Thursday 19 July 2012


7th European Bioplastics Conference – Programme preview

Berlin, 19 July 2012. While brand owners are already testing bioplastics, all levels of the bioplastics value chain are working dynamically on optimising processes and creating new solutions. Bioplastics are now ready for the mass market. Current innovations and trends will be discussed on 6th and 7th November 2012 at the 7th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin – the leading industry event in Europe.

The bioplastics industry is on the move – in the certification of biomass cultivation, new materials and products, and waste disposal and recycling solutions currently being developed. The most recent findings and positions will be presented at the annual conference of the European industry association, European Bioplastics. The event will take place on 6th and 7th November 2012 at the Maritim proArte Hotel in Berlin.

A highlight of this year’s programme is, amongst others, the inaugural speech from Alfredo Aguilar Romanillos, European Commission, Directorate Biotechnologies, Agriculture and Food.

Furthermore, visitors can expect interesting contributions from science and industry. For example, from Professor Hans-Josef Endres of the Institute for Bioplastics and Biocomposites of the University of Hannover on the recycling of bioplastics, an update on biobased PET by Kieran Furlong, Virent, and insights into the Chinese market by Bruno Rudnik of SusTech Consult. A further highlight of the 7th European Bioplastics Conference will be the announcement of the ‚Annual Global Bioplastics Award’ from Bioplastics Magazine. Applicants may submit products, services or developments. Further information can be downloaded from the following link:

The conference this year will once again be enhanced by the adjoining product exhibition. Due to strong interest, the exhibition space has been expanded by a third.

“The industry is in demand and is currently finding solutions to existing challenges. The Networks have developed strongly since last year and new co-operations are being announced almost weekly, whether with a view to new plants, products or studies,” says Andy Sweetman, Chairman of European Bioplastics. “The 7th European Bioplastics Conference in 2012 will once again provide the most efficient opportunity within Europe to network with heads of industry and gain an overview of the current situation in the industry.”

Until 10 September 2012, participants have the opportunity to reserve a reduced-rate room at the Maritim proArte hotel (offer valid until quota filled). To reserve, send an email to the hotel or access the conference website:

Further information on events, sponsoring and the registration process is available at the following link:

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