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The 2nd annual Canadian BioDesign Conference

focused on

'Enabling the Canadian Bioeconomy Strategy'

Thursday September 26, 2019

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.

To see presentations click on the names of each speaker:

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)

10:30am – 11:15am: Panel 2: Building Strong Companies and Value Chains

Facilitator: Shauna Carr, Economic Development Officer, Sarnia-Lambton Economic Partnership (SLEP)

11:15am – 12:00pm: Panel 3: Building Strong Sustainable Ecosystems

Facilitator: Austin Beggs, Chief Executive Officer and Partners, TALM Services Inc.

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

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


The Sarnia Observer

Conference works to advance Canada's Bio-economy