On 3 and 4 December, the 22nd CEO & CFO Meeting took place in person in Mannheim. All participants, but also the conference centre’s staff, were required to show a negative coronavirus test result (not older than two days) at the registration desk.
On 7 December, the new Bioeconomy Council met virtually for its inaugural meeting. Viola Bronsema, Managing Director of BIO Deutschland, was also appointed to the twenty-member body of scientists and stakeholders.
Although negotiations between the EU and the UK on a trade deal for the post-transitional period are still ongoing, a no-deal Brexit is drawing ever closer given the short time remaining until 1 January 2021.
Standards experts also convened virtually in 2020. This necessitated a departure from the meeting schedule of recent years.