IChemE President to deliver bio-briefing

2nd September 2009

IChemE President, Ian Shott will present a breakfast briefing later this month to an audience of chemical engineers in the UK and India.

Building a modern bio-economy is a joint event, co-ordinated by IChemE and the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE).

The event takes place on 15 September 2009 in the Pearson Studio at University College London, UK and will bring together two panels of experts in both London and Mumbai, linked via videoconference to examine the challenges of building a modern bioeconomy in a global business context. Participants are invited to join Ian for a light breakfast at 08:30. The webcast will begin at 09:00 (13:30 IST).

Shott, CEO of Excelsyn, has over 20 years’ international experience in the pharmaceutical and fine chemicals industries. He recently Chaired the UK Industrial Biotechnology Innovation & Growth Team to highlight how industrial biotechnology presents the opportunity for sustainable growth in a modern low carbon economy.

This event is free of charge.

To attend in person at the University College London, contact Anne Rogers.

To register for the webcast, contact Lisa Duffy.

Notes to Editors

  1. For further media information, interviews and photography please contact:

    Matt Stalker, Media and External Relations, IChemE
    tel: 01788 534455 / 07802 834459
    email: mstalker@icheme.org

  2. About chemical engineers

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  3. About IChemE

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