Conference Program

Beauty of Sourcing with Respect 2017 Conference
Program subject to change.
Last up-dated: 23 May
8:30 – 9:00 Registration
Introductory Session
9:00 – 9.30
Welcoming words
Rik Kutsch Lojenga – Executive Director, UEBT
Keynote speech
Rolf Winters – Award-winning filmmaker, Down to Earth
Session 1. Lessons in conserving and restoring biodiversity
9:30 – 10:30
Restoring Southern African landscapes through high-value crops
Thekla Teunis – Founder and Director, Grounded
Approaches and lessons learnt from Brazil
With introductory comments by Angela Pinhati – Industrial Director, Natura
African Parks: Protected areas and the sustainable use of biodiversity
Stuart Slabbert – Com. & Ec. Development Manager, African Parks
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
Session 2. Positive brands: linking people and biodiversity
11:00 – 12:45
Snapshot: trends on biodiversity awareness
Thibaut Nguyen – Director Trends & Prospective, Ipsos Public Affairs
What messages on biodiversity? An international framework
David Ainsworth – Information Officer, Convention on Biological Diversity
The power of positive brands
Elisabeth Laville – Chief Entrepreneur, Utopies
UEBT Biodiversity Barometer: Inspiring consumers with authentic stories
Leila Rochet-Podvin – Founder and CEO, Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation
Voices from consumers and experts: 2017 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer
UEBT video
Panel discussion- Representatives of companies
Jayn Sterland, Managing Director, Weleda UK Ltd
Annemarie Leniger, Managing Director, Ostfriesische Tee Gesellschaft GmbH & Co. KG
Nancy Mahon, SVP Global Corporate Citizenship and Sustainability of Estée Lauder
Hans Holger Gliewe, Chief Sustainability Officer, Symrise AG
Laurent Gilbert, Sustainable Innovation Director, L’Oréal
Rolf Winters – Award-winning filmmaker, Down to Earth
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch
Session 3. Biodiversity as a source of innovation
14:00 – 15:30
Trends in innovation and natural ingredients
UEBT Video
Why does ABS matter? Where do ABS rules stand?
María Julia Oliva – Senior Coordinator Policy and Technical Support, UEBT
Navigating ABS permits: Cases from South Africa
Ulrich Feiter – Chief Executive Officer, Parceval
Panel discussion
Nisrine Zaaraoui, Biodiversity Project Manager, L’Oréal
Daphne Yong-d’Hervé,Head of intellectual property, Int. Chamber of Commerce
Pierre du Plessis, Advisor, ABS Capacity Development Initiative
Natalie Feltman, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa
Cristiane Arenas, Nascimento & Mourao Attorneys, Brazil
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
Session 4. ABS in the food sector: Unique challenges and opportunities
16:00 – 17:15
Biodiversity and ‘utilization of genetic resources’ in the EU food sector
Markus Wyss – Representative – EU Specialty Food Ingredients
Rooibos: Benefit sharing as a tool for more equitable supply chains
Rachel Wynberg – Bio-Economy Research Chair, University of Cape Town
Stevia: A case for fair and equitable benefit sharing?
Laurent Gaberell – Agriculture, biodiversity and Intellectual Property Expert, Public Eye
17:15 – 17.30 Closing words day 1
17.30 Apéritif

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With the support of:

L'Oreal Natura Symrise Aromas & Fragrancias Ltda, Brazil Weleda ABS Initiative