PBPC’s second annual conference, PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions, will be held in Omaha, NE, from Apr. 8-10, 2024. Owned and produced by the Plant Based Products Council, PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions will bring together industry leaders, policymakers, brand ambassadors, and other stakeholders for panels, keynotes, networking sessions, and more. Topics are expected to include state and federal policy, trends in innovation and research, feedstock diversity, consumer interest in plant-based products, product performance, end-of-life considerations, and more!

Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen

Jim Pillen

Governor of Nebraska

Welcoming PBPC 2024 to Nebraska

“Nebraska is thrilled to host the Plant Based Products Council’s annual conference, PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions. We’re looking forward to the opportunity to showcase Nebraska’s leadership in the bioeconomy, and we welcome our like-minded peers from both near and far. As a keynote speaker at PBPC 2023, I was honored to meet with PBPC members, business representatives from many different areas of the bioeconomy, leaders from the state and federal levels, and other stakeholders in the plant-based products space. I know this year will prove just as beneficial for all of us who are fighting to advance the bioeconomy.”

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer

Deb Fischer (R-NE)

U.S. Senate

Showcasing Farmers’ Success

“Farmers and ranchers are among the world’s greatest environmentalists — their livelihood depends on it. PBPC’s Circular Solutions conference gives growers the opportunity to explore new markets and showcase their own success. I am proud of Nebraska’s agricultural industry and its continued commitment to innovation and sustainability.”

Rep. Mike Flood (R-NE-1)

Mike Flood (R-NE-1)

U.S. House of Representatives

Opportunities for the Future of Agriculture

“Agriculture is the backbone of Nebraska’s economy and is the heart of our way of life. Expanding our bioeconomy is critical to generating more jobs for the next generation, and the upcoming Circular Solutions conference will lay out opportunities to help us take new steps towards the future of agriculture..”

Don Bacon (R-NE-2)

Don Bacon (R-NE-2)

U.S. House of Representatives

Nebraska’s Economy Driven by Agriculture

“Agriculture is the lifeblood of the Nebraska economy. Last year, we ranked third nationally for gross ag receipts and a quarter of Nebraska jobs are agriculture related. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I am excited to welcome Plant Based Products Council to Omaha for their 2024 conference.”

Adrian Smith (R-NE-3)

Adrian Smith (R-NE-3)

U.S. House of Representatives

Nebraska's Leadership in the Bioeconomy

“Nebraska’s leadership in the agriculture-based bioeconomy makes our state an excellent host for the upcoming PBPC conference. I’m pleased the conference will highlight Blair’s state-of-the-art bioscience complex and the world-class products produced there by Nebraskans. The contributions and potential of plant-based products are remarkable, and I look forward to the opportunity this event holds for our state and the industry.”

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“Organization, food, networking events all very well managed. For a one-and-a-half-day conference with networking reception, it was very full and accomplished much.”
Keith Edwards
Vice President of Business Development, Danimer Scientific
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“Coming from the perspective of the producer, I really appreciate the invitation to be here. It’s been a mind-expanding experience interfacing with all the people and companies and hearing more about their vision of the bioeconomy. Many people here have different perspectives and future visions and we have to come together.”
Bob Bowman
Iowa Farmer and Member of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board
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“There are so many connections.
That’s been the beauty of this conference.”
Sarah Jelken
Vice President, Industrial Segment Leader,
Cargill Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers North America
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January 22, 2024

Discounted Early Bird Registration Ends January 31 January 22, 2024 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) announced Nebraska Governor Jim Pillen as the official opening speaker for PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions, which will take place Apr. 8-10 in Omaha, NE. Governor Pillen, who will deliver the conference’s opening remarks, stated, “I

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January 11, 2024

Discounted Early Bird Registration Ends January 31 January 11, 2024 Washington, D.C. – Today, the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) announced two additional panels for PBPC 2024: Circular Solutions, which will take place Apr. 8-10 in Omaha, NE. The panels are titled Grower Perspectives: Plant-based Products and Rural America and How They Built It: Local Biomanufacturing

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