On-Site Education

At InformEx

The 2016 Conference Program will serve to foster dialogue on innovation and commercialization trends, regulatory challenges, market dynamics and opportunities for growth within today’s rapidly growing chemical markets including, the broader energy field, pharmaceuticals, life sciences and agrochemicals. Educational sessions will also highlight opportunities in new innovative sub segments such as green chemistry, 3-D printing and electronic chemicals.

New for 2016!

Closing Keynote Presented by John Warner, seminal founder of green chemistry, and the co-founder, president and chief technology officer of the Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry. The use of green chemistry across a range of industries continues to grow rapidly, offering companies an expected direct and indirect cost savings of $65.5 billion by 2020, according to Pike Research. To help companies reap the benefits of this significant trend, the InformEx 2016 closing keynote will feature one of the seminal founders of green chemistry, John Warner. Known for his 12 Principles of Green Chemistry, Mr. Warner is the foremost authority on how green chemistry can be immediately incorporated into commercially relevant applications. InformEx attendees will learn how to improve composition and profitability of their products and production processes.

Here’s a glimpse at some of the educational programming you can anticipate at InformEx 2016:

  • Contract Manufacturing: A Formula for Success presented by Lawrence Sloan, President/CEO of SOCMA. This session takes a deep dive into the latest trends in custom contract manufacturing, including perspectives from both the supplier and customer.  His remarks will include insights into drivers that impact a successful partnership and pitfalls to avoid.
  • Synthetic Biology: Ushering in a New Era of Chemical Engineering presented by Devin Leake, Vice President of R&D and Operations of Gen9. Synthetic biology has taken the science community by storm but what does this mean for the specialty chemical industry? This session will look at how synthetic biology is enabling more efficient, sustainable chemical engineering and will include a case study from Industrial Microbes. Who is Industrial Microbes? They are small biofuels company doing big things like converting natural gas to chemicals using synthetic biology.
  • Current Innovations on Crop Protection Panel. Join some of today’s leaders in the agrochemical industry as they discuss what innovation currently looks like at their company, and what suppliers and customers can do to help them advance their innovation agenda.
  • Lessons Learned: Successfully Commercializing Advanced Biotechnologies presented by Mark Warner, Founder of Warner Advisors. Significant time and resources have been spent within industrial biotechnology to commercialize innovative fuels and chemicals.  Much of this progression began with early stage biofuels (ethanol and biodiesel), moved to advanced biofuels (cellulosic and algae) and has evolved into broad chemical applications. Mark will review his projects over the last 10 years to provide best practices into how to move successfully from concept to commercial operation.
  • Navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape. The not for profit consortium, Rx-360, will feature a panel of experts discussing the latest regulatory and inspection trends and how your business can best be prepared for these ever-changing times.
  • And more!

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