Program Overview

  • Sessions and presentations will be held in Marquis Ballroom C (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)
  • Reception, registration, breaks, and lunch will be held in Marquis Ballroom D (Marriott Marquis Atlanta)


Wednesday, November 19

5:00 PM 6:00 PM Registration
6:00 PM 7:30 PM Center for Innovation and Entrepreneuring Excellence and Sustainable Packaging Symposium Reception

Thursday, November 20

8:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration 
8:30 AM 9:15 AM Welcome Presentation: The Evolution of Bioplastics, Larry Drumm, SPS'14 Chair
9:15 AM 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM 12:30 PM Session 1: Understanding the New Economics; Session Chair: Larry Drumm
9:30 AM 10:15 AM Libby Bernick, Trucost
10:15 AM 11:00 AM Matt Morrison,   SABIC
11:00 AM 11:45 AM Rhea Hale, MeadWestvaco
11:45 AM 12:30 PM Michelle Lapinski, International Finance Corporation 
12:30 PM 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM 4:15 PM Session 2: Driving the Innovation from the Feedstocks; Session Chair: Darlene Schuster, AIChE Institute for Sustainability
2:00 PM 2:45 PM David Gogerty, Global Bioenergies
2:45 PM 3:30 PM Ignasi Palou-Rivera, LanzaTech
3:30 PM 4:15 PM Matt Morrison,   SABIC
4:15 PM 5:00 PM What Do Consumer Companies Want: Summary Comments by Darlene Schuster

Friday, November 21

8:00 AM 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM 9:00 AM Coffee and networking
9:00 AM 12:00 PM Session 3: Innovative Companies in the Sweet Spot; Session Chair: Larry Drumm
9:00 AM 9:45 AM Brian Pereira, MIT
9:45 AM 10:30 AM Cora Leibig, Segetis
10:30 AM 11:15 PM Edwin Tam, Teknor Apex
11:15 PM 12:00 PM James Kahn, Braskem