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Aquaculture Innovation Europe

Showcasing the most exciting innovation across Nutrition, Health and Digital

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London, UK
10-11 September, 2019

“This was another successful conference building on last year’s event. There was lots of content - we were certainly kept busy and engaged throughout. It was a great opportunity to catch up with innovators and industry players, and to make some new contacts”

Jamie Stein, Devonian Capital

“In my opinion, this is one of the best Aquaculture innovation conferences in the world”

Carsten Krome, CEO, HATCH

Why Attend

Showcasing the Most Exciting Innovation Across Nutrition, Health and Digital Innovation


Now in its 3rd year, the Aquaculture Innovation Summit is a major part of the Animal Health Innovation series, which focuses on showcasing and supporting innovation and sustainability initiatives in three key areas of aquaculture: nutrition, health and digital.

Our objective at this two-day event is to bring to light cutting-edge modern technologies and solutions that are helping shape one of the most important industries for the future of global protein.

 

 

Below is a preview of some of the topics to be discussed:

  • Innovation Showcase: The 12 most exciting innovations in aqua across nutrition, health and digital, each seeking financial investment and strategic partnership
  • Digital Trends: How innovative companies are using digital and tech solutions to prevent disease
  • Tech & Productivity: What challenges are seafood producers currently facing and what technology can make an impact on productivity?
  • Health and Nutrition Trends: Oral Vaccines, Medicated Feed Additives and Fish Microbiome
  • Global Focus: Trends in the aquaculture markets in Latin America and Asia.
  • Expanded focus on species: What are the opportunities for innovation in Tilapia and Shrimp?
150+
Attendees
6+
Hours of Networking
20+
1-to-1 Meetings per person
12
Emerging Companies Presenting
30%
More Investors than in 2018

Highlights from 2018

Who Will Be There

40%
Pre-Revenue and Emerging Aquaculture Companies
40%
Business Development and Strategic Teams from Big Aqua Farming, Feed & Health Companies
10%
Financial Investors, Venture Capital & Private Equity Investors
5%
National Regulatory Bodies, Regional Associations & Government
5%
Service providers, CRO’s and Consultants

Pre-Revenue and Emerging Aquaculture Companies

Business Development and Strategic Teams from Big Aqua Farming, Feed & Health Companies

Financial Investors, Venture Capital & Private Equity Investors

National Regulatory Bodies, Regional Associations & Government

Service providers, CRO’s and Consultants

Innovation Showcase

The Innovation Showcase is a unique opportunity for start-ups to present their technology to an audience of financial investors and large corporate firms.

Congratulations to our 2019 finalists!

These start-up companies have been chosen by the Selection Committee to present their novel technologies on the main stage at Aquaculture Innovation Europe. These are Aquaculture Health, Nutrition and Digital companies from international markets who are actively looking for financial investment or strategic partnerships.

Read about each of the companies and how their technologies are shaping the future of Aquaculture HERE

 

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In the News

We've been featured!

This 'golden age of aquaculture investors’ is the perfect time for start-ups in the industry to find investment for their innovative new products. Jenny Hjul at FISHupdate spoke to these investors at the Aquaculture Innovation Summit this week and discusses her learnings in her article here.

Entocycle, winners of the Nutrition Innovation Showcase pitching their technologies

Organising Committee

Yorán Meijers

Analyst
Anterra Capital

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines Agtech

Ian Thompson

Senior Research Advisor, Biotechnology
Elanco Animal Health

Tom Prins

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Björgólfur Hávardsson

R&D Director
The Seafood Innovation Cluster

Carsten Krome

Founder
Alimentos Ventures

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

Jason Cleaversmith

Independent Aquaculture Expert

Oliver Hardcastle

Chief Executive Officer
ANIZOME LLC

Testimonials

"Exciting showcase of innovations in Aqua supporting challenges of the industry today and in the future"
Louise Buttle, Technology Lead Coldwater, Cargill Aqua Nutrition

 

"A vibrant and dynamic event that attracted a high calibre of speakers and delegates alike"
Rob Fletcher, Senior Editor, The Fish Site

 

"This was another successful conference building on last year’s event. There was lots of content - we were certainly kept busy and engaged throughout. It was a great opportunity to catch up with innovators and industry players, and to make some new contacts"
Jamie Stein, Devonian Capital

 

"A relevant and good network opportunity for startups"
Ole Jacob Myre, CEO, Quantidoc AS

 

"Energetic and enthusiastic discussion with industry experts and leaders"
Sandra Hogg, Director of Biology, Chalante

 

"Very interesting speakers talking about cutting edge technology"
Vaughn Entwistle, Features Editor, International Aquafeed

Speakers & Investors

 

John Coast Sullenger

Associate Principle
GAIA Family Office

John Coast Sullenger

Associate Principle
GAIA Family Office

John Coast Sullenger

Associate Principle
GAIA Family Office
 

Christian Nordby

Equity Research Analyst
Kepler Cheuvreux

Christian Olsen Nordby is a fish-farming analyst in Oslo covering all the major Norwegian salmon farmers. He has also covered Norwegian retail companies at Kepler Cheuvreux.  Before joining Kepler Cheuvreux, he was a sell-side high-yield credit analyst at Swedbank covering the shipping and transportation sector. Christian holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

Christian Nordby

Equity Research Analyst
Kepler Cheuvreux

Christian Nordby

Equity Research Analyst
Kepler Cheuvreux

Christian Olsen Nordby is a fish-farming analyst in Oslo covering all the major Norwegian salmon farmers. He has also covered Norwegian retail companies at Kepler Cheuvreux.  Before joining Kepler Cheuvreux, he was a sell-side high-yield credit analyst at Swedbank covering the shipping and transportation sector. Christian holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration (NHH).

 

Amy Novogratz

Founder, Managing Partner
AquaSpark

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Aqua-Spark, a pioneer investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund with a mission to transform the global aquaculture industry into one that is healthier, more sustainable and more accessible. They invest in aquaculture companies across the value chain, from farming operations to alternative feed ingredients, disease battling, technology, all the way to consumer facing aquaculture products.

Amy Novogratz

Founder, Managing Partner
AquaSpark

Amy Novogratz

Founder, Managing Partner
AquaSpark

Co-founder and Managing Partner of Aqua-Spark, a pioneer investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. Aqua-Spark is a global investment fund with a mission to transform the global aquaculture industry into one that is healthier, more sustainable and more accessible. They invest in aquaculture companies across the value chain, from farming operations to alternative feed ingredients, disease battling, technology, all the way to consumer facing aquaculture products. These companies are solving some of the industry’s big challenges while bringing returns that are comparable to today’s traditional industry. The portfolio works as an ecosystem, with the companies agreeing to collaborate on optimal solutions, and working together toward this shared vision of a more efficient global aquaculture industry.

Prior to Aqua-Spark Amy served as director of the TED Conference’s annual TED Prize for almost a decade, leading more than twenty global collaborations across a broad spectrum of sectors, including healthcare, education, science, technology, conservation, art, and activism. With TED, her list of notable projects include: Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue, Jamie Oliver’s Food revolution, JR’s Inside Out Project, and Bono’s One.org among others. Amy met her partner/ co-founder through ocean conservation work connected to Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue. With Aqua-Spark Amy serves on the boards of Love the Wild, eFishery, and Xpert Sea and Energaia. 

 

Helge Stubberud

Solution Architect
IBM Cloud, Norway

Helge has been working in IBM for 35 years in different roles; the last 10 years focusing on solution design in areas like Data, Analytics and AI in industries as Insurance Public Sector and Aquaculture. Project leader and architect for AquaCloud, a shared Innovation Platform for the Salmon Farming industry over the last 2.5 years. In parallel with full time employment with IBM, Helge is currently following the Executive Master Program in Seafood Management organized by the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

Helge Stubberud

Solution Architect
IBM Cloud, Norway

Helge Stubberud

Solution Architect
IBM Cloud, Norway

Helge has been working in IBM for 35 years in different roles; the last 10 years focusing on solution design in areas like Data, Analytics and AI in industries as Insurance Public Sector and Aquaculture. Project leader and architect for AquaCloud, a shared Innovation Platform for the Salmon Farming industry over the last 2.5 years. In parallel with full time employment with IBM, Helge is currently following the Executive Master Program in Seafood Management organized by the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH). As part of the program he is writing a Thesis on the strategy for a shared innovation platform for the Aquaculture industry.

 

Yorán Meijers

Analyst
Anterra Capital

Yorán is an Analyst at Anterra Capital. He is primarily responsible for deal sourcing and execution with a focus on digital technologies. He is also involved in portfolio management.

Prior to joining Anterra, Yorán was active as a researcher in the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University, focused on developing novel cooking techniques for 3D food printing applications. Before that, he has worked at the process technology department at Heinz and the product and process development department at Cargill.

Yorán Meijers

Analyst
Anterra Capital

Yorán Meijers

Analyst
Anterra Capital

Yorán is an Analyst at Anterra Capital. He is primarily responsible for deal sourcing and execution with a focus on digital technologies. He is also involved in portfolio management.

Prior to joining Anterra, Yorán was active as a researcher in the Creative Machines Lab at Columbia University, focused on developing novel cooking techniques for 3D food printing applications. Before that, he has worked at the process technology department at Heinz and the product and process development department at Cargill.

Yorán holds a MSc in Sustainable Food Process Engineering and a BSc in Food Technology from Wageningen University with a BSc minor in Food Business and Management from UC Davis.

 

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines Agtech

As VP Business Development for Trendlines Agtech since 2012, Sarai Kemp is responsible for directing the business and financial development and fund-raising strategies and activities for early-stage portfolio companies developing innovative technologies and products in aquaculture, food production, biopesticides and agrochemicals, and other related sectors. Trendlines Agtech is part of The Trendlines Group (www.trendlines.com).

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines Agtech

Sarai Kemp

VP Business Development
Trendlines Agtech

As VP Business Development for Trendlines Agtech since 2012, Sarai Kemp is responsible for directing the business and financial development and fund-raising strategies and activities for early-stage portfolio companies developing innovative technologies and products in aquaculture, food production, biopesticides and agrochemicals, and other related sectors. Trendlines Agtech is part of The Trendlines Group (www.trendlines.com). Trendlines invents, discovers, invests in, and incubates innovation-based medical and agricultural technologies, and is involved in all aspects of its portfolio companies from technology development to business building.

Sarai brings more than 12 years’ experience in agricultural, consumer goods, and high-tech industries, including in sales, marketing, and business development for international companies such as Afimilk and Keter Plastic. She has worked intensively with companies in East Asia.

Sarai received an MBA from Haifa University and a B.A. from Tel Aviv University.

 

Ian Thompson

Senior Research Advisor, Biotechnology
Elanco Animal Health

Ian Thompson

Senior Research Advisor, Biotechnology
Elanco Animal Health

Ian Thompson

Senior Research Advisor, Biotechnology
Elanco Animal Health
 

Tom Prins

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Tom manages the process of screening new business opportunities for Aqua-Spark and negotiating new investments. He has been directly involved throughout the investment process for the majority of the current Aqua-Spark portfolio, ranging from investments in feed ingredients, technology, health, genetics and production. Tom joined Aqua-Spark in 2015. Prior to Aqua-Spark, he worked in the Gulf region with the Netherlands Agricultural Attaché for GCC countries and the Netherlands Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman, where he conducted research on the development of local aquaculture industry.

Tom Prins

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Tom Prins

Dealflow Manager
Aqua-Spark

Tom manages the process of screening new business opportunities for Aqua-Spark and negotiating new investments. He has been directly involved throughout the investment process for the majority of the current Aqua-Spark portfolio, ranging from investments in feed ingredients, technology, health, genetics and production. Tom joined Aqua-Spark in 2015. Prior to Aqua-Spark, he worked in the Gulf region with the Netherlands Agricultural Attaché for GCC countries and the Netherlands Embassy in the Sultanate of Oman, where he conducted research on the development of local aquaculture industry. He has also spearheaded transnational events to elevate public and private dialogue on emerging opportunities in aquaculture. Tom received a Master in Business Geography from Utrecht University. A fervent surfer, Tom is dedicated to conserving the ocean for future generations.    

 

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Matthias Hofer is a business leader with broad international experience and strength in sales, strategy and execution. He served on the executive committees of 2 major Animal Health companies for a total of 7 years.

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Matthias Hofer

Partner
Stonehaven Consulting Group

Matthias Hofer is a business leader with broad international experience and strength in sales, strategy and execution. He served on the executive committees of 2 major Animal Health companies for a total of 7 years.

Matthias lives in Switzerland with his wife and his two children. After completing his Master‘s degree at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), he started working for Novartis Animal Health (NAH) in Sydney, Australia in a project support role, serving the APAC region.
In 2006, Matthias was promoted first to Strategic Planning Manager for NAH and from there to Head of Strategy for the Animal Health Division. Between 2009 – 2013 Matthias led NAH’s Aqua Health business globally. This business today is amongst the top few companies in the Aqua-health industry.

During 2014 and with Elanco’s intention to buy NAH, Matthias served as integration leader for NAH on the Novartis side. In that role Matthias led a large team and efforts to prepare integration pre-closing overall including carve-out preparations of operations linked to Novartis.

Once Elanco and NAH successfully merged, Matthias took on the role as Global Leader Emerging Business within Elanco. In that function Matthias was responsible for a total of five fast growing business areas, including Aqua, Vaccines, Enzymes and others.
Most recently Matthias has joined Stonehaven Consulting Group as a partner.
Stonehaven

 

Björgólfur Hávardsson

R&D Director
The Seafood Innovation Cluster

Björgólfur Hávardsson MSc, is the Innovation Manager with the Seafood Innovation Cluster, a Norwegian Centre of Expertise member based out of Bergen, Norway.

Björgólfur Hávardsson

R&D Director
The Seafood Innovation Cluster

Björgólfur Hávardsson

R&D Director
The Seafood Innovation Cluster

Björgólfur Hávardsson MSc, is the Innovation Manager with the Seafood Innovation Cluster, a Norwegian Centre of Expertise member based out of Bergen, Norway.

After three decades of multiple biological roles in the aquaculture industry, Mr. Hávardsson has an extensive knowledge of the biological possibilities and challenges in modern salmon farming. Through working in the industry on such diverse fields as fish counting, biomass estimation, smoltification, fish welfare, feeding systems and -behaviour as well as writing practical books on netfouling in Europe and South America, Hávarðsson is experienced in developing and presenting ideas and practical methods through courses, presentations and articles in several languages.

Mr. Hávardsson holds a Master´s degree in Aquaculture Biology from the University of Bergen (UIB) and a degree from an executive program in Strategy and Branding in the seafood industry from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH).

 

Chris Beattie

Head, Global Aqua Business Unit
Merck

Chris Beattie is Head of Global Aquaculture Business at MSD Animal Health, based in New Jersey, USA where he is responsible for strategic planning, driving R&D focus and directing business development. Chris has a background in Marine Biology and a Ph.D. in Fish Physiology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland where he worked in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Research, Norway. Prior to joining MSD Animal Health, Chris worked in several technical and commercial roles with Skretting in Europe and North America, latterly as General Manager of Skretting North America.

Chris Beattie

Head, Global Aqua Business Unit
Merck

Chris Beattie

Head, Global Aqua Business Unit
Merck

Chris Beattie is Head of Global Aquaculture Business at MSD Animal Health, based in New Jersey, USA where he is responsible for strategic planning, driving R&D focus and directing business development. Chris has a background in Marine Biology and a Ph.D. in Fish Physiology from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland where he worked in conjunction with the Institute of Marine Research, Norway. Prior to joining MSD Animal Health, Chris worked in several technical and commercial roles with Skretting in Europe and North America, latterly as General Manager of Skretting North America.

 

Carsten Krome

Founder
Alimentos Ventures

Carsten worked as a technical analyst for an aquaculture investment fund before launching Alimentos Ventures. He oversaw equity investments in various aquaculture feed, health, IT and production start-ups.

Carsten holds a PhD in aquaculture nutrition from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling.

Carsten Krome

Founder
Alimentos Ventures

Carsten Krome

Founder
Alimentos Ventures

Carsten worked as a technical analyst for an aquaculture investment fund before launching Alimentos Ventures. He oversaw equity investments in various aquaculture feed, health, IT and production start-ups.

Carsten holds a PhD in aquaculture nutrition from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling.

 

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

Christian Rangen is a serial entrepreneur, strategy advisor and early-stage investor.

He works with startups, scale-ups and large corporates to help build better business models and new growth companies.

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

Christian Rangen

Group Chief Operating Founder
X2 Labs

Christian Rangen is a serial entrepreneur, strategy advisor and early-stage investor.

He works with startups, scale-ups and large corporates to help build better business models and new growth companies.

Chris is the founder of X2 Labs – a startup factory, one of the most ambitious accelerator programs in the Nordics. X2 Labs is a venture builder, building entirely new startups around the industries of the future. Recent programs include “Smart City”, “Digital Tourism”, “Ocean Space” and “Aquaculture of Tomorrow”. In his various roles, he has helped fund, build or scale close to 100 startups over the past 10 years. Currently, he is chairman, board member and hands-on advisor to 15+ startups, several in aquaculture and seafood.

He is also a strategy & transformation advisor to global firms, with clients in Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Dubai and Europe.
Chris is also senior faculty at BI- Norwegian Business School, management author, keynote speaker and avid kitesurfer.

He resides in Norway, but travels globally for projects, clients and investment opportunities.

 

 

 

Elisabeth Øvstebø

Investment Manager, Managing Partner
Link Venture Capital

Elisabeth Øvstebø

Investment Manager, Managing Partner
Link Venture Capital

Elisabeth Øvstebø

Investment Manager, Managing Partner
Link Venture Capital
 

Jason Cleaversmith

Independent Aquaculture Expert

Jason Cleaversmith is now an Independent Aquaculture Expert. He joined the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in April 2015 with a mandate to help transform the relationship between Industry and Academia, whilst concurrently facilitating economic growth for the Aquaculture Sector.

Jason Cleaversmith

Independent Aquaculture Expert

Jason Cleaversmith

Independent Aquaculture Expert

Jason Cleaversmith is now an Independent Aquaculture Expert. He joined the Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre (SAIC) in April 2015 with a mandate to help transform the relationship between Industry and Academia, whilst concurrently facilitating economic growth for the Aquaculture Sector.

Prior to joining SAIC he was the Head of the Novartis Aqua Health presence on Prince Edward Island, Canada where he oversaw 4 facilities, 125 staff and both R&D and Manufacturing related activities. Before joining Novartis, Dr. Cleaversmith led the Bioscience portfolio on behalf of the Province of Prince Edward Island and was responsible for the growth and economic development of the cluster by way of both inward investment and existing company growth.

His career spans time in Blue Chip organizations through to frontline SME positions in roles such as Business Development Director and Head of Operations. In addition, he was a member of the Executive at the Scottish Association for Marine Science and ledfrom inception the development of their commercial subsidiary and technology / knowledge transfer activities, including the building and population of the European Centre for Marine Biotechnology. Subsequently he has worked within the marine biotechnology sector, focusing on natural product discovery for the nutri-, cosme- and pharmaceutical sectors.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Chartered Manager and is a member of the Institute of Directors. Prior voluntary positions include chair of the board for the University of Prince Edward Islands technology transfer office (Synapse), Vice Chair of the PEI BioAlliance and participated on the steering committee for the biotechnology program at Holland College.

Jason is a graduate of Edinburgh University, Scotland, with a major in Geology followed by a PhD in Marine Geochemistry and has subsequently completed an Executive MBA with the University of Glasgow, where he gained a Distinction.

 

Oliver Hardcastle

Chief Executive Officer
ANIZOME LLC

Oliver Hardcastle

Chief Executive Officer
ANIZOME LLC

Oliver Hardcastle

Chief Executive Officer
ANIZOME LLC
 

Richard Sibbit

Managing Director
DBT

As Managing Director at DBT, we deliver web, mobile, digital, data management & business intelligence solutions across the global Animal Health and Agricultural supply chain. We provide our customers with a blend of technology, knowledge and talent to solve their business problems. 
As a part of Proagrica, we deliver Precision Animal Health and Precision Agriculture solutions providing our customers with data insight, traceability, correlation and predictive analysis. 

Richard Sibbit

Managing Director
DBT

Richard Sibbit

Managing Director
DBT

As Managing Director at DBT, we deliver web, mobile, digital, data management & business intelligence solutions across the global Animal Health and Agricultural supply chain. We provide our customers with a blend of technology, knowledge and talent to solve their business problems. 
As a part of Proagrica, we deliver Precision Animal Health and Precision Agriculture solutions providing our customers with data insight, traceability, correlation and predictive analysis. 

I work with our varying customer base on strategic growth and planning where technology is an enabler for streamlining and improving processes and enabling business growth and ROI. We offer our customers solutions where integration of key technology and solutions adds value to the business and customer experience, delivers successful services and enables consistent and consolidated communications.

My experience covers integration and EDI solutions, business strategy, business planning and sales of varying solutions that cover eSolutions, web sites, business management solutions, strategic partnership solutions (rebate, loyalty, promotions) and data management and BI solutions. I spend a lot of time with our customers delivering and planning a solution foundation. This focuses on developing strategic roadmaps and business plans to deliver a growing and innovative technology platform enabling revenue growth and operational cost savings. In turn this allows standardization of business applications and services to be deployed regionally and globally within our customers organizations.

 

Petter I. Jenssen

Senior Vice President Digitalization
AKVA Group ASA

Petter I. Jenssen

Senior Vice President Digitalization
AKVA Group ASA

Petter I. Jenssen

Senior Vice President Digitalization
AKVA Group ASA
 

Neil Wendover

Aquaculture Product Line Director
Cargill Digital Insights

Neil’s passion revolves around the science of aquaculture & it's place in the biz world & together the social & financial impact this can have. Within that space he enjoys strategy, innovation & leadership. Neil has held various strategic, marketing and business development positions across the aquaculture value chain from seafood production through aquatic veterinary health, feed and nutrition and is now the Aquaculture Product Line Dir. for Cargill Digital Insights. Neil has lived & worked in key aquaculture economies across Asia, Europe, Africa & the Americas.

Neil Wendover

Aquaculture Product Line Director
Cargill Digital Insights

Neil Wendover

Aquaculture Product Line Director
Cargill Digital Insights

Neil’s passion revolves around the science of aquaculture & it's place in the biz world & together the social & financial impact this can have. Within that space he enjoys strategy, innovation & leadership. Neil has held various strategic, marketing and business development positions across the aquaculture value chain from seafood production through aquatic veterinary health, feed and nutrition and is now the Aquaculture Product Line Dir. for Cargill Digital Insights. Neil has lived & worked in key aquaculture economies across Asia, Europe, Africa & the Americas.

 

Hemang Rishi

Co-founder and CEO
Observe Technologies

Hemang Rishi

Co-founder and CEO
Observe Technologies

Hemang Rishi

Co-founder and CEO
Observe Technologies
 

Gerard Chia

Investments & Portfolio Management
New Protein Capital

Gerard heads the fund's business development efforts and is part of the deal sourcing and investment team of VisVires New Protein (VVNP), a Singapore-based Venture Fund focused on innovative solutions to the acute inefficiencies of the food and feed industry. They look for disruptive technologies to improve the interaction between food and health, solutions to tackle food waste, food safety & traceability, and to address the unsustainability of the protein production system.

Gerard Chia

Investments & Portfolio Management
New Protein Capital

Gerard Chia

Investments & Portfolio Management
New Protein Capital

Gerard heads the fund's business development efforts and is part of the deal sourcing and investment team of VisVires New Protein (VVNP), a Singapore-based Venture Fund focused on innovative solutions to the acute inefficiencies of the food and feed industry. They look for disruptive technologies to improve the interaction between food and health, solutions to tackle food waste, food safety & traceability, and to address the unsustainability of the protein production system.

Most recently, Gerard was the right-hand to the former Chairman of the holding co. of the Firmenich Group, where he was Head of Special Projects investing across multiple asset classes. Previously, he was an Investment Analyst with Saratoga Capital, an Indonesia-focused private equity fund.

 

Joost Matthijssen

Investment Director
Nutreco NuFrontiers

Joost Matthijssen

Investment Director
Nutreco NuFrontiers

Joost Matthijssen

Investment Director
Nutreco NuFrontiers
 

Tony Chen

CEO
Manolin

Tony Chen

CEO
Manolin

Tony Chen

CEO
Manolin
 

Matthew Tebeau

Chief Operating Officer
Proteon Pharmaceuticals SA

Matthew Tebeau

Chief Operating Officer
Proteon Pharmaceuticals SA

Matthew Tebeau

Chief Operating Officer
Proteon Pharmaceuticals SA
 

Larry Feinberg

CEO
KnipBio

Larry Feinberg, PhD. is an entrepreneurial industrial biotechnologist and the CEO and co-founder of KnipBio. He has expertise in early-stage technology ventures, bio-product discovery and large-scale commercialization initiatives. With the advanced biofuel technology firm Mascoma Corporation, Larry held leadership responsibilities in scientific discovery and business development roles. Spearheading the Organism Discovery group, Larry oversaw bioprospecting and strain development duties.

Larry Feinberg

CEO
KnipBio

Larry Feinberg

CEO
KnipBio

Larry Feinberg, PhD. is an entrepreneurial industrial biotechnologist and the CEO and co-founder of KnipBio. He has expertise in early-stage technology ventures, bio-product discovery and large-scale commercialization initiatives. With the advanced biofuel technology firm Mascoma Corporation, Larry held leadership responsibilities in scientific discovery and business development roles. Spearheading the Organism Discovery group, Larry oversaw bioprospecting and strain development duties. Leading the New Business Opportunities team, he was responsible for multiple commercial candidates including the development of the cellulosic ethanol biorefinery initiative in Alberta, Canada which he directed from concept through advanced engineering. In total, Larry co-authored and received greater than $80MM of Canadian government investment through three separate awards.

Larry’s technical training occurred at the University of Massachusetts where he obtained his PhD through his studies of the biogeochemistry, physiology and genetics of hyperthermophile microbes living in extreme environments. Some of the ecologies he has sampled include approximately 20 different hot springs, landfills, agricultural compost piles and industrial facilities.  Prior to his graduate training, Larry ran a small family business for 5 years and was a high school teacher before that.

 

James Millar

CCO
Entocycle

James Millar

CCO
Entocycle

James Millar

CCO
Entocycle
 

Mihir Pershad

CEO
VakSea

Mihir Pershad

CEO
VakSea

Mihir Pershad

CEO
VakSea
 

Morten Nordstad

President
Pharmaq

Morten Nordstad

President
Pharmaq

Morten Nordstad

President
Pharmaq
 

Geoff Smart

Ex-Managing Director
Culmarex

Geoff Smart

Ex-Managing Director
Culmarex

Geoff Smart

Ex-Managing Director
Culmarex
 

Avrim Lazar

Principle Consultant
Global Salmon Initiative

Avrim Lazar, Principle Consultant to the Global Salmon Initiative Avrim Lazar was President & CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada, from January 1, 2002 until April 1 2012.

He was chair of the Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP) to the United Nations.

Avrim Lazar

Principle Consultant
Global Salmon Initiative

Avrim Lazar

Principle Consultant
Global Salmon Initiative

Avrim Lazar, Principle Consultant to the Global Salmon Initiative Avrim Lazar was President & CEO of the Forest Products Association of Canada, from January 1, 2002 until April 1 2012.

He was chair of the Advisory Committee on Paper and Wood Products (ACPWP) to the United Nations.

Mr. Lazar has held senior policy positions in the government of Canada in the Ministries of Justice, Agriculture, Environment and Human Resource Development. During this period he was responsible for national policy in areas as diverse as climate change, biodiversity, child poverty, employment insurance and labor force training.

Mr. Lazar was Chair of the Committee of the Whole of the Second UN Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 1995. He also chaired the National Business Association Roundtable and is the Past-President of the International Council of Forest and Paper Associations (ICFPA).

Mr. Lazar taught high school in Vancouver and Zambia from 1969 to 1973. Over the years, Mr. Lazar has given many courses in the graduate studies programs at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Mr. Lazar holds degrees in science and education, including a B.Sc (1968) from McGill University, a B.Ed (1970) and a PhEd in Ed (1976) from the University of Ottawa

 

Jamie Stein

Devonian Capita

Jamie Stein

Devonian Capita

Jamie Stein

Devonian Capita

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With our extensive marketing experience and strategy, your partnership with Kisaco Research will grant you a sponsorship package that is an extension and enhancement of your current marketing and branding efforts. We value your ROI and will work with you directly on your specific goals and targets – that’s why we take special care in finding the most relevant end-users to attend, so that your financial and resource investment is smartly allocated.

Find out more by calling us at +44 (0)20 3696 2920 or email us at partner@kisacoresearch.com.

Conference Packages

Sending Your Team? Group Discounts Available!

Applicable for Primary Market, Service Provider and Industry Rates Only. Not available for Academic or ‘Start-Up’ rates

Book a Team of 3+ - Save an Additional 10% Off
Book a Team of 5+ - Save an Additional 15% Off

If you would like to register a team of 3 or more, please email [email protected] for your discount coupon code before registering. PLEASE NOTE: Discounts cannot be combined with Early Bird Pricing or any other discount or offer. If you have any questions about your registration, please call us on +44 (0)20 3696 2920

We accept the following cards through Worldpay:
Sunday, July 28, 2019 to Saturday, September 14, 2019
Emerging & Academic Pass
£999 + VAT
Standard rate after 26 July
Pre-revenue companies
Academics
Aquaculture companies up to £4 Million in annual revenue
Charities
Please note: Those offering consultancy or market intelligence services do not qualify for this rate
Contact [email protected] for emerging pass rates
Sunday, July 28, 2019 to Saturday, September 14, 2019
Delegate Pass
£1,799 + VAT
Standard rate after 26 July
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers
Digital & Tech Companies
Biotech Companies (over £10m in annual revenue)
Monday, April 1, 2019 to Saturday, September 14, 2019
Multinational Pass
£2,599 + VAT
Standard rate
Pharmaceutical Manufacturers over £100m annual revenue
Biotech Companies over £100m annual revenue
Sunday, September 16, 2018 to Saturday, September 14, 2019
Service Provider Pass
£2,599 + VAT
Standard rate
CROs & CMOs
Consultants, M&A Advisors
Private Equity Investors & Brokers
Start-Up Incubators & Accelerators
Distribution Companies
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Venue

Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London Kensington

Millennium Gloucester Hotel
4-18 Harrington Gardens
Kensington
London SW7 4LH



Accommodation details:

We have arranged discounted rates at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel for event attendees:£192.50 + VAT including breakfast (single occupancy)
To book a room please telephone the Reservations team direct + 44 (0) 207 331 6195 or main hotel on +44 (0) 207 373 6030
Email: [email protected]
Always quote booking code KIS100919A when booking
Please book by 29th July 2019 - after this date rates are subject to availability

About Kisaco Research

Kisaco Research produces, designs and hosts B2B industry conferences, exhibitions and communities – focused on a specialized selection of topic areas.

Meet industry peers that will help build a career-changing network for life.

Learn from the mistakes of your peers as much as their successes—ambitious industry stalwarts who are happy to share not just what has made them successful so far but also their plans for future proofing their companies.

Note down the inspired insight that will form the foundation for future strategies and roadmaps, both at our events and through our online communities.

Invest both in your company growth and your own personal development by signing up to one of our events and get started.