Paris - The first World Perspectives Materials Conference, devoted to the world's stakes in energy, will take place 30-31 March 2011 in Nancy, France, with nearly 300 international participants.
Organiser Materialia says this will be a "unique encounter with world renowned decision-makers," this first edition will be welcoming, among other personalities, Francis Mer - president, Marc Duval-Destin - chairman, PSA Peugeot Citroën VP Research & Advanced Engineering, Michel Wurth - Member of the Group Management Board - Arcelor Mittal, Toshihiko Tani - Fellow of Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc, Yue Zhang - President of the BROAD Group, Frans Spaepen - Director of the Rowland Institute at Harvard, and many more.
For two days, via plenary sessions and interactive workshops, the participants will be invited to debate, exchange and explore new paths concerning materials.
The World Materials Perspectives Conference aims to assess the major energy challenges in the years ahead, looking at how to tackle likely a 50% increase in global energy consumption over the next 25 years, when at the same time we need to cut our reliance on fossil fuel industries.
Materalia is organizing the first World Materials Perspectives in Nancy in 2011, with a major workshop on Renewable Energy, looking at the benefits of solar, wind, hydro, nuclear and even biomass energy.
Speakers confirmed at 11/25/2010 include:
Adnan Amin - General Director - IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency)
Ernest Totino - President - Mersen
Reinhardt Madlener - Director FCN - E.ON ERC
Prof. Dr. Eberhard Umbach - President Research Filed coordinator Energy - KIT
Detlef Stolten - Vice Chair, Adv. Fuel Cells - Forschungszentrum Jülich
Michel Wurth - President - Arcellor Mittal
Didier Roux - Directeur RDI - Saint Gobain
Kotobu Nagai - Coordinated Director - NIMS
Derek Allan - Chairman MatUK Energy Materials Working Group - Materials UK
Oleg Patarakin - First Deputy Director of Directorate for Scientific and Technical Complex - Rosatom
David Modeen - Director - EPRI
Yue Zhang - President - Broad Air Conditioning
Paul Acker - Scientific Director - Lafarge
Transport & Aerospace
Marc Duval-Destin - Directeur de la recherche et de l'ingénierie avancée - PSA Peugeot Citroën
Toshihiko Tani - Fellow of Toyota Central R&D Labs., Inc. - Toyota
Juergen Lexow - German representative, Adv. Materials for Transportation - Bam Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Stephen Hsu - Vice Chair, Adv. Materials for Transportation Implementing Agreement - George Washington University
Olivier Appert - President - IFP Energies Nouvelles
Carlos Tadeu Da Costa Fraga - Gerente excutivo - Petrobras
Iouri Virobian - President - Gazprom
Christian Hocquard, Expert economist. Service Ressources minérales - BRGM
For further information and bookings: www.wmp-roadmaps.org