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Tuesday, June 1

11:00 CEST

Country on Stage South Korea: Hydrogen Storage for a Future of Mobility in Korea
South Korea sees hydrogen power as the country’s “future bread and butter”, especially in mobility with almost one million hydrogen vehicles by 2030 and almost three million by 2040, accelerating the transition to cleaner vehicles. But challenges remain with the technology and one of the greatest challenges of future vehicle concepts will be high-pressure vessels and the materials & processes used to manufacture tanks, as well as the development of charging infrastructure. Discover how hydrogen storage will enable the Future of Mobility and how South Korea is vying to win the race to create the first hydrogen-powered society.

11.00 - 11.15: Introduction
  • Yoon-Hyuk BANG, President, KCTECH
  • Jong-moon CHOI, Ambassador of South Korea to France
  • Byung-Soon JEON, Director General, Jeollabuk-do Provincial Government
  • Sunkyung PARK, Deputy Director, Innovation & Startup Group, Korea International Trade Association (KITA)
11.15 – 11.30: High-Pressure Vessels State of Art of and Mobility Applications
  • Axel SEIFERT, Business Line Director, Composite Pressure Vessels, Plastic Omnium
11.30 – 11.40: Sustainable Hydrogen Storage Technology in Korea
  • Sung Kyu HA, Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept., Hanyang University
11.40 – 11.50: Hanhwa Advanced Materials Solutions Division and the latest Research & Development in Hydrogen tanks and Mobility solutions
  • Sung-gi KIM, Head of R&D Center, Hanhwa Advanced Materials
11.50 – 12.00: Kolon's Composite Business & Development of Tow Prepreg for Hydrogen Containers
  • Hang-jip CHO, Vice President, Kolon Composite Innovation Center
12.00 – 12.10: New Generation of Heating Film for the Future of Mobility
  • Jun-sang LEE, CEO, TNK CO., LTD
12.10 – 12.20: Solutions for Applying CFRP Product in any Field: From Racing Motorcycles to Everyday Bags
  • Young-min KIM, Director, MIGHTYM
12.20 – 12.30: The Future of Carbon Composites for Life Care, Mobility and New Energy Projects
  • Henry Hyunkyu SHIN, Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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Yoon-Hyuk BANG

President, Korea Institute of Carbon Convergence Technology
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Jong-moon CHOI,

Ambassador of South Korea to France
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ByungSoon JEON

Director General, Jeollabuk-do Provincial Government
Noting the industrial extendability of these carbon materials in JeonBuk, we selected "carbon industry" as our main future industry in 2006, and developed carbon fiber the third inventor in the world in 2008.
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Sunkyung PARK

Director, Korea International Trade Association
Ms. Sunkyung Park is director of StartUp Branch department, Korea International Trade Association(KITA). KITA, founded in 1946 and with more than 70,000 member corporations, is one of the biggest non-government organizations in Korea. KITA has been supporting start-ups’ global expansion... Read More →
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Business Line Director Composite Pressure Vessels, Plastic Omnium
Axel Seifert, born in 1963, has dedicated all his professional career to composites. He studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, focusing on automotive technologies and composite processing. From 1985-1990, he worked as student assistant at the Institute of Plastics Processing... Read More →
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Sung Kyu HA

Professor & Head of Center for Structures & Composites, Dept.,, Hanyang University
Dr.Sung Kyu Ha is a professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering in Hanyang University. He received a B.Eng. (1983) in Mechanical Engineering from Hanyang University, and M.S (1985) and a Ph.D. (1988) in Mechanical Engineering from Standford University. Ever since 1991, Dr. Ha... Read More →
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Ryan Seonggi KIM

Head of R&D Center, Hanwha Solution/Advanced Material Division
Dr. Ryan Seonggi Kim is the Head of R&D center at Advanced Material Division of Hanwha Solution located in South Korea. Dr. Kim is responsible for defining/managing the technology portfolio, driving innovative product development and implementing R&D strategy aligned to the business... Read More →
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Hangjip CHO

Vice President, Kolon Composite Innovation Center
Hangjip Cho is Head of Kolon Composite Innovation Center (KCIC). KOLON Group launched KCIC in 2016 to lead strategy, R&D and marketing of composite business as a future growth engine. KCIC is building capabilities in base/intermediate composite materials and is actively developing... Read More →
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Junsang LEE

TnK Co.,LTD - Special Heating system - Flexible Film Heating System (using CF paper) - Ceramic mold heating system Before - C-C composite Engineer - C-SiC composite Engineer - C-C Brake system Engineer - C-SiC Brake system Engineer
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Youngmin KIM

Director, MIGHTYM
As a co-founder of MIGHTYM, I have been researching and mass-producing composite materials including CFRP since 2008.In particular, I was a motorcycle design specialist and worked as a racer for seven years.MIGHTYM is the industrial design company which is based on motorcycle and... Read More →
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Henry Hyunkyu SHIN

Head of Carbon Business Center, KCTECH
Expert in commercilization of Advanced materials and composites Technology. High performance in Composites projects management.Finalcial Director of Korea SAMPE. Director of KSCM (Korea Society of Composites Materials). Director of Korea Carbon Valley.

Presenters & Moderators
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Journalist, The Economist
Jason Palmer is the host of The Intelligence, The Economist’s daily podcast. He is a former physicist and science journalist (BBC, New Scientist), and was a 2013/4 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.


Tuesday June 1, 2021 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)
Wednesday, June 2

10:30 CEST

Country on Stage Netherlands: Designing Lightness for Sustainability
  • This session, organised in cooperation with CompositesNL, focusses on new perspective for composite technology as Key Enabiling Technology in the area of sustainability and energy transition. The session will adress this role in two parts. First the presentation of the book "Designing Lightness for Sustainability", which is the story of many innovations and company developments of the last 25 years as experienced in Europe and The Netherlands in particular. The book will be presented by the authors professor Adriaan Beukers and Ed Van Hinte. The second part adresses specific applications and applied composite technology of the future in the perspective of providing answers to the questions of energy transition ans the quest for sustainable and circular solutions. Bussiness cases will have to go hand in hand with the contribution to diminishing CO2 emissions. The new mission driven policy of the Netherlands govermment will be addressed as well as 3 examples of innovations in infrastructure, automotive and wind energy.

  • 10.30 – 10.35: Welcome & Introduction
Jason PALMER, Journalist, The Economist
Marcus KREMERS, Chairman, CompositesNL
  • 10.35 – 10.45: Composite as Key Enabling Technology in economic policy
Focco VIJSELAAR, Vice Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
  • 10.45 – 10.50: License Agreement Fibercore & Orenco
Simon de JONG, CEO & Founder, Fibercore
Eric BALL, Senior Vice President, Orenco Systems
  • 10.50 – 10.55: Cycling
Sjef VAN BREUGEL, CEO & founder, Pontis Engineering
  • 10.55 – 11.05: Automotive
Raj MATHUR, Global manager advanced thermoplastic composites, DSM Engineering Plastics
Frank LENSELINK, Business development, Ex-core
  • 11.05 – 11.15: Circularity of composite products
Margie TOPP, Professor for Polymer Engineering, University of Applied Sciences Windesheim
Marc HUISMAN, Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Material Centre
  • 11.15 – 11.25 : Biobased solutions
Aline SANCHEZ, Program manager materials, Wageningen University Food & Biobased Research
Elizabeth EAVES, Technical Application Manager, Avantium Renewable Polymers
Wouter CLAASSEN, Senior Design Manager, Witteveen en Bos
  • 11.25 – 11.35 : Chemical solutions
Roel ZUIJDERDUIN, Global Technical Development Manager, Nouryon
  • 11.35 – 11.45: Infrastructure
Willem BÖTTGER, Managing Director, NPSP
Coen MEERBACH, Business Unit Manager, Solico Engineering
  • 11.45 – 11.55: Book Presentation: "Designing Lightness: Structures for Saving Energy "
Adriaan BEUKERS, Professor & Author, Designing Lightness for Saving Energy 
Ed Van HINTE, Author, Designing Lightness for Saving Energy 
  • 11.55 -12.00: Handover
Focco VIJSELAAR, Vice Minister, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate
  • 12.00 Closing
Jason PALMER, Journalist, The Economist

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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CTO, Airborne
Marcus has 25 years of experience in the composites industry, with a strong focus on industrialisation and technology development and a passion for how composites can make the world more sustainable. Biobased composites is a recent field of personal interest.He is chairman of CompositesNL... Read More →
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Vice-minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climaty Policy
Focco Vijselaar is responsible for the Enterprise and Innovation policies at the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy of the Netherlands. He previously held positions at the Dutch Ministries of Finance and Public Health, as well as the Dutch Central Bank and the European... Read More →
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Simon de JONG

CEO & Founder, FiberCore
FiberCore Holding and its subsidiaries have the mission of promoting the use of FRP (composite) in structural applications where durability, weight and robustness are important preconditions. The unique InfraCore® technology is the distinctive element in this.FiberCore Europe focuses... Read More →
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Senior Vice President, Orenco Composites
Eric S. Ball, P.E., is Senior Vice President at Orenco Systems, Inc., a manufacturing and engineering firm based in Oregon. He has been involved in the development of most of Orenco’s products and related patents. Eric has a special interest in composites manufacturing and has developed... Read More →
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Managing Director, Pontis Engineering
Mr. van Breugel has an engineering degree in aerospace engineering and plastics.He has over 20 years of experience in the composite industry, in businesses ranging from R&D, automotive to wind energy. 12 years ago he founded Pontis Engineering.His employment history is as follows:Pontis... Read More →
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Business Development, Ex-core
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Global Manager, Advanced Composites, DSM
Dr. Raj Mathur’s educational background is in Materials Science & Engineering.  Dr. Mathur has 30 years experience in Innovation Management and he has patented numerous composite applications in the aerospace, automotive and semiconductor industries. At DSM, as Global Manager... Read More →
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Margie TOPP

Professor for Polymer Engineering,, University of Applied Sciences Windesheim
Margie Topp studied Chemistry at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciencesat the University of Groningen, specializing in Polymer Chemistry. She graduated in the year 1995 on impact resistance of poly(lactic acid) within the group of Professor A. Pennings. In 2000 she finished... Read More →
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Program Manager Lightweight Automotive, Brightlands Material Centre
Dr. Marc Huisman is Program Manager at Brightlands Materials Center.He started his career at the Institute for Composite Materials in Kaiserlautern, Germany, with research and development in the field of crashworthiness of thermoplastic composites. Then, he worked 17 years at DSM... Read More →
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Knowledge Transfer Manager Packaging and Circular Economy Plastics, Wageningen University & Research
Dr Aline Sanchez is a Business Development Manager at Wageningen University and Research and focuses on the topics of material science, packaging and circular economy of plastics. In this position, she applies herself to translating industrial and societal needs into propositions... Read More →
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Elizabeth EAVES

Technical Application Manager, Avantium Renewable Polymers B.V.
Elizabeth Eaves was born and raised in South-West England. After her initial MSci degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham (UK) she gained a PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK). Since 2017 she has worked for Avantium (Amsterdam... Read More →
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Project Manager & Consultant (bio-based) FRP Constructions, Witteveen+Bos
Wouter Claassen is an experienced project manager of major infrastructure projects, and has spent the last thirteen years delivering complex projects with concrete, steel and FRP structures. He works for Witteveen+Bos, a specialist engineering consultancy offering innovative solutions... Read More →
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Technical Development Manager, Nouryon Functional Chemicals B.V.
Roel Zuijderduin started working at Nouryon almost 30 years ago. He has held various positions throughout the organization, and is currently the Global Technical Development Manager for Thermoset and Acrylics at Nouryon. In this role, Roel is responsible for product and business development... Read More →
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Managing Director, NPSP
Willem Böttger is part time professor Biobased Building in the Center of Expertise Biobased Economy (CoE BBE) and director of NPSP, a company developing biobased composite materials.Willem studied Experimental Physics at the University of Amsterdam. After working as a researcher... Read More →
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Business Unit Manager, Solico Engineering
Coen Meerbach (1984) is born in idyllic Willemstad, the Netherlands. He graduated as a Naval Architect in 2005 and then started working at Schaap Composites, where he was involved in the production of composite structures. His interest in composites grew as he was getting more involved... Read More →
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Writer, Lightness Studios
Ed van Hinte (1951) graduated in Industrial Design and Engineering at the University of Technology in Delft. He practised this profession during the 1980's, but also started writing for magazines. Later he became an author of books, some of which concerned a theme that is important... Read More →
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Professor and Author, Lightness Studios
Adriaan Beukers is an emeritus professor on Composite Materials and Structures at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology and for Engineering with Composites at the Materials Department of the Catholic Leuven University. He is also former director... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
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Journalist, The Economist
Jason Palmer is the host of The Intelligence, The Economist’s daily podcast. He is a former physicist and science journalist (BBC, New Scientist), and was a 2013/4 Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT.


Wednesday June 2, 2021 10:30 - 12:00 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)
Thursday, June 3

11:00 CEST

Country on Stage Russia: Russian Composites Market - Effective Investments in the Present and Future
The Russian composites industry has been going through major changes in the past years. The government has been undertaking measures aimed at introducing composite materials and products, and generate demand for them. As a result, their production has demonstrated a manifold growth. In the years 2013-2018, the production tripled, which is well above the global growth rates of 4 to 7%, depending on the country. During the same period, the Russian composites market was growing from 20% to 30% annually. Russia has created and operates a powerful infrastructure and a small and medium innovative business support system, which makes a significant contribution to the development of the composites sector. This support is provided to both Russian companies and foreign companies that localize their production in Russia. Entering the fast-growing Russian composites market means effective investments in the present and in the future.

  • 11.00 – 11.05: Introduction
Peter HOPWOOD, Founder, Hopwood Communications
  • 11.05 – 11.15: The Russian Federation's State Policy in the Area of the Composite Industry Development
Viktor EVTUKHOV, State Secretary – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia
  • 11.15 – 11.25: Implementation of Large Localization Project Accompanied by Systematic Support from the Government in order to Establish the Manufacturing of Blades Wind Turbines
Kimal YUSUPOV, General Manager, Vestas Rus/Vestas Manufacturing Rus
  • 11.25 – 11.35: Local Presence and Investment Drives Growth in the Region
Dmitry SAKELARIDI, General Manager, OC Steklovolokno – Composites, Russia and CIS, Owens Corning
  • 11.35 – 11.45: Experience of Creating and Operating a Joint Venture in Composite Industry in the Russian Federation: SuccessAchievements and Focus on International Markets
Evgeniy RAFAILOV, Head of Sales Department, Nanotechnology Center of Composites (NCC)
  • 11.45 – 11.55: Export-Oriented Medium-Sized Composite Business: Growing from a Local Producer to International Company
Ruslan VOLKOV, Executive Director, ZST Fiberglass Pipes Plant
  • 11.55 – 12.05: Innovations in Small Engineering Business: Unique Developments and Story of Success.
Kirill BELOV, CTO & Cofounder, KB Arhipov
  • 12.05 – 12.15: Modern Russian R&D Aimed at the Production and Usage of Composite Structures
Sergei MILEIKO, Chef Scientist, DSc, Professor, Institute of Solid State Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences
  • 12.15 – 12.30: Closing
Peter HOPWOOD, Founder, Hopwood Communications

Speakers, Jury Members & Final...
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State Secretary – Deputy Minister, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia
Born on March 2, 1968Education1993 – Leningrad Financial and Economic Institute, majoring in Economic Cybernetics2002 – St Petersburg State University, Department of Law2004 – Master's Degree at St Petersburg State University, International Relations Department2003 – defended... Read More →
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General Manager, Vestas Rus / Vestas Manufacturing Rus
2000: Tashkent State Technical University2001-2010: in Siemens AG, OOO passed the way from service engineer up to head of Renewables division2010-2012: MAN Diesel&Turbo Rus, Head of Strategy2012-2018: Siemens OOO, Head of Business Unit2018 – now: General Manager of Vestas Rus... Read More →
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General Manager, OC Steklovolokno – Composites, Russia and CIS, Owens Corning
About Owens CorningOwens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business... Read More →
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Head of Sales Department, Nanotechnology Center of Composites (NCC)
Evgeny has more than 17 years of successful experience of B2B sales with 9 years in composite industry. Took direct participation in the creation of new innovative composite products on the Russian market. Now, Evgeny is responsible for sales in Nanotechnology Center of Composites... Read More →
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Executive Director, ZST Fiberglass Pipes Plant
Ruslan Volkov, born in 1983, graduated from MGIMO Moscow State University of International Relations in 2006. He worked in the diplomatic service in the Russian Embassy in Cairo and as Assistant to Deputy Foreign Minister till 2012 when he joined United Metallurgical Company (OMK... Read More →
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Kirill BELOV

CTO & Cofounder, KB Arhipov
6+ years of experience in R&D of composite technologies, design and optimization of composite structures by FEA, development of test methods.Employment history:KB Arhipov – 2016 to current, Cofounder and CTOInginiti – 2014 to 2016, Chief DesignerRSC Energia – 2012 to 2014, Design... Read More →
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Chef Scientist, DSc, Professor, Institute of Solid State Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences
Professor S.T. Mileiko published his first papers on fibrous composites in 1967. Since then he published book Metal and Ceramic Based Composites, Elsevier, 1997 and about 150 articles. He organized Laboratory of Reinforced Systems in Institute of Solid State Physics and was serving... Read More →

Presenters & Moderators
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Founder, Hopwood Communications
Born in Watford (UK), Peter is a communications and presence coach, public speaking & pitch trainer, conference host running Hopwood Communications. Essentially, his strength lies in helping companies, professionals, startups and high performers to confidently communicate with impact... Read More →


Thursday June 3, 2021 11:00 - 12:30 CEST
Agora Stage (Hall 5 - E98)