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InformEx, a conference for the fine and specialty chemicals industry, kicked off on Feb. 2, 2016 in New Orleans.
InformEx 2016, the industry conference and tradeshow for the fine and specialty chemical industry, kicked off in New Orleans, LA. The 2016 event is scheduled from Feb. 2–4, 2016 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
The only North American conference to focus on the innovation and commercialization of unique chemistry across all verticals, InformEx 2016 plays host to a global network of attendees and exhibitors in various chemical markets including the broader energy field, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, and agrochemicals. The event also highlights innovative sub segments such as green chemistry, 3-D printing, and electronic chemicals.
Some highlights from InformEx 2016 include:
John Warner Keynote: The use of green chemistry across a range of industries continues to grow rapidly, offering companies an expected direct and indirect cost savings of $65.5 billion by 2020, according to Pike Research. To help companies reap the benefits of this significant trend, InformEx 2016 closing keynote features John Warner, seminal founder of green chemistry, and the co-founder, president and chief technology officer of the Warner Babcock Institute of Green Chemistry.
Welcoming the Next Generation of Chemists: New to the 2016 event, InformEx partnered with the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps Sites Chemicals and Materials Customer Discovery Program to bridge the gap between the industry leaders of today and future innovators of tomorrow. On-site programming features a series of hands-on workshops and an interactive sales pitch contest designed to prepare today's innovators for commercial success.