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Wednesday, 15th


7:30 am - 8:30 am   Breakfast "De Luxe"
08:00 am   Conference office opens
08:30 am - 10:00 am   Plenary Talks
to introduce the topics of the following parallel sessions
Chair: Peter Welters, Phytowelt GmbH, Germany
    The Business of Biotechnology
Bernward Garthoff, BayerCrop Science, Germany
    Improvements in Non-Food Crops
Heinz Rennenberg, University of Freiburg, Germany
    Nutraceuticals as Links between Food and Health: Using Biotechnology to Improve Our Food
Manfred Kircher, Degussa AG, Germany
10:00 am - 10:15 am   Coffee Break
10:15 am - 11:30 am   Parallel Sessions

The Business of Biotechnology

Investment in Biotech in Japan
Hinako Schroeter, Biofrontier Partner, Japan

Do´s and Don`ts for Biotech Start-Ups
Murray McLaughlin, Foragen, Canada

Today´s and Future Markets in Plant Biotech
Vincent Pétiard, Nestlé, France

Improvements in Non-Food Crops

Biotechnological Applications in Forestry
Goran Sandberg, Swedish University of Agr. Science, Sweden

Oil Palm Breeding and Competitive Approaches
Basri Wahid, Malaysia Palm Oil Board, Malaysia

Biotechnology and Ornamental Plants
Tanaka Yoshikazu, Suntory Ltd., Japan

Nutraceuticals as Links between Food and Health: Using Biotechnology to Improve Our Food

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Petra Cirpus, BASF, Germany

HarvestPlus: A bio-fortification program for alleviating micronutrient deficiencies in commonly consumed foods in developing countries.
Preben Bach Holm, Danish Institute of Agriculture, Denmark

Classical Breeding/ Food Processing/ Fortification
Gijs A. Kleter, RIKILT, Netherlands

11:30 pm - 12:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:15 pm   Luncheon Speaker: Closing Conference
New Traits on the Horizon
Chris Somerville, Stanford University, U.S.A
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm   Handover Ceremony
Fritz Schramma, Mayer of Cologne and Representative of State of Victoria, Australia
2:00 p m - 5:00 pm   Biotech Tour