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GC3 Roundtable

AGENDA

Monday, April 24

1:00 – 6:30     

Green & Bio-Based Chemistry Technology Showcase & Networking Event 
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
187 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, MI

6:30 – 9:00

Networking Dinner

 

Tuesday, April 25

11:30 – 1:00        

Registration & Lunch

1:00 – 2:00           

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Tammy Ayers, Steelcase Inc.
Angela Nahikian, Steelcase Inc.
Joel Tickner, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

2:00 – 3:30            

The Changed Political Landscape: What This Means for Green Chemistry

Brad Miller, Business + Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association
Kevin Mulvaney, American Chemistry Council
Michael Parr, Parr Policy Group
Meredith Williams, California Department of Toxic Substances Control

3:30 – 4:00         

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:15            

Chemical Ingredient Transparency: What are we Learning?

Hal Ambuter, Reckitt Benckiser
Frederic Issenhuth, IMD Natural Solutions
Wendy Vittori, Health Product Declaration Collaborative
Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation

5:15  6:00

Keynote: Fred Keller, Cascade Engineering

6:00            

Adjourn

6:00  7:30        

Networking Reception at Steelcase

Wednesday, April 26

8:00 – 9:00              

Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:00 – 9:00

Optional Breakfast Session: 

Driving Green Chemistry through Chemical Footprinting

Sally Edwards, GC3, University of Massachusett Lowell
Tim Greiner
, Pure Strategies

9:00 – 9:15           

Welcome and Day 1 Review

Joel Tickner, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

9:15 – 10:00           

Keynote: Neil Hawkins, The Dow Chemical Company

10:00 – 11:15           

Accelerating Green Chemistry: Lessons from the C-Suite

Steve Crawford, Eastman Chemical Company
Rebecca Lucore, Covestro LLC
Jill Millis, BioAmber Inc.

11:15 – 11:45           

Networking Break

11:45 – 1:00            

The Supply Chain's Hidden Middle: Formulators’ Role in Green Chemistry

Dave Bartos, Canberra Corporation
Bob Israel, Valspar Corporation
Dale McIntyre, Behr Process Group
Antonio Quinones-Rivera, GOJO Industries, Inc.

1:00 – 2:00            

Lunch

2:00 – 3:30            

Solve My Problem Group Exercise

3:30 – 4:00           

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:15           

Utilizing Sustainable Feedstocks at Scale: Challenges and Opportunities

Jeremy Austin, Renmatix
Karl Haider, Covestro LLC
Sandy Marshal, Bio-Industrial Innovation Canada

5:15            

Adjourn

6:00 – 9:00            

Dinner Reception at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park 
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Transportation will be provided.

Thursday, April 27

7:30 – 8:30           

Hot Breakfast Buffet

8:30 – 8:45            

Welcome and Day 2 Review

Joel Tickner, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

8:45 – 9:30

Keynote

9:30 – 11:00            

GC3 Project Breakouts

Policy
Joel Tickner, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Startup Network
Laura Hoch, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Preservatives (open only to competition sponsors)
Monica Becker, GC3 and Monica Becker & Associates

Communications
Amy Perlmutter, Perlmutter Associates

11:00 – 11:30            

Networking Break

11:30 – 12:45           

Partnering Along the Value Chain to Advance Green Chemistry

Kim Holmes, Plastics Industry Association
Alper Kiziltas, Ford Motor Company
Mark Richardson, Series One, LLC
Kris Weigel
, Resinate Materials Group

12:45 – 1:00            

Closing Remarks and Roundtable Recap

Joel Tickner, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

1:00          

Adjourn