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The leading industrial biotechnology event is back for 2014

30 September - 2 October 2014 in Reims, Champagne-Ardenne France.

Join us in 2014 for the 7th European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy, for an insight into this exciting and rapidly evolving landscape and be part of the process of building a stronger more sustainable biobased economy. Registration for EFIB 2014 is now open, book your place at Early Bird rate now.

Taking place, in association with IAR, EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra will build on the success of EFIB 2013, making the most of the event's new format to draw an even larger crowd of biobased economy professionals. Read more on what you can expect here

View the session topics for 2014 >>

View the pre-conference workshops on Blue Biotechnology and the Woodbased Bioeconomy >>

Check out the Advisory Board guiding the EFIB 2014 programme >>

First round of speakers now announced!

We are pleased to bring you details of the first round of speakers confirmed to speak across the 4 tracks and plenary programme, including VP level representatives from leading companies DSM and Arkema, plus CEOs of successful SMEs Cristal Union, Photanol, MetGen and more!

View the speaking listing here >>

Call for Papers 2014 receives unprecedented interest

Thank you to all who submitted their interest in speaking on the EFIB 2014 agenda, we are reviewing the unprecedented number of abstracts received this year. If you missed the deadline, there is still time to get involved with EFIB and receive targeted exposure through one of the many sponsorship and exhibition opportunities at the event.

See here for more information on what being a sponsor or exhibitor could do for your business >>

What happened at EFIB 2013?

The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Biobased Economy (EFIB) opened to a record delegation last year in Brussels at The Square. Then in its 6th year, EFIB had successfully made the transformation from a small specialised conference to a market leading, pan European flagship event for the vibrant and dynamic sector of Europe's bioeconomy.

The event took place during the first ever European Biotech Week, and had 700 delegates in attendance all on site to gain access to the market place of 45 exhibitors and 20 technology showcase presentations. They took place alongside a formidable programme of senior leaders including Belgian Ministers, a record number of European policy makers and CEOs from Galactic, Ecover and several other multinational companies.

Read more about EFIB's record year

Read the full review on what happened at EFIB 2013

New to the bioeconomy? Want to find out more about the industry?

If you registered to attend EFIB, you will have gain exclusive online access to our new white paper, written by biotechnology industry expert Dr Dirk Carrez. "Entering the Bioeconomy: The 7 fundamentals of industrial biotechnology and the biobased economy" is the definitive field guide to the most important issues in the sector enabling you to get maximum benefit after your visit.

Global Partnerships and Alliances Key to Industrial Biotechnology Futures

Key drivers behind new partnerships and alliances in industrial biotechnology will be the need to access raw materials and technology at the required cost and amount and exposure to diversified markets, according to new forecasts by Smithers Rapra.

The Future of Alliances and Partnerships in Industrial Biotechnology to 2023 contains details of the competitive biotechnology landscape and quantitative forecasts until 2023, as well as details of emerging markets. It includes extensive primary research, and reveals what will be essential for the dynamic biotechnology industry in years to come.

Read more here

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Proud organisers:
EuropaBiologoSmithers Rapra logoIn association with: iar


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  • SNC Lavalin
  • GEA
  • IAR Cluster
  • DSM
  • Biocatalysts Ltd
  • C-Lecta GmbH
  • Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
  • BioAmber
  • VITO
  • Your logo here? EFIB 2013


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  • Philip Malmberg

    Philip Malmberg



  • Virginie Helias

    Virginie Helias

    Procter & Gamble

    Director of Global Sustainability

  • Jim Philp

    Jim Philp


    Policy Analyst, Science and Technology Policy Division, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry

  • Pekka Pesonen

    Pekka Pesonen

    COPA-COGECA (European Farmers - European Agri-Cooperatives)

    Secretary General

  • Jack Huttner

    Jack Huttner

    Huttner Strategies

    President & CEO

  • Frederic Van Gansberghe

    Frederic Van Gansberghe



  • Richard Riggs

    Richard Riggs

    BASF Venture Capital GmbH

    Investment Manager

  • GoingPublic Media AG
  • Chemical Watch
  • sp2 Inter-Active
  • Nova-Institut GmbH
  • E-energy Market
  • Portugese Bioindustry Association P-BIO
  • Lux Research
  • European Biotechnology Network
  • Swiss Biotech Association
  • EnAgri
  • New INDIGO

EFIB is organised by EuropaBio and Smithers Rapra

EuropaBio is the European Association for Bioindustries and was created in 1996 to provide a voice for the biotech industry at the EU level. EuropaBio's mission is to promote an innovative and dynamic biotechnology-based industry in Europe.

About Smithers Rapra, is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.rapra.net or www.smithersrapra.com.