Merlien Institute Announces First Round of Speakers for the 2016

Merlien Institute Announces First Round of Speakers for the 2016 CIEX Chemical Innovation Conference in Frankfurt, Germany

CXOs and Senior Executive speakers from more than 20 industry leaders, will be speaking at CIEX Chemical Innovation Conference – Early-Bird registration closes on 30 May, 2016.

Frankfurt, Germany (MAY 16, 2016)

Merlien Institute today announced its first round of speakers for the 2016 CIEX Chemical Innovation Conference held on September 28-29 at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel.

CIEX is created for R&D and Innovation experts from the consumer, industrial and specialty chemical sectors. By bringing together all players in the chemical value chain, the event creates a unique platform for participants to learn, exchange ideas and collaborate. CIEX is all about creating value – though bringing the right people together, through creating synergies and through actively connecting potential partners.

CIEX is the one event you need to attend to get up-to-speed on the latest innovation in the chemical industry. The highly focused, intensive and interactive program allows participants to explore regional and global cutting-edge innovation in just two days.

International experts presenting at CIEX 2016 include:

  • Dr. Fabien Cabirol, Global Head, Biotechnologies – L’OREAL
  • Christine Schneider, Head of Global Sustainability in R&D – HENKEL
  • Charlie Brown, Global Head of Innovation – AVERY DENNISON
  • June Graham, Research & Development Director – MCBRIDE
  • Daniel Gonzaga, Director of Research & Development – NATURA
  • Hannes Erler, Director Open Innovation Networks – SWAROVSKI
  • Dr. Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi, Global Tech & Sustainability Director- DOW CHEMICAL
  • Dr. Simone Arizzi, Technology & Innovation Director EMEA – DUPONT
  • Christophe Sussat, Chief Executive Officer – INEOS ENTERPRISES
  • Dr. Alan E. Nelson, Chief Technology Officer – JOHNSON MATTHEY,
  • Dr. Andreas Heyl, Chief Technology Officer, Head of Chemical R&D – LONZA
  • Richard Northcote, Chief Sustainability Officer – COVESTRO
  • Dr. Rob Beudeker, Vice President Innovation – Human Nutrition and Health – DSM
  • Dr. Peter Nagler, Head of International Innovation – EVONIK
  • Norbert Maleschitz, Vice President R&D EMEA – EXIDE TECHNOLOGIES
  • Wim De Coen, Head of Executive Office – EUROPEAN CHEMICALS AGENCY (ECHA)
  • Dorothee Arns, Executive Director Industry Sector Petrochemistry – CEFIC
  • Wouter Hut, Vice President, Procurement – AKZONOBEL
  • Talke Schaffrannek, Director Applied Sustainability – BASF
  • Dr. Sadesh Sookraj, Executive Vice President, Chemicals – NOVOMER

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For more information about CIEX Europe 2016 in Frankfurt, please visit or contact Jens Cornelissen at jens(at)merlien(dot)org

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About CIEX
CIEX – The Chemical Innovation Exchange blows the dust off stuffy conferences. It provides you with a fresh channel to explore cutting edge innovation in the rapidly evolving chemical industry. Connecting innovators with investors, potential customers and budget holders, we enable our delegates to share, collaborate, explore and experiment.

CIEX is organized by Merlien Institute, a dynamic publishing and events company for research and innovation. Established in 2008 Merlien runs conferences across the world and has hosted thousands of delegates.

Jens Cornelissen
Merlien Institute
Tel: +49 30 4672 1028


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