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World Materials Forum 2017

Jun 29-30, 2017
Where? Nancy, France
Why attend?

The 3rd edition of the World Materials Forum is an invitation-only event that will focus on all solutions that allow the decoupling of economic growth and use of materials while creating value for all actors involved. A yearly update on future material trends will be shared by the leading world experts of the sector and will include practical solutions on how to support circular economy development thanks to proper Life Cycle Analysis, the use of the Internet of Things, and New Mobility Services to develop sustainable materials solutions.

World Materials Forum

The forum will also host a competition of world start-ups that offer a technology breakthrough in one of the following six domains: Internet of Things, 3D Manufacturing, Product Design, Materials Composition, Mobility Systems or Waste Management.

CEOs of Arkema (France), Faurecia (France), FPT (Vietnam), Imerys (Belgium), Ivanhoe Mining (Canada/Singapore), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), SAPA (Norway), Saint Gobain (France), Smiths Group (UK), Solvay (Belgium), SpecialChem (France), and Suez (France) will co-chair plenary sessions. World known academics will also speak as well as top executives from the industry, start up CEOs and representatives from CSR organizations.

The plenary session titled “From Ownership to Mobility Services for Better Material Efficiency” will be co-chaired by SpecialChem’s CEO Christophe Cabarry along with Faurecia CEO Patrick Koller.

More information?

For more information, visit, contact Sylvie RAVARD : +33 6 84 16 91 30, email:

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