Lodi will be the Euro-mediterranean capital of the bioeconomy for a couple of days. The Italian Forum on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioeconomy (IFIB) goes to the little town near Milan from 24 to 25 September 2013 at the Auditorium of the Popular Bank of Lodi, an architectural complex designed by the famous Italian archistar Renzo Piano.
With more than 200 delegates in attendance from approximately fifteen different countries from all around the world, the conference truly succeeds in its ambitious aim to be one of the leading bioeconomy event in the Euro-mediterranean area.
Italy’s impressive local representation will be showcased alongside an exceptional international speaker line. These business and policy leaders will share their insights on strengthening the biobased value chain in order to produce smarter, more sustainable products, processes to create new jobs and generate economic growth. To animate the forum will be 30 presentations divided into different sessions: Life Sciences, Environment, Energy and Biorefineries, Agro-food, Bio-based Chemistry and Policies.
Protagonists will be universities, research centers, SMEs and big corporations, such as UPM, Novamont and Eridania Sadam. But not only that: to discuss the role of funding in fostering the bioeconomy will be representatives of the European Investment Bank, EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, and PNO Consultants.
From Lodi, which is one of the areas of Milan Expo 2015 in the Lombardy Region, the bioeconomy will be called to give concrete examples of how to reconcile economic growth, environmental sustainability and creation of high-skilled jobs. From here, one of the most developed European region, the Italian bioeconomy will open to the world, claiming its Euro-mediterranean centrality.