IBBC Offers Students and YPs Opportunities to Advance Careers

IBBC 2017 Offers Students and Young Professionals Opportunities to Advance Their Careers

As the bioeconomy continues its rapid growth, more and more companies are looking to hire young professionals with knowledge of the latest technologies, processes and methods available in the industry.  TAPPI’s 2017 International Bioenergy and Bioproducts Conference (IBBC) offers young professionals and students the opportunity to gain that knowledge through its comprehensive technical program led by experts in the industry as well as gives them the opportunity to network with industry leaders and gain valuable exposure.  

IBBC 2017 will be held in Norfolk, Virginia on November 7-9, 2017.  This well-regarded, comprehensive technical conference focuses on the latest technologies available using renewable materials from biomass to produce chemicals and fuels to support the bioeconomy.  

IBBC draws industry professionals from around the world eager to discuss the latest issues affecting the industry as well as to learn more about new technologies, processes and methods available.  Young professionals and students attending the 3-day conference can not only gain technical knowledge about the industry but also have the chance to network with their peers and industry leaders at the Young Professionals Mixer which will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 6:30pm.

Students also have the opportunity to participate in the Student Poster Session and Competition and the Rapid Fire Showcase where they can get industry feedback on their projects as well as gain great exposure to leading companies in the industry.  Students interested in being part of IBBC should submit their poster abstract by August 31, 2017.  View the Student Poster Invitation to Present.

The conference theme for 2017 is Innovations in Bioproducts & Bioeconomy.  The technical program will include presentations on the following key topics:

  • Biomass
  • Biomass Torrefication
  • Biochemicals
  • Bioconversion
  • Bioprojects
  • Bio Case Studies
  • Biorefinery
  • Nonwood Fiber Products
  • Nonwood Pulping & Characterization

Expert speakers come from leading companies and universities including: AkzoNobel, CanmetENERGY, CQ Strategy Ltd., Domtar, Durania LLC, Evergreen Engineering LLC, Federal Institute of Sᾶo Paulo, Federal University of Vicosa, FibraResist, FPInnovations, Green Biologics, HurterConsult Inc., Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton LLP, National Research Council of Canada, North Carolina State University, PT. Indah Kiat Pulp and Paper Tbk, RISE Bioeconomy, Sonoco Products Co., Stony Brook University, SUNY-ESF, Sustainable Fiber Technologies, University of Florida, University of Georgia, University of Maine, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, US Forest Products Laboratory, and Valmet, Inc.

View the Technical Program

NEW this year: All IBBC full conference registered attendees can attend the PEERS full conference at no additional charge.

REGISTER TODAY and get your EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT (ends October 6th).

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