Chicago , Illinois - United States
The Field Museum
The Biopolymers Symposium 2013 will kick off with a panel discussion between Eno, Marc Verbruggen, President & CEO, NatureWorks and Lee Edwards, CEO, Virent on the future of biopolymers. Lewis Perkins, Senior VP, Development and Textiles & Apparel, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will also present examples of how textile, apparel and footwear brands are working on cradle to cradle solutions, including a case study on Puma.
There will be three keynotes over the course of the event: Mark Remmert, CEO, Green Dot Holdings LLC will provide insights on redefining the role of bioplastics in durable goods; Scott DeFife, Executive Vice-President, Policy and Government Affairs, National Restaurant Association will discuss the restaurant industry's perspective on biopolymers and Doug Cameron, Co-President and Director, First Green Partners will bring an investors perspective to the challenges and opportunities in the biopolymers industry.
The 250+ anticipated attendees will also hear from a diverse group of bioplastics developers, manufacturers and end-users including Algix; BIOFASE, Cascade Engineering; Cereplast; EcoLogic; European Bioplastics; IBM; Kimberly-Clark; Micromidas; Procter & Gamble; Seattle Mariners/Safeco Field; Volvo Group Trucks Technology and 30+ additional speakers. The conference will close with a presentation by the winner of the first annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award to be awarded by The SPI Bioplastics Council (BC), a special interest group of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association.
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