International experts will combine with Bundaberg Regional Council and local industry to deliver the biggest Bundaberg Bioeconomy Conference to date.
The free event will be held from 24 to 25 October and will take a global approach to bioeconomy opportunities which can address supply chain gaps.
The conference is an opportunity to gain industry insights and network with leaders in the field of sustainability.
The event will attract a diverse international audience, offering attendees a unique opportunity to gain a global perspective on bioeconomy challenges and opportunities.
This year’s Bundaberg Bioeconomy Conference is titled Future growth opportunities in an emerging global bioeconomy, and will feature representatives from New Zealand, Scotland, Netherlands and from across Australia.
Bundaberg Mayor Jack Dempsey said as the global focus on sustainability and renewable resources intensified this event had emerged as a pivotal platform for industry leaders, researchers, and environmentally conscious individuals to come together and chart a course toward a more sustainable future while taking advantage of economic development opportunities.
“The conference promises to deliver a wealth of cutting-edge insights into the bioeconomy landscape,” he said.
“Council has committed to a Towards Net Zero strategy and a big part of that commitment is supporting our community and our industries to remain ahead of the curve on the many legislative changes the net zero shift will create at a national and global level.”
Mayor Dempsey said supporting local industry in the bioeconomy space was essential to reaching a regional net zero goal and the annual conference helped to provide advice and support to develop opportunities for business.
“With a diverse lineup of speakers dialling in from around the world, attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the latest trends, innovations, and best practices in bio-based industries, including agriculture and renewable energy,” he said.
“Attendees will have the chance to connect with like-minded professionals, forging valuable partnerships, and collaborations that can drive sustainability initiatives forward.”
The Bundaberg Bioeconomy Conference keynote speakers include:
- Terri Butler Chair of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Alliance Australia and New Zealand
- Joanne Paterson, Director, Biofutures Emerging Industries
- Joseph Oliver, Managing Director and Co-Founder Delorean Corporation
- Jordan McCollum, National Policy Manager, Australian Pipelines and Gas Association
- Jarrod Irving, Senior Advisor, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
- Keith Sharp, Engineering Manager, Tfa Project Group
- Dr Florian Graichen, Manager, Scion Research
- Jim Snow, Executive Director, Oakley Greenwood
- Katja Lyons, Biogas consultant and technical advisor Australia and New Zealand
- Rolf Karst, Investment Director for the Netherlands, Austrade
- Michael Groves, CEO Topolytics
- David Johnston, General Manager, Jet Zero
- Victoria Sherwood, Licella’s Executive General Manager Asia and Australasia
- Dr Jo-Anne Blinco, Biorefinery Research Facility (BRF) Manager at QUT
- Mike Davis, Managing Director, Optimal Renewable Gas
- Dan Rosauer, Senior Research Scientist at CSIRO
- John Seymour, CEO Carbon Credentials
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