European Biopolymer Summit 2019

Ghent, Belgium

Our European Biopolymer Summit 2019 will bring together senior executives and experts from biopolymers' manufacturers, chemical companies, and consultants, to discuss the latest changes, challenges and developments within the industry.

It's 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 two day event will give you an insight into the latest updates on the environmental projects, the feedstock's landscape, and the role of biopolymers in the circular economy, application, new technologies, and many more.

Key Topics 2019 Include

  • Evaluating Current Environmental Projects And Regulations Within The Biopolymer Industry
  • Assessing The Feedstock's Landscape For The Biopolymers' Production
  • Focusing On Biopolymers in The Circular Economy
  • Elaborating On The Application Of Biopolymers From Peoples' And Planet's Perspective
  • Introducing New Technologies In Processing New Bio-Based Materials
  • Brand Owners Perspective On The Use And Application Of Biopolymers
  • Focusing On The Basic Understanding Of Biodegradability
  • Assessing The Biobased New Content
  • Analysing The Impact Of Biobased Plastics On The CO2 Reduction
  • Changing Consumer Preference Towards Eco-Friendly Packaging
  • Assessing The End-Of-Life Of Materials, Through The Life Cycle Assessment

Site Visit

During the afternoon of Tuesday, February 12th, a limited number of conference attendees will receive a unique opportunity to visit

Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent

There is no extra charge to attend the site visit, but spaces are limited and allocated on a first come - first served basis. Please register your attendance when booking for the conference.

Who Will Attend?

Company type:
  • Biopolymer manufacturers
  • Chemical companies
  • Brand owners
  • Technology companies
  • Raw materials' producers
  • Consultants
Job titles
  • Director of R&D,
  • Director of Materials & Manufacturing Advanced Programs
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • VP Technology
  • Sales and Marketing Director

Confirmed Speakers

  • Rana Pant, Team Leader, European Commission,
  • Hermann Diem, Global Technical Manager, Clariant BU Additives, BL AS
  • 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, Referent Biomateriaux - 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


Venue to be confirmed
Ghent, Belgium
Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant in Ghent
Event details
Organizer : ACI
Venue : Provided after registration, Ghent, Belgium
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19097