ABLC 2019 announced: 120+ speakers, 500+ delegates head for Washington in April 2019 for real networking, real projects, real opportunities

November 26, 2018 |

In Florida, The Digest announced that the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference (ABLC 2019) will be held April 3-5, 2019 at the Mayflower Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC, and outlined the agenda, themes and announced a first wave of event speakers.

More about ABLC

The event website, agenda and conference details including registration and the 2 for 1 special offer – for all that, start here at the ABLC site, here.

6 Conferences in 1 — and 18 events in all

ABLC will feature 6 distinct conference experiences:

1. The Advanced Biofuels Summit
2. The Renewable Chemicals & Biomaterials Summit
3. The ABLC Advanced Nutrition & Feedstocks Summit
4. The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit
5. The Biogas & RNG Summit
6. The Hot Technologies Showcase

In addition to the 6 conferences, there will be 12 special events, forums and workshops :

  • The Investor & Finance Workshop on capital trends (April 4)
  • The Bioeconomy Policy Forum on policy trends (April 4)
  • The Industry Horizons Forum (April 4)-5)
  • The Market Analysis Workshop (April 5)
  • The ABLC Wolfpack (April 5) – 6 fuels & chemicals companies to be devoured and dissected in a search for underlying value by the ABLC Due Diligence Wolves
  • The Digital Biology Forum (April 5)
  • The Federal Perspectives & Programs Forum on new and continuing opportunities for federal incentives, R&D support, partnerships, and consortia.(April 5))
  • Live announcement of the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy (the Hot 50) (April 4)
  • The annual Hot Party celebrating industry innovation and achievement (April 4)
  • The Global Leadership Award presentation (April 4)
  • The Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement presentation (April 4)
  • The annual State of the Industry address and Networking event (April 3)

The 2 for 1 offer returns. Boost your conference ROI.

Through January 11th we have a special “2 for 1” offer in place — you can save 50% off the super-low Early Bird rate – so, prices start as low as $497 per person if you take the 2 for 1. It’s double savings and is the best way to boost you conference ROI. And, access our special room rates at the Mayflower Marriott to maximize savings and for a seamless stay in Washington, DC. Complete registration and sponsorship details are here.

Announcing the first 16 Committed Speakers

We’ll be announcing 120 speakers & moderators over the next 18 weeks, here are the first 16.

Larry Feinberg, CEO, Knip Bio
Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech
Geoff Cooper, CEO, Renewable Fuels Association
Jordan Solomon, CEO, Ecostrat
John Melo, CEO, Amyris
Pat Gruber, CEO, Gevo
Tom Van Aken, CEO, Avantium
James Iademarco, president, Strategic Avalanche
David Dodds, president, Tech Diligence
Ron Cascone, principal, NEXANT
Joel Stone, president, ConVerginece Advisors
Jim Greenwood, president & CEO, BIO
Marcel Lubben, CEO, Reverdia
Nick Andrews, CEO, USA BioEnergy
Arunas Chesonis, CEO, Sweetwater Energy
James Stephens, CEO, Blue Marble Biomaterials

The Key Data points

Live Attendance: 500+ delegates, 110+ Speakers, 250+ organizations- primarily high-level, director and above. ABLC 2017 had 555 delegates.
Global audience: 10,000 fviewers ollow the conference live and on-demand via BioChannell.TV

6 Themes the Industry is Thinking About

The theme for ABLC 2019 is “Deployment at Scale” and across the two and a half days of the event, we’ll be looking closely at project deployment, partnership development, supply chain construction, securing offtake, finance, people, technology, and winning locations.

We’ll look in depth at 6 themes.

Deploying at Scale: First commercial projects and technologies ready for deployment at scale.

Gaining Speed: new strategies for increasing speed to market; development in parallel; accessing opportunities in emerging markets and making them work.

Defining the Ask: What carbon policies will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy; what are the rewards for countries, states and communities that move forward on carbon policy, and what’s the outlook for both current and new policies around the globe.

Attracting Capital: accessing strategic relationships; leveraging existing resources; new products and strategies that extend value for existing projects; what role carbon pricing plays, and how much and where and when.

Early Movement: Designing platforms and breakthrough first products that reduce cash burn and create brand visibility; monetizing through new and existing channels.

Sustainable Feedstock: Identifying real resources, timelines to scale, aggregation that works, sustainability metrics, and residues vs novel energy crops.

More about ABLC

The event website, agenda and conference details including registration and the 2 for 1 special offer – for all that, start here.

  • Getting to Scale: proven technologies that have been demonstrated in depth; the must knows and pitfalls from finance to engineering.
  • Gaining Speed: new strategies for increasing speed to market; development in parallel; accessing opportunities in emerging markets and making them work
  • Creating Advantaged Products — using the new toolkits of catalyst development, metabolic design, organism optimization, process simulation, open innovation, customer engagement and advanced fermentation to rapid create and scale new vehicles for bioconversion and new products & materials that feature higher rates, titers, yields and meet not only sustainability goals but bring new functionalities to the market.
  • Forming Capital for Scale: accessing strategic relationships; leveraging existing resources; new products and strategies that extend value for existing projects; what role carbon pricing plays, and how much and where and when.
  • Early Income: Designing platforms and breakthrough first products that reduce cash burn and create brand visibility; monetizing through new and existing channels.
  • Getting the right visibility: Developing a voice and messages that resonate with customers, consumers, policymakers, NGOs, investors, and analysts.
  • Affordable Feedstock: Identifying real resources, timelines to scale, aggregation that works, sustainability metrics, and residues vs novel energy crops.

8 Industry Segments & Subjects that Matter

Clean Fuels & Energy

In the Biogas Forum and Advanced Biofuels Summit, ABLC will be focusing on demonstrated cellulosic biofuels, expansion opportunities in biomass-based diesel, progress in aviation fuels; Low Carbon Fuel Standards and their impact, progress in emerging alternatives to gasoline and diesel including DME, butanol and more, upgrade and expansion technologies for first-gen plants and thermochemical technologies that are on the rise.  Complete event details are here.

Renewable Chemicals and Biomaterials

In the Renewable Chemicals & Materials Summit,  the event will focus on new demand for renewable chemical Intermediates, expansion in biobased plastics & packaging, the rise of fragrances & flavors, strategic interest and intent in organic acids and novel-performance chemicals. Complete event details are here.

Feedstocks & Supply chain development

In the Sustainable Feedstocks Summit, anthe event will look at the development of a sustainable, available, reliable and affordable supply chain of feedstock based on biomass (including waste resources and new energy crops) to meet the conversion and product needs of the growing bioeconomy. ABLC will look at yield improvement, new crops, international deployment of technology, new sources of income — and the role of robotics, genetics, big data, remote sensing, mobility — and new tools for crop protection through early detection & spot treatment against pests, parasites, competitors and disease. Complete event details are here.

The New Nutrition

In the Advanced Nutrition Summit and the Advanced Feedstocks Summit, ABLC will focus in on crop development, protection, the rise of protein production for animal and human nutrition, opportunities for vegan technologies, the growing interest in the microbiome and the implications for R&D, and the expanding universe of nutraceuticals. Complete event details are here.

The Digital Biology Toolkit

In the Digital Biology Summit, ABLC will address the development of the new biological and manufacturing tools that support the rise of all these market segments — as well as the companions advances in robotics, genetics, big data and mobility that are ensuring that the nexus of biology and information science continues to power innovation across a wide selection of industries. Complete event details are here.

Finance

In the Financing & Investing Workshop, ABLC will brings together the latest case studies of successful financing, and introduce the players, the models, the geographies, and the steps to success from financing early-stage companies through to commercial-scale deployment. Complete event details are here.

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