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North American Biopolymer Summit 2019

Date: 6th November 2019 - 7th November 2019 Location: Chicago - Illinois - USA

ACI’s North American Biopolymer Summit will bring together senior executives and experts from biopolymers manufacturers, food packaging, biotechnology, chemical companies, major associations, raw materials, technology companies, consultants, to discuss the latest changes, challenges and developments within the industry.

Some of the essential topics this year, include biopolymers in food packaging, biodegradability, waste management: recycling & composting, biological potential of biopolymers and analyzing & overcoming cost challenges.

Join us in Chicago for two days of exchanging perspectives, learning and excellent networking opportunities with your peers.

You will benefit from the numerous interactive sessions, including case studies, and insightful panel discussions to get the best out of the event.


6th November 2019
7th November 2019
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Ana Condulet – Content
+44 (0)20 3141 0616
Cheryl Williams – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+44 (0) 203 141 0623
Kristina Gyulavari – Commercial Partnership
+44 754 923 2644
Jayme Burns – Logistics
+44 (0) 203 141 0640


We will confirm the venue approximately 4-6 weeks before the event to ensure we find the most suitable space because numbers can vary dramatically. There will be a discounted accommodation rate for conference attendees.
Chicago, IL United States

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  • Paul Darby, Vice President Marketing, Novamont
  • James Dolgin, Polymer Engineer, DiPole Materials
  • Pak Meng Chan, Principal Engineer, PepsiCo
  • Bob Lilienfeld, Vice President Marketing, BioLogiQ
  • Miriam Rafailovich, Distinguished Professor | Department of Materials Science, Stony Brook University
  • Kylee Guenther, CEO, Pivot Materials
  • Raju Patil, Head of Engineering, Pivot Materials
  • Christiane Waldron, Director of Business Development, Kaneka
  • Mark Remmert, Chief Executive Officer, Green Dot Bioplastics
  • Christopher Sveen, Chief Sustainability Officer, UBQ Materials
  • Terence Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, ARGO Group International
  • Ramani Narayan, Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
  • Teresa Clark, VP Product Development & Sustainability, Enso Plastics
  • Patrick Krieger, Director Regulatory & Technical Affairs, Plastics Industry Association
  • Ananda Amarasekara, Professor, Department Of Chemistry, Prairie View A&M University
  • Joe Giudice, Assistant Public Works Director, City of Phoenix
  • Xudong Wang, Professor In Materials Science And Engineering, University Of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Promoting the Potential Advantages of Biopolymers in the Plastic Industry
  • Analyzing and Overcoming Costs Challenges for Biopolymer Production
  • Biodegradability- What is it and Why is it Important?
  • Waste Management: Recycling & Composting
  • Lifecycle Analysis of Biopolymers in Different Environments
  • Advancements in Biopolymers Development & Applications
  • Biopolymers in Food Packaging
  • The Need for Sustainability Explained
  • Harnessing the Biological Potential of Biopolymers


Biopolymer manufacturers
Chemical Engineering & Polymer Technology Bioplastics
Brand owners: Retailers, Food Packaging Companies
Companies in the medical, packaging, textile, agriculture sectors
Polymer R&D departments and institutions
Biomaterials associations


If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:

Ana Condulet

Tel: +44 20 3141 0616

Email: [email protected]


Novamont is a world leading company in the sector of Bio-plastics and Biochemicals through the integration of chemistry, the environment and agriculture.  Mater-Bi® our core product brand name is a range of biodegradable and compostable resins which were developed to provide solutions to specific applications and environmental problems.  The main fields of application are separate organic waste collection, retail & produce bags, disposable tableware, packaging and farming.  All Novamont’s Mater-Bi® resins are compostable according to ASTM D-6400 standards. Novamont, headquartered in Novara (Italy), has a portfolio of 1,000 patents and Novamont North America is based in Shelton, CT.




ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:

Kristina Gyulavari

Tel: +1-929-331-6835

Email: [email protected]



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