Industry & Innovative Sustainable Production

Growth & Sustainability

September 1 - 3 • 2014 • HILTON Antwerp

Satellite events

​Green Footsteps Taminco – Monday September 1, 2014

The philosophy behind the Green Footsteps event was initiated in 2011 to stimulate creative thinking in business areas where the application of green chemistry principles can make a difference.  The aim is to achieve this by collaborating with a network of academic and industry partners, by sharing green innovation cases and open challenges and by stimulating young scientists to carry out research work in the appropriate domains.

The event includes a full day program, starting with a plenary morning session where academic and industrial experts share their views on how to collaborate on sustainable innovation, continuing in the afternoon with interactive workshops on a specific research domain and announcement of the Green Footsteps Awards winners.

More info: www.greenfootsteps.eu

Contact: greenfootsteps@taminco.com, or +32 9 254 1405

The economy of the future – Tuesday September 2, 2014

On Tuesday 2 September Plan C invites Herman Wijffels – dutch captain of industry, politician and economist – to share his views on the economic system of the future. The lecture is followed by a panel debate with Ivan Van de Cloot (Itinera), Eric Paredis (U Gent), Jan Sap (Unizo) and Erik Van Acker (KBC).There will be plenty of room for the audience to share reflections and ask questions. Ine Renson (De Tijd) will moderate the debate.

Our economy is evolving to a next stage. It’s an evolution from linear to circular. Towards an economy that is no longer based upon the old growth formula, which has come to a dead end because of financial and ecological debts. This is the theorem of dutch economist Herman Wijffels.

In the Netherlands he is known as 'the best prime minister the country never had'. Wijffels combines a long term vision to economic expertise at first hand.

At the i-SUP2014 Side Event 'The economy of the future' Herman Wijffels will share his insights. Curious about what our economic, financial and even political system should look like? Then register for the event at: http://planc.fikket.be/event/de-economie-van-de-toekomst.

Free participation if you are registered for i-SUP2014!

The lecture and debate will be held in Dutch.