 1
What you really need to know about marine ingredients for food and nutraceutical applications

Moderator: Mari Sundli Tveit, Rector, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway
Panelists:
Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO NOFIMA, Norway
Blandine Baert, Micro Algae Project Manager, Roquette, France,
Mark Rottman, COO, Blue Wave Marine Ingredients, USA

10:00 to 11:00 am

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Investment track

Moderator: Gregory Rall, Director Business Development Europe & Asia, BioMarine, Germany

  • 10.05 – 10.20: Biomimetx Lda, Portugal – Cristina Simões, CEO
  • 10.20 – 10.35: R.C. INNPharma LLC, USA – John Colman, CSO
  • 10.35 – 10.50: Lagosta SARL, Switzerland – Christophe Maier, Founder & CEO
  • 10.50 – 11.00: Pacifico Aquaculture, Mexico – Omar Alfi, Managing Director
11:00 to 11:30 am Partner logoNetworking Break & 1to1 business meetings
11:30 to 12:00 pm
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Live Session 2
Marine Biotechnology: Is it happening?

Moderator: Noémie Giguère, Executive Director, Technopole Maritime du Québec, Canada

Panelists:
Michelle Sabaoun, Director Biotech, Brunswick Community College, USA
Ragnhild Whitaker, Research Manager Marine Biotechnology, Nofima, Norway
Dan Gressel, Chairman TransAlgae, Israel

12:00 am to 12:30 pm
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Live Session 3
Algae cell factory still science fiction?

Moderator: Deborah Mosca, CEO, Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation, USA
Panelists:
Lionel Genix, President & CEO, Seppic Inc. USA
Hywel Griffiths, CSO, Fermentalg, France
Fabrice Bohin, CEO Eviagenics,  France

11:30am to 12:30pm
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Investment track

Moderator: Gregory Rall, Director Business Development Europe & Asia, BioMarine, Germany

  • 11.35 – 11.50: Shure Foods, USA – Gabe Dough, Founder-CEO
  • 10.50 – 12.05: Ocis Biotechnology, USA – Lisa Day, Business Development
  • 12.05 – 12.20: Deinove,France –  Emmanuel Petiot, CEO
  • 12.20 – 12.30: Transalgae, Israel – Daniel Gressel, Chairman
12:30 to 12:45 pm logo

Keynote Address : “Quebec’s Maritime Strategy:   marine biotechnology as a key economic development tool”

Georges Farrah,  Associate General Secretary, Secrétariat aux Affaires Maritimes, Government of Quebec, Canada

12:45 to 2:00 pm logo

Networking lunch and VIP Lunch
2:00 to 2:30 pm PwC logo

CEO Interviews

  • 2.05 – 2.15 pm : Jean Christophe Sergère, CEO Setubio, France
  • 2.15 – 2.25 pm : Mari Sundli Tveit, Rector, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) Norway
2:30 to 3:00 pm
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Live Session 4
Extracting value from marine algal biomass

Moderator: Guy Viel, CEO CRBM, Canada
Panelists:
Douglas McKenzie, Director, Xanthella Ltd, UK
Kelvin Okamoto, CEO Gen3Bio, President Green Bottom Line, USA
Nathalie Bourdeau, Innofibre, Canada

2:00 to 3:00 pm

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Investment track

Moderator: Gregory Rall, Director Business Development Europe & Asia, BioMarine, Germany

  • 2.05 – 2.20: Sandbar Oyster Company, USA – Niels Lindquist, CSO
  • 2.20 – 2.35: Eviagenics, France – Fabrice Bohin, CEO
  • 2.35 – 2.50: Stellar Biotechnologies, USA – Mark A. McPartland, V.P. Corp. Development & Comm
  • 2.50 – 3.00: Networking with presenting companies
3:00 to 3:30 pm Partner logoNetworking Break & 1to1 business meetings
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CEO Interviews

  • 3.35 – 3.45 pm Arvid Lindberg, CEO, AquaBio Technology ASA, Norway
  • 3.45 – 3.55 pm tbc
4:00 to 4:30 pm
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Live Session 5
Benefits of fish oil replacement by plant originated oils in compounded fish feeds

Moderator: Pierre Erwes, Chairman BioMarine
Panelists:
John Sweetman, European Technical Manager for Aquaculture, Alltech, USA
Nils Haga, Director Aquaculture Division, Nofima, Norway
Corina Moya Falcón Manager, Spanish Bank of Algae, Gran Canaria, Spain

3:30 to 4:30 pm
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Investment track

Moderator: Gregory Rall, Director Business Development Europe & Asia, BioMarine, Germany

  • 3.35 – 3.50: Kepley BioSystems Inc, USA – Anthony Dellinger CEO
  • 3.50 – 4.05: EnSolve Biosystems, USA – Jason Caplan, President & CEO
  • 4.05 – 4.20: Gen3Bio, Kelvin Okamoto USA
  • 4.20 – 4.30: Networking with presenting companies
4:30 to 5:00 pm Partner logoNetworking Break & 1to1 business meetings
5:00 to 5:30 pm
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Live Session 6
Tapping into the power of marine bacteria

Moderator: Jean Christophe Sergère, CEO Setubio, France
Panelists:
Emmanuel Petiot, CEO, Deinove, France
Jason Caplan, President & CEO, EnSolve Biosystems, USA
Guy Viel, CEO, CRBM, Quebec, Canada

4:30 to 5:30 pm

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Investment track

Moderator: Gregory Rall, Director Business Development Europe & Asia, BioMarine, Germany

  • 4.35 – 4.50: Prairie AquaTech, USA – Mark Luecke, Managing Director & Ceo
  • 4.50 – 5.05: Innofibre, Canada – Nathalie Bourdeau
  • 5.05 – 5.20: Quantum BioTechnologies, Mozambique – Claudia Baule, CEO
  • 5.20 – 5.30: Networking with presenting companies
5:30 to 6:30 pm

Live Debate
How to build effective international cooperation to strengthen the blue economy ?

Moderator: Pierre Erwes, Chairman BioMarine International Clusters Association, Monaco
Panelists:
John W. Hardin, Executive Director, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, North Carolina Department of Commerce
Jartrud Steinsli, Deputy Director General, Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries
Georges Farrah,  Associate General Secretary, Secrétariat aux Affaires Maritimes, Government of Quebec, Canada

7:00 to10:00 pm partner partner

BioMarine Networking Evening : Beam Room-Front Street Brewery 9 N Front St.)

BioMarine Networking Evening

BioMarine Networking Evening

Wednesday October 14, 2015

8:30 to 9:00 am Welcome Coffee
9:00 to 9:30 am
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Live session 7
What commercial trends for Marine compounds?

Moderator: Alexandra McCann, Director, Science & Technology (Investment Attraction), Nova Scotia Business Inc. (NSBI), Canada
Panelists:
Charlie Bavington, CEO, Glycomar, UK
Bruno Sommer Ferreira, CEO, Biotrend, Portugal

9:30 to 10:00 am

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Live session 8
Improving crustacean aquaculture

Moderator: Haydar H. Al Sahtout, Director at Arabian Shrimp Co, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Panelists:
Sebastien Ferraz, Founder and CSO, Lagosta, Switzerland
Patrick Lavens, New Business Development & Innovations Director, INVE Aquaculture, Belgium
Anthony Dellinger, President, Kepley Biosystems, Inc., USA

9:00 to 10:00 am

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Workshop 1
Countries / Regions / Clusters track

Presenters :
1- Blue Biotech Shoalhaven, Australia
2- HIE, Scotland, UK
3- PEI BioAlliance, Canada
4- Shannon ABC, Institute of Technology Tralee and Limerick Institute of Technology, Ireland

10:00 to 10:30 am Partner logoNetworking Break & 1to1 business meetings
10:30 to 11:00 am
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Live session 9
Drugs from the deep- Ocean bioprospecting

Moderator: Rory Francis, CEO, PEI BioAlliance, canada

Panelists:
Catherine Brisson, COO, Stellar Biotechnologies, USA
John Colman, Vice President Scientific Director, RC InnPharma, USA
Torfinn Hansen,  Chairman of the Board, Arctic Biodiscovery Development Centre, Norway

11:00 to 11:30 am PwC logo

CEO Interviews

  • 11.05 – 11.15 Pierre Calleja, CEO, Fermentalg, France
  • 11.15 – 11.25 Haydar H. Al Sahtout, Director, Arabian Shrimp Co, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
10:30 to 11:30 am
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Workshop 2
Countries / Regions / Clusters track

Presenters :
1- Nova Scotia Business Inc., Canada
2- Biotech North, Norway
3- Gran Canaria, Spain
4- Technopole Maritime du Quebec, Canada

11:30 to 12:00 pm
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Live session 10
Immediate protein supply issue! Healthy protein sources expected, how microalgae will be a part of the solution…

Moderator: Pierre Erwes, BioMarine Chairman

Panelists:
Bruno Géhin, Director Division Human and Animal Nutrition, Fermentalg, France
Becky Timmons, Director of Applications Research and Quality Assurance, Alltech, USA
Ragnhild Solheim, Director of Research, Norwegian University of Life Sciences

12:00 to 12:30 pm logo

Live debate
How to build an international winning strategy?

Introduction and Moderation: Gregory Duerksen, President Kincannon & Reed, USA
Panelists:
Pierre Calleja, CEO Fermentalg, France
Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO NOFIMA, Norway
Martin Beaulieu, Director General SOPER, Quebec, Canada

12:30 to 12:45 pm logo

Keynote Address: “What we should learn from China”

Dr. Mark Lyons, Global Vice President & Head of Greater China

12:45 to 2:00 pm logo

Networking lunch & 1to1 business meetings
2:00 to 2:30 pm
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Live session 11
Financing aquaculture development

Moderator: Jason Cleaversmith, Director of Business Development, Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Center, UK
Panelists:
Shutaro Yoshikawa, Director,Mitsui & Co. Inc. USA
Omar Alfi, CEO Pacifico Aquaculture, Mexico
Haydar H. Al Sahtout, Director at Arabian Shrimp Co, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2:30 to 3:00 pm PwC logo

CEO Interviews

  • 2.35 – 2.45 pm Cedric Komar, CEO and Co-founder, Ictyopharma, France
  • 2.45 – 2.55 pm Mike Lewis, Board Member, Venus Shell System, Australia
2:00 to 3:00 pm
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Workshop 3
BioMarine International Clusters Association Annual meeting
3:00 to 3:30 pm Partner logoNetworking Break & 1to1 business meetings
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CEO Interviews

  • 3.35 – 3.45 pm Mark A. McPartland, V.P. Corp. Development, Stellar Biotechnologies, USA
  • 3.45 – 3.55 pm Dennis Leong,  Vice President, Business Development, Calysta Inc, USA
4:00 to 4:30 pm
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Live session 12
Celebrating seaweed, the gold of the Sea

Moderator: Greg Pullen, Director Blue Biotech Shoalhaven, Economic Development Manager, Shoalhaven City Council, Australia

Panelists:
Pia Winberg, Managing Director, Venus Shell Systems, Australia
Guénolé Le Calvez , General Manager , BiotechMarine , France
Cherry Wainwright, Director, Centre for Cardiometabolic Health Research, Co-Director, Centre for Natural Products in Health, The Robert Gordon University, Scotland UK

3:30 to 4:30 pm
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Workshop 4
Market Opportunities: Special focus on North Carolina

Moderator: Deborah Mosca, CEO, Marine Bio-Technologies Center of Innovation, USA

Panelists:
Randall Johnson,Executive Director, Southeastern Office, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
North Carolina Department of Commerce TBC
University of North Carolina Wilmington TBC

4:30 to 5:00 pm Partner logoNetworking Break & 1to1 business meetings
5:00 to 6:00 pm

From Wilmington to Oslo : Handover ceremony

John W. Hardin, Executive Director, Office of Science, Technology & Innovation, North Carolina Department of Commerce
Katharina K. Brekke Powers, President Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid-Atlantic Chapter Inc.
Mari Sundli Tveit, Rector NMBU,Norway
Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO NOFIMA, Norway
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