Foto: Henrik Bergstedt/BASF

Foto: BASF, Volvo Group, Fossilfritt Sverige, Sekab, Skogsindustrierna, Sveriges Rikgsdag, Krutmeijer

Seminar: Renewable Materials for Swedish Industry – How do we speed it up?

Welcome to this seminar that focuses on the transformation to renewable and fossil-free materials for the manufacturing industry and how we can accelerate the development. Where do we stand today? How can we get more renewable chemistry from Nordic forests preferably? What is required of the chemical and the manufacturing industries and the politicians to achieve the environmental goals?

Sweden is aiming to be one of the world’s first fossil-free welfare nations. Renewable or “green” raw materials refer to biomass from a variety of sources i.e. plants and microorganisms that is used industrially. The use of renewable raw materials especially in the Nordic countries, with an abundance of forests, has received a lot of attention. The grocery retailers, for example, have agreed to only use fossil free or renewable plastics packaging in their stores by 2030.

The German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce together with BASF invites you to this important afternoon, where you will receive insights into how the chemical industry already today contributes to the transformation to a low-carbon future by enabling numerous sustainable solutions for example by using renewable raw materials or new products at all stages of the value chain. During the seminar we would like to discuss with you how chemistry-driven innovations can enable customers from nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of a sustainable society. New biomass balanced materials that reduce CO2 emissions will be shown by Klättermusen (clothes), SIG Combibloc (packaging) and BASF Coatings Refinish (coatings).

We are happy to present the speakers Cordula Mock-Knoblauch, Director Renewables & Sustainability in the global New Business Development unit of the Intermediates division of BASF SE, Eva Bennis, Director Sustainability Volvo Group Purchasing, Svante Axelsson, National Coordinator of Fossil Free Sweden, Ylwa Alwarsdotter, Executive Vice President Business Development Sekab, Magnus Berg, Director Public Affairs at the Swedish Forest Industries Federation, and the Members of Parliament Kristina Yngwe (C), Chairman, and Marlene Burwick (S), Member of the Committee on Environment and Agriculture. Moderator is Eva Krutmeijer, Board Member of the Foundation "Forskning & Framsteg".

For whom:
This seminar addresses you as business decision maker, primarily within manufacturing, member of the government, politician, opinion maker or media representative who want to help drive innovations for a sustainable future.

Programme - held in English:

16:30 Registration and Drinks
17:00 Welcome by Malin Johansson, Communication Manager, German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Mark Meier, Managing Director, BASF the Nordics and the Baltics
17:05 Global Outlook - Renewable and Sustainable Chemistry - Seminar by Cordula Mock-Knoblauch
17:25 How to Speed up Transformation to more Fossil-Free Materials - Panel Discussion with Cordula Mock-Knoblauch, Eva Bennis, Svante Axelsson, Ylwa Alwarsdotter, Magnus Berg, Kristina Yngwe and Marlene Burwick. The discussion in moderated by Eva Krutmeijer.
18:40 Buffet and Get-together

Rounding off of the Evening

Registration and Cost:
The event is free of charge and welcome to register here. Members of the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce and invited guests are given preference and the number of seats is limited. For no-show you will be charged 500 SEK plus VAT.


This is a seminar within the German Swedish Tech Forum - the German-Swedish innovation platform initiated and run by the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce (AHK Schweden) and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) and launched by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in January 2017. Read more about the Forum here.


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