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May 6, 2014 - Scheduled for May 12–15, 2014, BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology will include pre-conference workshop titled "U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation - What Lies Ahead for Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals?" Moderated by BIO president and CEO James Greenwood, workshop will discuss these issues and assess the threats and opportunities on the U.S. federal policy landscape for 2014.

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Original Press Release

BIO Announces a Special Preconference Workshop: Outlook on Federal Policy Affecting Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals

Press release date: April 28, 2014

BIO President & CEO James Greenwood to moderate panel discussion with biotech companies

Washington, D.C. – Recent passage of the Farm Bill, uncertainty about tax reform and potential changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), are all issues that could impact future growth of the industrial biotechnology sector.  These issues and more will be discussed during BIO’s World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology’s pre-conference Workshop, “U.S. Policy Outlook: From the RFS to Tax Reform to Farm Bill Implementation - What Lies Ahead for Advanced Biofuels and Renewable Chemicals?”.   The workshop is designed to assess the threats and opportunities on the U.S. federal policy landscape for 2014.  The World Congress will be held May 12-15, 2014, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.

“This robust policy discussion is a great way to start to the world’s largest event on industrial biotechnology.  Industrial biotechnology touches all of our lives and changes to these policies could have significant impact the industry’s future growth,” said James Greenwood, President and CEO of Biotechnology Industry Organization.  “I am pleased to lead a panel of such prominent policy experts in a conversation during a time when the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Farm Bill and tax reform have become top Congressional priorities, the Obama Administration and key federal agencies.”

Pre-conference Workshop on U.S. policy outlook for industrial biotechnology includes:

Moderator: James Greenwood, President & CEO, Biotechnology Industry Organization

Opening Remarks: Representative Allyson Schwartz (D), Member of Congress for Pennsylvania’s 13th District and Candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania (invited)

James Massie, Alpine Group
Ryan Stroschein, Green Capitol LLC
Tim Urban, Washington Council Ernst & Young
Dr. Matt Carr, Managing Director, BIO

All World Congress sessions are open to credentialed media.  Complimentary media registration is available to editors and reporters with valid press credentials working full time for print, broadcast or web publications.  Pre-registration for reporters is now open.

About BIO
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world’s largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIOtechNOW is BIO's blog chronicling “innovations transforming our world” and the BIO Newsletter is the organization’s bi-weekly email newsletter. Subscribe to the BIO Newsletter.

Upcoming BIO Events

World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology
May 12-15, 2014
Philadelphia, PA

BIO International Convention
June 23-26, 2014
San Diego, CA

Livestock Biotech Summit
September 16-18, 2014
Sioux Falls, SD

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