Global biotechnology event returns to Montreal next year

Pulp & Paper Canada
October 21, 2014
By Pulp & Paper Canada

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) issued a call to leaders from the biotechnology, chemical and agricultural industries to submit proposals and individual papers for the 2015 World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology. The conference will be held July 19-22, 2015, at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Montréal.

“We are excited to once again bring this conference back to Montréal, highlighting the international partnerships that have enabled the industrial biotechnology industry to expand into new worldwide markets,” stated Brent Erickson, executive vice-president, industrial and environmental at BIO. “BIO’s World Congress is inviting speakers to present the latest research and partnerships in renewable chemicals, advanced biofuels, global biobased markets, synthetic biology and much more.”

The 2014 World Congress, held in Philadelphia, hosted 1,100 individuals representing 640 companies from 45 countries. The 2014 World Congress also held more than 1,000 business partnering meetings scheduled through BIO’s One-on-One system, which provides a web-based solution to arrange meetings between companies and potential investors or partners.

The call for papers is now open, with a deadline of January 15, 2015. Proposed papers should address any in a range of topics, including renewable chemicals, algae for fuels and bioproducts, and chemicals, biobased products, biomass utilization, cellulosic biofuels, metabolic engineering, new chemical pathways, regional economic development, synthetic biology, regulatory issues, new feedstock crops and feedstock sustainability, aviation biofuels, genetically engineered crops, project finance, biopathways to bulk chemicals, enzyme development, green plastics, work force training and specialty chemicals.

For more information on the conference or to submit a proposal, please visit

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