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Business Value Creation Through Green Chemistry Conference
USEPA Region 1 Memorial Hall
December 18, 2013


Business Value Creation Through Green Chemistry
Wednesday – December 18, 2013
8:30am to 1:00pm

U.S. EPA Region 1
Memorial Hall
5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109

Keynote Speaker: Rui Resendes, Executive Director, GreenCenter Canada Click icon for EPA disclaimer.
Opening Remarks: Curt Spalding, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator

Join leaders from business and industry, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, non-profit groups, U.S. EPA and others involved in the application of green chemistry principles to bring high value products to the market that are safer, healthier and more sustainable. The demand for non-toxic purchasing has been advanced by influential coalitions from healthcare, children’s product advocacy and other industry sectors, thereby spurring amazing innovation that demonstrates the natural synergy between designing less hazardous products and economic opportunity; in other words, “doing well by doing good”.

Three expert panels will provide insight into some of the opportunities to grow businesses, discuss how to create opportunities to overcome potential challenges and will share success stories of how innovators have enhanced society and the economy simultaneously.

Audience interaction with these innovators and experts will stimulate lively discussions that will help you use green chemistry to advance your business and expand your opportunities.

Who Should Attend:
Business and industry, non-profits, academics, state and local governments, academics and anyone interested in advancing innovative, cost-effective and safer consumer products and processes.

Space is limited, so please register early.
Register now!
Please contact Nicholas Anastas (anastas.nicholas@epa.gov), U.S. EPA for more information.


Time Topic Speaker
8:30 am Introduction Nicholas Anastas
8:35 am Welcome Remarks EPA RA Curt Spalding
8:45 am - 9:30 am Barriers and Impediments Expert Panel A
9:30 am - 10:15 am Solutions and Opportunities Expert Panel B
10:15 am - 10:25 am Break  
10:25 am - 11:10 am Case Studies/Successes Expert Panel C
11:15 am - 12:00 pm Keynote Rui Resendes, Executive Director, GreenCenter Canada
12 pm Concluding Remarks All

Expert Panel Sessions

Barriers and Impediments
Solutions and Opportunities
Case Studies/Successes
Session Leaders:
Vesela Veleva (UMass Boston);
Rob Bettigole (Elm Street Ventures)
Session Leaders:
Rose Perkins (Dow Chemical);
Mark Rossi (Clean Production Action)
Session Leaders:
Jonathan Fleming (OXBIO);
Sue Hager (Myriant)
Marta Ortega (Greenlight Biosciences) Corinne Young (Chief Advocate, Renewable Chemical & Advanced Materials Alliance, and Co-Chair MassBio GreenTask Force consultant) Jan Pleun Lens (FRX Polymers)
Gary Cohen (HCWH) Joel Tickner (U Mass Lowell) Neil Burns (P2 Science)


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