BEACON Conference 2017

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Venue Cymru

Penrhyn Crescent


LL30 1BB

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BEACON Biorefining Centre of Excellence

We are pleased to announce that the BEACON conference 2017 will be held on Wednesday 24th May and Thursday 25th May at Venue Cymru in Llandudno, North Wales, with a complimentary conference dinner on the evening of the 24th.

The theme is: “Developing a Sustainable Bioeconomy for Wales: A Future Roadmap”. Please see for the updated programme.

* Please advise the organiser of any dietary requirements including vegetarian option for the Conference dinner (email Carol at

For more information about BEACON please visit our website:

Event Programme

Wednesday 24th May

10.30 a.m - Registration & Refreshments

11.00 a.m. - Welcome Address (Professor Iain Donnison, Aberystwyth University)

11.10 a.m. - Welcome (Professor John Hughes, Vice Chancellor, Bangor University)

11.30 a.m. - Evidencing the UK Bioeconomy - Paul Henderson, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

11.50 a.m. - The Scottish National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology: its progress and future work (Roger Kilburn, CEO, IBioIC)

12.10 p.m. - Landuse, Closed Loop and Skills from a Climate Change Perspective (Ewa Bloch, Horizon2020)

12.30 p.m. - Q&A

12.50 p.m. - Lunch

13.50 p.m. - BioPilots Initiative (Joe Ross, Biorenewables Development Centre)

14.10 p.m. - BEACON From Plants to Products (Dr Adam Charlton, BioComposites Centre, Bangor University)

14.30 p.m. - TBC - Rebecca Colley Jones

14.45 p.m. - Challenging Outcomes to Maximise the Value of Public Funding - Mike Shaw ( Mid Wales Regional Engagement Team, Ceredigion County Council )

15.05 p.m. - Refreshments

15.35 p.m. - European Funding for Bio-based Industries (Ian Holmes, Innovate UK)

15.55 p.m. - TBC - Dr Steve Fish ( Head of Business Partnerships and Enterprise, Lancaster University)

16.15 p.m. - Panel Discussion

16.30 p.m. - Close

19.00 p.m. for 19.30 p.m. - Conference Dinner

Thursday 25th May

9.30 a.m. - Menai Science Park (M-SParc) (John Rooney, Business Development Officer, M-SParc)

9.50 a.m. - Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC) (Dr Rhian Hayward, MBE, Director, AIEC)

10.10 a.m. - AgorIP - bringing Innovation to Life (Nia Roberts, Swansea University)

10.30 a.m. - Refreshments

11.00 a.m. - International Gums and Oils (Dr Ahmed Ali, CEO)

11.10 a.m. - Quorn Foods (Akintoye Muyiwa, Head of Research & Development)

11.20 - Suprex (Professor Ray Marriott)

11.30 - Pennotec (Dr Jonathan Hughes, Director)

11.40 - Panel Discussion

12.15 - Closing remarks (Professor Iain Donnison, Aberystwyth University)

12.30 - Close


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email Carol Dery on

How can I find accommodation in Llandudno?

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