Conference programme and speaker line-up

Every year, the conference programme showcases just how bio plastics are making the difference in driving innovations forward. Also in 2019, you can expect an elaborate two-day conference agenda covering industry trends, material developments, and new applications by major brands.

Call for papers

We will soon start the process of collecting presentation submissions, so If you would like to register your interest to speak, recommend someone you know as a contributor, or suggest relevant topics that really should be addressed at the 2019 edition, please download the Abstract Template 2019 or contact us on conference[at]

The preliminary agenda will be published at the end of the summer 2019.

Please also take your time to review the 2018 conference agenda while the new programme is being produced.

The 2018 speaker faculty comprised 35 knowledgeable experts showcasing just how bioplastics are making the difference in driving innovations forward for more sustainability, resource efficiency, and functionality:

Bistra Andersen (LEGO Group), Clémentine Arnault (Carbiolice), Alex Battú (Sulzer Chemtech), Meadhbh Bolger (Friends of the Earth Europe), Daniel Borenstein (Anellotech), Lars Börger (Neste), Agostino Casillo (TechnipFMC), Mathilde Crêpy (European Environmental Citizen’s Organisation for Standarisation), Jarno Dakhorst (NEN), François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA), Sam Deconinck (OWS), Franceso Degli Innocenti (Novamont), Michiel De Smet (European Commission), Philippe Diercxsens (Danone), Annamari Enström (Neste Corporation), Maria Gustafsson (SIS), Cameron Hibbert (Genomatica), Constance Ißbrücker (EUBP), Thomas Köppl (HEXPOL TPE), Kristy-Barbara Lange (EUBP), Sophie Macedo (Carbiolice), Philippe Mengal (Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking), Nikolay Minkov (Technische Üniversität Berlin), Jan Noordegraaf (BEWi Synbra RAW), Osei Owuso (NatureWorks LLC), Rana Pant (European Commission), Holger Preibisch (German Coffee Association), René Saint-Loup (Roquette), Sandra Usching (Compost & Biogas Association Austria), Frederic Van Gansberghe (Futerro), Hasso von Pogrell (EUBP), Miriam Weber (HYDRA Marine Sciences), Stephen Wetmore (WWF South Africa), Willemijn Witteveen (Avantium), and Marcos Yanini Badenas (AIMPLAS).

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