The 4th Annual Ceramic Leadership Summit is schedule for April 7-9, 2014 at the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. This unique and powerful meeting focuses on the most important strategic issues confronting the ceramics and glass community. Invited speakers include some of the most respected leaders in the ceramic and glass community, and the highly interactive format maximizes the expertise in the audience. Save the date for this critical, business-focused meeting. More information coming soon!

Tentative Schedule

Monday, April 7, 2014
  Welcome Reception and Networking event
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 
  Senior Executive Forum and Future Leaders Breakfast (invitation only)
  General Session 1
  General Session 2
  General Session 3
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 
  3 Concurrent Tracks
  Closing General Sessions

Review past CLS presentation from the 3rd Ceramic Leadership Summit track hosted at ICC4 and the 2nd CLS meeting archive.

Presentations from the 3rd CLS Track

Development and Commercialization of High Performance Ceramics for Oil and Natural Gas Recovery – John R. Hellmann, Pennsylvania State University

Technology Entrepreneurship: The Next Generation of Technology Transfer – Richard Weber, Materials Development Inc.

Balder Ltd.: Entrepreneurial Success in the field of Electro-optic Light Shutters for Eye-protection – Janez Pirs, Bojan Marin, Silvia Pirs, Marija Kosec, Miha Pesek

Presentations from the 2nd CLS

General Session 1
Advanced Ceramics for Sustainability – View from Siemens Corporate Technology
-Wolfgang Rossner, Technology Leader Ceramics, Siemens AG Corporate Technology

Emerging Applications and Challenges in Using Ceramics at General Electric
-Krishan L. Luthra, Technology Leader, Ceramics & Metallurgy, GE Global Research

General Session 3
A Small U.S. Company’s approach to China
-Thomas A. Cole, VP of Business Development, Ceradyne, Inc.

Closing General Session
Connecting Research, Technology and Manufacturing
-Alexander Michaelis, Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems