Keynote Speakers

  • His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Luxembourg

    His Royal Highness the Crown Prince of Luxembourg

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  • Francine Closener Secretary of State of the Economy, Secretary of State of Internal Security, Secretary of State of Defence Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

    Francine Closener

    Secretary of State of the Economy, Secretary of State of Internal Security, Secretary of State of Defence, Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
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  • Marc Hansen Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, Secretary of State of Education, Children and Youth Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg

    Marc Hansen

    Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research, Secretary of State of Education, Children and Youth, Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg
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  • Clara  de la Torre Director responsible for “Key Enabling Technologies” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation European Commission

    Clara de la Torre

    Director responsible for “Key Enabling Technologies” in the Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission
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  • Werner Hoyer President European Investment Bank

    Werner Hoyer

    President, European Investment Bank
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  • Dr. Ömer Sahin Ganiyusufoglu Personal consultant to the Chairman Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd

    Dr. Ömer Sahin Ganiyusufoglu

    Personal consultant to the Chairman, Shenyang Machine Tool Co., Ltd
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  • Dr. Greg  Ludkovsky Head of Global Research and Development ArcelorMittal

    Dr. Greg Ludkovsky

    Head of Global Research and Development, ArcelorMittal
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  • Prof. Heinrich  Flegel Chairman ETP ManuFuture

    Prof. Heinrich Flegel

    Chairman, ETP ManuFuture
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  • Michel  Wurth Member of the Board of Directors ArcelorMittal SA

    Michel Wurth

    Member of the Board of Directors, ArcelorMittal SA
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  • Panel Speakers

  • Alexandre  Affre Director for the Industrial Affairs department BUSINESSEUROPE

    Alexandre Affre

    Director for the Industrial Affairs department, BUSINESSEUROPE
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  • Dr. Stephane  Amarger Paris Node Director EIT Digital

    Dr. Stephane Amarger

    Paris Node Director, EIT Digital
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  • Annamalai  Arun Junai EU Manager TNO Industrial Innovation

    Annamalai Arun Junai

    EU Manager, TNO Industrial Innovation
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  • Thomas Bauernhansl Head of Fraunhofer Institute Manufacturing Engineering and Automation and Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management (IFF) University of Stuttgart

    Thomas Bauernhansl

    Head of Fraunhofer Institute Manufacturing Engineering and Automation and Institute of Industrial Manufacturing and Management (IFF), University of Stuttgart
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  • John  Blankendaal Managing Director Brainport Industries

    John Blankendaal

    Managing Director, Brainport Industries
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  • Guus  Boekhoudt  European Vice President Guardian Glass

    Guus Boekhoudt

    European Vice President, Guardian Glass
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  • Johnny Brebels Head of Materials and Production Technologies Sector Luxinnovation

    Johnny Brebels

    Head of Materials and Production Technologies Sector, Luxinnovation
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  • Rikardo Bueno Director for the Research Programmes Area Tecnalia

    Rikardo Bueno

    Director for the Research Programmes Area, Tecnalia
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  • Jose Carlos  Caldeira President ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação - the Portuguese National Innovation Agency

    Jose Carlos Caldeira

    President, ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação - the Portuguese National Innovation Agency
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  • Luis Carneiro Member of the Executive board of INESC TEC and Coordinator of the EXPLORE Project

    Luis Carneiro

    Member of the Executive board of INESC TEC and Coordinator of the EXPLORE Project
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  • Prof. George  Chryssolouris LMS Director Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS), University of Patras

    Prof. George Chryssolouris

    LMS Director, Laboratory for Manufacturing Systems & Automation (LMS), University of Patras
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  • Professor Dr. Gabriel  M. Crean Chief Executive Officer Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

    Professor Dr. Gabriel M. Crean

    Chief Executive Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
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  • Prof. Anne-Françoise  Cutting-Decelle Professor of computer engineering Ecole Centrale de Lille Researcher Université de Genève

    Prof. Anne-Françoise Cutting-Decelle

    Professor of computer engineering Ecole Centrale de Lille, Researcher Université de Genève
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  • Christophe  D’Amico  Operations Director  Tarkett

    Christophe D’Amico

    Operations Director , Tarkett
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  • Chris  Decubber Technical Director EFFRA

    Chris Decubber

    Technical Director, EFFRA
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  • Damien Degros Member of Management Committee and Head of Commercial Banking Luxembourg ING Luxembourg

    Damien Degros

    Member of Management Committee and Head of Commercial Banking Luxembourg, ING Luxembourg
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  • Robert  Dennewald Chairman Fedil

    Robert Dennewald

    Chairman, Fedil
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  • Jeffrey Dentzer Head of Large Corporates, Public & Project Finance Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL)

    Jeffrey Dentzer

    Head of Large Corporates, Public & Project Finance, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (BIL)
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  • Shiva Dustdar Head of Innovation Finance Advisory European Investment Bank

    Shiva Dustdar

    Head of Innovation Finance Advisory, European Investment Bank
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  • Axel Eggert Director General EUROFER

    Axel Eggert

    Director General, EUROFER
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  • Lynn Elvinger Member of the executive board CEBI

    Lynn Elvinger

    Member of the executive board, CEBI
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  • Pascal  Fabing Head of National Funding Programmes Luxinnovation

    Pascal Fabing

    Head of National Funding Programmes, Luxinnovation
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  • Maurizio  Gattiglio  Chairman, EFFRA & Executive Vice-President  Prima Industrie

    Maurizio Gattiglio

    Chairman, EFFRA & Executive Vice-President, Prima Industrie
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  • Filip Geerts Director General CECIMO

    Filip Geerts

    Director General, CECIMO
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  • Andrea  Gentili Deputy Head of the Unit DG RTD European Commission

    Andrea Gentili

    Deputy Head of the Unit DG RTD, European Commission
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  • Yves- Simon Gloy Head of Division - Textile Machine, Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University

    Yves- Simon Gloy

    Head of Division - Textile Machine, Institut für Textiltechnik der RWTH Aachen University
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  • DR. Christoph Hanisch Research Cooperations Festo AG & Co. KG

    DR. Christoph Hanisch

    Research Cooperations, Festo AG & Co. KG
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  • Romain Hansen Director Technology Projects Goodyear

    Romain Hansen

    Director Technology Projects, Goodyear
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  • Adrian Harris Director General Orgalime

    Adrian Harris

    Director General, Orgalime
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  • Tomas Hedenborg CEO FASTEMS

    Tomas Hedenborg

    CEO, FASTEMS
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  • Marc Hemmerling Member of the Management Board ABBL

    Marc Hemmerling

    Member of the Management Board, ABBL
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  • Dr. Johann  Hoffelner  Chief Scientific Operator (CSO) Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH

    Dr. Johann Hoffelner

    Chief Scientific Operator (CSO), Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH
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  • Marc Hufkens Chairman of the board and President, Flanders’ Bike Valley vzw

    Marc Hufkens

    Chairman of the board and President, Flanders’ Bike Valley vzw
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  • Prof. Francesco  Jovane  Professor Emeritus of Production Systems Politecnico di Milano

    Prof. Francesco Jovane

    Professor Emeritus of Production Systems, Politecnico di Milano
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  • Frank Käpper Business Development Manager CTI

    Frank Käpper

    Business Development Manager, CTI
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  • Martin Kern Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer  European Institute of Innovation &  Technology   (EIT)

    Martin Kern

    Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer , European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT)
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  • Vytautas Kieras Development Director SoliTek

    Vytautas Kieras

    Development Director, SoliTek
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  • Prof. Jens  Kreisel Director Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

    Prof. Jens Kreisel

    Director, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology
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  • DR. Max Lemke Head of Unit for

    DR. Max Lemke

    Head of Unit for "Complex Systems and Advanced Computing" in Directorate General CONNECT, European Commission
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  • Klaus Löffler Managing Sales & Services TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH

    Klaus Löffler

    Managing Sales & Services, TRUMPF Laser- und Systemtechnik GmbH
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  • Giuseppe Lucisano Effective

    Giuseppe Lucisano

    Effective
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  • Erik Lund  Managing director, co-owner STRECON A/S

    Erik Lund

    Managing director, co-owner, STRECON A/S
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  • Kristian Martinsen Industrial Chair Manufacture Sub-platform of Joining

    Kristian Martinsen

    Industrial Chair, Manufacture Sub-platform of Joining
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  • Prof. Dimitris Mourtzis Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics University of Patras

    Prof. Dimitris Mourtzis

    Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of Patras
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  • Gunnar Muent Director of the Innovation and Competitiveness Department European Investment Bank (EIB)

    Gunnar Muent

    Director of the Innovation and Competitiveness Department, European Investment Bank (EIB)
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  • Jens Neugebauer Director for European Policy and Business Development Fraunhofer

    Jens Neugebauer

    Director for European Policy and Business Development, Fraunhofer
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  • Neophytos Neophytou Project Officer European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation

    Neophytos Neophytou

    Project Officer, European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation
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  • Yves Nosbusch  Chief Economist  BGL BNP Paribas

    Yves Nosbusch

    Chief Economist , BGL BNP Paribas
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  • Željko  Pazin Executive Director EFFRA

    Željko Pazin

    Executive Director, EFFRA
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  • Antti Peltomäki Deputy Director-General of the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Directorate-General European Commission

    Antti Peltomäki

    Deputy Director-General of the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Directorate-General, European Commission
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  • Kai  Peters Research &Innovation Manager European Office of VDMA

    Kai Peters

    Research &Innovation Manager, European Office of VDMA
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  • Aurel Laurentiu Plosceanu Member of the European Economic and Social Committee

    Aurel Laurentiu Plosceanu

    Member of the European Economic and Social Committee
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  • Philippe Portalier Standardisation & Technical Policy Manager Orgalime

    Philippe Portalier

    Standardisation & Technical Policy Manager, Orgalime
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  • Laurent Probst Partner, Leader R&D and Innovation PWC

    Laurent Probst

    Partner, Leader R&D and Innovation, PWC
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  • Marek Przeor Team Leader in the General Directorate for Regional and Urban Policy European Commission

    Marek Przeor

    Team Leader in the General Directorate for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
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  •  Prof. Dr. Ir. Egbert-Jan  Sol Director of Innovation TNO

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Egbert-Jan Sol

    Director of Innovation, TNO
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  • Dr. Albrecht Ricken  Head of Industry 4.0 research in Strategic Innovation Enablement SAP

    Dr. Albrecht Ricken

    Head of Industry 4.0 research in Strategic Innovation Enablement, SAP
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  • Pierre Roubaud  Head of Sector EASME Agency

    Pierre Roubaud

    Head of Sector, EASME Agency
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  • Martin Schäfer MEng Senior Key Expert Additive Manufacturing at Research & Technology Center Siemens AG

    Martin Schäfer

    MEng Senior Key Expert Additive Manufacturing at Research & Technology Center, Siemens AG
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  • Marc  Schronen Chief Strategy Officer CPPE(Carbon Process & Plant Engineering SA)

    Marc Schronen

    Chief Strategy Officer, CPPE(Carbon Process & Plant Engineering SA)
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  • Aurela  Shtiza  Senior Advisor in Sustainability and Innovation Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-Europe)

    Aurela Shtiza

    Senior Advisor in Sustainability and Innovation, Industrial Minerals Association (IMA-Europe)
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  • Dr. Klaus H. Sommer President SPIRE

    Dr. Klaus H. Sommer

    President, SPIRE
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  • Dr. Rainer  Stetter Corporate Technology ITQ GmbH

    Dr. Rainer Stetter

    Corporate Technology, ITQ GmbH
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  • Arnold Stokking Director of applied research TNO

    Arnold Stokking

    Director of applied research, TNO
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  • Marco Taisch Professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering Politico Di Milano

    Marco Taisch

    Professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering, Politico Di Milano
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  • Pr Tullio  Tolio Director of Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation National Research Council of Italy (CNR)

    Pr Tullio Tolio

    Director of Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation, National Research Council of Italy (CNR)
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  • Prof.  Reijo Tuokko Professor Emeritus Tampere University of Technology

    Prof. Reijo Tuokko

    Professor Emeritus, Tampere University of Technology
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  • Claude Turmes Member of the European Parliament

    Claude Turmes

    Member of the European Parliament
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  • Cristina  Ugarte Project Manager Innobasque

    Cristina Ugarte

    Project Manager, Innobasque
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  • Jose-Lorenzo Valles Head of Unit European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation

    Jose-Lorenzo Valles

    Head of Unit, European Commission, DG for Research & Innovation
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  • Didier  Vanden Abeele Deputy Director for European Affairs CEA List

    Didier Vanden Abeele

    Deputy Director for European Affairs, CEA List
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  • Prof. Dr. Olivier  Vassart Executive Director  ArcelorMittal

    Prof. Dr. Olivier Vassart

    Executive Director , ArcelorMittal
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  • Ir. Guy  Vekemans Ir./Strategy Officer KIC InnoEnergy

    Ir. Guy Vekemans

    Ir./Strategy Officer, KIC InnoEnergy
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  • Karl Vrancken KIC  Raw Materials

    Karl Vrancken

    KIC, Raw Materials
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  • Marc Wagener Director of Economic Affairs The Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg

    Marc Wagener

    Director of Economic Affairs, The Chamber of Commerce of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
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  • Cecilia Warrol Director of Manufacturing and advanced production,Teknikforetagen and Director Produktion2030

    Cecilia Warrol

    Director of Manufacturing and advanced production,Teknikforetagen and Director, Produktion2030
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  • Prof. Engelbert  Westkämper Em. Director (retired in 2011) Fraunhofer IPA/ IFF and GSaME, University of Stuttgart

    Prof. Engelbert Westkämper

    Em. Director (retired in 2011), Fraunhofer IPA/ IFF and GSaME, University of Stuttgart
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  • Dr. Thorsten  Widmer Vice President Manufacturing Strategies and Investment Planning Bosch

    Dr. Thorsten Widmer

    Vice President Manufacturing Strategies and Investment Planning, Bosch
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  • René Winkin Secretary General Fedil

    René Winkin

    Secretary General, Fedil
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  • Dr. Patricia  Wolny  Project Manager  Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum der Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH, Business support organisation

    Dr. Patricia Wolny

    Project Manager , Steinbeis-Europa-Zentrum der Steinbeis Innovation gGmbH, Business support organisation
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  • Robert Young Professor of Manufacturing Informatics in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University

    Robert Young

    Professor of Manufacturing Informatics in the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough University
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