1st European Conference And Exhibition On Sustainable Chemistry And Engineering Launches

Innovators and young future leaders meeting in Basel on 19-21 November at the first Ecochem

BASEL, Switzerland – 19 November 2013 – The business case for sustainability continues to grow and green chemistry has an important role to play in shaping the future of material choice and product design. The green chemistry sector’s newest conference Ecochem (the European Conference and Exhibition on Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering) launched today in Basel, Switzerland with a speaker list which represents the who’s who of the bio-based industry.

Leaders from elite consumer brands and chemical companies including Dow, BASF, Clariant, Evonik, DuPont, INEOS, Nestlé, Nike, Volkswagen, P&G, Coca-Cola, Novartis and L’Oreal as well as heads of government, academics, financiers, scientists, innovators and young future leaders are meeting in Basel on 19-21 November at the first Ecochem. The meeting aims to accelerate innovation, research, commercialisation and market uptake in the design, production and use of efficient, effective and more environmentally-benign chemical products and processes.

Ecochem includes 3 days of 8 streams, 200+ speakers, high-level moderators, over 50 exhibitors and 1200 delegates. The focus will be on collaborative approaches and new solutions designed to inspire and equip the leaders of tomorrow with the critical strategic and technical knowledge, contacts and skills needed to reinvent businesses and economies.

Ecochem is delighted to be hosting the launch of SusChem Switzerland National Technology Platform on 19 November. SusChem addresses challenges specific to the European chemical and industrial biotechnology industry for the benefit of society as a whole. The introduction of the SusChem Switzerland National Platform will include a full-day session from SusChem at Ecochem.

Ecochem is supported by Cefic – the European Chemical Industry Council, European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry (SusChem), Swiss Biotech, scienceindustries Switzerland, CLIB2021, Cleantech-Alps, Cleantech Switzerland, Swiss Chemical Society and Your Formula (network for young chemists).

The Ecochem press conference will take place on Thursday 21 November at 10.30am and will be chaired by Kathryn Sheridan, CEO of Sustainability Consult, an expert in bio-based industry communications and media.

For more information on the Ecochem Exhibition, Technical Conference and Innovation Seminars, One-to-One Partnering and Networking Events, please visit www.ecochemex.com. Download the event brochure at www.ecochemex.com/download-event-brochure and discover who will be attending Ecochem.


Ecochem press release, 2013-11-19.


Clariant International AG
Cluster Industrielle Biotechnologie e.V. (CLIB2021)
Coca-Cola Co.
Dow Chemical Company
Evonik Industries AG
L’Oréal International
Procter & Gamble
Volkswagen AG


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