The Canadian BioDesign Conference

online | 9th until 11th of September 2020

You are invited to attend The Canadian BioDesign Conference with a focus on, ‘How the Canadian Industrial Bioeconomy can Transform Canada’s Economy’

This year BioDesign will be a series of 2-hour interactive panel discussions for 3 days on September 9, 10 & 11. The online conference will be available on Zoom. After registration, you will receive a link 1 day prior to the conference.


Programme and registration

Day 1. Wednesday, September 9. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST. Leveraging Biomass for Sustainable Bioproducts


  • Stephane Renou, Chief Executive Officer, FPInnovations,
  • Dex Hsu, General Manager, LCY Biosciences
  • Bill Greuel, President, Protein Industries Canada
  • Joop Groen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Viride BV

Day 2. Thursday, September 10. 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST. Transforming to a Low Carbon Economy


  • Dan Pfeffer, Senior Advisor & Client Director, Public Affairs Advisors (PAA)
  • Patrick Lavoie, Senior Scientist, Environmental and Sustainability, FPInnovations
  • Christohpher Bush, President, Catalyst Agri-Innovations Society
  • Fred Ghatala, Director for Carbon and Sustainability, Advanced Biofuels Canada

Friday, September 11. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm EST. Panel 3: Disrupting the Linear Economy and Going Circular

  • Dirk Carrez, Executive Director, BI Consortium Belgium
  • Freek van Eijk, Vice President, Circular Biobased Delta
  • Kateryna Derkach, Director Strategy and Sustainability, Green Aviation Research & Development Network (GARDN)
  • Dave Smardon, President, Bioenterprise

Detailed programme and information about the speakers you will find here