PTS Faserstoff Symposium 2019 @ Penck Hotel Dresden
Nov 26 – Nov 27 ganztägig
(Deutsch) 7. TKoR- Kooperationstreffen @ LAV Landwirtschaftliches Verarbeitungszentrum Markranstädt GmbH
Dec 4 um 10:00 – 15:00

Sorry, this entry is only available in German.

13. Holzwerkstoffkolloquium 2019 @ IHD Institut für Holztechnologie Dresden gGmbH
Dec 12 – Dec 13 ganztägig

Call for Papers bis zum 3.6.2019

Vernetzungen von Menschen und Technologien spielen im Zeitalter von Industrie 4.0 eine herausragende Rolle für die Holzwerkstoffindustrie, die längst global aufgestellt ist und damit bereits vor Ort auf globale Entwicklungen reagieren muss. Nur durch die Verbindungen der Technologen untereinander, mit den Zulieferern, mit den Abnehmern und mit den regulierenden Behörden und Normungsgremien bleiben wirtschaftlicher Erfolg und Markterhalt möglich. Vernetzungen im Werkstoff selbst von neuen Rohstoffen und Bindemitteln sichern die Einhaltungen von aktuellen gesundheitlichen Anforderungen und die Akzeptanz bei Planern und Verbrauchern. Das 13. Holzwerkstoffkolloquium thematisiert diese Herausforderungen für die Holzwerkstoffherstellung und fordert auf, unter dem Motto „Vernetzungen“ neue Ideen und Entwicklungen aus den Bereichen Werkstoffe und Produkte, Technologien sowie Umwelt und Gesundheit zu diskutieren. Wir rufen hiermit zur Einreichung von Vorträgen zu den angeführten Themenschwerpunkten und zusätzlich zu Kurzbeiträgen junger Wissenschaftler auf.

Die Tagungssprache ist deutsch, englische Fachbeiträge sind sehr gern willkommen. Das voraussichtliche Programm für das 13. Holzwerkstofkolloquium können Sie hier abrufen.


CIC 2017: CLIB International Conference @ Lindner Conference Hotel Düsseldorf
Feb 6 – Feb 7 ganztägig


Since 2009, the CLIB International Conference is the meeting place for the industrial biotechnology community. Being the first symposium of the year, it brings together international experts from all over the world in Düsseldorf, Germany.

The conference discusses technical, commercial and political implications of novel value chains based on innovative biotechnological processes and alternative feedstocks. A special emphasis will be given on the market demands for novel products and drop-in solutions.

Furthermore the conference will highlight the role of process integration to minimize costs and optimise performance. A dedicated session will deal with one of the unique selling points of biotechnology: how to efficiently produce highly functional and complex molecules.

The 2nd day of the conference focuses on highly dynamic markets like home & personal care, packaging & materials, as well as animal & plant health.


The two-day programme in a nutshell:

    • Move forward by process integration
    • Biotech: the easy way to functional complexity
    • Daily needs – biotech for home & personal care
    • Better performance through bio materials?
    • New concepts for animal and plant health

The full programm will be available shortly.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Hotel Nikko Düsseldorf:

1st International Conference on Cellulose Fibres @ Maternushaus Köln
Feb 11 – Feb 12 ganztägig

New International Conference on Cellulose Fibres, the fastest growing fibre group in textiles, the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy and the solution for avoiding microplastics

Cellulose fibres are a success story within the textiles market with a cumulated annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 10% over the last ten years. This makes them the fastest growing fibre group in the textile industry and also the largest investment sector in the bio-based economy world wide. The high growth rates are driven by the demand for natural fibres (and bottlenecks in cotton), the microplastic problem and possible bans for plastic fibres. All three drivers will continue to play a significant role in the future development of the sector. The conference will cover the entire value chain from the lignocellulosic feedstock, dissolving pulp, cellulose fibres – such as rayon, viscose, modal or lyocell and new developments, to a wide range of applications, woven textiles (clothing) and non-wovens (wipes and technical applications), as well as micro- and nanocellulose for food, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. All these sectors have significantly gained in dynamics over the last few years.

Many new endeavours are on their way with the target of identifying and developing new technologies and business opportunities for a sustainable bio-based and circular economy. The aim is to gather technology providers and developers, academia and industry, pulp, fibre and equipment suppliers, retailers and textile brands, policy makers and investors to debate recent market dynamics. In this environment, the following questions are particularly exciting and will be in the focus of the conference: What are the recent technology and market trends? What are the future market dynamics? Who is active and interested in this sector? What are the main challenges to develop the value chains and the market demand? Which ecosystems and partnerships are required to drive innovation according to market needs? How will the political environment continue to develop? What will happen with plastic bans, microplastic avoidance, bio-based vs. fossil feedstocks, and sustainability?

With regard to the importance of cellulose fibres, it is more than surprising that there is no established conference with this focus yet. We would now like to close this gap: For the first time, we will invite and gather all developers, producers and players in the value chain of modern cellulose fibres. We expect great international interest in this new conference. We are confident that this conference will be one of the best networking opportunities for this sector.Michael Carus, CEO and initiator of the conference

Focus of the conference

  • What are the recent technology and market trends?
  • What are the future market dynamics? Who is active and interested in this sector?
  • What are the main challenges to develop the value chains and the market demand?
  • Which ecosystems and partnerships are required to drive innovation according to market needs?
  • How will the political environment continue to develop? What will happen with plastic bans, microplastic avoidance, bio-based vs. fossil feedstocks, and sustainability?

Call for Abstracts and Posters

Abstract submission is open now. You are welcome to present your latest products, technologies, developments or market trends. Submit your abstract as soon as possible. Want to present a poster? Submit your poster here. Deadline for both: 31 October 2019

Sponsoring and Exhibition Opportunities

Would you like to increase your visibility in public? You are very welcome as a sponsor of the conference! All sponsoring opportunities are available here.
The fee of a booth (6 m2) is 700 EUR (excl. 19% VAT). We provide you with a table, tablecloths, a pin board, a chair and a power connection. You are welcome to use your own booth system. Just book your booth here.

4rd European Chemistry Partnering – ECP 2020 @ Frankfurt a.M., Kap Europa Congress Center
Feb 27 ganztägig

4rd European Chemistry Partnering

Partnering discussions, Pitches, an Exhibition, Workshops – and lots of opportunities to network

On 27 February 2020 the 4th European Chemistry Partnering takes place for the fourth time, offering Business Speed Dating for the chemical industry and its user industries. The focus will once again be on partnering discussions. Participants agree on these discussions in advance via Internet-based software. In addition, entrepreneurs can present their innovations in short presentations (Pitches). Workshops, an exhibition and extensive networking opportunities round off the day.

Participants represent many different fields of chemistry, nano and biotechnology through to engineering as well as digitization and software. The classic chemical industry of basic, special and fine chemicals is represented as are the processing industry and manufacturers of consumer and industrial goods.

Managing directors, technical and research board members, business developers, heads of laboratories, business units and divisions are represented as are business angels, family offices, corporate venture companies operating in the chemical industry and international venture capitalists. Many Start-ups use the ECP to initiate discussions with industry and investors.


(Deutsch) 19. Holztechnologische Kolloquium @ Berufsakademie Sachsen / Staatliche Studienakademie Dresden
Apr 2 – Apr 3 ganztägig
BIOPOLYMER – Processing & Moulding 2019 @ Halle Messe
Jun 16 – Jun 17 ganztägig

International Congress for injection moulders and processors of
 bioplastics. Including exhibition.

The latest in what processors and users need to know about biologically and biode-gradable plastics: compact on two days!

  • Your yearly update at first hand.
    World market leaders and industry pioneers present their latest develop-ments.
  • BIOPOLYMER Innovation Award.
    Honoring of the most important developments in the field of biodegredable plastics.
  • Living Technology.
    At the accompanying exhibition you can get to know more about products and technologies.
  • Opportunity for individual exchange.
    Speakers are available for individual questions at the Speaker’s Corner.
  • Networking with pleasure.
    The evening buffet at the end of the first day offers you the opportunity to talk to industry colleagues.
  • Without any language barriers.
    All presentations are simultanous translated (German <–> English).