2nd European Bioplastics Conference
The 2nd European Bioplastics Conference took place from November 21st to 22nd in France. 360 bioplastics professionals met in Paris at the yearly conference that is organized for the second time by the industry association European Bioplastics. The number of 315 delegates as well as the comprehensive bioplastics exhibition of 26 companies showed the relevance of the promising industry. 45 speakers touched all bioplastics issues running from material novelties to biopackaging innovations to consumer insights to political frameworks to end of life options. The conference was opened by Dr. Harald Käb, Chairman of European Bioplastics, addressing the parameters of bioplastics future development such as material supply, material properties, waste management, and consumer behavior.
360 delegates and speakers from 29 countries registered and made the conference the largest bioplastics event ever in Europe. The European countries were represented most with almost 80% of participants while Asia accounted for 15% . France and Germany were the European countries with the largest percentages of 19 resp. 18% of all delegates, followed by Benelux with 15% of all delegates.
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