The Greener Manufacturing Show

16 - 17 June 2021, Koelnmesse, Germany

Conference Highlights 


The Greener Manufacturing Show will bring together more than 200 international speakers and thought leaders from across the entire value chain to explore in-depth the latest industry innovations, market trends, regulatory updates, optimizing manufacturing processes, and showcasing the latest R&D in green materials, green chemicals and greener manufacturing facilities of the future.

More Than 200 International Speakers

Delegates will have the opportunity to see presentations from more than 200 speakers from the world’s leading materials innovators, NGOs, chemicals experts, researchers, manufacturers, environmental consultants, sustainability experts, and innovative companies that are already leading the way forward in operating greener manufacturing facilities and have achieved the highest levels of sustainability.


In-Person, Live Stream, AND On-Demand

In 2021 we will be expanding our options to attend the conference sessions. Whilst most events in 2020 were unable to take place in the traditional physical sense it allowed the events sector to fully embrace the digital age. Trans-Global Events, together with our parent organization and digital partners, ran a number of highly successful virtual events during the course of 2020. In 2021 we take that experience gained to offer a number of options that will enable anyone, from anywhere in the world to attend the conference sessions. Whilst we expect that many people are looking forward to attending physical in-person meetings after such a challenging time, we will also be offering the option to stream the conference sessions live online, and if you can't watch the sessions live there will also be the option to view all the content on-demand to catch up at your convenience.  


Interactive Panel Discussions

Interactive panel discussions will take place throughout the conference, ensuring that the latest topics and concerns are discussed and theories and solutions are given where appropriate. Conference delegates will find a far-reaching and diverse group of conference streams to choose from every day, each providing detailed information from qualified professionals.


High-Quality Evening Networking Event

The high-profile conference, coupled with one of the industry’s largest and most diverse exhibitions, makes this not only a prestigious event to attend but also a priority for senior executives and key decision-makers. Our fantastic evening networking event will provide conference delegates, speakers, and invited exhibitors the perfect setting to unwind after the conference, make new connections and enjoy our hospitality in the city of Cologne.

Your Conference Pass Gives You Access To All 3 Conference Tracks

1. Greener Materials

1. Greener Materials

2. Greener Chemicals

2. Greener Chemicals

3. Greener Factories

3. Greener Factories

Co-Located With Plastic Free World Conference & Expo 2021

Register To Attend The Conference and Your Pass Will Give You FREE Entry To Plastic Free World Conference

Register To Attend The Conference and Your Pass Will Give You FREE Entry To Plastic Free World Conference

The Plastic Free World Conference is the world's leading event showcasing the latest industry solutions and technologies to help target a world completely free from plastic waste. In 2019, more than 400 of the world's largest companies gathered in Frankfurt to discuss new strategies to redesign products to use less plastic, replace plastics with more sustainable alternatives and to increase recycling to create a circular economy in the packaging, fashion, food, and transportation industries.


In 2021, more than 1,000 conference delegates from an even wider range of industries will participate in the MUST-attend event for any company looking to target zero waste plastic throughout their entire supply chain.


Find out more here

Interested In Becoming a Speaker?

CALL FOR SPEAKERS OPEN - Deadline For Paper Submission Friday 12th February 2021


If you are interested in speaking at the 2021 conference we are inviting you to put forward your presentation proposal for review by our international conference advisory board. Please note that not all submissions can be accepted but all will be considered ahead of the final submission deadline.


Please send us your submission using the form below:


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Submission Guidelines

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday 12th February

The Organisers of The Greener Manufacturing Show invite presenters to submit speaking proposals for the event’s conference, to be held on the 16th & 17th June 2021.

We encourage proposals from speakers with deep technical and practical expertise in all aspects of plastic waste reduction to submit an entry.


We are accepting any relevant proposals that may involve, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Sustainable Materials
    • Including topics such as next-generation materials, biopolymers & bioplastics, natural raw materials, recycled and secondary raw materials, bio-based adhesives, resins, lubricants and coatings, sustainable & recycled plastics, bio-based foams, industrial biotechnology, compostable solutions, material testing and validation.
  • Green & Sustainable Chemicals
    • Including topics such as bio-based chemicals, renewable chemicals, bio-based solvents, biofuels, biorefinery technology, processing technology, lab testing equipment and services, chemical recycling, solvent recovery and reuse, Co2 as a feedstock.
  • Green & Sustainable Production
    • Including topics such as AI, Blockchain, IoT, sustainability and environmental reporting software, 3D printing, factory automation technology, efficient production equipment, low energy manufacturing solutions, eco-friendly production equipment, low or zero water manufacturing technology,  chemical management solutions, solvent recovery, manufacturing waste recovery, environmental monitoring and performance, green procurement and sustainable supply chains.
  • Energy & Resources
    • Including topics such as corporate energy sourcing, renewable energy providers, energy management and reporting, bioenergy technology, microgrids, energy storage, waste heat recovery, waste-to-energy, combined heat and power systems, water recycling technology, water management, water reuse, energy-efficient HVAC, LED lighting systems, energy-saving technologies.
  • Emission Reduction
    • Carbon capture and storage, industrial emissions control technologies, carbon reduction services, VOC treatment, exhaust scrubbing, emission measurement, carbon offsetting, natural climate solutions, air quality monitoring, low carbon materials, low carbon supply chains, zero-emission delivery vehicles.
  • Circular Economy
    • Circular manufacturing solutions, manufacturing waste management, production waste recycling technologies, chemical recycling, life-cycle analysis, compostability testing, circularity assessment, waste-value, Co2 as a feedstock, secondary raw material supply chain solutions, product tracking and takeback systems, reverse logistics.
  • Recycling, Recovery & Tracing Technologies
    • Including topics such as chemical recycling, waste to energy, blockchain applications, AI, IOT, Ocean/ open environment recovery technologies and end-of-life solutions, EPR.
  • Industry Outlook
    • Including topics such as current legislative landscape, possible drivers for change including industry pressure, consumer behaviour trends, changes in legislation and cost.



Individual Presentations – 20-MINUTES

Individual talks are 20-minute presentations explaining recent innovations, research, and findings. These individual talks will each be followed by a short 5-minute Q&A and will be grouped together by topic.

Panel Discussion – 30 -MINUTES

Panel discussions provide an analysis of broad industry trends from a variety of perspectives. These discussions will begin with the moderator providing an overview of the topic, then each panellist will give a short introduction to themselves and their area of topic expertise. The moderator will then move to open discussion with prepared questions and questions from the attendees. If you propose a panel discussion, be prepared to serve as moderator and invite speakers from around the industry. A list of prospective speakers or speaker companies should be included in the proposal.


  • Talks that reveal new ways of thinking about and applying technologies to the plastics debate
  • Talks that feature content never seen before and not available online, but has been created specifically for this event
  • Real-world examples that show a novel application of technology or illustrate a solution to a technical challenge in an end product, including a detailed discussion of the trade-offs and choices made
  • Talks that engage the audience in a highly creative or interactive way
  • Legislative talks discussing current and possible future laws governing the material use and production processes.

In general, we look for speakers who are willing to share their knowledge to help design and innovation continue and grow. Proposals that aim to market a specific company or product will not be considered.


Proposals must be submitted by 12th February 2021 through this electronic portal or by emailing Seb Sbuttoni directly – all individuals who submit a proposal will be contacted and advised of the status of their submission by late February 2021. If selected to speak, all presenters will be required to submit a PowerPoint presentation in PDF form at least one month in advance of the event to ensure guidelines are met.

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If you have any questions, please contact Seb Sbuttoni via or +44 1483 330 018