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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 and Lunch

1:00 – 1:30           

Welcome and Opening Remarks

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

1:30  2:15

Keynote: Paul Anastas, Yale University

2:15 – 3:45           

The Changed Political Landscape: What This Means for Green Chemistry

Moderator: Michele Jalbert, Effective Advocates LLC

Panelists:

Dave Asiello, U.S. Department of Defense
Jim Jones,
Jim Jones Consulting
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

3:45 – 4:00         

Networking Break

4:00 – 5:15            

Chemical Ingredient Transparency: What are we Learning?

Moderator: Sally Edwards, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Panelists:

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 Massachusetts 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

Moderator: Joel Tickner, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Panelists:

Steve Crawford, Eastman Chemical Company
Rebecca Lucore, Covestro LLC
Chris Ellen, BioAmber Inc.

11:15 – 11:45           

Networking Break

11:45 – 1:00            

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

Moderator: Roger McFadden, McFadden and Associates, LLC

Panelists:

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

Moderator: A.J. (Sandy) Marshal, Bio-Industrial Innovation Canada

Panelists:

Jeremy Austin, Renmatix
Karl Haider, Covestro LLC
Chad Pastor, Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute 

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: Angela Nahikian and Bruce Smith, Steelcase Inc.

9:30 – 11:00            

GC3 Project Breakouts

Advancing Federal and State Green Chemistry Policy
Joel Tickner, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

The GC3 Green & Biobased Chemistry Start-Up Network
Laura Hoch, GC3, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Collaborative Preservatives Competition (open only to Cat. 1 competition sponsors)
Monica Becker, GC3 and Monica Becker & Associates

Communications Strategies for Enhancing the Impact of the GC3
Amy Perlmutter, Perlmutter Associates

11:00 – 11:30            

Networking Break

11:30 – 12:45           

Partnering Along the Value Chain to Advance Green Chemistry

Moderator: Monica Becker, GC3 and Monica Becker & Associates

Panelists:

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