The organizers of the inaugural Global Research and Innovation in Plastics Sustainability (GRIPS) conference, taking place 16 – 19 March 2021, have released information about speakers at the event. 
 
The online conference will feature keynote talks from Professor Richard Thompson, Professor John McGheehan, Professor Duncan Wingham, Helen Bird of WRAP and Dr Alicia Greated. 
 
Professor Ed Kosior of Nextek will be speaking from Australia and Marc A Hillmyer McKnight, presidential endowed chair director of the Center for Sustainable Polymers, Department of Chemistry University of Minnesota, will be speaking from the US. There is also an international reception hosted by the UK's Department of International Trade with speakers joining from Ni-geria and India.
 
The three-day event, which is expected to bring together over 1,000 delegates from across all industries, will also feature 50 exhibitors on a virtual show floor, the Circular Plastics Network (UKCPN) says.

 The event is being supported by Innovate UK, EPSRC and UKRI.  ‘This event promises to showcase the breadth of exceptional UK research and innovation we’ve funded over the past few years, as well as bringing together experts in sustainable plastic from around the world,’ said Nick Cliffe, deputy challenge director, Innovate UK.

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