Sales Area Manager
Cannon Afros

Jacopo Battistello

In his current role as a Sales Area Manager for Cannon Afros, he is responsible for all active key accounts across the Middle East, where he is engaged in strengthening relationships and seeking out new opportunities to grow in the region.

As an expert on the subject, Jacopo is a strong advocate for the inclusion of expandable graphite in polyurethane insulation as a means of increasing product safety. Before joining Cannon Afros, he held the Export Manager position for a major Italian company where he was involved in technical sales for chemical products covering waterproofing and insulation.



General Manager
Interplast

Miro Donabedian

Miro Donabedian is the General Manager at IP Harwal Polymer a division of Interplast (Member of Harwal group companies www.harwal.net ) with responsibilities for Business Development , Operations & Technical Services for both Polyurethane and Compounding division .

Prior to joining IP Harwal Polymer, Miro Donabedian worked at several international companies, including Technical Supplies and Services Company TSSC ) in Duba – U.A.E , Woodbridge Group ( Toronto, Canada ) and Acklands Graenger (Toronto , Canada) .

Notable is his 10 year tenure as General Manager for Technical Supplies and Services Company managing sales , product development, certifications and operations of Polyurethane Systemhouse , Cold Chain and Prefab Divisions. Miro Donabedian received MBA ( General Management from University of Western Ontario – IVEY- Canada ) and Masters in Engineering ( University of Toronto – Canada ) . He is certified Project Manager (PMP ) and Professional Engineer P.Eng with membership affiliation Professional Engineers Ontario . He has served in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserve Engineering regiment at Fort York Armories



Business Development Manager
Argus Media

James Elliot

James Elliott is the Business Development Manager for chemicals at Argus Media. Mr. Elliott is based in London. His responsibilities in this role include representing Argus in the chemical industry, providing customers with insight on chemical markets as well as wider strategic issues, and aiding clients in indexing on Argus chemical prices. Mr. Elliott has a decade of experience in the chemical industry. Before joining Argus in August 2021, Mr. Elliott covered various chemical markets across the inorganics, aromatics and polyurethane value chains at IHS Markit. He holds a Master of Chemistry degree from University College London.



R&D Manager
Kimpur

Cahit Can Canakcı

Cahit Can Çanakçı holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Chemistry from Istanbul Technical University and is currently pursuing Ph.D. He brings over 5 years of experience from Arcelik-Beko Home Appliance, where he played a role in developing polyurethane solutions for refrigerators, cooking appliances, and dishwashers. Since joining Kimpur Global in 2023, he has focused on: Developing novel polyurethane systems for diverse industrial applications and actively collaborating within polyurethane value chain to optimize resources utilization, minimize waste, and create mutually beneficial circular economy solutions.



Technical & Product Development Rigid Spray PU Foam
BASF Espanola S.L.

Josep Daniel Eslava Duch

Josep Daniel Eslava (BSc graduated in Chemistry in 1993 from the Univeritity of Barcelona, Spain) work in BASF since 1995, always in Polyurethanes. Responsible of product testing laboratory from the BASF polyurethane systems production plant in Rubi, Spain (1995-2002). Responsible of product testing laboratory from the BASF polyurethane systems production plant in Lemförde, Germany (2003-2006). Research, Product and Technical Development of spray polyurethane foam systems for Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Global Technical Expert in in-situ sprayed polyurethane foam systems (current position since Jan. 2007).



Product Development Scientist
Momentive Performance Materials

Robin Heedfeld

Dr. Robin Heedfeld is a Product Development Scientist in the Technology Department of Momentive Performance Materials, based in Leverkusen, Germany. Prior to this, Robin studied chemistry at the RWTH Aachen University where he received a Bachelor, Master and PhD degree. He was active in the development of new polyoxazolidinone polymers during the Master thesis at the CAT Catalytic Center Aachen. As part of a PhD thesis from 2014 till 2017 Robin studied the adhesion properties of functionalized polysiloxanes under the supervision of Prof. Martin Möller at the DWI – Leibniz-Institute for Interactive Materials. Since 2017, Robin´s activity at Momentive focuses on developing new additives for rigid polyurethane foams.