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Review Programme PolyTalk 2014

Posted on November, 25 2015


Day 1 – Wednesday 16 March 2014

09:00 - 10:00


09:15 - 10:00
Registration - main entrance /8bis
Welcome coffee - Sax Hall & Innovation Hub Tour of the Exhibition

Press event: Launch of the plastics industry competitiveness manifesto
Patrick Thomas, President, PlasticsEurope and CEO, Bayer MaterialScience
Michael Kundel, President, EuPC and CEO, Renolit 
Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director, PlasticsEurope
Alexandre Dangis, Managing Director, EuPC


Setting the Scene: Europe’s competitiveness in a global economy
10:00 - 10:05 Welcome by Patrick Thomas, President, PlasticsEurope, CEO, Bayer MaterialScience


10:05 - 11:45 The third industrial revolution - What would it look like?
Moderated by Hanane Taidi, Director Communications, PlasticsEurope
VIDEOSTREAM


10:05 - 10:55 Jeremy Rifkin, economist and author of the "Third Industrial Revolution”, adviser to the European Union and to heads of state around the world
VIDEOSTREAM


10:55 - 11:15
James Woudhuysen, Professor of Forecasting and Innovation, De Montfort University, Leicester
PRESENTATION


11:15 - 11:45
Discussion panel and Q&A


11:45 - 12:00 Coffee break


12:00 - 13:00 How is the rest of the world faring?
Moderated by Karl-H. Foerster, Executive Director, PlasticsEurope


12:00 - 12:30
Perspectives from the Middle East
Frank Kuijpers, Vice President Global Licensing & Technology, Technology & Innovation, SABIC
PRESENTATION


12:30 - 12:45
Petrochemical renaissance in the US 

John Verity, Vice President, Polyolefins Global Business, ExxonMobil Chemical
PRESENTATION


13:00 - 14:30 Lunch break


14:30 - 16:00 European growth in a global environment - what role for the industry?
Moderator-led session by Aaron Heslehurst, Presenter, World Business Report, BBC
VIDEOSTREAM





Discussion panel & Q&A

16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break


16:30 - 18:00 Manufacturing Europe’s Future
Moderated by Dr. Patricia Vangheluwe, Director Consumer & Environmental Affairs, PlasticsEurope
VIDEOSTREAM

          




Discussion panel & Q&A

19:30 - 20:30
Cocktail reception


20:30 - 23:00 Gala Dinner and speech by Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse Pilot


*tbc


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