September 1, 2014

13.00 – 13.30: Registration for CEO meeting (Hilton Belle Epoque)
13.30 – 15.00: CEO meeting part I (on invitation)
15.00 – 15.30: break
15.30 – 17.00: CEO meeting part II (on invitation)
17.00 – 17.45: transfer to Antwerp city theatre
17.45 – 19.30: Reception/dinner at Hilton for CEO’s/VIP’s
18.30 – 19.30: Access to the Antwerp City Theatre for i-SUP2014 Participants
19.30 – 22.00: Evening event "i-SUP meets growth with Sir Richard Branson"
22.00 – 23.00: Reception on stage, only on invitation

September 2, 2014

8.00 – 9.00: Registration and coffee
9.00 – 12.30: Plenary session (Belle époque) chaired by  Kathleen Iwens (VITO)
9.00 – 9.15: Welcome speech by Dirk Fransaer (VITO)
9.15 – 9.45: Keynote speech by Rajendra Pachauri (TERI)
9.45 – 10.15:  Keynote speech by Graciella Chichilinsky- Global Thermostat
10.15 – 10.45: Coffee break
10.45 – 11.15: Keynote speech by Dr. Peter Eisenberger – Professor at Columbia University
11.15 – 11.45: Keynote speech by Dr. Florian Kongoli – Flogen Technologies
11.45 – 12.15: Keynote speech by Arild Rodland – NTNU Trondheim
12.30 – 14.00: Walking lunch (Hilton foyer)

Session 1: Europe, the Cradle of Chemistry, still alive and kicking?

Several big chemical companies are founded about 150 years ago. Feedstock changed from coal over oil to renewable resources. Markets changed from West-Europe to the whole world. We moved from environmental contamination to high environmental concern and now to sustainability. What has driven those companies to stay at the top even after 150 years? What is the role of being linked in big chemical megaclusters? What are their new R & D challenges?µ

14.00 – 14.30: Tony Van Osselaer, Bayer: Sustainable innovations for carbon shared value
14.30 – 15.00: Guy Noel Sauvion, Solvay: Innovation focused on sustainable development
15.00 – 15.30: Laurel Harmon, Lanzatech: Carbon Recycling for sustainable chemicals
15.30 – 16.00: coffee break

Session 2: Linking chemistry with energy and other industry, the cross sectorial approach

Energy is more and more defining the economic viability of processes. Recently shale gas has changed the positions in this way and showed a strong interaction between chemical industry and energy availability. Also exchanges of heat and energy between companies play an important role as well as waste gases and side products. How can companies act in a cross sectorial way (beyond the chemical industry)? What are the hurdles to work cross sectorial? How to work with new feedstock suppliers (biomass and its side products)? How can we bring new chemicals to the products and materials? How do brand owners define the chemistry of the products of the future?

16.00 – 16.30: Thomas Hirth, Fraunhofer-IGB: Toward bio- and petro-chemically integrated refineries
16.30 – 17.00: Anton G. van Beek (DOW Chemical Company)
17.00 – 17.30: Reinier Grimbergen (DSM): Moving towards a Bio-Based Economy – Re-designing value chains
17.30 – 18.00: Walter Vermeiren, Head of Technology Intelligence, Total Research & Technology (Feluy, Belgium): XTY opportunities at Total Refining & Chemicals: activities and challenges
18.00 – 18.10: Wrap up
18.10 – 20.00: Transfer to & reception at City hall

September 3, 2014

Session 3: Chemistry and the emerging countries, how to go for a sustainable world?

Since 2000 the chemical landscape is changing. New emerging countries are coming on the market and their home markets are growing very rapidly. In some case strong attention goes to renewable feedstock as biomass. How do these companies see their growth, their involvement in sustainability and what are the consequences for their R&D? In these emerging countries social responsibility is still an important issue to allow that the whole society will be part of this development. What is the role of chemical companies in this social responsibility and how can we keep track on the sustainability challenges?

8.00 – 9.00: Registration and coffee
9.00 – 9.30: Philip Buskens, Vice President “Verbund site Development & Optimization” BASF: We Create Chemistry for a Sustainable Future
9.30 – 10.00: Bert Groothuis (SABIC): Stories of possible
10.00 – 10.30: Ajit Sapre (Reliance): Renewable energy in India: one perspective
10.30 – 11.00: Guosheng Zhang, former Principal Expert, Deputy Chief Engineer and Professor of Engineering of Economics & Development Research Institute (EDRI), SINOPEC: China Economic Growth & Petrochemical Enterprises’ Sustainable Development
11.00 – 11.30: Coffee

Plenary session

11.30 – 11.50: Report and decisions by the four team coordinators
11.50 – 12.20: Bert Stevens (Nike): Winning in a finite world. How high performance and sustainability can be one.
12.20 – 12.30: Closing speech by Dirk Fransaer
12.30 – 14.00: Closing walking lunch at Foyer

Afternoon program
14.00 – 16.00: Task 42 – Biorefineries meeting IEA (separate registration)
14.00 – 16.00: Two years FISCH-Flanders Innovation hub for Sustainable Chemistry (separate registration)
16.00 – 18.00: Reception and walking dinner