BioM-Workshop on Access and Benefit-Sharing -
Putting the Nagoya Protocol in practice: Issues and approches for biotechnology companies in Germany

UPDATE: Unfortunately, the Workshop has to be postponed for organizational reasons.
If you are interested, please contact us to be informed about a new date.

Since the adoption of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), new rules for biodiversity-based research & development have been adopted in Germany and other countries around the world. These rules govern how companies acquire samples of plant, animal or other biological material or compounds, and may establish requirements for payments or projects based on resulting benefits.

But what do these rules mean for companies working with biodiversity in the biotechnology sector? How does the legal framework apply? What is the scope of the legal framework? How should concepts such as “utilization of genetic resources” be interpreted? How does a company set up an effective ABS compliance system?

This workshop aims to support companies in navigating ABS rules and advancing procedures and practices for compliance with ABS in Germany and other countries.

Main Topics

  •     Introduction to ABS concepts, principles and practical implications
  •     Interactive exchange on specific issues for the biotechnology sector
  •     Guidance on setting up procedures for ABS compliance
  •     Case studies putting the theory in practice
  •     Opportunity for questions and experience sharing

Target Group
This workshop is tailored for biotech companies producing, sourcing, developing or commercializing ingredients, products and services from biodiversity in the biotechnology sector – particularly staff members involved in research, product development, sustainability, regulatory compliance, supply chain management and supplier relation activities.

The workshop is organized in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and will be guided by two internationally recognized experts from the specialized Access and Benefit-Sharing consultancy firm ABSint:

The detailed agenda for the BioM-Workshop "Access and Benefit-Sharing - Putting the Nagoya Protocol in practice" can be downloaded (pdf).

Registration fee: 50 Euro (+ VAT) for Academia, 90 Euro (+ VAT) for Industry

Dr. Andreas Berghammer and Anja Weber
BioM Biotech Cluster Development GmbH
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Phone: +49 (0) 89-899679-17                             Phone: +49 (0) 89-899679-35