Shanghai, China – September 16, 2015 – By 2050, more than 70% of the world population will live in cities. This has created the pressing need for new solutions for daily life. Leading scientists and urban planning experts will gather at BASF’s Creator Space™ Science Symposium on November 10 and 11, 2015, in Shanghai, China to provide latest insights into the area of sustainable urban living. The symposium is part of the worldwide Creator Space™ program for the 150th anniversary year of BASF.
The event will feature discussions on innovative ideas to improve the quality of water and housing, enable urban mobility and in general ensure our quality of life, with the participation of more than 200 leading scientists from various disciplines, including Nobel Prize winner Prof. Dr. Jean-Marie Lehn.
BASF Science Symposium focuses on sustainable urban living
“The overall urbanization rate in Asia Pacific is increasing rapidly and expected to reach 50% in 2026. In our Creator Space Science Symposium in Shanghai, we will bring together scientists from around the world. Together we will discuss intelligent and affordable solutions that take into account the regional economic, environmental and social needs,” said Dr. Martin Brudermüller, Vice Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief Technology Officer, BASF SE.
Key topics include accessibility to clean drinking water for a growing urban population, energy efficient cars that have a lower impact on the environment and smart materials for healthy living and comfortable housing in confined spaces.
BASF is holding three global science symposia in 2015 – on smart energy in Ludwigshafen, Germany (held in March), sustainable food chain in Chicago, United States (held in June) and on sustainable urban living in Shanghai, China. The symposia represent special highlights in the series of co-creation activities during the anniversary year. Through co-creation, the company connects people and ideas around the globe with the aim of jointly developing new solutions to global challenges.
More information about the program and the speakers is available on the Internet at http://on.basf.com/1ioNS9v.
At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.