Plant Based Summit will take place on 19 – 21 November 2013 in Paris. The event is branded as the place to connect with fellow professionals from the whole biobased value chain this year! The Summit follows up on the successful European Congress on Plant Based Chemistry in 2011.
In 2013 the biobased economy is in the process of going mainstream and deserves an event reflecting these new stakes. The Plant Based Summit is hosted by the ACDV (the Association for Plant Based Chemistry) and recognizes the industry’s need for a dedicated international forum where users and producers of biobased products can find a full spectrum of processes, new materials and solutions.
Biobased Chemistry is at a tipping point and is about to leave its niche status to become a crucial actor in a paradigm transformation of the global chemical industry the organisers believe. Biobased products with their strategic potential represent a new lead market worldwide, generating the necessity to create the efficient technology and market conditions for the future of this promising sector.
The Plant Based Summit is the natural platform for the most involved actors and innovative performers and aims to attract more than 1 000 participants, 100 speakers, 50 exhibitors around 40 conference sessions and round tables. Speakers will include SusChem board member Peter Nagler from Evonik and Rob Kirschbaum from DSM.
The venue for the Plant Based summit is the Pavilion d’Armenonville on the edge of the
Bois de Boulogne in the French capital. This charming renovated 18th century hunting lodge combines the elegance of ‘Belle Epoque’ architecture with the very latest conference technology.
Plant Based Programme
The summit programme aims at gathering all the decision makers of the chemical industry value chain with a conference agenda divided into four thematic streams:
- Industrial and consumer products
- Plastics and Materials
- New and Emerging technologies
- Global context
Industrial and consumer products will look at the latest innovations and developments in applications of biobased components for formulations, either industrial formulation: lubricants, adhesives, plasticizers, paints, coatings, inks and solvents etc. or formulations dedicated to consumer goods: home care, personal care and so on
Biobased plastics and plant based materials represent an important part of the bioeconomy growth opportunity and this session will cover the latest developments and innovations, targeting plastics production and formulation as well as new markets opportunities. Biobased plastics performance could be equivalent to fossil-based plastics but based on renewable resources will be more sustainable. The new biobased materials can also bring new functionalities and are finding applications in almost all applications, including building, transportation, sport, packaging etc.
New and Emerging technologies for biobased products production will reflect the recent emergence of synthetic biology, the development of biotechnology applications and at the same time growing interest for new industrial technologies: gasification, supercritical fluids, microwaves, electric pulsed fields, membranes technologies, microreactors etc. with a focus on potential application to biomass transformation for biobased chemicals and biomaterials production.
The Global Context summit thematic stream will be divided into four sessions:
- Resources for the biobased economy
- Financing the biobased economy
- Promoting innovation – Cooperation projects
- Sustainability and Standardisation
For more information on speaking or exhibiting at the summit or to register, visit the event website. There is also a Plant Based Summit LinkedIn group to join!