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The PBPC 2023 Annual Conference: Circular Solutions will be held Mar. 27-29, 2023, at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. Owned and produced by the Plant Based Products Council, PBPC2023: Circular Solutions will explore the innovations, business models, and policies influencing the entire lifecycle of bioproducts in the promotion of a more circular economy.  Attendees will hear from, and network with, industry leaders, policymakers, brands, and experts through panels, keynotes, networking sessions, and more.

Join the movement as we work together to advance both education and policy that helps position the plant-based products industry as a leader in innovation, addressing critical environmental imperatives and providing jobs and economic opportunity to communities throughout the world.

Registration Fees

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Members: $600

Non-Members: $900

featured sessions

Driving Plant-Based Product Feedstock Diversity

Just as the range of available plant-based products continues to expand, so does the use of more unique feedstocks. This session will feature speakers representing a variety of diverse feedstocks being used to make plant-based products, including hemp, seaweed, and grasses. Panelists will share their perspectives on the promise of those feedstocks, where and how they may be used, and what can be done to further support broader adoption and understanding of those respective feedstocks.

The Role of Rural America in Plant-Based Products

Agriculture is essential to America’s leadership in plant-based chemicals and the bioeconomy. The efficiency and productivity of the nation’s corn farmers drives the economic and sustainability engines we have committed to at the national and global level. Without widespread transformation of carbon dioxide into practical and useful forms, which can be done using solar energy, it will be difficult to achieve carbon negative products as well as energy, chemical, and material independence for the U.S. Corn and the other feedstocks that make up those practical and useful forms are true miracle crops – what else captures carbon dioxide using the sun and can be stored for years until it is needed for fuel, chemical, or material production? Let’s see how agriculture can continue to be America’s super tool.

Bottlenecks in the Scale-Up of the Bioeconomy

The scale-up of the bioeconomy depends on a strategic and comprehensive web of resources including infrastructure, capacity, and the workforce. This panel showcases the not-for-profit BioP2P Network that is focused on supporting scale-up of the bioeconomy through a connected community. Moderated by Matt Gardner, Board President of BioP2P Network and Head of Life Sciences Americas at CBRE, panelists will highlight bottlenecks on each of these key issues.

Organics Diversion and Compostable Products: A Review of Current Opportunities and Challenges 

Using BPI’s Roadmap as a guide, a panel of experts will discuss the current challenges and opportunities associated with an organics diversion system that includes compostable products. In this session, hear about a 2022 study looking at the correlation between the use of compostable products and food scrap collection, first-of-its-kind consumer research that measures the effectiveness of different on-item labeling techniques, the effort to create a standardized field testing protocol at ASTM, EPR as a mechanism to support composters, and other topics pertaining to the broader acceptance of compostable products.  

Chemicals of Concern and Transparency in Materials and Products 

There is growing public interest in understanding the contents of the products and materials people use and interact with every day. Many manufacturers are working to provide consumers with reliable, transparent information about toxins and other chemicals of concern. Third-party certifications, labeling, testing, and other programs can provide some assurance within supply chains and to consumers about the potential presence of chemicals of concern in the products they use. This session will focus on trends and awareness of the safety of materials and products and the role policy and certification programs play in addressing concerns and helping brands and manufacturers to adopt safer alternatives.

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