AGP Business Forum at Evonik Birmingham Laboratories

June 18, 2021 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Evonik Birmingham Laboratories

AGP Business Forum will this year take place at Evonik Birmingham Laboratories in Birmingham. PLEASE NOTE SEATING IS LIMITED FOR THIS EVENT:

Friday, June 18, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Evonik Birmingham Laboratories



Join us for a morning of an overview of the current situation in Europe with the main focus on Germany when it comes to traveling, Covid-19, and economic development presented by Alabama Dept. of Commerce’s European Director. Should we expect a stall in foreign investments from Germany? The answer might surprise you. 

This will be followed by an introduction to our host – the German company Evonik Corporation and their production, research, and development in Birmingham (Evonik Birmingham Laboratories). Over the last 6 years, Evonik has invested more than 50 million in its Birmingham location. It reflects Evonik’s commitment to the medical device and drug delivery business as well as the city of Birmingham and the city’s history of world-class medical research and technology. Last year Evonik announced another expansion when they commissioned a new state-of-the-art biomaterials facility in Birmingham. The new facility will allow medical device and pharmaceutical customers to have even more flexibility in the supply of standard or custom RESOMER bioresorbable polymers at virtually any clinical or commercial scale. The presentation will be followed by a tour.

9:00 am Registration/Networking

9:15 am Welcome by Brian Hilson, AGP Chair 

9:20 am Remarks by Matthias Hoffmann, German American Chamber of Commerce South

9:30 am Remarks and Introduction by Bob Smith, Assistant Director for European Strategy, AL Dept. of Commerce

9:35 am Virtual Presentation by Christoph Dörr, Director, European Office, AL Dept. of Commerce

10:00 am Presentation by John Daly, Site Manager, Evonik Birmingham Laboratories 

10:30 am Tour of Evonik Birmingham Laboratories

11:00 am Program Ends


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