Agrochemical Lecture Theatre

The Chemspec Agrochemical Outlook Conference

Sponsored by AGROW

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Challenges and Opportunities in 2018

A wider perspective offered by industry experts, manufacturers and key suppliers 

In association with AGROW, the Agrochemical Outlook Conference will give a review of the market in 2017 and will look to offer insights into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry in 2018.

The conference will cover these subjects from the different perspective of industry experts, manufacturers and key suppliers to the industry. They in turn will give an understanding of how industry requirements in 2018 can be met.

Innovative Startups: New Paths to Fine and Specialty Chemicals

Organised by BCNP Consultants GmbH

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More and more startups from the chemical industry are founded.
No wonder: 97 percent of all products contain at least one chemical process step. And the trend towards more sustainable materials and processes from newly founded is gaining momentum.

Our chemistry world is changing, including the world of fine and specialty chemicals.

The trends are: renewable raw materials, new production methods, industrial biotechnology, utilization of secondary side streams and residues or urban mining.

In a cooperation, Chemspec Europe and BCNP Consultants bring for the second time young startups, their innovations and the topic of chemistry founding on stage.

The three-hour program includes a keynote lecture, short presentations by founders of chemistry startups and a panel discussion.

WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE | 14.00 – 17.00

14:00 Welcome & Moderation 
Dr Holger Bengs, BCNP Consultants GmbH & Organizer of European Chemistry Partnering
14:05 Impulse lecture:
Investors and Start-ups in the Chemical Sector need to think and act on global Level.
Dr Michael Brandkamp, High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
14:30 Set yourself ahead of the Competition with Nano-Materials made for you
Dr Schwan Hosseiny, CEN-Mat
14:45 Process Oriented Olefin Metathesis Catalysts for Industrial Applications
Dr Michal Bieniek, Apeiron Synthesis S.A.
15:00 Site Selective Glyco-Activation for Drug Enhancement
Dr Ulrich Rabausch, Glyconic
15:15 Advance your Business plan with Science4Life
Dr Peter Wonerow, Science4Life e.V.
15:30 Redefining Chemistry:
Startups in Chemicals & Materials driven by Circular Economy & Digitization of Processes
Patrick van der Meer, Brightlands Innovation Factory
15:45 Sustainability in Plastic Packaging Solutions
Margareta Merke, Boostani BV
16:00 Turning Biomass into Green Gold
Panos Kouris, Vertoro
16:15

Panel Discussion
Chemistry Entrepreneurship: Success Stories and the Way ahead of us
Dr Michal Bieniek, Apeiron Synthesis S.A.
Dr Michael Brandkamp, High-Tech Gründerfonds Management GmbH
Margareta Merke, Boostani BV
Patrick van der Meer, Brightlands Innovation Factory
Dr Peter Wonerow, Science4Life e.V.
Dr Holger Bengs, BCNP Consultants GmbH

Presentations at the Chemspec Agrochemical Outlook Conference include:

WEDNESDAY, 20 JUNE

09:55 Agrochemical regulatory developments in Europe and beyond
Euros Jones, ERM
10:30 Insights from the Market Segmentation of Crop Protection Chemicals
Dr Glenn Carrol, Vertellus
11:15 Translating your message for international markets. Innovative products need innovative marketing
Sarah Silva, Chemical Translator
11:40 Biocatalysis in flow for agrochemical production
Dr Karim Engelmark Cassimjee, EnginZyme AB
12:15 How to support innovation in the agrochemicals industry / Flexibility in the supply chain of agrochemicals as a success factor
Dr Johannes Lubosch, Inventys
14:00 Innovative Startups: New Paths to Fine and Specialty Chemicals
Organised by BCNP Consultants GmbH

THURSDAY, 21 JUNE

11:10 Process Development and Piloting Services for Agrochemical Originators
Dr Matthias Helms, CABB
11:45 Unlock Your Compound Management 
Jan Breitenfeld, Chemspeed Technologies AG
12:20 Market, Corporate and Regulatory round up of Global Crop Protection Industry
Sanjiv Rana, Agrow
12:55 Biocatalysis for industrial applications
Dr Audrey Robic, Proteus
13:30 Driving Digital Transformation in Chemistry & Advanced Materials Industry through Decision Support Information Solutions 
Achuth Rao, Elsevier, Inc. 
14:05 Technical and regulatory challenges for registration of agrochemicals in Brazil 
Roberto Sardinha, Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation (Bioagri)

Please note that the programme is subject to change and will be updated continuously in the run up to the conference.

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