Berlin, 27 November 2023 – EUBP reveals the speaker line-up of the 2023 edition of EBC, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry in Europe. On 12-13 December in Berlin and online, experts and researchers in the bioplastics sector will be presenting the latest development and market updates of bioplastics.

EBC (European Bioplastics Conference) is the annual event for the bioplastics industry, bringing together hundreds of stakeholders including policy makers, researchers, and experts in the field. The 2023 conference presents a wide variety of topics ranging from bioplastics policy landscape to innovation, from sustainable sourcing to circular economy, and many more.

This year’s policy session will be opened by Silvia Maltagliati, Policy Officer in the Circular Economy & Biobased Systems Unit at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation. Rhodes Yepsen, Executive Director at BPI, will focus on a wider scope and highlight the new trends in policy and market updates in the US and Canada. The session will also feature Nicolas Hark, Senior Specialist at nova-Institute to share how the EU feels about bioplastics, Marieke Brouwer, Researcher Sustainable Packaging & Recycling at Wageningen University & Research to present on sustainability assessment of different types of coffee capsules, and Burkhard Ohs, Manager Long-Term Development at Neste and Sophie Herrmann, Partner and Managing Director at Systemiq Germany to share insights on the chemical industry as a carbon steward.

On 13 December, Dr. Heidi Peltola, Head of Research and Development at Sulapac Ltd, and Andrea Vittadello, Sustainability Project Manager at Merieux NutriScience, will discuss how to transform packaging into a sustainable solution for the industry referring to cosmetics and food standards.

“We look forward to welcoming you in Berlin and online for this insightful conference as we strive to advance the bioplastics industry across Europe. We are eager to share with you the latest market data report and discuss how we can further progress towards achieving the EU Green Deal goals”, says Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of EUBP.

EUBP is pleased to be supported by a wide range of sponsors (AIMPLAS, BASF, BIOTEC, Braskem, CJ Biomaterials, Covation Bio, DIN CERTCO, FKuR, LG Chem, NatureWorks, Neste, Sphera, Sukano, Sulzer, TotalEnergies Corbion, TÜV Austria, Wacker, Zhongke Guosheng) and the many media partners that help to continue the success story of this conference (EcoPlastics in Packaging, EUWID, Green Chemicals Blog, Go!PHA, nova Institute, Packaging Insights, Plastics Information Europe, Renewable Carbon Plastics, Packaging Europe, Renewable Matter, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Sustainable Plastics, and World Resources Forum).

The detailed conference program is accessible at