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

This year’s conference will focus on advanced innovations in bioplastics as well as on environmental aspects and opportunities for growth. Experts are invited to submit proposals for a presentation on the following topics:

  • Bio-based and/or biodegradable polymers and plastics – latest material and process innovations
  • Packaging innovations, especially food contact solutions
  • Additives for bio-based and biodegradable plastics
  • Mechanical, organic, chemical, and enzymatic recycling of bioplastics
  • Sustainability assessment of bioplastics (inclusive LCA)
  • New durable and biodegradable applications introduced in 2019
  • Sneak preview 2020 – product and material pre-launch
  • The bioplastics policy and market developments in the EU and beyond
  • The viability and availability of bio-based feedstock for bioplastics for the European market
  • New multi-use bio-based products
  • Biodegradability of polymers and plastics outside of managed waste streams

If you would like to contribute to the programme, please reply to EUBP by using the abstract template.

The deadline to submit an abstract for this Call for Papers is 31 July 2019.

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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