By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week -- Smithers Rapra is pleased to announce that Corbion Purac, ecosVC, Green Blue, the Vancouver Aquarium, Unisource Global, BASF and International Paper headline the agenda for the 9th annual Biopolymers Symposium. Biopolymers 2014, scheduled for May 12-13 in at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA, will cover current industry drivers; advances in sustainable feedstocks; innovation in resins and monomers; functional non-plastic biopolymers; biopolymers and compostable packaging's role in zero waste; innovations in processing and performance and much more (see also Smithers Rapra).
The Biopolymers Symposium 2014 is collocated with the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, taking place Monday, May 12 - Thursday, May 15 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.The World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology is the largest international industrial biotech gathering, drawing 1,200 leaders in business, government and academia from nearly 40 countries. Programs will cover renewable chemicals, biobased products, synthetic biology and advanced biofuels. Biopolymers Symposium attendees can receive a discounted registration to attend the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology.
Biopolymers 2014 will take place over one and a half days and will open each day with a plenary session before moving into tracked sessions which will allow attendees to create an agenda best suited to their business development needs. "The program for the 2014 Biopolymers Symposium goes further than ever before with sessions on sustainable feedstocks, the latest innovations in biobased monomers and polymers and biopolymers in compostable food service," said Barbara Fowler, conference director for Smithers Rapra. "By collocating with the BIO World Congress, we'll be providing the business executives, R&D leaders, government policy makers, stakeholders, and investors that make up the key audience for both events even more opportunities to build strategic relationships and greater access to the most current research and information related to the industrial biotechnology industry."
Attendees at Biopolymers 2014 will hear from Arkema; BASF; Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO); Braskem America, Inc.; CelluForce; Corbion Purac; ecosVC; Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, City of Atlanta - Department of Aviation; International Paper; Myriant Corporation; Penford Products Co.; Sustainable Packaging Coalition; Unisource Global Solutions; Vancouver Aquarium and the WWF.
Rounding out the rest of the 2014 agenda are Amcor Ltd; BSI Biodegradable Solutions; BYK USA; Cathay Industrial Biotech; CP Kelco; Eco-Products; GreenCentre Canada; Huttner Strategies; Ivar's Restaurants; Michigan State University; NatureWorks; Novamont North America; Peninsula Compost Company; Qteros; Seattle Public Utilities Solid Waste Division; University of Michigan; University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and VTT.
For more information on Biopolymers 2014, visit http://www.biopolymersummit.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/biopolymers.
For more information on BIO's World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, visit http://www.bio.org/events/conferences/world-congress. About Smithers Rapra Smithers Rapra is the global leader in rubber, plastics, polymer and composites testing, consulting and information products and events, with key focuses including the tire, industrial, transportation, consumer and medical industries. For more information, visit www.smithersrapra.com. About BIO BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial, and environmental biotechnology products. BIO also produces the BIO International Convention, the world's largest gathering of the biotechnology industry, along with industry-leading investor and partnering meetings held around the world. BIO produces BIOtechNOW, an online portal and monthly newsletter chronicling "innovations transforming our world."
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