The European Biopolymer Summit 2018

Date: 14th February 2018 - 15th February 2018 Location: Dusseldorf - Germany

The 5th Edition of  ACIÔÇÖs  European Biopolymer Summit will be taking place on 14th ÔÇô 15th February 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The two day event specially designed to bring together senior executives, key industry experts, researchers and bioplastic manufacturers, to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of bioenvironmental polymer engineering, most recent innovations, trends and concern as well as solutions adopted in the sector.

ItÔÇÖs also provides platform to meet experts form other industries such food & beverage, product & packaging  and automotive to discuss the latest strategies on commercialisation, application and market access of biopolymer products and methods to overcome current market challenges and maximise the opportunities.

The previous editions brought together industry professional from companies including Novamont, BASF, Biotec, NatureWorks, BIO Amber, Braskem, DuPont, Kaneka, Nestl├®, Danone,  Nippon Gohsei Europe GmbH, Corbion, FkuR Kunstoff GmbH  and many more.


Confirmed Topics for Discussion:

Environmental Policy Impact on Biopolymer Industry

Brand Owners and Retailers Perspective on the Growing Role of Biopolymers

Polymer Fundamentals: the Best Performing Features of the Design and Properties of Biodegradable polymers

Commercialisation & Market Access

Next Generation Polymers: Biopolymers with Advanced Functionalities for High Performance Applications

Pioneering New Processes & Technologies

Biopolymers Producers Case Study: Exploring the Excellence

Challenges of Sourcing Sustainable Feedstock used in Production of BioÔÇô based Polymers


Conference Speakers:

Drilona Shtjefni,  Deputy Secretary General , European Biomass Industry Association

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Patrick Schiffers, CEO, Synvina  C.V

Christophe Cabarry, CEO & Founder,SpecialChem S.A.

S├©ren Kristiansen, Sr. Technology Director Materials, LEGO

Maira Magnani, Advanced Materials & Processes, Ford Research & Innovation Center 

Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director, ISCC GmbH

Patrick Zimmermann, Director Marketing & Sales, FKuR Kunststoff GmbH

Lidia Garcia, Head of Biopolymers, BARBARA coordinator, AITIIP

Berta Gonzalvo Bas, Head of Research, AITIIP

Sarah Montes, Coordinator of KARMA 2020 Project, Polymers & Composite Unit, CIDETEC

Wladimir Moraes, Marketing Director, Bio Amber

Gert Coun ,New Business Development and Innovation Manager,  Sabic

Patrice Conner,Senior Project Manager in Standardization, AFNOR Standardization

Christian P. Lenges, Business Development Manager, DuPont

Bert Clymans, Business Development Manager Europe, Total Corbion PLA bv

Sam Deconinck, Lab Manager, OWS (Organic Waste System)

David Thomas, Senior Scientist, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd

Jasmin Bauer, Project manager Dipl. Ing, KNOTEN WEIMAR Internationale Transferstelle Umwelttechnologien GmbH ÔÇô Institut an der Bauhaus-Universit├ñt Weimar

Eelco Blum,  Vice President of Business Development, Renewable Chemistries, Avantium

Luc Mathis, Chief Business Officer, Global Bioenergies

Elena Benedetti, Product Application, AEP Polymers srl

Fabian Loske, Consultant and LCA specialist, thinkstep AG