BIO Announces Educational Sessions for 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology

Panels feature international speakers from renewable chemical and consumer product companies.

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) today announced education program session titles and speakers for the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The education program features seven diverse content tracks with speakers from around the world over three days of the conference. The world’s largest industrial biotechnology and partnering event will be held July 23-26, 2017 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Brent Erickson, executive vice president of BIO’s Industrial & Environmental Section, stated, “BIO’s 2017 World Congress will feature the most diverse group of speakers and presenters in the conference’s history, with scientists and executives from start-up companies, investors from the finance sector, consumer product manufacturers and government officials from across Canada, Europe, the United States and Asia. The education program and partnering system provide a unique forum for conference attendees to share the latest advances in renewable chemicals, synthetic biology, enzymes, food ingredients, fragrances, flavors, cosmetics, biofuels and biorefineries, agricultural crops and biobased materials.”

Sessions featuring Renewable Chemicals and Biobased Materials include:


A Revolution in Biobased Products and Packaging

Wed. July 26, 11:45 am

Renewable Chemicals and Thermoplastics for Performance Materials

Mon. July 24, 10:30 AM

Scaling Novel and Innovative Processes for Commercialization

Mon. July 24, 1:45 PM

Meeting Brand Owner and Retailer Demand for Green Chemicals, Materials, and Products

Wed. July 26, 10:30 AM

Industrial Synergies and the Circular Economy

Wed. July 26, 10:30 AM

All programs at the 2017 BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology are open to members of the media. Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters working full time for print, broadcast or web publications with valid press credentials.

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