We look forward to welcoming you in Nancy for our 4th edition that will be dedicated to

The Future of Materials : Use Smarter, Less and Longer.


Download the final program as pdf


27 June – Opening debate on Plastic Recycling


Jean-Louis Chaussade - CEO Suez (France) - Co Chair
Jean Hornain - CEO CITEO (France) - Co Chair
Brune Poirson - Secretary of State attached to the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition (France)
Joao Sousa - Marine Project Manager, IUCN (Switzerland)
Karma Yonten - CEO Greener Way (Bhutan)
Sander Defruyt - Lead New Plastics Economy, Ellen MacArthur Foundation (UK)
Moderator : Philippe BIDEAU, Member of World Materials Forum Steering Committee


Buffet dinner for all participants at Hotel de la Reine

28 June – Opening Speech

09h00 - 09h15

Welcome address Philippe VARIN - Chairman World Materials Forum

28 June - Plenary Session 1 - Future trends on critical materials

09h15 - 11h00

Robert Friedland - Chairman Ivanhoe (Canada/Singapore) - Co Chair
Patrick Koller - CEO Faurecia (France) - Co Chair
Peter Carlsson - Founder & CEO Northvolt (Sweden)
Pierre Toulhoat - COO BRGM (France)
David Trafford - CEO CRU Consulting (UK)
Frank Bekaert - Senior Partner McKinsey (Belgium)
Moderator : Prof. Victoire de MARGERIE,Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum

11h00 - 11h30

28 June - Plenary Session 2 - Which KPIs for Using Materials Smarter, Less and Longer ?

11h30 - 13h15

Shunichi Miyanaga - CEO Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan) - Co Chair
Gilles Michel - CEO Imerys (France) - Co Chair
Marco Giovannini - CEO Guala Closures (Italy)
Vincent Bamberger - MD Arthur D Little (France)
Carla Gohin - Senior VP Innovation PSA (France)
Carlos de Los Llanos - Scientific Director Citeo (France)
Moderator : Dr. Johan MENCKEL, Member of World Materials Forum Steering Committee

13h15 - 14h45

28 June - Plenary Session 3 - 3D as an Industrial Process?

14h45 - 16h30

Thierry Le Hénaff - CEO Arkema (France) - Co Chair
Nick Stanage - CEO Hexcel (USA) - Co Chair
Nicole Lecca - SVP Purchasing Airbus (France/Germany)
Scott Crump - Chairman Stratasys (USA)
Dr Adrian Keppler - CEO EOS (Germany)
Dr Joe DeSimone - Founder & CEO Carbon 3D (USA)
Moderator : Prof. Victoire de MARGERIE,Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum

16h30 - 17h00

28 June - Plenary Session 4 - Reduce materials intensity for building industry ?

17h00 - 18h30

Pierre André de Chalendar - CEO Saint-Gobain (France) - Co Chair
Egil Hogna - CEO Hydro Extruded Solutions (Norway) - Co Chair
Francisco Ruiz - CEO Keey Aerogel (Switzerland)
Enrico Borgarello - Director Global Product Innovation, HeidelbergCement (Germany)
Mark Sarkisian - Architect Skidmore, Owens and Merrill LLP (USA)
Moderator : Philippe VARIN, Chairman World Materials Forum


Gala dinner & Welcome address by André ROSSINOT - Chairman World Materials Forum
Political Keynote Speech by Daniel Calleja Crespo - Director General DG Environment (EEC) - TBC
Awards Ceremony for WMF Start Up Challenge by Prof. Victoire de Margerie - Vice-Chairman, World Materials Forum

29 June -  Societal Keynote Speech

8h30 - 9h00

Jacques Attali - Chairman Positive Planet (France)

29 June - Plenary Session 5 - Big Data/AI for Materials Efficiency

09h00 - 10h45

Andy Reynolds Smith - CEO Smiths Group (UK) - Co Chair
Greg Mulholland - CEO Citrine Informatics (USA) - Co Chair
Prof. Reinhold Dauskardt - Stanford University (USA)
Klaus Richter - Chief Procurement Officer, Airbus Group (France/Germany)
Dr Heike Riel - Director IoT Technology & Solutions IBM Research (USA)
Viet Le Hong - CTO FPT Software (Vietnam)
Moderator : Prof. Victoire de MARGERIE,Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum
Moderator : John Miller, Writer and Journalist (USA)

10h45 - 11h15

29 June - Scientific Keynote Speech

11h15 - 11h45

Prof. Eric Fullerton - UC San Diego (USA)

29 June - Plenary Session 6 -  E Wastes as a new Resource?

11h45 - 13h30

Jean-Pierre Clamadieu - CEO Solvay (Belgium) - Co Chair
Brett Olsher - Chairman Global Natural Resources Goldman Sachs International (UK)
Moyo Kamgaing - Group Head Investment Bank EcoBank (Nigeria)
Thomas Raffeiner - CEO Mobility House (Germany)
Holy Ranaivozanany - Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Huawei (China)
Prof. Nicola Marzari - EPFL (Switzerland)
Moderator : Prof. Stéphane MANGIN, Member of World Materials Forum Steering Committee


Closing speeches by Laurent HENART - Mayor of Nancy and Philippe VARIN - Chairman World Materials Forum, followed by lunch