2018 speakers will be announced soon!

BIO Latin America Conference has the commitment to bring together the best players in the Life Sciences sector. Some of them are selected as speakers to discuss trend topics and share their knowledge with the audience. The list of the 2018 speakers will be available soon. Meanwhile, below you will find a list of speakers that participated in the last edition of the conference.

Last edition speakers:

Regenerative Medicine & Cell Therapy: A New Paradigm in Human Health:

  • Douglas Andreas Valverde, CEO and President, Techtrials
  • Graciela Pignatari, Executive Director, Tismoo
  • Hugo Cabrera, Business Development Director, Cellus Medicina Regenerativa
  • Marcos Valadares, Co-founder, PluriCell
  • Patricia Beltrão, Professor, Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
  • Renata Miranda Parca, Specialist, Department of Blood, Tissues, Cells and Organs, Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA)

The Value of the Bioeconomy:

  • Jim Greenwood, Chief Executive Officer, BIO
  • Bernardo Gradin, Chief Executive Officer, GranBio
  • Hadyn Parry, Chief Executive Officer, Oxitec
  • Luiz Otávio Pimentel, President, Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office (INPI)
  • Marcos Vinicius, Secretary of Innovation, Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC)

Overview of Critical Trends Affecting the Innovative Industry in Latin America:

  • David Thomas, Senior Director, Industry Research and Policy Analysis, BIO (Moderator)
  • João Sanches, Senior Advisor, Albright Stonebridge Group
  • Paulo Braga, Group Vice President, Clinical & Medical Affairs for Latin America, Genzyme/Sanofi
  • Rafael Henrique Rodrigues Moreira, Director of the Department of Innovative Technologies, MDIC

Building a Successful Industrial Biotech Start-Up:

  • Fernando Reinach, Managing Partner, Fundo Pitanga (Moderator)
  • Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, PhD, Scientific Director, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
  • Marcelo do Amaral, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Global Yeast
  • Marcio Schittini, Director, EcoMetano

Regulation of Biological Medicines in Brazil:

  • Ricardo Garcia, Director, CLAPBio (Moderator)
  • José Carlos Moutinho, Director, Sanitary Monitoring and Control, ANVISA
  • Fanny Nascimento Moura Viana, Specialist, Department of Clinical Trials, ANVISA
  • Gustavo Mendes Lima Santos, Coordinator, Therapeutic Equivalence, ANVISA
  • Márcia Gonçalves de Oliveira, Manager, Department of Pharmacovigilance, ANVISA
  • Vanessa Lucas Xavier, Specialist, Department of Biologics Products, ANVISA

Biorefinery Scale-Up Challenges:

  • Luciano Sousa, New Business Coordinator, Secretariat of Innovation, Ministry of Industry, Foreign Trade and Services (MDIC) (Moderator)
  • Antonio Alberto Stuchi, Director, Raízen
  • Carlos Eduardo Cavalcanti, Head of Biofuels Department, The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)
  • John Melo, President & CEO, Amyris
  • Thomas Mallet, Technology Development Manager, Axens

Innovative Entrepreneurship and Corporate Venture:

  • Eduardo Emrich, President & Chief Executive Officer, Biominas Brasil (Moderator)
  • Bob Blouin, Dean, University of North Carolina, Eshelman School of Pharmacy
  • Claudio Terra, Director of Innovation and Knowledge Management, Hospital Albert Einstein
  • João Paulo Pieroni, Head of Industry and Services Health Department, The Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES)

Food & Cosmetics Ingredients Boosted by Biotechnology:

  • Bruno Brasil, PhD, Researcher, The Embrapa AgroEnergia Biochemical Process Lab (Moderator)
  • Adrian Martin Pohlit, General Coordinator of the Amazon Biotechnology Center (CBA) and Researcher of the National Institute of Amazonian Research
  • Bruno Sato, Performance Materials, International Raw Material Department, L’Oréal
  • Daniel Sabara, Chief Executive Officer, Beraca
  • Roberta Roesler, Research & Development Manager, Natura

Public-Private Partnerships: How to Prevent and Solve Epidemics and Pandemics from Dengue to Zika:

  • Mariana Lenharo, Reporter, Portal G1, Globo Network (Moderator)
  • Gabriel Ferrato, Mayor, Piracicaba (SP)
  • Luiz Reis, Director of Teaching and Research, Hospital Sírio-Libanês
  • Josely Chiarella, Sales Manager, Butantan Institute
  • Paulo Paes de Andrade, Professor, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Synthetic Biology – Technology for the Future:

  • Paulo Coutinho, PhD, Director, SENAI Innovation Institute in Biosynthetic (Moderator)
  • Bernard Chaud, Vice President of Industrial Strategy, Global Bioenergies
  • John Biggs, Research & Development, Director Latin America, Dow
  • Mateus Schreiner Garcez Lopes, PhD, Innovation in Renewable Technologies, Manager, Braskem

Genetic Medicines Come of Age: The Challenges and Opportunities:

  • Eduardo Emrich, President & Chief Executive Officer, Biominas Brasil (Moderator)
  • Emmanuel Dias-Neto, Head of Medical Genomics, A.C.Camargo Cancer Center
  • Bruno Soares, CEO, Coimbra Genomics
  • Patricia Munerato, Executive Director of Genetic Science and Clinical Division, Thermo Fisher Scientific for Latin America
  • Xavier Soberón Mainero, General Director, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genômica (INMEGEN)

Regulatory Barriers to Growing the Bio-Based Economy:

  • Thiago Falda, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Brazilian Industrial Biotechnology Association (ABBI) (Moderator)
  • Anita Pissolito, Partner, Nascimento Mourão Advogados
  • Pedro Luis Fernandes, Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Sustainability for Latin America, Novozymes
  • Rafael Marques, Head of CGEN, Ministry of Environment, Brazil
  • Thiago Terada, Head of Sustainability, Beraca

How the Biotech Revolution is Transforming Crop Protection:

  • Paula Carneiro, Director, Céleres (Moderator)
  • Adalecio Kovaleski, Researcher, Embrapa
  • Sekhar Boddupalli, President, Intrexon Crop Protection

The Role for Academia in a Growing Bio-Based Economy:

  • Christophe Luguel, Head of International Affairs, Cluster Industries & Agro-resources (IAR) (Moderator)
  • Gonçalo Amarante Guimarães Pereira, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, GranBio
  • Jaime Finguerut, Industrial Strategic Development, Centro De Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC)
  • José Vitor Bomtempo, PhD, Professor of the Chemicals School, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
  • Wilson Araujo, PhD, Science Technology & Innovation Corporate Advisor, Brazil

Trends in Emerging Therapeutic Company Deal-Making and R&D Productivity:

  • David Thomas, Senior Director, Industry Research and Policy Analysis, BIO

Fireside Chat:

  • Justin Pine, Director, International Affairs, BIO (Moderator)
  • Rogerio Ribeiro, Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Industrial Property in the Latin America Market:

  • Gabriel Di Blasi, Partner, Di Blasi, Parente & Associados (Moderator)
  • Júlio César Moreira, Director of Patents, INPI
  • Laura Hammel, Intellectual Property Attaché for Mercosur, Guianas, and Suriname, U.S. Commercial Service
  • Matthew McBride, Manager, Science IP, Chemical Abstracts Service
  • Raquel Rinke, Laboratory Manager, Royal DSM

The Future of Biotherapeutics in Latin America:

  • Gustavo de Freitas Morais, Partner, Dannemann Siemsen (Moderator)
  • Marité Prieto, Regulatory Affairs Director, Amgen
  • Priscila Torres, President, BIORED Brasil
  • Ricardo Garcia, Director, CLAPBio
  • Rodrigo Silvestre, Director of the Department of Health and Innovation Industrial Complex, Secretariat of Science, Technology and Strategic Inputs, Ministry of Health

Below50: Growing the Global Market for Sustainable Fuels:

  • Gerard Ostheimer, Global Lead, Sustainable Bioenergy Group, Sustainable Energy For All (SE4AL) (Moderator)
  • Atul Thakrar, President, DSM Bio-based Products & Services
  • Aurea Nardelli, Regional Director of Business Development, South America, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)
  • Emerson de Vasconcelos, Regional President LatAM, Novozymes
  • José Guilherme Nogueira, CEO, Socicana
  • Pedro Scorza, Director of Technical Operations, Gol Airlines