Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Register now for 10th SusChem Stakeholder Celebration

Registration for the 10th Annual SusChem Stakeholder event is now open. This celebration of sustainable chemistry and innovation will take place in Brussels on 17 and 18 April 2012. It will be a high profile event and we anticipate a record attendance from stakeholders in the sustainable chemistry community in Europe and beyond.
The event will focus on providing the latest insights on key topics such as: water efficiency, sustainable process, raw materials, smart cities and other areas where chemistry is playing a central role in deleivering a smart, sustainable and inclusive future.

As usual the stakeholder event will offer plenty of networking opportunities and the ideal chance to pick up valuable information on the European partnership programmes being driven by the European Commission's Innovation Union initiative and the Horizon 2020 objectives.

Bigger than Amsterdam
The 2011 Stakeholder event in Amsterdam was a real game-changer for the chemical and biotech industry with its message that there is no one component in the value chain that can deliver comprehensive and timely solutions alone - we need to engage the whole value chain.

This year's stakeholder event will again engage value chain partners on concrete priority themes where sustainable chemistry commits to promote partnerships and inspire innovation to achieve sustainable growth in Europe.

Where and when
The SusChem 10th Stakeholder event takes place at the Diamant Conference Centre in Brussels, Belgium from 12:00 on April 17 to 17:30 on April 18.

You can find a location map for the Diamant Conference centre here.

The two-day meeting will kick off on April 17 with an afternoon session featuring resource and energy efficiency and a specific focus on the proposed SPIRE PPP with elements including:
  • Presentation: 'The Future is based on Chemistry' by SusChem Chairman Dr. Klaus Sommer
  • SusChem strategy and workprogramme development
  • Panel discussion: 'Chemistry impact on societal challenges - Resource and Energy Efficiency'
  • Presentation: 'Resource Efficiency and Energy Efficiency - Vision for 2050' by Dr. Mike Pitts (CIKTN)
In the evening there will be a networking cocktail and a Stakeholder dinner debate on SPIRE.

Role of ETPs
On April 18 we start with parallel morning workshop sessions and stakeholder consultations on the SusChem priority topics of resource efficiency, water efficiency, raw materials and smart cities.

After lunch the conclusions of the four morning sessions will be presented in a plenary session and this will be followed by a panel discussion on the 'Role of European Technology and Innovation Platforms in Horizon 2020'

A final closing session, bringing together the learning and conclusions for SusChem's programme over 2012 and beyond, will be presented by SusChem Chairman Dr. Klaus Sommer. The event will be followed by a networking cocktail.

Registration is open now on the new SusChem website. Click here to find out more!

If you have any questions on the 10th SusChem Stakeholder event, please contact the SusChem Secretariat. We look forward to seeing you in Brussels in April!

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