Event Date/Time: Sep 26, 2011 End Date/Time: Sep 28, 2011
Registration Date: Sep 23, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 29, 2011
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The 6th annual Biopolymers Symposium 2011 is scheduled for September 26-28, 2011 at The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver, CO, US. This market leading event will bring together the key innovators and decision makers in the bioplastics industry to examine the most innovative technologies, market trends, developments in applications, guidelines and waste strategies for the biopolymers industry.

With the bioplastics market anticipated to grow by more than 30 percent per year through 2015, the Biopolymers Symposium will once again provide the key place for the industry to network and share ideas and advancements. Last year's event attracted more than 200 leaders in the industry including brand leaders, investors, end users, government representatives and many others. The Biopolymers Symposium 2011 will provide the technical, marketing and regulatory information that companies need to ensure that they can claim their share of the marketplace.

The 2011 program will provide a comprehensive overview of the biopolymers industry including updates on where the industry is currently at, global trends, opportunities and challenges and presenting new case studies of biopolymers for packaging and consumer applications.
Biopolymers 2011 will feature approximately 40 expert presentations assessing market trends, technical development and application related advances through presentations, question-and-answer sessions and panel discussions. Throughout the conference, there will be a number of hosted luncheons, breaks and receptions, which will be held in and around the exhibit area located outside the main conference room. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities are available.

Confirmed speakers for the Biopolymers Symposium 2011 include:

Dr. Ramani Narayan, University Distinguished Professor, Michigan State University
Dr. John Williams, Head of Materials for Energy & Industry, NNFCC
Edwin Tam, Manager, New Strategic Initiatives, Teknor Apex Company
Joel Velasco, Senior Vice President, External Relations, Amyris, Inc
Bob Findlen, Global Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Cereplast
Marc Verbruggen, CEO, NatureWorks
Dirk den Ouden, Director New Business Development, Avantium
Paul Fowler, Executive Director, Institute of Sustainable Technologies, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
Marco Versari, Strategic Marketing Manager, Novamont
Ron Buckhalt, Program Manager, BioPreferred, USDA
Kimberly Stefanisin, Senior Scientist, The HallStar Company
Melissa Hockstad, Vice President, Material Suppliers Council, SPI
Keith A. Edwards, North America Business Manager, Biodegradable Plastics, Ecoflex® and Ecovio®, BASF Corporatio
Thomas Stintzing, Product Management, Gehr Plastics
Harry Epstein, Vice President of Innovation, HAVI Global Solutions
Eric Lombardi, Executive Director, Eco-Cycle Inc
Dan Matsch, Compost and Organic Farming Expert, Eco-Cycle Inc
Joseph Mecca, Business Development Manager, UL Environment Inc
Jack Macy, Commercial Zero Waste Coordinator, Department of the Environment City and County of San Francisco
Mike Centers, President, BioCor LLC
Jim Kleinschmit, Rural Communties Program Director, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Tom Wright, Advisor, Whole Foods Market
Dr. Sicco de Vos, Principal Specialist Polymer Technology, Purac
Nancy Hirshberg, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Stonyfield Farm, Inc
Denise Lefebvre Sr, Director of Beverage Packaging, PepsiCo
Dennis P. Lauzon, Vice President & General Manager, Merquinsa North America, Inc


Additional Information

We hope to see you in Denver, Colorado for the 6th annual Biopolymers Symposium. This year's conference will once again feature nearly 50 speakers, a full-day of pre-conference activities, networking and a packed exhibition hall, making it your one-stop shop to get up-to-date on all of the new industry developments. Super Early Bird(through July 29, 2011)- $1399 Early Bird(through August 29, 2011)- $1499 Conference fee (through September 23, 2011) -$1599 On-site registration-$1699