BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology | Des Moines, Iowa, United States

08 July 2019 to 11 July 2019
Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The 2019 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will be held in Des Moines, Iowa at the Iowa Events Center, July 8 -11. This year's edition heads to the fastest-growing city in the Midwest and America’s agricultural heartland in 2019.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology brings together business executives, investors, policy makers, and academic researchers from around the world to share expert insight on policy issues and new technologies to help create a more sustainable planet. 

The event will feature the latest in industrial biotech, food and ag tech, one-on-one partnering meetings, and networking opportunities. Attendees will have a chance to attend programming all week that covers the latest in industrial biotech including synthetic biology and genetic editing, advanced biofuels, biobased materials, renewable chemicals, flavors, fragrances and food ingredients, agricultural crop technologies and biomass supply. Participants will also be able to schedule targeted meetings and experience and learn about the latest in technology and innovation in the Exhibit Hall and throughout the event.

BBI JU will host a panel discussion: 'BBI JU: a model of international collaboration impacting the EU bio-based industries', with BBI JU Project Officer Pilar Llorente.

This session will highlight how international collaboration can drive sustainable economic growth taking the example of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU), a unique € 3.7bn Public-Private Partnership created in Europe to invest in R&I projects in the bio-based industries. The session will address how international cooperation can support R&I and industry deployment, thus reducing Europe’s dependency on fossil-based products and contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals globally.

By developing collaborative business models and convincing brand owners to engage in creating new markets and products from renewable resources, BBI JU has a positive impact not only on the economy and scientific advancements, but also on the environment at both regional and international level. Furthermore, it will be discussed how a competitive bio-based sector can set Europe and its innovation hubs at the forefront of green technology, innovation and markets.