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Program 2019 (with presentations)


Monday - November 4, 2019 - Laurier Room

17:30 - Welcome Cocktails – Laurier Room
Hosts: Gevo & AJW Inc.
The Kyle Jordan Trio: Courtesy of Conifex Timber

Tuesday - November 5, 2019 - Adam Room

07:30 - Breakfast - The Chateau Continental
Hosts: Iogen Corporation, and BioApplied Innovation Pathways
The Kyle Jordan Trio: Courtesy of Conifex Timber 
​08:15 - Welcome / Opening remarks: Jeff Passmore, Chair, Scaling Up - PDF
Morning Chair: Dave Watters, CEO Global Advantage, former Assistant Deputy Minister Economic Development, Finance Canada
08:30 - Canada’s Industrial Bioeconomy Strategy: Seizing the Opportunity: Sandy Marshall, Chair, Bioindustrial Innovation Canada - PDF
09:00 - Growing Bio-Companies to Scale: Canada’s Tools for Success: Iain Stewart, President, National Research Council of Canada (NRC) - PDF
09:30 - Canada’s 9%: Innovating and Adding Value to our Forest Biomass Resource: Beth MacNeil, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada - PDF
10:00 - The New World Economy: Raising Capital for Disruptive Innovation and Cleantech: Wal van Lierop, Executive Chairman & Founding Partner, Chrysalix Venture Capital - PDF
10:30 - Refreshment Break
Host: Steeper Energy
11:00 - Mastering the Human Side of Project Management: Neeraj Nandurdikar, Co-Author “Leading Complex Projects,” Director, Energy Practice, Independent Project Analysis Inc. -PDF
11:30 - The Bio-Circular Economy – Getting Environmental Buy-In: Catherine Abreu, Executive Director, Climate Action Network Canada - PDF
12:00 - The Policy Imperative: Delivering Success on the Economy and the Environment: Dr. Warren Mabee, Canada Research Chair, Renewable Energy Development and Implementation; Professor, Queen’s University - PDF
12:30 - Lunch 
Hosts: Shell & Enerkem
13:15 - Progress on the Path to 1.5? 
Elizabeth May, Leader, Green Party of Canada, Member of Parliament, Saanich-Gulf Islands
13:45 - Thriving After Forty Years in the Trenches: The Role of Technology, Policy, & Financing: Brian Foody, CEO, Iogen Corporation
Brian will be interviewed by Chris Hessler, Managing Partner, AJW Inc., Washington DC
14:15 - Biomass Supply Chain Risk? We’ve got you covered: Jordan Solomon, President and CEO, ECOSTRAT Inc. - PDF
14:40 - Progress on the Commercialization Pathway
Chair: Sandy Ferguson, Vice President Corporate Development, Conifex Timber Inc.
Zeton’s Role In the Bio-circular Economy - Adam Whalley, Director, Business Development, Zeton - PDF
Perry Toms, CEO, Steeper Energy - PDF
Audrey Mascarenhas, President and CEO, Questor Technology Inc. - PDF
Pat Gruber, CEO, GEVO - PDF
15:40 - Refreshment Break
Host: Advanced Biofuels Canada
16:05 - Attracting Capital
Chair: Chris Henderson, President, Lumos Energy
Kim Furlong, CEO, Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association - PDF
Tom Dickson, CEO, New Energy Risk - PDF
Shirley Speakman, Senior Partner, Cycle Capital Management - PDF
17:00 - An Interview With...
Ian McKay, CEO, Invest in Canada
Ian will be interviewed by Jeff Passmore, CEO, Passmore Group Inc.
17:30 - Sponsors Reception       

18:00 - Hospitality Suite / Scotch Tasting with Beer Chasers 
Host: Passmore Group Inc.
Dinner at your leisure – Byward Market Restaurants

Wednesday - November 6, 2019 - Adam Room

07:30 - Breakfast – The Chateau Continental
Hosts: Sacre-Davey Engineering Inc., and  FPInnovations
The Kyle Jordan Trio: Courtesy of Conifex Timber 



08:15 - Welcome Back: Jeff Passmore, Chair, Scaling Up
08:20 - Stephane Renou, President, FPInnovations - PDF
08:40 - Canada’s Forest Bioeconomy: Strategic Innovation for Commercial Success
Chair: Bob Larocque, Senior Vice President, Forest Products Association of Canada
Chris Walton, Executive Director, Centre for Research and Innovation in the Bio-Economy - PDF
Pascale Lagacé, VP Environment, Energy & Innovation, Resolute Forest Products
Marco Veilleux, VP Business Development & Strategic Project, Fortress Global Enterprises
09:30 - From demo to commercial: Reducing risk through capital assistance and insurance
Chair: Marc LePage, CEO, Genome Canada - PDF
Ziyad Rahme, VP Investments, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) - PDF
Sophie Dumoulin, Director, Cleantech, International Growth Capital, Export Development Canada - PDF
Derek Griffin, Risk Management, Munich Reinsurance - PDF
10:15 - Renewable and Aviation fuels in the US, EU, and Canada
Chair: David Dodds, Principal, Dodds & Associates LLC
Fred Ghatala, Director, Carbon and Sustainability, Advanced Biofuels Canada - PDF
Kateryna Derkach, Strategy and Sustainability Director, Green Aviation Research and Development Network Canada - PDF
10:50 -  The Scaling Up 2019 Feature Province - Nova Scotia
            Chair: Rod Badcock, Principal Partner, BioApplied Innovation Pathways
Brianna Stratton, President, DeNova - PDF
Fraser Gray, Vice President, Finance & Strategy, Sustane Technologies
Allan Eddy, Business Development Manager, Port Hawkesbury Paper
11:30 - Refreshment Break
Host: Zeton Inc.
11:45  -  Open Innovation & the Circular Economy – Creating Value for Forestry and Agriculture
              Virginie Chambost, Co-Founder and Principal Consultant at EnVertis Inc. - PDF
12:05 - Collaboration as an essential ingredient for commercial success
Theodora Retsina, CEO, API EUROPE, and American Process LLC - PDF
12:25 - The Challenge of Communicating about the Industrial Bio-Circular Economy: How’d we do?
Anton Holland, President, NIVA Inc. - PDF
12:40 -  Closing Remarks / Door Prizes / Adjourn
Jeff Passmore, CEO, Passmore Group Inc.


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