Speakers

Experts and thought leaders from the supply chain, NGO's, and beyond ready to teach and inspire.

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Call for Papers

We're currently working on our speaker line-up for 2018. If you are interested in being considered as a presenter in the 2018 program, please submit your topic and abstract here.

Of particular interest are developments in the following areas:

  • Engineered Degradability
  • Technical and Packaging Films
  • Food Serviceware
  • Single Serve Beverage Capsules
  • Health Care and Hygiene
  • 3D Printing

Speakers from 2016

Innovation Takes Root

Kaihan Krippendorff

Founder, Outthinker
Owen

Jen Owen

enablingthefuture.org
Brunton

Eilidh Brunton

Vegware
Burattini

Christian Burattini

Easysnap Technology srl
Bussman

Dr. Martin Bussman

BASF SE
Cavalcanti

Francisco Cavalcanti

Plastics Suppliers, Inc.
Clark

Jake Clark

3Dom USA
Costanzo

Gianni Costanzo

Metalvuoto
De La Hoz
Hills, Inc.
Dell

Dario Dell’Anna

Wacker Chemie AG
Innovation Takes Root

Claudio Gemmiti

Club Coffee
Golden

Dr. Jay S. Golden

Duke University
Gross

Renato Gross

SWIGRO
Gueye

Sokhna Gueye

Nestlé
Helgerson

Erin Helgerson

The Honest Company
Javault

Stephane Javault

Arcil Synerlink
Lindenfelzer

Mark Lindenfelzerz

MuCell Extrusion LLC
Luo

Dr. Xiaofan Luo

Polymaker LLC
Manjure

Shilpa Manjure

Natur-Tec
Mazzoli

Rick Mazzoli

Treleoni
McEneany

Ryan McEneany

VOID Technologies
Miller

Jase Miller

Minnesota Twins
Mishek

Danny Mishek

SelfEco
Mitchell

Chris Mitchell

Innovia Films
Moreno

Braydon Moreno

ROBO 3D
Osculati

Fabio Osculati

Luigi Lavazza S.p.A.
Price

John D. Price

Sukano Polymers Corporation
Psihogios

Bessie Psihogios

Soarus LLC
Raimondi

Michael Raimondi

The Honest Company
Rodenburg

Thijs Rodenburg

Rodenburg Biopolymers
Rousse

Dave Rousse

INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry
Shaw

Alan Shaw

Calysta
Simon

Erin Simon

World Wildlife Fund
Simonson

Wendell Simonson

Eco-Products
Srirojpinyo

Dr. Chinnawat Srirojpinyo

PTT MCC Biochem Company Limited
Stoltz

Per Stoltz

IKEA Retail Services
Van Eeten

Dennis van Eeten

Mars Chocolate Europe and Eurasia
Van Trump

Phil Van Trump

MHG
Verbruggen

Marc Verbruggen

NatureWorks
Volpe

Ray Volpe

Ahlstrom
Yackabonis

Bill Yackabonis

Autodesk
Zeulner

Justin Zeulner

The Green Sports Alliance

Don’t just take our word for it

You can create value by doing something that's good for the world, and I'm not talking about making money and then giving it away. I'm talking about the way you make money is by doing something that the world needs, and so that's what's so -- one of the things that's so inspiring about being here is that that is underlying all the businesses here.
Kaihan Krippendorf
Founder, Outthinker
I'm inspired from the standpoint that I'm coming back from the conference with an understanding of more of the material science. And that's really, really, really important because that means that it's going to impact work that I've got going on in the laboratory right now.
Jesse Hipps
Michelman
Anyone that's out there, whether you're a product or service provider or just somebody that wants to understand what's happening in the bioplastics industry, I recommend strongly that you think about coming to Innovation Takes Root. This is a conference where you're going to learn a lot, you're going to actually be able to have the opportunity to collaborate with others and develop partnerships that will last a lifetime.
Justin Zeulner
Green Sports Alliance