International Investors and Experts to descend on Brisbane and North Queensland for bioproduct & bioenergy symposium

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Together with several of Australia’s industry leaders, 15 international bioproduct and bioenergy investors and experts are set to present at The Australasian Bioproducts and Bioenergy Symposium (TABBS) in Brisbane, 20 October 2017. The line-up includes high profile speakers from Africa, Canada, Japan and the U.S, who will be in Queensland for one week – visiting Gladstone, Rockhampton, Mackay and Townsville.

Hosted by Life Sciences Queensland Ltd (LSQ), the Symposium and weeklong regional tour will bring together key local and international industry stakeholders including fuel and energy companies, agricultural companies, investors and funding agencies, transport and airline industry representatives, bioenergy researchers, program directors, and policy advisors.

LSQ CEO Mario Pennisi said “having this many high caliber international industry stakeholders here at one time – and visiting a number of regional centres, shows that Queensland is now on the global investment opportunities map.

TABBS will provide an opportunity for global industry stakeholders to come together, share their experiences and cooperate to uncover this potential, grow their businesses and help create a dynamic, internationally competitive and sustainable life sciences industry.”

Centred on the theme ‘The Bioeconomy – It’s Getting Hotter in the Tropics’, the event will seek to engage leaders from the national and international bioenergy and bioproducts industry and research community to explore the various opportunities this area provides for future economic development and jobs in Queensland. Visitors include representatives from the US Navy, Agrisoma, Aurora Equity, Genomatica, CO2 Institute, BIC and Mercurius Biorefining Inc – to name just a few.

“The challenges faced by economies in tropical regions, require innovative and practical solutions. Working to address them, nations have certainly made progress across a range of areas – including economic, environmental and social – but there is still significant untouched potential to be realised in the Tropics.” Pennisi said.

In the lead up to the Brisbane symposium a delegation of the experts will present at Regional Satellite Events in Gladstone (17 Oct), Rockhampton (18 Oct), Mackay (18 Oct) and Townsville (19 Oct), and will be looking to meet with Mayors and other community stakeholders.
The TABBS Satellite Events aim to provide regional communities with opportunities to hear international perspectives on the bioeconomy and give those regions the platform to present their local opportunities to the international experts for their consideration.