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European Biopolymer Summit

Date: 8th February 2023 - 9th February 2023 Location: London - UK

ACI’s 9th European Biopolymer Summit will be taking place in London, UK, on 8th – 9th February 2023. The two day event will bring together senior executives and experts from biopolymers manufacturers, chemical companies, major associations, raw materials, and technology companies, consultants, to discuss the latest changes, challenges and developments within the industry.

It also provides platform to meet experts form other industries such food & beverage, product & packaging  and automotive to discuss the latest strategies on commercialisation, application and market access of biopolymer  products  and methods to overcome current market challenges and maximise the opportunities.

The two-day event will give you an insight into the latest updates on the EU Green Deal Initiative, environmental projects, biopolymers production, raw materials, the feedstock’s landscape, new technologies, and much more.


8th February 2023
9th February 2023
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Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Sourabh Avasare – Delegate Sales
+91 8796607096
Venkat Paramasivam – Sponsorship
+44 (0) 20 3141 0620
Mohammad Ahsan – Marketing & Delegate Sales
+44 (0) 203 141 0606
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms
61-65 Great Queen St
London, WC2B 5DA United Kingdom

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  • Paul Foulkes-Arellano, Founder, Circuthon Consulting
  • Albin Kälin, Founder and CEO, EPEA Switzerland GmbH
  • Alberto Castellanza, Managing Director, Novamont GmbH
  • Lars Börger, Vice President Renewable Polymers & Chemicals, Neste
  • Jasmin Brinkmann, Senior System Manager Sustainability, ISCC (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification)
  • René Saint-Loup, Performance Materials & Cosmetic ingredients Technical Team Manager, Roquette
  • Amparo Verdú Solís, Head of Novel Materials Formulation Unit, ITENE
  • Brendan Hill, Sustainable Market Development & Sales, Braskem
  • Philippe Willems, Co-Founder and Director, Orineo
  • Kenneth Van den Hoonaard, Senior Product Specialist, BEWI
  • Eleonora Pasetti, EU Policy Manager, Plastics Europe
  • Lucy Cowton, Sustainability Manager, Futamura
  • Luis Enriquez, Applications Manager – Bioplastics, & Myriam Moeyersons, Business Development Manager EMEA, Ingevity
  • David Newman, Managing Director, BBIA
  • Sophie Macedo, Business & Alliances Director, Carbios
  • Bert Clymans, Senior Business Development Manager Europe, TotalEnergies Corbion
  • Dirk den Ouden, VP of Emerging Business & Circular Chemicals, Stora Enso
  • Cargill
  • Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari, Product and Application Development, IMI Fabi SpA
  • Biopolymers Market Overview
  • The Latest Innovations in the Biopolymer Industry
  • Increasing the Availability of Biopolymers
  • Exploring the Feedstocks Industry
  • Regulation affecting the Biopolymer Industry
  • The Future of the Biopolymer Industry
  • Biopolymers’ Place in the Circular Economy
  • Biopolymers’ Role in Reducing Plastic Pollution
  • Compostable Packaging in a Circular Economy
  • Enzymatic Technologies to Improve Biorecycling & Biodegradation
  • Exploring End-of-Life Possibilities for Biopolymer Waste
  • Biopolymer Producers
  • Consultants
  • Heads of Sustainability, Packaging, Environmental Affairs and Innovation
  • Brand Owners
  • Retailers
  • Regulatory and Policy Officers
  • Recycling Plant Owners
  • Technology Providers
  • Director of R&D
  • Director of Materials & Manufacturing Advanced Programs
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • VP Technology
  • Sales and Marketing Director


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:


Beth Young

Tel: +44 (0)20 3141 0613

Email: [email protected]

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Ingevity provides products and technologies that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Through a team of talented and experienced people, we develop, manufacture and bring to market solutions that help customers solve complex problems and make the world more sustainable. Ingevity is the world leader in Capa® caprolactone technology and innovation, with a 40-year history of enhancing performance in a wide variety of end-use products. Ingevity supplies Capa products to multiple markets, often helping compounders and converters produce safer, more sustainable and higher performing products for their customers. Specific to bioplastics, Ingevity’s Capa thermoplastic technology improves performance and biodegradability of single-use plastics.




Established in 2011 by Truffle Capital, Carbios is a green chemistry company, developing biological and innovative processes.

Through its unique approach of combining enzymes and plastics, Carbios aims to address new consumer expectations and the challenges of a broad ecological transition by taking up a major challenge of our time: plastic and textile pollution. Carbios deconstructs any type of PET (the dominant polymer in bottles, trays, textiles made of polyester) into its basic components which can then be reused to produce new PET plastics with equivalent quality to virgin ones. This PET innovation, the first of its kind in the world, was recently recognized in a scientific paper published in front cover of the prestigious journal Nature.

The Company has also developed an enzymatic biodegradation technology for PLA-based (a bio sourced polymer) single-use plastics. This technology can create a new generation of plastics that are 100% compostable at ambient temperatures, integrating enzymes at the heart of the plastic product. For more information,

Please visit carbios.com/en


Cargill is a privately-owned company that is committed to providing food, ingredients and agricultural solutions to nourish the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way. Sitting at the heart of the supply chain, Cargill partners with suppliers and customers to source, produce and deliver products that really matter.

Cargill’s Polymer Additives division offers a diverse portfolio of specialty polymer additives that enhances the performance of polymers in a more sustainable manner. Since the acquisition of the majority of Croda’s Performance Technologies and Industrial Chemicals business, the future of world leading Crodamide™ and Incroslip™ slip and anti-block additives, and  Atmer™ and Ionphase™ high-performance anti-stats is now at Cargill.

Combining over 50 years of expertise in the manufacturing of amides with a strong commitment to continuous process optimization and growth investments, will increase the security of global supply.

Sustainable innovation remains a key focus in order to serve the polymer market with greater performance and higher quality solutions than ever before. At the European Biopolymer Summit Dimitris Vgenopoulos, Market Applications Specialist, will introduce the specialty effects for biopolymers offered by Cargill’s polymer additives.



IMI Fabi  is a leading company in the production of talc functional minerals offering a wide range of high-quality products at a competitive price and on a global scale. Established in the 50’s in Valmalenco (SO)-Italy, IMI Fabi expanded a lot over the last two decades, through many strategic choices aimed at developing a policy of growth and investment. The operating network of IMI Fabi produces and distributes industrial talc products of high quality, provides a comprehensive and reliable service, doing business with different typologies of customers (e.g.: plastic, paper, paints fillers, animal feed, building coatings, coatings ceramic, pharmacopeia etc.). The company success stems from the commitment in sustainable value creation, from strategic investment policy together with the promotion of a culture aiming at providing innovative industrial solutions.

IMI Fabi is glad to announce its participation to  “The European Biopolymers Summit 2023”.  In this occasion, our speaker Eng.  Piergiovanni Ercoli Malacari will showcase new solutions for compostable biopolymers modification together with a wide offer intended to fulfil the stingiest requirements in lightweighting industry, like in automotive and other high end industrial applications. IMI Fabi will also display several products intended to polymer recycling industry,  that can offer better performances thanks to the property of talc to modify resins.




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:


Venkat Paramasivam

Tel: +44 20 3141 0620

Email: [email protected]



At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

  • A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
  • A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
  • A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
  • The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
  • ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


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