USDA Under Secretary Dr. Catherine Woteki Will Preview Leadership Summit Discussion at BIO Convention Buzz Center

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This BIO Buzz Center event will feature Dr. Catherine Woteki, USDA’s Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics - U.S. Department of Agriculture and Naomi Stevens, Head of Market Acceptance for BioScience at Bayer CropScience.  Woteki and Stevens will preview some of the key issues to be addressed at the Monday afternoon Leadership Summit including:

 

·         Addressing the challenges in agriculture production for both food and biobased products 

·         Developing a global platform to facilitate the research agenda

·         How the National Bioeconomy Blueprint underscores the importance of innovation

·         Federal opportunities, including USDA funded research programs and ARPA-E grants

 

Sponsored by Bayer CropScience, the Leadership Summit: Harvesting the Commercial Potential of Emerging Agricultural and Industrial Biotechnologies is a special event, which will engage high-level leaders from government, the finance industry, public institutions and private companies to examine the needs, risks, and strategies for financing, development and commercialization of innovative agricultural and industrial biotechnology products.

 

WHAT:

A preview discussion highlighting some of the key topics to be presented at the Leadership Summit, “Harvesting the Commercial Potential of Emerging Agricultural and Industrial Biotechnologies.”

 

 

WHO:

·         Dr. Catherine Woteki, Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics - U.S. Department of Agriculture

·         Naomi Stevens, Head of Market Acceptance for BioScience
Bayer CropScience

 

 

WHEN:

Monday, June 18, 2012
11:00am – 12:00n ET

 

 

WHERE:

BIO Buzz Center - North Lobby

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA

2012 BIO International Convention

 

The Buzz Center, located in the North Lobby of the Convention Center, will serve as the social media hub during the 2012 BIO International Convention. There will be space for video interviews, podcasts, live blogging/tweeting, media interviews, conversations between industry executives and attendees / media, etc.  The Buzz Center will also host webcasts, moderated by BIO Official Bloggers.

Social media:Facebook.com/ BIO International Convention http://www.facebook.com/BIOConvention

Facebook.com/IAmBiotech  http://www.facebook.com/IAmBiotech

 

LinkedInmyBIO Community-Biotechnology connections group
http://www.linkedin.com/groups/myBIO-Community-Biotechnology-connections-35214?trk=myg_ugrp_ovr

 

Twitter: @bioconvention/ @bio1x1/ @IAmBiotech/

BIOtechNow http://www.biotech-now.org/
YouTube  http://www.youtube.com/user/BIOchannel
flickr  http://www.flickr.com/photos/biophotos/

 

For more information about the Convention program, please visit http://convention.bio.org/

 

 

ABOUT BIO

BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.  BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world.

 

 

Contacts: 

Karen Batra,  kbatra@bio.org

Colleen Lerro, clerro@bio.org

 

 

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About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.