Ingeo News Special Edition: Innovation Takes Root 2012
ITR2012: A Truly Successful Conference!
The third biennial Innovation Takes Root (ITR) Ingeo user’s forum, held this year February 20-22 in Orlando, Florida, was notable for showcasing how far the application of Ingeo has come since the last ITR in 2010. Across a spectrum of 51 speakers presenting in 10 distinct sessions, presentation after presentation described adoptions of Ingeo that were based on both performance and favorable carbon footprint, indicating that Ingeo biopolymer is maturing and filling a host of new niches. Attendees were genuinely thrilled to be there and discussing these advancements. Read More.
What Our Attendees Said
Highlights From Conference Breakout Sessions
There were over 10 media outlets represented at ITR2012. Below is the first of their coverage of the conference.
"The excitement in the air of the recent Innovation Takes Root conference was a sense of arrival...They presented a growing volume and variety of applications from disposable packaging to durable goods as confirmation that bioplastics are not a mere fad, a “green” public relations stunt, or a feel-good eco-luxury, but legitimate tools of industry." - Matthew H. Naitove, Plastics Technology
"For the duration of the two-day conference, a succession of validating and thought provoking presentations were interspersed with a triple stream of expert panel discussions prompting debate on technologies, process chemistry and marketing initiatives." - Dean Bellefleur, Food & Beverage Packaging
Fortune Brainstorm Green
April 16-18 | Laguna Niguel, CA
Steve Davies, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, will participate on panel "The End of Garbage"
April 25-26 | Minneapolis, MN
Dan Sawyer, Managing Director - Asia Pacific & New Business Development, will be panelist on "Round Table on Bio-Plastics Research and Manufacturing"
The United Fresh Produce Show
Apr 30 – May 3 | Dallas, TX
We will be exhibiting so come visit us at booth 10400!
Renewable Materials Summit: Markets for Building the Biorefinery
May 15 | Fargo, ND
Steve Davies, Director of Communications & Public Affairs, will be presenting.
Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
May 17-19 | New York City, NY
Come visit our booth or hear David Stanton, Business Development Manager - North American Retail, present.
June 13-15 | Seoul, Korea
We will be exhibiting so come visit us at our booth!
BioPlastics: The Re-Invention of Plastics
June 13-15 | San Francisco, CA
Deepak Venkatraman, Research Chemist, will be presenting.
AIP National Conference - Packaging..The Road Ahead
June 14-15 | Queensland, Australia
Erwin Vink, Environmental Affairs Manager, will present.
Sponsors are vital to the success of ITR and NatureWorks feels fortunate to be working with a group of such supportive and energized companies. The sponsors contributed greatly to the enjoyable and relaxing hospitality events and to the overall environment of the conference.