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Renowned Democratic and Republican Pollsters to Headline Panel at Innovation & Circularity Summit

Matthew Kastner

WASHINGTON, DC (March 8, 2023) — The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division is excited to announce that renowned political pollsters Cornell Belcher and Brenda Gianiny will be participating in the inaugural Innovation & Circularity Summit, which will be held June 28 to 29 at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, FL.

Mr. Belcher and Ms. Gianiny will unveil new polling data and insights specifically for conference attendees as they lead a discussion on how the American consumer perceives circularity and whether innovations such as advanced recycling have bipartisan support by the electorate in an otherwise polarized political environment.

Mr. Belcher is the President of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies and is a political analyst on NBC/MSNBC. He also served as chief pollster at the Democratic National Committee for six years and on the Obama campaign polling team in both 2008 and 2012. A published author and a contributor to the Howard Dean “50 State Strategy,” Mr. Belcher is an expert in unconventional polling and expanding political electorates.

Ms. Gianiny, founding principal of Axis Research, brings a breadth of experience across both corporate and political polling. Since serving as the primary pollster for the 2004 Bush campaign and as pollster to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Ms. Gianiny has also conducted research on behalf of companies including Walmart and Anheuser-Busch.

Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant Corners Research & Strategies
If you aren’t incorporating sustainability into your business, you aren’t looking to stay in business. Our polling will illuminate how businesses can approach and communicate about circularity.

“While Cornell and I work on different sides of the aisle, we have a unique opportunity to dig deep and find areas where voters agree on important issues like sustainability and jobs,” said Gianiny. 

In addition to Belcher and Gianiny’s insights, the Summit will offer attendees the opportunity to build networks across the value chain to support strategies needed to overcome challenges and accelerate circularity solutions at their companies.

Go to www.circularitysummit.org to learn more and register for the Innovation & Circularity Summit, and stay tuned for more announcements on our exciting line up of speakers and topics.

American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council’s mission is to advocate for the people, policy, and products of chemistry that make the United States the global leader in innovation and manufacturing. To achieve this, we: Champion science-based policy solutions across all levels of government; Drive continuous performance improvement to protect employees and communities through Responsible Care®; Foster the development of sustainability practices throughout ACC member companies; and Communicate authentically with communities about challenges and solutions for a safer, healthier and more sustainable way of life. Our vision is a world made better by chemistry, where people live happier, healthier, and more prosperous lives, safely and sustainably—for generations to come.

American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division represents America’s Plastic MakersSM and the half million+ scientists, engineers, technicians, and other innovators who make plastics for many essential and lifesaving products that are vital to modern life. America’s Plastic Makers continue to embrace change. We’re linking innovation with sustainability, deploying next generation technologies to make plastics lighter, stronger, more efficient and more recyclable, so we can meet our goal for 100% of U.S. plastic packaging to be reused, recycled, or recovered by 2040. We’re making sustainable change to help build a cleaner, safer, more sustainable future for generations to come. 

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