Attendance was beyond our expectations for this 3rd edition of our World Materials Forum and we had to close registration long before the event.
First milestones on our roadmap to using materials less, longer and smarter were also achieved - see enclosed Summary of Findings - and we are now well advanced on preparing the 4th edition that will take place in Nancy on June 28th and 29th 2018.
The preliminary program includes:
- An Opening dinner on June 27th with a debate on Mobility Solutions between partners CEOs, and a Mayor of Big City.
- 3 Keynote speeches: the "usual" two on materials efficiency seen by one scientific expert and by one political expert and one "new" on materials efficiency seen by a financial expert.
- 6 Plenary sessions: the "usual" two on "Global trends on Critical Materials" and "KPIs - Use Less, Longer and Smarter" plus 4 Plenary Sessions on specific themes such as Electronics Waste, Construction Waste, Big Data and 3D Manufacturing.
- and the 2nd edition of our Start Up Challenge.
So we look forward to welcoming you once again in Nancy next year and please do not hesitate to share with us all possible great ideas in the mean time.
Philippe Varin and Victoire de Margerie