Starch Europe Conference 2018

6 November 2018 – 11:00 to 13:00

followed by a Buffet Lunch


Starch Europe is honoured to host its annual conference, taking place on the theme Innovating Together for a sustainable Food System: Meeting tomorrow’s demands on our agricultural resources.

Ongoing policy discussions around, inter alia, Food2030, CAP Reform, the EU Bioeconomy Strategy, and the EU Protein Plan, stress the importance of a multi-stakeholder approach to achieving a climate-smart, environmentally sound and sustainable food system.

At this year’s conference, Starch Europe is seeking to facilitate the debate on how continuous innovation helps achieve these goals, and the contributions of the starch industry in particular.

We hope you will join us for this high level debate which will include speakers from the European Commission, European Parliament, farmers and academia.


John Bell
(Director, Directorate F – Bioeconomy, DG Research & Innovation, European Commission)
Mindaugas Maciulevičius
(European Economic and Social Committee Rapporteur on the Bioeconomy and Sustainable Food Systems)
Krijn Poppe
(Senior Economist at Wageningen University & Research, Chair of the Independent FOOD2030 Expert Group)
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri MEP
((S&D, FIN) Chair of the European Parliament’s Intergroup’s Working Group on the Bioeconomy)
Alain Dufait
(President of Starch Europe)
PANEL DISCUSSION and Q&A including all speakers and ;Pekka Pesonen (Secretary General, COPA-COGECA)
Moderator: Jacki Davis (Journalist and Senior Adviser to the European Policy Centre)
Lunch Buffet


  • Bibliothèque Solvay

  • Rue Belliard 137, 1040 Bruxelles



After submitting this form,  you will be contacted by Starch Europe shortly to complete your Registration.