Organiser: CommBeBiz

Timing: Wednesday  27 September,  9 am – 6 pm, Brussels

Venue: Forestry House, Place du Luxemburg 66, 1000 Brussels/ European Parliament

Full agenda: [click here]


Title: Bio, what else? How to spread the word about the bioeconomy/ with practical exercises  

Morning session: How to prepare the word  
9:00 Coffee & Registration
9:30 Welcome – Rhonda Smith, CommBeBiz Coordinator
9:35-10:00 Warm Up – Communication – why and for what purpose? – Rhonda Smith/ Sylvia Schreiber
10:00-11:30 Panel on Communication in Public Affairs: Presentations of different Communication  Strategies

  • EuropaBio, Cosmin Popa
  • Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP), Heini Hyrrkö
  • Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU), Sarah Black (tbc)
  • CommBeBiz, Rhonda Smith
  • Q&A

11:30-13:00 Media Releases: role, how to write and creating impact
13:00-13:15 Wrap-Up
13:15-14:15 Light Lunch

Afternoon Session: How to spread the word, European Parliament – group discussions and tours (from 14:30)
15:00-16:30 – Meetings with MEPs engaged in the field of bioeconomy: Henna Virkkunen, EPP, Research & Economic expert; Jan Huitema, ALDE, Agri & Food expert
17:00-18:00 Exhibition Bio-Apartment: “Bioeconomy in Everyday Life”, Walking Show & Cocktail organized by Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI-JU)


About the organiser: CommBeBiz provides a bridge from bioeconomy research to business, and for social innovation. CommBeBiz works with FP7 and H2020 project partners at all stages of their ideas and research development to enable more effective and speedier transfer of knowledge to the marketplace, to policy-players and for the public good. CommBeBiz targets five specialist bioeconomy segments: Food, Agriculture , Fisheries, Forestry, and Biotechnology. More information on