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Go Behind the Scenes at Roquette 

Friday June 1st | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gurnee, IL 

You are welcome to visit Roquette in its 40th anniversary year of doing business in America.

 About Roquette: “Offering the best of nature”

Roquette is a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of new vegetal proteins.

In collaboration with its customers and partners, the Group addresses current and future societal challenges by unlocking the potential of Nature to offer the best ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets.  Each of these ingredients responds to unique and essential needs, and they enable healthier lifestyles.

Thanks to a constant drive for innovation and a long-term vision, the Group is committed to improving the well-being of millions of people all over the world while taking care of resources and territories.

Roquette currently operates in over 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.2 billion euros and employs 8,300 people worldwide.

The Gurnee plant manufactures sugar-free sweeteners, sorbitol and maltitol, for confectionary, personal care and pharmaceutical products.  Some uses are for chewing gum and mints, along with toothpaste and liquid medicines.


FACC-Chicago will provide a coach bus roundtrip from Michigan Plaza (205 N. Michigan Ave) to Roquette. Please note that boarding will begin at 8:00 a.m., and the bus will depart promptly at 8:20 a.m. We will return to Michigan Plaza by 3 p.m.

Ticket price includes bus fare, site visit and lunch. Seating on the bus is limited, so we strongly encourage you to register at your earliest convenience.

When registering, please check the appropriate box to indicate whether you will be boarding the bus at Michigan Plaza, or driving to the Roquette site and joining the bus there.

We look forward to seeing you on June 1st!

DATE: Friday June 1st, 2018
TIME: 8:20 am (Bus leaves Michigan Avenue) - 3:00 pm
WHERE: Gurnee, IL
MEETING POINT: Michgan Plaza, 205 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago | Boarding starts at 8:00 am



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