Welcome to our 10th edition:
Risky DeepTech and Social Acceptability: the Winning Pair

Forum location:
Musée des Arts et Métiers
270 Rue Saint-Martin, 75003 Paris

Visit and discussion (Musée des Arts et Métiers - Arcades in front of Amphithéâtre)

11.30 AM > 1.45 PM

Visit and discussion around the booths of our 12 nominated Start Ups with coffee, soft drinks and snacks buffet.

Opening speech (Musée des Arts et Métiers - Amphithéâtre Abbé Grégoire )

1.45 PM > 2.00 PM

Philippe Varin,Chairman World Materials Forum (France)

Opening Session : Facts and figures on Critical Minerals

2.00 PM > 3.10 PM

Christophe Poinssot, Deputy CEO & CSO, BRGM (France)
Rebecca Gordon, CEO CRU Consulting (UK)
Frank Bekaert, Senior partner, Metals&Mining, McKinsey (Belgium/Germany)
Vincent Bamberger, Managing Partner, Arthur D Little (France)
Moderator : Victoire de Margerie, Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum (France)

PS1: How to " Pick and Start " Green Breakthrough Technologies for the Energy Transition

3.10 PM > 4.20 PM

Robert Friedland, Chairman Ivanhoe Mining/Electric (USA)
Peter Carlsson, CEO Northvolt (Sweden)
Brian Menell, CEO Techmet (UK)
Vincent Yang, CEO ProLogium (Taïwan)
Stephane Michel, President Renewables and Power TotalEnergies (France)
Hideo Ohno, Former President Tohoku University (Japan)
Moderators : Victoire de Margerie, Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum (France)
Johan Menckel, WMF Steering Committee (Sweden)

Pitch by each of the 6 Scale Up Nominees

4.20 PM > 4.45 PM

Moderators : Victoire de Margerie, Vice-Chairman World Materials Forum (France)
Stéphane Mangin, WMF Steering Committee (France)

Coffee break

4.45 PM > 5.15 PM

PS2: How to Ensure Social Acceptance for major projects required by the Energy Transition ?

5.15 PM > 6.25 PM

Shunichi Miyanaga, Chairman MHI (Japan)
Mikael Staffas, CEO Boliden (Sweden)
Guy Sidos, CEO Vicat (France)
Hartwig Michels, President Petrochemicals BASF (Germany)
Jean Hornain, CEO Citeo (France)
Christel Bories, Chair & CEO Eramet (France)
Moderators : Philippe Varin,Chairman WMF (France)
Corinne Gendron,WMF Steering Committee (Canada)

PS3: How can Listed Companies get Support from Shareholders to Finance and Scale Up these major projects when they are not Fully Derisked ?

6.25 PM > 7.35 PM

Thierry Le Hénaff, Chairman and CEO Arkema (France)
Patrick Koller, CEO Forvia (France)
Mathias Miedreich, CEO Umicore (Belgium)
Tadeu Carneiro, Chairman & CEO Boston Metal (USA)
Gervais Jacques, CEO 5N Plus (Canada)
Moderators : Philippe Varin, Chairman WMF (France)
Sam Riggall, WMF Steering Committee (Australia)

Closing Speech

7.35 PM > 7.45 PM

Philippe Varin, Chairman WMF (France)

Drinks (Musée des Arts et Métiers - Eglise )

From 7.45 PM

Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony (Musée des Arts et Métiers - Eglise )

8.45 PM > 11.00 PM

Awards Ceremony
Philippe Varin, Chairman WMF (France)
Victoire de Margerie, Jury Chairman - WMF Start Up/Scale Up Challenges (France)
Stéphane Mangin, Jury Vice Chairman - WMF Start Up/Scale Up Challenges (France) with some Jury members:
- Bronwyn Fox, Chief Scientist CSIRO (Australia)
- Laurent Frescaline, Founder & Head of Technology I Pulse (France)
- Ilse Henne, Member of Executive Board Thyssen Krupp (Germany)
- Martina Merz, Member of Supervisory Board Siemens, Volvo and Rio Tinto (Germany)
- Shirley Meng, University of Chicago/Argonne National Lab (USA)
- Bernard Pinatel, President Refining and Chemicals TotalEnergies (France)
- Karim Zaghib, Concordia University (Canada)