EuropaBio Board Meeting and Annual General Assembly Held in Brussels
On 23 June, Peter Heinrich, Chairman of the Board of BIO Deutschland, attended EuropaBio’s second Board of Management meeting of 2015. The board made decisions on the revised budget for 2015, new members and the agenda for the 2015 annual general assembly. There was also discussion on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the revision of EuropaBio’s 2013-2018 road map, and European Biotech Week 2015, which will take place from 12 to 18 October.
EuropaBio’s annual general assembly also took place on 23 June, with BIO Deutschland represented by Peter Heinrich. The assembly’s main resolutions were as follows: approval of the 2014 annual financial statement, the revised budget for 2015 and the draft budget for 2016; an increase in membership fees; the election of Carlo Incerti (Sanofi/Genzyme) as the new chairman of EuropaBio; and the approval of new members.