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 [conference] Biomarine Business Convention and sponsors welcomes international delegates to Oslo, October 19 to 21, 2016.

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Welcome to Norway, the country where blue growth rhymes with circular economy.

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Pierre Erwes, BioMarine Chairman

 

After eight years of intense proselytism, we can finally announce that the biomarine economy has become a business reality. We have taught people to embrace new ways of thinking regarding the blue economy. We have repeatedly underlined the importance of trans-sectoral cooperation. We have helped our industry to think globally and to act locally. The next challenge facing our biomarine industry however is our ability to adopt a circular way of thinking when it comes to implementing blue growth.
Indeed, the way we produce, the way we consume, and the way we envisage the issue of recycling is critical for this blue circular growth. By using the resources made available in other industries, the waste of one product can essentially become the input of another product, thereby creating a new cash flow. This sounds and looks appealing, but is it feasible?

 

Pierre Erwes, styreleder i BioMarine.

Pierre Erwes

 

BioMarine 2016 will focus on demonstrating the utility and feasibility of achieving a ‘full circle’ of the blue industry value chain. Extracting the ingredients and marine compounds produced during each stage of the value chain can help to produce new nutraceuticals, cosmetic products, or even cancer treatment drugs. Aquaculture is already ahead of the curve on this and has successfully managed to transform the by-products of their activities into blue gold. Seaweed and algae will be the next revolutionary ingredients from which we will extract the starch that will be used to produce bioplastics.

We will be touching the heart of circular blue growth. This new economic model will bring more balance between the way we use natural compounds and the way we consume them. It will also create hundreds of millions of jobs around the globe if we manage to convince governments to embrace this new way of conducting blue business.
Time to act, time to engage. I look forward to welcoming you in Oslo, from October 19 to 21.

CLICK HERE TO THE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

 

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On behalf of the City of Oslo, welcoming you all to the Biomarine Business Convention 2016 gives me great pleasure.

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Geir Lippestad, Vice Mayor,
Department for Business Development and Public Ownership,
City of Oslo

 

An international convention in Oslo provides an important meeting place, where competence, business and finance can join in creating new solutions and business opportunities. Norway’s fishing industry has been historically significant and remains thus, while the farmed salmon exports from our long and rugged coastline has the potential to become one of our most important future sources of income.

 

Geir Lippestad

Geir Lippestad

 

As the capital of this truly marine nation, Oslo takes considerable pride in being the political and administrative center of our marine bioeconomy. Our Oslo stock exchange brokers the world’s leading salmon farming companies and fisheries, as well as the world’s premier manufacturer of fish vaccines; Pharmaq AS. And finally, a cluster of institutions for basic and applied research – the University of Oslo, the School of Veterinary Medicine, and the Norwegian Business School (BI) – offer world class higher education in the biomarine field, as well as providing applied science and innovation support to both Norwegian and foreign companies.

 

 

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A thorough understanding of marine life and extensive knowledge about the marine environment are of great value to Norway as a marine nation with seven times more sea area than land area.

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Fridtjof Unander,

The Research Council of Norway

 

 

Such knowledge also provides a foundation for the long-term management of marine ecosystems and value creation based on marine resources, both nationally and internationally,” says Fridtjof Unander, Executive Director of the Research Council’s Division for Energy, Resources and the Environment.

Fridtjof Unander

Fridtjof Unander

Global population growth, climate change, the recent financial crisis and increasing pressure on land-based resources are generating growing interest in the ocean and the opportunities it presents. According to the recently published OECD report “The Ocean Economy in 2030”, the global economy could double in size by 2030 This entails significant growth potential for the biomarine industries which can draw on new knowledge and innovations to utilise marine resources for value creation and new products.

 
Ocean and marine research is a priority research area in Norway, Norway is home to world-leading research groups in fisheries and aquaculture research, including selective breeding and fish health, and dynamic research groups in marine bioprospecting and biotechnology. The country’s internationally leading expertise in maritime technology, petroleum and marine energy can be exploited to an even greater degree than today to find new solutions to environmental challenges facing the marine sector.

 
“Cooperation across these areas can open the door to new opportunities and promote growth in the biomarine industries, provided that integrated, sustainable management ensures clean, productive oceans. It is also important to foster international cooperation and strengthen ties between actors in trade and industry and research groups across national borders. The BioMarine Oslo 2016 conference will be an excellent arena for this, and we are looking forward to taking part.” 

   

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Blue bioeconomy is important to Norway. As a consequence, Innovation Norway, the government’s main agency for industry development, has a strong focus on the marine sector.

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Anita Krohn Traaseth, 

CEO, Innovation Norway

 

The organization therefore seeks to connect marine feed stock suppliers with relevant technology providers and interesting market channels nationally as well as internationally.

Anita Krohn Traaseth

Anita Krohn Traaseth

A meeting place, such as BioMarine 2016 in Oslo is a good measure to help ensure that knowledge and expertise is shared and new alliance partners find each other.
Innovation Norway is looking at this annual international marine conference as an important contribution to strengthening the marine network both in terms of knowledge flow, financing and new market opportunities.

 

 

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On behalf of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and all my colleagues who are working to expand life science knowledge and skills, I wish you a warm welcome to Biomarine Business Convention 2016 in Oslo

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Mari Sundli Tveit,

Rector NMBU,

Norwegian University of Life Sciences

 

Sooner than many of us expected, Norway is experiencing what a rapid shift from a fossile oil-driven economy looks like. We are therefore glad that Norway’s aquaculture and fisheries continue to provide good income and livelihoods to coastal communities and to the country as a whole. What we are experiencing visualizes the need – and the potential – for a successful change from the “old” oil economy” to the “new” (biomarine) oil economy. And given the benefits associated with marine oils in human nutrition, this is truly a promising, healthy development.

 

Mari Sundli Tveit, rektor NMBU.  Foto: Gorm K. Gaare.

Mari Sundli Tveit

 

NMBU takes great pride in its groundbreaking, renowned scientific achievements in fish breeding and genomics, fish health, and fish nutrition. We continue to widen our horizons through applied science and technology development so that new knowledge can transfer into industrial, economic and societal progress. During the Biomarine Business Convention 2016, some of our best scientists will present results with a high potential for industrial improvement and development. We are looking forward to discussing future collaboration possibilities that can result in high-quality food and other products from the world’s biomarine resources.

 

 

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Nofima is proud to announce this partnership with BioMarine 2016 which will be organized in Norway.

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Øyvind Fylling-Jensen,
CEO, Nofima

 



Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO, Nofima.

Øyvind Fylling-Jensen, CEO, Nofima.

We have chosen the BioMarine Business Convention as an important venue to meet with business partners, other research institutes and industry interested in value creation based on marine resources. We see the oceans and materials of marine origin will increase in importance a become a key resource for building a new, blue economy, where the fisheries are managed sustainably and raw materials are used for creating new products and industries. The scope of BioMarine Business Convention is a key to achieve this objective.

 

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