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Speakers and agenda details announced for the RSB Annual Conference 2023



We are so excited to share a refreshed agenda and a new list of our confirmed speakers – two-thirds of whom represent C-suite and senior management positions across the global bioeconomy.

As we mark 10 years of the RSB Association at the RSB Annual Conference 2023, in partnership with the Boeing Company and Gevo, Inc., these speakers and registered participants will gather in Geneva to share stories from the past decade – reflecting on the path already taken, and exploring how these lessons can help us to fulfil our urgent sustainability ambition.

See our list of confirmed speakers below.



14th November 2023

Networking reception

Kicking off this year’s RSB Annual Conference, the networking reception is an exclusive event with dear friends, long-term partners and RSB members, where we acknowledge and celebrate the individuals who have been instrumental in RSB’s success this past decade.

Speakers include:

  • Tjaša Bole-Rentel – Business Case Development Manager, Enertrag
  • Robert Boyd – Global Sustainability Policy and Partnerships, Boeing
  • Maarten van Dijk – Co-founder & Chief Development Officer, SkyNRG
  • Laurel Harmon – Vice President for Government Relations, LanzaTech
  • Sébastien Haye – Energy and Sustainability Expert, E4tech
  • Maiju Helin – Head of Sustainability and Regulatory Transformation, Neste
  • Adam Klauber – Vice President Sustainability and Digital Supply Chain, World Energy
  • James Onchieku – Principal Research Scientist, Kenya Forestry Research Institute / Kisii University
  • Charlotte Opal – Director of Membership and Partnerships, Earthworm

15th November 2023

Sustainability foundations

In this session, we will explore how RSB’s sustainability framework, which is widely acknowledged as uniquely credible and robust for supporting the development of the biocircular economy, is being used by leading NGOs, as well as brands, to drive better sustainability performance.

Speakers include:

  • Neva Murtha – Senior Corporate Campaigners, Canopy
  • Agustin Rodriguez-Fraticelli – Senior Manager, Open Innovation, Coty
  • TBC – IFF

Landscape-level programmes

During this session, we will explore the methodologies, challenges and opportunities of regional bioeconomy development, and dig into how RSB is applying our own ‘landscape-level’ approach – grounded in our robust sustainability framework – to understand and analyse feedstock opportunities in Southeast Asia to regulators, financiers and project developers to build the biocircular economy.

Speakers include:

  • Christoph Wolff – CEO, Smart Freight Centre
  • Gerard Ostheimer – CEO, Biofuture Workshop
  • Robert Boyd – Global Sustainability Policy and Partnerships, Boeing
  • Oskar Meijerink – Head of Future Fuels, SkyNRG
  • Subhas Menon – Director General, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines

Book and claim

In a session that focuses on the practical implementation of book and claim as an essential bridge for hard-to-abate sectors, RSB will bring together fuel producers, users and buyers to explore RSB’s Book & Claim system across aviation and other sectors, RSB’s model for registry recognition as a globally accepted harmonised book and claim ecosystem, and how RSB is working to increase trust on book and claim to a wider audience.

Speakers include:

  • Clarisse Doucet – Sustainable Development Manager, TotalEnergies
  • Julien Manhes – SAF Project Leader, Airbus
  • William Boatwright – Senior Commercial Manager – Logistics and Climate Solutions, Norden
  • Marina Pimentel de Oliveira Ferrari – Trading & Sourcing Manager, GoodFuels
  • Julia Fidler – Environmental Sustainability – Fuel and Materials Decarbonisation Lead, Microsoft
  • Bettina Paschke – Vice President, ESG Accounting, Reporting and Controlling, DHL Express
  • Laura Hutchinson – Manager, Climate-Aligned Industries, RMI

Sustainability impacts

In this session, we examine how RSB’s ambitious sustainability framework can be put into practice by developing mechanisms that drive sustainability performance and create long-term positive impacts. Here, we explore two of our key innovative approaches that will advance meaningful social and environmental impacts: sustainability certification, and incentivising positive impacts.

Speakers include:

  • Bruno Berken – Director, 2bs
  • Nancy Young – Chief Sustainability Officer, Gevo
  • Dan Lieberman – Global Sustainability Strategy & Engagement Lead, Nuseed
  • Margaret Kim – CEO, Gold Standard 

16th November 2023

Formal Assembly of Delegates

Closing the RSB Annual Conference, the Formal Assembly of Delegates brings Delegates together to vote on modifications and updates to the RSB standards, as well as any RSB operational updates, such as membership dues.



The RSB Annual Conference 2023 is comprised of three separate events:


View the latest agenda of the RSB Annual Conference 2023.

Please note, the agenda will continue to be updated as we near the RSB Annual Conference 2023.



RSB still has some sponsorship opportunities available.

If you are interested in supporting RSB’s flagship event, the RSB Annual Conference 2023, we invite you to explore these what is available.

Please reach out to RSB Outreach & Engagement Director, Hannah Walker, at hannah.walker [@]



RSB members have already been sent a link to register via email. There are already over 60 different organisations represented in those already registered, so if you haven’t yet registered, do it now!

If you are an RSB member and have not yet received an invite to register, please email RSB Membership & Events Officer, Aléz Odendaal, at alez.odendaal [@]

Registrations are open and limited, and attendance at all events is free. Should you register once tickets have sold out, you will be put on a waitlist.


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