August 10-11, 2021
Why join?

The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed our lives and how we do business. It has accelerated our digital transformation. But it has not changed our commitment to sustainability, innovation and collaboration. That is why we created for you, Shaping the Future with Polyurethanes, an exclusive virtual event bringing together industry partners to explore how we can shape the future with the help of polyurethanes.

Join our Dow North America team and industry experts for a full program of expert talks and panel discussions. We will address latest industry trends, share insights, strategies and opportunities that will benefit the entire polyurethanes value chain.

Virtual Event Agenda All program times are in Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Day 1 - August 10, 2021
9:00 - 9:30
Contributing to Sustainability: Durability & Versatility Make Polyurethanes Essential
A discussion of how polyurethanes can help meet some of the world’s sustainability goals and some of the current opportunities and challenges to getting there. Learn more about how CPI and ACC work to help companies like Dow and their customers in the value chain with information, advocacy, science and outreach so you can meet your goals.
Lee Salamone - Senior Director Product Advocacy,
American Chemistry Council
9:30 - 10:00
Accelerating product innovation with digital transformation
The world is changing the way we work, and we are prepared to change with it. Learn about how Dow is accelerating product innovation with artificial intelligence and predictive capabilities to better serve our customers.
Clint Schmidt – Global Predictive Intelligence Leader
Fabio Aguirre-Vargas – Principal Research Scientist
10:00 - 10:30
Addressing sustainability challenges with polyurethanes
Polyurethanes have a role to play in helping Dow and our customers reach our sustainability goals. Join us as we review Dow’s work in creating more sustainable products, how we enable sustainability for our customers, and our global approach to developing a more sustainable future. 
Ashley Kongs – North America Sustainability Leader
Marcel Moeller – Global Sustainability Director
10:30 - 11:00
MobilityScience™: Innovative solutions for a rapidly changing world
The automotive industry shift toward E-mobility is creating a strong demand for new material solutions for powertrain electrification and NVH performance.
Avery Watkins – Senior Marketing Manager
Matthew Asher – Senior TS&D Leader
Mark Allen – Senior TS&D Scientist
Prameela Susarla – R&D/TS&D Director

Day 2 - August 11, 2021
9:00 - 9:30
Working with Dow in the virtual world
Hear from Dow leaders on how the digital shift is changing the way we work with customers.
Alan Robinson – North America Commercial Vice President
Dan Futter – Chief Commercial Officer
9:30 - 10:00
Inside ComfortScience™ Studio
Join us for a virtual tour of ComfortScience™ Studio and hear about recent innovations at the studio with technical partner, USA Luge. 
Chris Thiede – TS&D Scientist
Jon Owen – Technical Programs Manager, USA Luge
10:00 - 10:30
Sustainable agro solutions for a growing population
Learn about Dow Polyurethanes’ success in developing polymer coating technologies for the agro industry, particularly in fertilizers. Examples will be presented on scientific principles and approaches used to increase the efficacy and shelf life of fertilizers, while keeping in mind the performance and economic needs of farmers as end users. These efforts are squarely aligned with the UN SDG number 2: ZERO HUNGER.
Juan Carlos Medina – Marketing Fellow
Alex Kosanovich – Senior Research Specialist
10:30 - 11:00
Insulating with energy efficiency
Dow has been a leader in polyurethane insulation materials in North America for over 40 yrs. During that time, we have continued to improve insulation efficiency that has progressed both our customers and the industry. Join us for an overview as we connect our grounded expertise with sustainability goals and what we are doing to aid major industry needs.
Christina Mahally – North America Marketing Director
Abhijit Namjoshi – Senior R&D Leader