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Ceramic Leadership Summit 2011

Ceramic Leadership Summit 2011

A Meeting Like No Other

If your work relies on the business-end of ceramics, you cannot afford to miss the 2011 Ceramic Leadership Summit. This meeting is about business and technology leadership and connecting with other leaders who can help you grow your organization. Download the Final Program for complete meeting details.

Take a look at some of the business and strategic issues that will be discussed during the CLS general sessions and the energy innovations, business of ceramics and innovative application for ceramic materials concurrent tracks:

  • Raw materials scarcity issues, costs, and trends
  • Ensuring supply chain security
  • Markets for nanomaterials and nanotechnology segments
  • Expanding your business into China and other emerging markets
  • Shortening the time-to-market of your product(s) and reducing business risks
  • Partnering as a strategy for building business relationships
  • Valuing your business and increasing its future worth
  • Improving the efficiency, functionality and lifetime of technical systems
  • Overcoming the challenges of component life and cost in commercializing new technologies
  • Solving energy storage challenges and looking at market trends in energy-related technologies
Premier Industry Participation

Last year ceramic materials executives discovered why the Ceramic Leadership Summit is a different kind of meeting and just how important it is to their future success. Topics covered at CLS 2011 were suggested by executive leaders within the ceramics community. All talks and discussions are led by invited speakers who are at the forefront of the ceramic materials industry. Speakers come from organizations such as:

  • A123 Systems
  • Ceradyne, Inc.
  • GE Global Research
  • Lux Research
  • NASA Ames Research Center
  • NP Aerospace, Inc. (a Morgan Crucible Company)
  • Siemens AG

And it’s not just the speakers that you will find value in interacting with. This conference fosters attendee networking with key industry leaders from these organizations:

  • CeramTec North America
  • Corning Inc.
  • Ipsen Ceramics
  • Kennametal, Inc.
  • McDanel Advanced Ceramic Technologies
  • Morgan Thermal Ceramics
  • Saint-Gobain Ceramics
  • Superior Technical Ceramics Corp.
  • US Army
  • Zircoa Inc.

Don’t be left out this year. Attend CLS 2011 and see for yourself what a difference in your organization’s future you can make by participating in this one-of-a-kind conference.

Who Should Attend
  • Producers – Executives, product managers, marketing managers, and research and development leaders working for ceramic and glass companies.
  • Suppliers – Executives, products managers, and marketing and sales managers working for suppliers to ceramic and glass companies.
  • End Users – Executives, products managers, marketing managers, purchasing personnel, and research and development leaders working for companies using ceramic and glass products and materials, especially from the automotive, aerospace, defense, electronics, energy, glass and biomedical industries.
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture capitalists and technology transfer specialists
  • University administrators, department heads, and research leaders
  • Government agency policy makers
  • Government laboratory decision makers
Showcased Speakers

Hear from industry leaders on the economic, political, societal, technological and environmental challenges affecting the ceramic materials community. Review all CLS 2011 Speakers.

General Session 1 General Session 1 General Session 2

Wolfgang Rossner

Wolfgang Rossner, Technology Leader Siemens AG Corp Technology

Krishan Luthra

Krishan Luthra, Technology Leader, GE Global Research

Bart Riley

Bart Riley Co-founder, CTO, VP R&D A123 Systems, Inc.

General Session 2 General Session 2 General Session 3

Ted Day

Ted Day, CEO/President, MO-SCI Corporation

Marina Pascucci

Marina Pascucci, President, CeraNova Corporation

Thomas Cole

Thomas A. Cole, VP Business Development, Ceradyne, Inc.

General Session 3 Closing General Session Closing General Session

Donald Bray

Donald J. Bray, Business Director-Armor, NP Aerospace, Inc. (a Morgan Crucible Company)

Thomas Peterson

Thomas W. Peterson, Assistant Director for Engineering, NSF

Alexander Michaelis

Alexander Michaelis, Director, Fraunhofer Institute