We look forward to welcoming you in Nancy for our 5th edition that will be dedicated to

The Future of Materials: let’s make it happen!

Download the resumed program as pdf

12 June – Opening debate on smart materials for water management

7.00 PM > 8.45 PM

Jean-Louis Chaussade - CEO Suez (France) - Co Chair
> WMF2019-Opening-Debate-Suez-Jean-Louis-Chaussade.pdf
Ilham Kadri - CEO Solvay (Belgium) - Co Chair
Amanda Gwyther - Vice President Water Treatment, Xylem Inc (USA
> WMF2019-Opening-Debate-Xylem-Amanda-Gwyther.pdf
Peter Voigt - Founder CleanTeQ (Australia)
> WMF2019-Opening-Debate-Clean-TeQ-Peter-Voigt.pdf
Moshe Kelner - CEO MemTech (Israël)
> WMF2019-Opening-Debate-MemTech-Moshe-Kelner.pdf
Helge Daebel - Director Emerald Technology Ventures (Switzerland)
> WMF2019-Opening-Debate-Emerald-Ventures-Helge-Daebel.pdf
Moderator : Jack Elliott, most recently CEO Puretech, Canada

8.45 - Buffet dinner at Hotel de la Reine

13 June – Opening Speeches

8.45 AM > 9.15 AM

Opening speech By Laurent HENART - Mayor of Nancy and Philippe VARIN - Chairman World Materials Forum

13 June - Plenary Session 1 - Assessing Criticality of Materials with special focus on Geopolitics

9.15 AM > 11.00 AM

Robert Friedland - Chairman Ivanhoe (Canada/Singapore) - Co-chair
> WMF2019-PS1-Ivanhoe-Robert-Friedland.pdf
James Litinsky - Co Chairman MP Materials (USA) - Co-chair
> WMF2019-PS1-MPMaterials-James-Litinsky.pdf
Andreas Wendt - Chief Purchasing Officer BMW (Germany)
> WMF2019-PS1-BMW-Andreas-Wendt.pdf
Pierre Toulhoat - CEO BRGM (France)
> WMF2019-PS1-BRGM-Pierre-Toulhoat.pdf
David Trafford - CEO CRU (UK)
> WMF2019-PS1-CRU-David-Trafford.pdf
Frank Bekaert - Senior Partner McKinsey (Belgium)
> WMF2019-PS1-McKinsey-Frank-Bekaert.pdf
Moderator : Prof. Victoire de MARGERIE,Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum
> WMF2019-PS1-Wrap-up-Victoire-de-Margerie.pdf

11.00 AM > 11.30 AM

13 June - Focus group - Materials Efficiency of the Electronics Supply Chain

11.30 AM > 1.00 PM

Greg Mulholland - CEO Citrine Informatics (USA) - WMF Grand Prix 2017 - Chair
> WMF2019-Focus-Group-Greg-Mulholland.pdf
Shi Weiliang - General Director Huawei France (China) -
> WMF2019-Focus-Group-Shi-Weilang-Huawei.pdf
Harry Lehmann - Deputy MD, German Environment Agency (Germany)
> WMF2019-Focus-Group-Harry-Lehmann.pdf
Bas de Leeuw - MD, World Resources Forum (Switzerland)
> WMF2019-Focus-Group-Bas-de-Leeuw.pdf
Rebecca Gordon - Head of Non Ferrous Metals CRU (UK)
> WMF2019-Focus-Group-Rebecca-Gordon.pdf
Zack Boorstein - Senior VP Wisetek (USA)
> WMF2019-Focus-Group-Zack-Boorstein.pdf
Moderator : Jean-Bernard Guerrée, Partner Eurogroup

1.00 PM > 2.30 PM | Lunch at Opéra National de Lorraine

13 June - Plenary Session 2 - Measuring our Progress on Using Materials Smarter, Less and Longer

2.30 PM > 4.15 PM

Osamu Masuko - CEO Mitsubishi Motors (Japan) - Co-chair
> WMF2019-PS2-Osamu-Masuko-Eisaku-Ito-Mitsubishi.pdf
Pierre-André de Chalendar - CEO Saint Gobain (France) - Co-chair
> WMF2019-PS2-Pierre-Andre-de-Chalendar-Saint-Gobain.pdf
Brett Olsher - Former Partner Goldman Sachs (UK)
> WMF2019-PS2-Brett Olsher-Goldman-Sachs.pdf
Vincent Bamberger - MD Arthur D Little (France)
> WMF2019-PS2-Vincent Bamberger-Arthur-D-Little.pdf
Musa Salah - Head of Environmental and Sustainability Management, Ecobank (Ghana)
> WMF2019-PS2-Musa-Salah-Eco-Bank.pdf
Cécile de Guillebon - Global Director Facility Management, Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance (France)
> WMF2019-PS2-WMF-Cecile-de-Guillebon-Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi-Alliance.pdf
Eisaku Ito - Deputy CTO Misubishi Heavy Industrie (Japan)
> WMF2019-PS2-Eisaku-Ito-Osamu-Masuko-Mitsubishi.pdf
Moderator : Johan Menckel, CEO Granges

4.15 PM > 4.45 PM

13 June -Plenary Session 3 -Materials Efficiency in Portable Energy Storage

4.45 PM > 6.30 PM

Thierry Le Henaff - CEO Arkema (France) - Co-chair
> WMF2019-PS3-Arkema-Thierry-Le-Henaff.pdf
Shigeru Oi - CEO JX Nippon Mining & Metals (Japan) - Co-chair
> WMF2019-PS3-JX-Shigeru-oi.pdf
> WMF2019-PS3-JX-Shigeru-oi-conclusion.pdf
An Steegen - CTO Umicore (Belgium)
> WMF2019-PS3-Umicore-An-Steegen.pdf
Gilles Normand - Senior VP Electric Vehicles Renault (France)
> WMF2019-PS3-Renault-Gilles-Normand.pdf
Michael Baier - Senior Vice President Battery Materials BASF (Germany)
> WMF2019-PS3-BASF-Michael-Baier.pdf
Peter Frischmann - CEO Sepion (USA) - WMF Award Coup de Coeur 2017
> WMF2019-PS3-Sepion-Peter-Frischmann.pdf
Moderator : Victoire de Margerie, Vice Chairman World Materials Forum

13 June -  Societal Keynote Speech

6.30 PM > 7.00 PM

Daniel Calleja Crespo - DG Environment EEC (EEC)
> Societal-keynote-speech-Daniel-Calleja-Crespo.pdf

8.00 PM

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

14 June - Debate : Plastics Recycling in Big Cities

8.15 AM > 8.45 AM

Jean Hornain - CEO Citeo (France)
> Debate-plastic-recycling-CIteo-Jean-Hornain.pdf
Tri Rismaharini - Mayor of Surabaya (Indonesia)
> Debate-plastic-recycling-Surabaya-Tri-Rismaharini.pdf
Moderator : Philippe Varin, Chairman World Materials Forum

14 June - Plenary Session 4 - Materials Efficiency thanks to Autonomous Vehicles

8.45 AM > 10.30 AM

Patrick Koller - CEO Faurecia (France) - Chair
> WMF2019-PS4-Faurecia-Patrick-Koller.pdf
Maxime Picat - Executive VP Europe PSA (France)
> WMF2019-PS4-PSA-Maxime-Picat.pdf
Philip Taynton - Co founder and CTO Mallinda (USA)
> WMF2019-PS4-Mallinda-Philip-Taynton.pdf
Tim Swords - President Industrial Business Hexcel (USA)
> WMF2019-PS4-Hexcel-Tim-Swords.pdf
Simon Verghese - Lidar Systems Manager Waymo (USA)
> WMF2019-PS4-Waymo-Simon-Verghese.pdf
Moderator : Arnaud Le Gal, Deputy Editor in Chief Les Echos

10.30 AM > 11.00 AM

14 June - Scientific Keynote Speech

11.00 AM > 11.30 AM

Prof. Hideo Ohno - President Tohoku University (Japan)
> WMF2019-Scientific-keynote-speech-Tohoku-University-Hideo-Ohno.pdf

14 June - Plenary Session 5 -  Breakthrough in Buy to Use for Aeronautics

11.30 AM > 1.15 PM

Jean-Marc Chery - CEO ST Micro (France/Italy) - Chair
> WMF2019-PS5-ST-Micro-Jean-Marc-Chery.pdf
Klaus Richter - Chief Procurement Officer Airbus (France/Germany)
> WMF2019-PS5-Airbus-Klaus-Richter.pdf
Richard Wang - CEO Cuberg - WMF Grand Prix 2018 (USA)
> WMF2019-PS5-Cuberg-Richard-Wang.pdf
Kevin Kramer - Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer - ATI (USA)
> WMF2019-PS5-ATI-Kevin-Kramer.pdf
Prof. Bronwyn Fox - Director of the Manufacturing Futures Research Institute - University of Swinburne (Australia)
> WMF2019-PS5-University-of-Swinburne-Prof-Bronwyn-Fox.pdf
Ghislain Lescuyer - CEO Saft (France)
> WMF2019-PS5-Saft-Ghislain-Lescuyer.pdf
Moderator : Olivier Dufour, most recently Director Public Affairs Rio Tinto Europe

1.15 PM > 1.30 PM

Closing speech by Philippe VARIN - Chairman World Materials Forum

1.30 PM > 3.00 PM | Lunch at Museum of Fine Arts