The second annual Canadian BioDesign Conference was held on Thursday September 26, 2019 at The Lambton College Event Centre in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, hosted by organizing partners Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC) and Lambton College.
With respect to registrations, 101 people registered. These registrants came from across the country representing industries, agencies and governments, to support and discuss the focus of the conference, the Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy.
The 2nd annual Canadian
'Enabling the Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy'
Thursday September 26, 2019
9:00am – 9:15am: Opening Remarks
Speaker: A.J. (Sandy) Marshall, Executive Director of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)
9:15am – 10:15am: Panel 1: Establishing Biomass Supply and Stewardship
Facilitator: Murray McLaughlin, Adivsor, Forest Products Innovations (FPInnovations)
Brian Cofell, General Manager, the Cellulosic Sugar Producers Co-operative (CSPC)
Jordan Solomon, President and Chief Executive Officer, ECOSTRAT Inc.
Sandy Ferguson, VP Corporate Affairs and Business Development, Conifex Timber Inc.
10:30am – 11:15am: Panel 2: Building Strong Companies and Value Chains
Facilitator: Shauna Carr, Economic Development Officer, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP)
Alain Bourdages, Vice-President of Innovation and Energy, Resolute Forest Products
Hamdy Khalil, Senior Global Director for Advanced Technologies and Innovation, Woodbridge Foam Corporation
11:15am – 12:00pm: Panel 3: Building Strong Sustainable Ecosystems
Facilitator: Austin Beggs, Chief Executive Officer and Partners, TALM Services Inc.
Chris Walton, Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Research & Innovation in the Bio-economy (CRIBE)
A.J. (Sandy) Marshall, Executive Director, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada (BIC)
1:00pm – 2:15pm: Panel 4: New Partnerships and Projects in the Bio-sector
Facilitator: Rob Nicol, Manager of Bio-industrial Process Research Centre (BPRC), Lambton College
Ian McGregor, Co-founder and CTO, Drystill Technologies Inc.
2:30pm – 3:45 pm: Panel 5: The BioDesign Workshop
3:45pm – 4:00pm: Closing Remarks
Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Executive Dean, Applied Research and Innovation, Lambton College
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