Why Attend?

Why Attend the AFCC Conference?

We are excited to be coming out of Covid! Join us at the two-day in-person experience to understand the USDA’s BioPreferred®* Program and more!

Join us and help grow and strengthen the biobased economy in the U.S. and around the world!

Attendees will Experience:

  • Networking with new peers in addition to reconnecting and rekindling with existing ones

  • Attending our must-attend industrial biotechnology sessions and events for business leaders, researchers, government representatives, investors and policy makers in decarbonization of sustainable aviation fuels, alternative fuels, renewable chemicals (including bioplastics), biomaterials, food ingredients and additives, flavors and fragrances, alternative proteins, and regenerative agriculture

  • Discovering opportunities to have business meetings and deal makings to help your business(s) build supply chains and solidify value chains with the opportunity to create new ones

  • Unique and creative solutions to mitigate climate change and demonstrate sustainable economic growth

  • Meeting federal agency program managers, government leaders, procurement managers, and government officials in the heart of Washington, D.C.

  • Hearing from your colleagues and other industry leaders. This conference can help provide you with an excellent opportunity to meet pioneers pursuing the next generation of cutting-edge applications and biobased manufacturing

  • Enhancing your career and gain insight into innovative technologies and learn more about the research and industries involved

  • Celebrate the industry’s accomplishments and help companies continue to grow through new business and research opportunities

* About the BioPreferred® Program
Managed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the goal of the BioPreferred® Program is to increase the purchase and use of biobased products. The Program's purpose is to spur economic development, create new jobs and provide new markets for farm commodities. The increased development, purchase, and use of biobased products reduces our nation's reliance on petroleum, increases the use of renewable agricultural resources, and contributes to reducing adverse environmental and health impacts. The USDA's BioPreferred® Program had its new home advocated by AFCC, USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service and other associations to ensure the program as authorized by Congress would operate as Congress intended.