Welcome to our 6th edition:
From Breakthrough Innovation to Industry-Sound and Fast

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26 August – Opening speech

1.00 PM > 1.15 PM

Philippe VARIN,Chairman World Materials Forum

26 August – Opening Keynote Speech

1.15 PM > 1.45 PM

Janez Potočnik, Co-Chair International Resource Panel (Slovenia)

26 August - Plenary Session 1 - Assessing Criticality of Materials with special focus on Technology

1.45 PM > 3.30 PM

Shigeru Oi, Chairman JXNMM (Japan), Co-chair
James Litinsky, CEO MP Materials (USA), Co-chair
Pierre Toulhoat,COO BRGM (France)
David Trafford, CEO CRU (UK)
Frank Bekaert, Senior Partner McKinsey (Belgium)
Andreas Wendt, Member of Management Board BMW (Germany)
Moderator : Prof. Victoire de MARGERIE,Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum

3.30 PM > 4.15 PM

26 August - Plenary Session 2 - Bulk Materials for Sustainable Building of Infrastructures"

4.15 PM > 6.00 PM

Shunichi Miyanaga, Chairman MHI (Japan), Chair
Pierre-André de Chalendar, CEO Saint-Gobain (France), Co-chair
Tadeu Carneiro, CEO Boston Metal (USA)
Vincent Christ, CEO Elysis (Canada)
Enrico Borgarello, VP Global Innovation Director Heidelberg (Germany/Italy)
Francois Rousseau, MD Mines de Nancy (France)
Moderator : Gervais Jacques, WMF Steering Committee (Canada)

26 August - The WMF top 10 Technologies

6.00 PM > 7.15 PM

Shunichi Miyanaga, Chairman MHI (Japan), Co-Chair
Nick Stanage, CEO Hexcel (USA), Co-Chair
Matt Price, President Activate/Cyclotron Road (USA)
Stéphane Mangin, University of Lorraine (France)
Hirofumi Katase, Vice Chairman I Pulse (Japan)
Bernard Pinatel, President Total Refining & Chemicals (France)
Moderator : Victoire de Margerie, Vice Chairman WMF (France)

8.00 PM

Gala dinner & Welcome address by Laurent Hénart - Mayor of Nancy
Awards Ceremony for WMF Start Up Challenge by Prof. Victoire de Margerie - Vice-Chairman, World Materials Forum

27 August - Plenary Session 3 - WMF KPIs for Using Materials Smarter, Less and Longer

8.15 AM > 10.00 AM

Archie Bethel, CEO Babcock International (UK), Co-chair
CEO of Financial Institution TBC, Co-chair
Vincent Bamberger, MD Arthur D Little (France)
Joerg Walden, CEO I Point (Germany)
Jean-Philippe Hermine, Vice President Strategic Environmental Planning Renault (France)
Brett Olsher, Founder & Managing Partner Olex (UK)
Moderator : Johan Menckel, WMF Steering Committee (Sweden)

10.00 AM > 10.45 AM

27 August - Plenary Session 4 - Recycling of commodity plastics and composites

10.45 AM > 12.30 PM

Ilham Kadri, CEO Solvay (Belgium), Co-chair
Jean Hornain, CEO Citeo (France), Co-chair
Hartwig Michels, President Petrochemicals BASF (Germany)
Brett Helms, Berkeley (USA
Deepak Parikh, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer Indorama Ventures (Thailand)
Frédéric Jouin, CTO Danone Packaging (France)
Moderator : Jean Sentenac, CEO Axens (France)

12.30 PM > 2.00 PM | Lunch

27 August - Plenary Session 5 - 3D Manufacturing: making it happen

2.00 PM > 3.45 PM

Thierry Le Hénaff, CEO Arkema (France), Co-chair
Prof. Hideo Ohno, President Tohoku University (Japan), Co-chair
Jos Burger, CEO Ultimaker (NL)
Hubert de Boisredon, CEO Armor (France)
Mo Maniruzzaman, Prof. UT Austin (USA)
Bronwyn Fox, Prof. Swinburne (Australia)
Moderator : Roger Assaker, Chief Materials Strategist Hexagon (Sweden/Luxembourg)

3.45 PM > 4.30 PM

27 August - Smart City Debate

4.30 PM > 5.30 PM

Jean-Louis Chaussade, Chairman Suez (France)
Mayor of Big City TBC
Chirine Etezadzadeh, President Smart City Institute (Germany)
Moderator : Philippe Varin, Chairman World Materials Forum

27 August - Plenary Session 6 - Fuel Cells: Making it affordablees

5.30 PM > 7.15 PM

Patrick Koller - CEO Faurecia (France), Co-chair
Robert Friedland, Chairman Ivanhoe Mining (Canada/Singapore), Co-chair
Mark Newman, Managing Director & Senior Analyst Sanford Bernstein (Hong Kong)
Jelena Stojadinovic, CEO Membrasenz (Switzerland)
Gerald Killmann, VP R&D Toyota Motors Europe (Germany)
Moderator : Victoire de Margerie, Vice Chairman World Materials Forum (France)

7.30 PM | Informal dinner all participants