‘Connected Manufacturing’, ‘Green Chemistry’ plus ‘BREXIT & Changing Regulatory landscape’
Attendees to CHEMUK 2019 can tap into topical debate and intelligence around THREE priority topics – including Connected Manufacturing and requirement for adaptation to Industry 4.0/digital-focused business and operational models. Secondly Green Chemistry and the overwhelming pressures towards more ‘circular economy’ bio-based consumer and industrial products. Thirdly, the challenge of navigating Brexit unpredictability and possible regulator landscape change.
Headline 'Digital' Theme Contributions
Managing Director – Accenture Digital
Presentation Title: Artificial Intelligence is not Artificial
Presentation Title: Digital Innovations are transforming our world. From Reality Capture and Automation to Generative Design, VR and AR to equipment monitoring to prevent failure and unnecessary maintenance.
PANEL SESSION: Green Chemistry at commercial scale: is the future now?
This session will explore the state-of-the art with green chemicals from renewable feedstocks and/or biotech routes to production. With the help of an expert panel and questions from the audience, it will explore emerging commercial technologies and the economic factors driving companies to switch to the bioeconomy. How much opportunity remains something for the future and how much is already here – if only we took advantage?
Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO of BioVale (panel chair)
Dr Mark Gronnow of the Biorenewables Development Centre
Dr Tom Farmer of the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
Wednesday 1st May: 15:00 – 16:00 – Stage 1
Sustainability, Circular Economy & Green Chemistry – Headline contributors include:
Commercial Vice President, Brenntag UK & Ireland
Presentation Title: Sustainability and responsible Care in the chemical distribution industry