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About The Bio-based Global Summit

Taking place on 9th & 10th of September 2014. 

European Plastics News want to showcase the potential of the Bio-based economy, with a keen emphasis on Bioplastics.
We are delighted to announce our 2 day conference Bio-based Global Summit 2014 developed to assist decision-makers from the Bio Chemical, Plastic, Polymer and Packaging markets get to grips with the real potential and viability of the bioeconomy – in terms of chemicals, plastics and fuels.
There appears to be a significant lack of real, concrete and tangible evidence to support the potential of bio-based materials – market statistics, growth prospects, investment opportunities, scalability questions and the corresponding costs, applications and the definition of clear end user markets.
We know there are exciting and very feasible bio-based material applications in the Packaging, Automotive, Consumer Electronics and Fibres markets demonstrating superior functionality and performance so the conference will showcase these applications and fully explore the vision, demand and needs of the end users from the bio economy. How do global retailers, the construction and consumer electronics sectors plan to use bio based materials in future?  What are their limitations and draw backs and how can industry improve performance to best fit future applications? 
Once we know the bio-based ‘rising stars’ of the future, how are we going to get them to market? Do we have reliable and sustainable feed stocks? What are the scalable parameters and corresponding investment to take these materials from laboratory to commercial quantities? Who is going to pay for this transformation and what investment funds and opportunities are available?
The Bio-based Global Summit 2014 will explore the following themes and topics:
  • Capability and Security of Supply of Feed stocks for Bio-based materials: can we guarantee a sustainable feed stock of raw materials to produce bio-based materials?
  • Functionality and Performance of Bio-based materials and their applications: what are the properties of the bio-based materials and what applications do they have?
  • Commercialisation Investment + Return on Investment - what are the scale up steps and investments required to take these materials from lab to plant?
  • Market Definition – where are the applications? Who are the key prospect buyers? What would they pay for premium product and how will the market evolve over time?

We invite you to join us on 9th and 10th September at the Bio-based Global Summit.

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The delegates rate is-

On or after 23rd of June 2014- Normal delegate rate of €1000 + Belgian VAT


You can book online here, or for more information contact Ben Blackmore at tel: +44(0)208 253 9640


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Individual place(s) @ EUR 1000.00 + VAT @ 21% EUR 1210.00
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