AlgaEurope Highlights Achievements and Future Prospects

 Seagriculture EU 2024
AlgaEurope Highlights Achievements and Future Prospects

Organizers of AlgaEurope 2023 celebrated a strong attendance for the event held this year in Prague.

J​ointly organized by EABA and DLG Benelux, AlgaEurope 2023, the esteemed annual conference highlighting breakthroughs and trends in the algae biomass sector, saw an extraordinary gathering of 407 delegates from 40 countries and 221 organizations. Hosted in Prague, Czech Republic, from December 12-15, the event featured a curated program delivered by 112 expert speakers. The content spanned scientific, technological, and business dimensions within the global algae biomass sector.

Exploring an array of subjects, AlgaEurope is one of the most comprehensive conferences in its field. More than 20 plenary sessions covered Physiology, Biorefinery, Food, Feed, Biostimulant, Bioremediation and Biomaterial among others. The conference featured distinguished keynote speakers, including Sónia Ventura (Portugal), Susana Coelho (Germany), Angela Wulf (Sweden), and Robert Henrikson (USA), offering profound insights and expertise.

One of the highlights of the conference was the poster presentation area, providing researchers with a platform to present their work. More than 130 scientific authors shared their research via the posters.

Carlos Unamunzaga, President of EABA, praised the growth of the conference. “Another year of great success with key topics which have unraveled the promising future of the algae sector. The EABA community is growing very fast, and is reflected in the success of AlgaEurope. We have a unique conference and it has become the reference event in the algae sector.”

Beyond the informative sessions, attendees engaged in a variety of networking components, including the Algae Happy Hour and the Conference Dinner at the Municipal House. A notable addition this year was the AlgaEurope App, providing enhanced connectivity.

The trade show aspect of the conference drew substantial interest, with a record-setting 25 companies showcasing cutting-edge products and services, highlighting the industry’s growth and innovation.

“Once again AlgaEurope has proven to be the leading event in Europe and beyond for the algae community, drawing together 407 delegates from 40 countries, supported by 13 sponsors, and featuring the participation of 25 trade show exhibitors,” said Kuno Jacobs, Managing Director of DLG Benelux. “AlgaEurope becomes more and more a platform where science, technology and industry meet, and it is our ambition to further develop and strengthen the position of AlgaEurope in the coming years.”

Sponsors of AlgaEurope23 included A4F, Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, Microphyt, SCHOTT, Q.ANT, Brightwave, Lgem, Photon Systems Instruments, Algaia, Algama, Carniolus and Protinext.

The next AlgaEurope conference will be held in Athens, December 10-12, 2024.

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