Our speakers in 2022​

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Olivier AMIEL

Solid State Program Director, SAFT – TOTAL ENERGIES

Graduated from Bordeaux University (Ph.D. in Materials Science), Olivier Amiel worked as a post-doc

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Daniel ARONOV

CTO, STOREDOT

As CTO at StoreDot, Dr. Aronov oversees technological projects and initiatives, bringing invaluable

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Gaurav ASSAT

Strategic Project Manager – EV, Saint-Gobain

Dr. Gaurav Assat is based in Saint-Gobain’s headquarters in Paris, where he is coordinating the EV

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Christian BARRA

Chief Sales Officer, PCI

30 years of experience in machines tools Design and Sales departments

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Jean-Baptiste BEHAGHEL

Sales, Program & Marketing Director, Blue Solutions - Bolloré

Blue Solutions, a subsidiary of the Bolloré Group, has been developing and manufacturing solid stat

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Andreas BERGFELT

Business Development Manager, ALTRIS

Andreas Bergfelt has a chemistry engineering background (KTH) and holds a PhD from Uppsala Universit

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Hervé BEUFFE

President, TIAMAT

After 20 years in Industry Management, Hervé Beuffe was appointed CEO of Tiamat in 2020, where he s

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Ian BLANCHFLOWER

Sales: Division Microélectronique, ACCELONIX SAS

I am sales manager for micro-assembly processes equipment for ACCELONIX in France with 16 years’ e

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Franck BOUGON

Manager, ATLAS COPCO

20 years of passion dedicated to Industrial Vision in automotive industry

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Valérie BUISSETTE

Head of Solid State Battery Activities, SOLVAY

Valérie Buissette is currently head of Solid State Battery activities in Solvay. After a PhD in mat

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Vincent CALDEIRA

CTO, EASYL ZINC

Dr. Vincent CALDEIRA, the CTO of Easyl, has a Master degree in formulation and processes, and a PhD

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Douglas CAMPBELL

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Solid Power

Douglas Campbell is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Solid Power. The company has extensive

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Christopher CAMPION

Senior Technical Manager, SION POWER

Christopher Campion is a senior technical contributor at Sion Power, a leading lithium-metal battery

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Vittorio CAPPELLO

Product Manager, Anton Paar GmbH

Vittorio studied chemistry at the University of Turin, Italy. He did his doctorate at TU Graz, Austr

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Lars CARLSTROM

CEO, ITALVOLT

Italvolt is building the largest and greenest Gigafactory in Europe.

With a capacity

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Claude CHANSON

Corporate General Manager, RECHARGE

Claude Chanson is General Manager of the Recharge association. He has an engineering degree from Bor

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Maher CHEBBO

Managing Director Europe, ENVISION Digital – AESC

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Céline CLUZEL

Partner MENg MSc, Element Energy

Starting her career as a mechanical engineer, Celine gained 7 years’ experience in the automotive

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Gabriel COWLES

VP of Commercial Strategy and Finance, URBAN ELECTRIC POWER

Gabriel Cowles is the VP of Finance and Business Development at Urban Electric Power where he manage

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Jeff DAHN

Professor in the Department of Physics & Atmospheric Science and the Department of Chemistry, Dalhousie University

Jeff Dahn obtained his B.Sc. from Dalhousie University (1978) and his Ph.D. from the University of B

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Guillaume DE VERTHAMON

Market director, AIR LIQUIDE

Air Liquide is a world leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health. Guillaume

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Stefan DEBRUYNE

Business Development Director, SQM

Stefan Debruyne joined SQM in 2005 as Asia-Pacific sales director lithium and iodine. He witnessed f

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Chris DOORNBOS

President, CEO & Director, E3 Metals Corp.

Chris is the CEO and Director of E3 Metals Corp, a company he founded and successfully listed on the

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Jean-Louis DOREY

CEO, Dorey Converting Systems

Jean-Louis Dorey has been the Chairman of the DOREY family company for 20 years. For the past 12 yea

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Klaus EBERHARDT

PhD, Exyte AG

Klaus is a proven technology leader with international experience in the global Battery Industry. He

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Brice FIORENTINO

Business Development, Marketing & Innovation Manager, Enersens

Brice Fiorentino is the Business Development, Marketing & Innovation Manager of Enersens, a company

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Yvonne FISCHER

Sales Manager BU Plasma & Heat Staking, bdtronic

Yvonne Fischer, holds a M.A. degree in business administration and linguistics, and is a VDE Sales M

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Katja FRÖHLICH

Senior Research Engineer, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology

Katja Froehlich received her PhD in 2018 in Technical Chemistry from the Technical University of Vie

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Cristel GALBRUN-NOEL

Mobility segment president, Schneider Electric

Christel Galbrun-Noel is the Mobility Segment President for Schneider Electric taking care of Autom

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Guillaume GERBAUT

Technical Sales Manager Low Voltage Business Line, Von Roll

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Alexander GITIS

CEO, Safion

Dr.-Ing. Alexander Gitis received a PhD from RWTH Aachen University in the field of lithium-ion batt

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Raf GOOSSENS

Founder & CEO, PEC CORP

Raf is the founder/CEO of PEC and has been working in the battery industry for over 30 Years. Raf ha

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Romain GOUTTEFANGEAS

Business Development Manager, BASF

Romain Gouttefangeas graduated in industrial and power engineering from both National Polytechnic In

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Myriam GUEYE

Segment Marketing Manager for Applied Industries, SARTORIUS

Myriam Gueye has a background in chemistry and over 20 years of experience in Technical Sales and Su

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Luc HOVAN

Vice President Operational Excellence, NorthVolt

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Iola HUGHES

Research Manager, Rho Motion

Iola is Research Manager at Rho Motion working on electric vehicle, energy stationary storage and ba

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Matthew JAMES

President & CEO, Euro Manganese

Matt James is a highly experienced corporate executive in both established global industrials and sm

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Tom Einar JENSEN

CEO, FREYR

Tom Einar Jensen (born 1970) is Co-founder and CEO of FREYR Battery, a producer of clean battery sol

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Kurt KELTY

VP of Commercialization, Sila Nanotechnologies Inc.

Kurt Kelty is the VP of Commercialization at Sila where he leads Business Development, Sales, and Ma

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Kim Dana KREISKÖTHER

Innovation Battery Cells, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

Kim Kreisköther studied chemistry at Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany and specialized in mate

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Benoît LEMAIGNAN

Co-founder & CEO, Verkor

Benoit Lemaignan is the co-founder and CEO of Verkor, a new venture launched to accelerate the produ

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Dominik LEMBKE

Director Product Development, SVOLT

Dr. Dominik Lembke is Director Product Development at SVOLT Energy Technology Europe GmbH. Before jo

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Lukas LUTZ

Co-founder, Sphere Energy

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Helmut MACK

Vice President Special Innovation Projects, Evonik

Helmut Mack studied chemistry and holds a Ph.D. in metal-organic chemistry. After a post-doc in Isra

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Grigori MARGUIN

high Voltage/ power battery for aerospace project leader, Airbus Defence and Space

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Guillermo MARTINEZ

Industrial Sector Lead - Europe, Turner & Townsend

Guillermo is an experienced professional who has taken part in several large-scale capital investmen

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Quentin MAYEMBA

Research engineer, Siemens Digital Industries Software

Quentin Mayemba received the master’s degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from INSA Lyo

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Alexander MEISTER

Senior Consultant, P3

Before joining P3 Alexander Meister worked at BatterieIngenieure GmbH for 4 years in the field of ba

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Nemanja MIKAC

CEO ElevenEs

Nemanja Mikać is the founder and the CEO of ElevenEs. Nemanja studied at Imperial College in London

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Matthias OBERHOFER

Business Development E-Mobility, VISCOTEC

Matthias Oberhofer has been working with progressive cavity pump technology for over 5 years. He cur

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Odysseas PASCHOS

European Business Director, WildCat Discovery Technologies

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Rudy PASTUZAK

Battery Solution Experience Director, 3DS

- 20+ years experience in High-Tech Industry in technical, sales, sales management and strategy fiel

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David PELLETIER

Lead Scientist, Automotive Technology, SABIC

David Pelletier is a lead scientist with SABIC’s global Automotive Technology team. His focus toda

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Christian PERRIER

Project director, EQUANS

Fellow chartered Engineer with +30years of expertise in the overall industrial activities, Christian

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Klaus PETERSON

Director Lithium Battery, EMEA Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.

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Christophe PILLOT

Director, Avicenne Energy

Christophe has built up considerable expertise in the area of battery market. He joined AVICENNE 25

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Gérard QUOIRIN

PhD, Product Engineer, TotalEnergies

2004 – 2007 : Phd in material chemistry with a Lithium-ion battery specialty (LRCS Amiens, France)

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Christian ROOD

Founder/CEO, Leyden Jar

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Bertrand RUPIN

Head of Business Development Energy Storage, Ahlstrom-Munksjo France

2018 – Present: Head of Business Development Energy Storage Ahlstrom-Munksjo, France
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Jonathan SALLE

Engineer, Head of Batteries Expertise Center, CREPIM

Graduated as materials sciences engineer in 2019 from Polytech Lille (France). I joined CREPIM’s d

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Frederic SCHUH

Component-responsible for battery cells applied in heavy-duty and medium-duty battery electric trucks, Daimler Truck AG

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Volker SCHUMAN

General Manager for Battery Sales, Toshiba Electronics Europe GmbH

Volker joined Toshiba in 1999. Before moving to the battery division in 2021, he was responsible for

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Philipp SCHURIG

Leak Detection Business Development Manager, Pfeiffer Vacuum

Dr. Philipp Schurig is helping his customers to successfully solve their demanding leak detection ch

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Nicolas SEBBAN

Lead Intelligent Equipment

Nicolas Sebban is the Key Account Director and French Representative of Wuxi Lead Intel

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Salil SOMAN

Vice President, Business Development BrightVolt

Salil Soman is Vice President of Business Development at BrightVolt, a Seattle area based company wo

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Andrew SPINKS

Managing director, EcoGraf

Andrew Spinks is geologist and has over 30 years’ professional experience in a range of commoditie

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Frank STUBHAN

Chief Technology Officer, ACI systems GmbH

Dr. Frank Stubhan studied physics at the University of Ulm in Germany.

In 1995, he go

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Jean-Marie TARASCON

Professor, Chair of Solid-State Chemistry and Energy, Collège de France

Jean-Marie Tarascon is a specialist of Solid-State Chemistry. He started his carrier in the U.S., fi

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Farouk TEDJAR

Professor, University of Singapore

Bio:
Diploma and academic Background:
- Engineer from, High School of

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Fleur THISSANDIER

Technology and patent analyst, Knowmade

Fleur works at Knowmade as a Technology and Patent Analyst in the field of Materials Chemistry and E

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Pierre TRAN VAN

Battery research team leader, Renault Group

Pierre Tran-Van is a chemistry engineer (Chimie Paristech school, 1996) and PhD in materials science

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Tom VAN BELINGHEN

VP OEM Marketing & Sale, UMICORE

Tom Van Bellinghen joined Umicore in 2009 as the Marketing & Sales Director taking care of Umicore´

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Kurt VANDEPUTTE

Senior Vice-President Government Affairs, UMICORE

Kurt Vandeputte graduated as Chemist at Ghent University (Belgium) in 1991. He obtained his PhD in C

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Yann VINCENT

Chief Executive Officer, Automotive Cells Company

Yann Vincent has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of ACC on Sept 03rd, 2020. Graduate of the P

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Stephan WALTER

Director Emerging Business, Innovation & Business Lead, Stora Enso, Biomaterials Innovation

Stephan has a solid research technology background and engineering studies in mechanical, industrial

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Xue WANG

Co-founder & CMO, Botree

Team member of European urban mining research group in Belgium, with cutting edge knowledge on metal

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Kevin WHEELER

Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Kevin Wheeler is a partner in the Washington, D.C. and Silicon Valley offices of Latham & Watkins an

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Rachid YAZAMI

Founding Director, KVI PTE LTD

Prof. Rachid Yazami, is a native of Fez, Morocco and a graduate of the Grenoble Institute of Technol

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Jean-Baptiste ZALMANSKI

CATL, General Manager France

After working for 10 years in the chemistry industry mainly in production positions, he has been wor

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Simon ZENZ

Battery Engineers, Digatron

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Bob ZOLLO

R&D Solution Architect, Keysight Technologies

Bob started at Hewlett-Packard in 1984. During his 37 years with HP, Agilent, and now Keysight, Bob