2021 GC3 European Innovators Forum

GC3 European Innovators Forum

Join us for the 2021 GC3 European Innovators Forum (Virtual)

Hosted by Kingfisher and the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council, Inc., the GC3 European Innovators Forum will be held 18-20 May 2021 and 25-27 May 2021.  The European Forum will carry the momentum from 14 years of experience working across the value chain to accelerate safer, more sustainable chemistries and will focus on the perspectives and ideas unique to the European market. Attendees will be able to:

  • Exchange strategies and best practices for accelerating sustainable chemistry innovation and adoption
  • Network to form new partnerships and collaborative projects
  • Connect with companies across supply chains and sectors

The Forum consists of a series of 6 (90-minute) sessions offered over the 2 week period.  Registrants may attend any combination of the sessions that best meets their interests and schedule.

GC3 members and non-members are welcome to attend.  Advance registration is required for this free event and you must register for each week separately.


What People are Saying about the GC3 Innovators Roundtable:

"The GC3 Innovators Roundtable is truly a one-of-a-kind opportunity for all stakeholders in the sustainable chemistry community. It's inspiring to see all the companies large and small striving to make sustainable chemistry the new standard for product development."


We have an exciting agenda planned for the GC3 European Innovators Forum! 

Sessions and speakers include: 

Strategizing to Advance Safer, More Sustainable Materials

  • Lynette Chung, Covestro
  • Paul Ellis, Kingfisher plc
  • Bjorn Hansen, ECHA
  • Martin Kayser, BASF SE
  • Klaas Kruithof, AkzoNobel

Innovating Under the EU Chemical Strategy for Sustainability

  • Cristina de Avila, European Commission
  • Peter Dröll, European Commission
  • Marco Mensink, Cefic
  • Christian Verschueren, EuroCommerce

Exploring Functional Substitution as an Opportunity for Essential Use Management

  • Amit Paul, Paxymer AB
  • Kirk Richardson, KEEN Footwear
  • Elke Van Asbroeck, Apeiron-Team nv
  • Menno van der Zalm, AkzoNobel

Going Beyond REACH to Meet Consumer Expectations

  • Laurent Deronne, ADEO Services
  • Paul Ellis, Kingfisher plc
  • Randi Kronthal-Sacco, NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business
  • Mark McCauley, Graham & Brown
  • Ylva Weissbach, H&M

Driving for Carbon-Neutral Circular Materials

  • Neil Parry, Unilever
  • Rachel Simon, GC3
  • Nelleke van der Puil, The LEGO Group

Commercializing Sustainable Chemistry in the EU

  • Jane Murray, Merck KGaA
  • Bettina Roth, VAUDE Sport GmbH & Co.KG
  • Luca Spadoni, Reckitt

Click here to see the full agenda.

Thank you to our host!

Thank you to our Sponsors!


  reckitt   BASF

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring the GC3 European Innovators Forum provides your company with an opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable chemistry and raise its profile as a leader in sustainability to customers, suppliers, and other stakeholders.

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