European Biopolymer Summit 2019

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The event aims to bring together senior executives and experts from biopolymer manufacturers and chemical companies as well as consultants to discuss the latest changes, challenges, and developments within the industry. It also aims to provide a platform to meet experts form other industries such food & beverage, product & packaging, and automotive.

Selected Topics

  • Evaluating Current Environmental Projects and Regulations within the Biopolymer Industry
  • Assessing the Feedstock Landscape for Biopolymer Production
  • Focusing on Biopolymers in the Circular Economy
  • New Technologies in Processing Bio-Based Materials
  • Brand Owners' Perspective one the Application of Biopolymers
  • Basic Understanding of Biodegradability
  • Assessing Biobased New Content
  • Analysing the Impact of Biobased Plastics on CO2 Reduction
  • Changing Consumer Preference Towards Eco-Friendly Packaging
  • Life-Cycle Assessment

Selected Speakers

  • Rana Pant, Team Leader, European Commission,
  • Hermann Diem, Global Technical Manager, Clariant
  • Richard Vendamme, Senior R&D Professional, Flemish Institute For Technological Research (VITO)
  • Marco Jansen, Commercial Director Renewable Chemicals (Bioplastics), Braskem
  • Andreas Kuenkel, VP Biopolymer Research, BASF
  • Soren Kristiansen, Director Specialist Materials, Lego Group
  • Lars Boerger, Head of Product, Emerging Businesses Unit, NESTE
  • Peter Hawighorst, Project Manager, ISCC System GmbH
  • Lidia Garcia, Head of Biopolymers, AITIIP BARBARA
  • Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
  • Hendrik Waegeman, Business Development, Bio Base Europe
  • David Newman, Managing Director, Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA)
  • Dorothee Arns, Executive Director, CEFIC
  • Sabine Lindner, Consumer & Environmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope
  • Alexia Delsalle, Référent Biomatériaux – Responsable De Projet Innovation, Renault
  • Mariagiovanna Vetere, Global Public Affairs Director, NatureWorks LLC
  • Miguel Angel Valera Gomez, Compounding Department, AIMPLAS
  • Maria Reis, Team Leader/Full Professor, Universidade Nova De Lisboa
  • Albin Kaelin, CEO, EPEA Switzerland GmbH


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