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The Asia-Pacific Bioeconomy Policy Summit

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State Library of Queensland

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On 15 November 2019, Life Sciences Queensland Limited (LSQ) will hold The Asia-Pacific Bioeconomy Policy Summit at the State Library of Queensland.

The Summit will provide an excellent platform to ensure that the bioeconomy is recognised as a key opportunity and influence on economic and social development. It will bring together key international industry stakeholders including fuel and energy companies, agricultural companies, investors and funding agencies, bioenergy researchers, program directors, and policy makers, among others, to explore the bioeconomy across a world class program.

The morning sessions will seek to demonstrate both the similarities and differences between political goals, approaches and priorities for bioeconomy development around the world. Through these discussions we seek to explore opportunities for reciprocated learning and potential future collaborations.

Generally national strategies are more closely related to bioeconomy policymaking, while regional strategies may be developed by bioeconomy clusters and tend to be shaped by several factors and networks in a specific region, often in less formal ways. The afternoon sessions will explore bioeconomy strategies at the regional level in Australia and look at various cases of regional bioeconomy clusters across the world.

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Prof Paul Bertsch – Queensland Chief Scientist, Queensland Government | AUSTRALIA

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Dr. James Brown Co-Founder & CTO, Bondi Bioworks | AUSTRALIA

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Cr. Matt BurnettMayor, Gladstone Regional Council | AUSTRALIA

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Dr. Yoshiyuki FujishimaSenior Analyst, Bioeconomy Unit, Technology Strategy Center | JAPAN

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Dylan GowerCLEAN Cowra | AUSTRALIA

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Dr Patrick Gruber CEO and Board Member, Gevo | USA

John JonesDesign & Construct Manager, FK Gardner & Sons Pty Ltd | AUSTRALIA

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Leanne Kemp – Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Government | AUSTRALIA

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Stefan LampelProject Management Agency, Federal Ministry of Education and Research | GERMANY


Dr Elspeth MacRaeChief Innovation and Science Officer, Scion | NEW ZEALAND


Shahana McKenzie – CEO, Bioenergy Australia | AUSTRALIA

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Prof Ian O’HaraBiofutures Industry Envoy, Queensland Government | AUSTRALIA

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Gerard Ostheimer – Managing Director, below50 | USA

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Kylie Porter – CEO, Greater Whitsunday Alliance | AUSTRALIA

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Dr Peter RiddlesScience-Innovation Systems; Governance and Policy; Global Outreach | AUSTRALIA/UK

Mr. Tetsuya TanakaMinistry of Economy, Trade and Industry | JAPAN

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Prof. Emeritus Dr. Morakot TanticharoenSenior Advisor to the President of NSTDA, National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) | THAILAND

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Adjunct Prof. Chris Tindal Institute for Future Environments | USA

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Ben van Delden – Partner, Operations Advisory, Head of AgriFood Tech, KPMG | AUSTRALIA

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A/Prof Claudia VickersSynthetic Biology Future Science Platform Leader, CSIRO | AUSTRALIA

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Brett WiskarChief Future Officer, Wiley | AUSTRALIA

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Prof. Bo YuExecutive Deputy Director, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence | CHINA

Further to this, we are thrilled to advise that we have partnered with Bioenergy Australia to deliver the biggest festival in Australia on the bioeconomy – Bio Innovation Week 10-15 November 2019. Below is a list of events that will be held during the week:

  • Regional Queensland Roadshow | 10-12 November
  • The TropAg Conference | 11-13 November 2019
  • Bioenergy STRONG 2019 | 13-14 November 2019
  • The Asia-Pacific Bioeconomy Policy Summit 2019 | 15 November 2019
  • GENE 2019 | 15 November 2019
  • The week will also include GFIA in Focus (12-13) and IATA's 145th Slot Conference (12-15).

All information correct as of 23 October 2019.

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