Industrial Green Chemistry World

Profitability from Industrial Green Chemistry and Engineering


Convener’s Note


We are delighted to welcome you and inspired by your commitment, that’s present here today – commitment to explore the value proposition of Green Chemistry for your organization, to recognize the potential of Green Chemistry to offer the twin benefits of economic competitiveness & environmental preservation, and to initiate the process of implementation of Green Chemistry within your organization.

We pledge to serve this commitment of yours and welcome that spirit which is open and willing to explore the industrialization of green chemistry and engineering practices. The collective commitment of all of you, present here, is like the nucleus which will forward this field and drive the implementation and industrialization of green chemistry and engineering in the Industry.

Purpose & Commitment of IGCW: The Industrial Green Chemistry World (IGCW) is a platform created to facilitate implementation and commercialization of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering based products and technologies in the chemical industry.

IGCW2011 is an ecosystem to connect various worlds of the chemistry community – industry, academia, research institutes, government & regulatory bodies, associations, NGOs, students and media. An ecosystem to bring all these stakeholders together and to collectively explore new concepts, engage-in conversations, exchange ideas and collaborate to accelerate the industrialization of green chemistry and engineering, in a way, that it becomes the only way of doing chemistry.

Dimensions of IGCW & its reality: We take this opportunity to share with you some realities about various dimensions of IGCW:

IGCW-Symposium brings together 23 global experts from industry, academia, government bodies and NGOs, presenting on strategic issues, industrial case-studies, innovations and emerging trends. IGCW-Symposium is host to 300+ chemical companies of diverse scales, from over 3 continents and 10 Countries. It will be attended by over 1200 chief representatives from the functional domains of management, R&D, plant & operations, over three days.

IGCW-Expo is the world’s first showcase exclusively of green chemistry and engineering based initiatives, technologies, services, products and solutions. Over 50 organizations will showcase their innovations to over 4000+ visitors from the Chemical Industry at IGCW-Expo.

IGCW Awards is an acknowledgement of individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions through implementation & commercialization of Green Chemistry and engineering.  We are delighted to declare that IGCW-2011 has received 41 case studies for IGCW Awards, compared to 21 case-studies received in 2009. This is an indicator not only of the recognition of the unsustainability of the present course of manufacturing, but also  that there are an increasing number of committed stakeholders pro-actively engaged in addressing the sustainability needs of the chemical industry.

180° Seminar Series are 3 hr technical sessions organized to create deeper technical understanding of the delegates on specific areas like Green Solvents, Green Catalysts, Green Engineering, Green Processes, etc.

Students Conference & Teachers Workshop being conducted after IGCW is an expression to expand awareness about Green Chemistry in the academia inside of our commitment to have our future generation of chemists & chemical engineers “Green Conscious”.

Opportunities at IGCW:  IGCW is a phenomenal opportunity for all of us to “intervene” in to our current practices, the way we do our chemistry and to question our existing paradigms to address chemical industry’s environmental challenges. It’s an opportunity to create new paradigms – by shifting, from resource-intensive approach to profit-centric model, from regulation-driven pollution-control practices to e-factor driven pollution prevention strategies, and from effluent treatment to recycle streams at the source.

IGCW is a platform to connect the providers of these possibilities to its industry-driven seekers. It is a collective opportunity to create a next generation DNA for the chemical industry that will drive the implementation and industrialization of green chemistry and engineering.

Participation at IGCW:  With this we invite you to participate in IGCW-2011 and to view this event as an opportunity, to make the most of the presence of global experts by interacting with them and exchanging ideas. Network, visit the exhibition and participate in specific 180o Seminar of your interest.

Open up this opportunity to people in your network, personally invite them to visit the exhibition halls, to explore the subject specific seminars and utilize this platform for generating a ‘green’ consciousness amongst our Industry peers and colleagues.

We invite you to participate from the receiving and sharing context, by extending your interactions with the young generation and senior alike, and take tremendous value from the event, both from the known and unknown. An event with such a grand purpose gives us an opportunity to create relationships which are grounded in purpose, and may transform brief interactions into long-term relationships to fulfill mutual commitments in this direction that will ultimately, I dare say, benefit all of humanity and, once and for all, demonstrate that Green Chemistry can improve competitiveness and profitability.

For, IGCW Team,

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The IGCW Edge

The recent Indian success story is a slow and steady one. It is an economic boom that everyone wants to be a part of. Its not just conducive policies, but many other factors that have put India well on its way to becoming the global manufacturing hub! This extends to all industries including the pharmacy & fine chemicals sector. Developed countries, increasingly want outsourcing of active ingredients, advanced intermediates and starting intermediates from India. India, on the other hand, is expanding capacities and adding new products to its portfolio. The result, of course, is the increase in profits and business, coupled with an increase in effluents and wastes. With increased awareness, there is also an increased pressure from various regulatory bodies to explore new technologies, products or services which will enable them to reduce such wastes.

Even the companies want to do their bit to save the environment by trying new ideas, new concepts and innovations related to environmental domains. There may be challenges in the form of space constraints in their existing set-up, competition from Chinese manufacturers, customers demanding “greener products & processes” and increasingly tightening environmental discharge norms. But there is a solution –  “Green Chemistry”.

Science has the potential to address all these challenges together by providing various products and services, that can directly or indirectly help the industry to expand, and simultaneously reduce its environmental footprint. It is a revolution that includes everyone – from start-ups to large companies, research institutes, academic institutes and consultants, leading the charge. They may be based in India as well as across US & Europe. But the aim is to make people aware about green chemistry, green engineering & sustainability. And this is where we come back to India and its huge potential market for such products.

The IGCW 2011 – Expo is one such extraordinary opportunity for such companies offering Green Chemistry & Green Engineering based products and services, to reach out to the senior decision makers of over 300 pharmacy & fine chemical companies, and explore new business opportunities. It is an opportunity to reach out to a global audience, with world class solutions.

This month, Mr. Nitesh Mehta, Convener of IGCW 2011 and Founder Director of Newreka, will be attending the ‘Pharma ChemOutsourcing‘ and ‘Sustainable Chemistry Summit‘. We look forward to meeting you at these events to share information about Newreka’s services and the Industrial Green Chemistry World 2011. To meet Mr. Mehta at these events, you can contact him at We request you to suggest a specific time slot for you and your team to meet us.