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14.02.2019“New Plastics Economy” – High-calibre closing panel at the 3rd ECP with Experts from Think Beyond Plastic, Nouryon, ISC3 and World Economic Forum
The development of new plastics, handling of plastics and the problem of plastic pollution on land and in the sea: for the first time the European Chemistry Partnering addresses one of the major problems of our time. Under the heading "New Plastics Economy", four experts will engage in a critical discussion of the topic: not only about the pros and cons of developing new materials but also about the new quality in dealing with plastics in all areas of our welfare and health, and the resulting economic opportunities.

The panel, consisting of four experts was established in close cooperation with the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) in Bonn and with the participation of Hessen Trade and Invest (HTAI).

The participants of this final panel discussion "New Plastics Economy": are

• Daniella Russo, Co-Founder and CEO, Think Beyond Plastic, Inc, Menlo Park, USA

• Fernando J. Gómez, Ph.D., Head of Chemistry and Advanced Materials Industry at World Economic Forum, Genf, Schweiz

• Professor Magnus Nydén, Ph.D., Global Chief Scientist, Nouryon Chemicals Holding B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands

• Friedrich Barth, CEO, International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre, Bonn, Germany

Dr. David Eckensberger, Head of Department International Affairs at Hessen Trade & Invest GmbH, will, as in the two previous years, moderate the discussion.

Holger Bengs, initiator of the European Chemistry Partnering, said: "This will be the culmination of a truly eventful day which includes more than 2,000 partnering discussions. Here, away from the high-calibre positions they each hold within their organizations our four experts, who are truly realistic, far-sighted, creative and innovative at the same time will take time out to debate this very important subject. I am very much looking forward to this, which promises to be an inspiring exchange of ideas. And equally, to the eloquent moderation of David Eckensberger, without whom the ECP would never have existed.”