genomics

How R&D-insights lead to new products and
solutions that help solve the big societal challenges
  • Conference April 2 - 4, 2017

  • Amsterdam

Programme 2017

Download the complete programme 2017 (Pdf)

Programme 2015:

The three-day programme will start with a opening dinner starting on Sunday afternoon. Three speakers from the international agricultural and industrial biotech industry will highlight the developments and trends about Big Data & Value, Developments & trends by the producers & trading organisations and Consumer marketing: value creation, sustainability and organics.

Sunday April 19 at 17.00 hours, prof.dr. Arjen van Tunen, CEO Keygene N.V. will welcome all participants and kick-off the Genomics in Business 2015 conference.

On conference days 2 and 3 (Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 April) the following topics will be addressed:

  • Big Data & Value: developments, opportunities and partnerships in the breeding, crop protection and seed technology industry
  • Developments & trends by the producers and trading organisations
  • Consumer marketing: value creation, sustainability and organics
  • Input & consumer traits: sustainability & traits
  • Technologies & Agribusiness: game-changing biotech technologies challenging Agribusiness Product Development
  • Product Development and Value creation outside the seed industry: trends and challenges


During the conference young-, promising- and start-up companies will pitch their business. Furthermore, two separate sessions on intellectual property and regulatory developments will be programmed. Both sessions aim to present recent IP, legal and regulatory developments in an agribusiness context. What are the consequences for the business, and how should the head of the legal, IP and regulatory department, the general counsel, senior company lawyer and/or senior in-house patent attorney prepare their organisation for the challenges ahead?

The tradtional Conference Dinner will take place on Monday evening on a further to be announced hot spot location in Amsterdam.

During the conferencedays the Genomics in Business ´Meet & Greet´ lounge will be open for participants to meet each other and discuss business!

Programme Committee members 2015:

  • Jan-Willem Breukink, Senior Executive Member of the Board at INCOTEC Group BV
  • Dr. Léon Broers, Member of the Executive Board at KWS SAAT AG
  • Mark J.J. van Haaren, Global Licensing Vegetables at Syngenta
  • Joep Lambalk, Managing Director Research & Development at Enza Zaden
  • Herco van Liere, VP Business Development at Keygene NV
  • Leon Mur, Partner at Iventus
  • prof.dr. Arjen J. van Tunen, CEO at Keygene NV
  • Jan Wisse, Corporate Communication Manager at Bayer