Dates Announced for IntertechPira's 5th Annual Biopolymers Symposium

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Conference will be held October 11-13, 2010 in Denver, CO.

"The Biopolymers Symposium is now the market leader event in the industry where new technologies, market trends, developments in applications, new guidelines and waste strategies are presented each year,” said Barbara Rojas, conference producer at Interte

IntertechPira is pleased to announce the 5th annual Biopolymers Symposium 2010, scheduled for October 11-13, 2010 at The Westin Tabor Center in Denver, CO, US. This year's program will bring together important players, key innovators and decision makers to examine the new technologies, market trends, developments in applications, new guidelines and waste strategies for the biopolymers industry.

"The Biopolymers Symposium is now the market leader event in the industry where new technologies, market trends, developments in applications, new guidelines and waste strategies are presented each year," said Barbara Rojas, conference producer at IntertechPira. "Last year's event attracted more than 175 leaders in the industry, proving that even in difficult financial times, it is key for the industry to gather and discuss and learn. If you are involved in this industry you won't want to miss Biopolymers 2010 and the many networking opportunities offered."

Chairs and speakers confirmed so far include Maureen Gorsen, Alston & Bird LLP; Dr Ramani Narayan, Michigan State University; Marco Versari, Novamont ; Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred Program; Robert Findlen, Mirel; Michael Niaounakis, European Patent Office; Rachael Hopkins, The Dow Chemical Company; John Bissell, Micromidas and Eric Koester, Cooley Godward Kronish LLP.

The 2010 program will provide a comprehensive overview of the biopolymers industry including separate sessions led by manufacturers, executives and brand owners providing updates on where the industry is currently at, trends and plans for the future, opportunities and challenges and presenting new case studies of biopolymers for packaging and consumer applications. Other sessions will cover California initiatives in green chemistry and biopolymer use focusing on developments in waste and end of life programs, food ware, and green building materials; developments on existing and emerging feedstocks; technology developments; regulations and industry standards; waste stream, recycling and end of life; innovations in materials; US and EU markets; purchasing and procurement guidelines and green marketing and eco-labels.

Biopolymers 2010 will bring together industry experts, researchers and investors to address the opportunities and most critical challenges for the industry. The conference will feature approximately 40 expert presentations assessing market trends, technical development and application related advances through presentations, question-and-answer sessions and panel discussions. Throughout the conference, there will be a number of hosted luncheons, breaks and receptions, which will be held in and around the exhibit area located outside the main conference room. Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities will be available.

For more information on Biopolymers 2010, visit http://www.biopolymersummit.com or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/biopolymers.

Members of the press interested in attending, to find out if you qualify for a complimentary press pass, please contact Danielle Marks at +1 207 781 9637.

About IntertechPira
IntertechPira provides events, market research, publications, strategic and technical consulting to niche, emerging and high growth industries. Market coverage includes lighting and displays, alternative energy, home and personal care, industrial biotechnology, performance materials and chemicals. IntertechPira is a division of Pira International. For more information about IntertechPira, please visit http://www.intertechpira.com.

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