SE Summit Conference Paris 2019

SE Summit Conference Paris 2019 Location: Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel
Date: 11th March 2019

Monday 11 March 2019 - the day before the JEC World Paris opens its doors - SAMPE Europe will hold its Executive Summit. Location is the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel, just aside the Eiffel Tower.

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“CFRP Composite Product Research and Development for Rail Vehicles”,


Speaker Dr. Sansan Ding, CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., China

This presentation starts with the demand of rail transit vehicles for new composites and analyzes the future application prospect of composite materials in the field of rail transit vehicles. It focuses on the technical achievements made by CRRC Sifang over the years in the fields of composite products. Finally, based on the experience and lessons accumulated in the research process, the challenges that will be encountered in the future engineering application of carbon fiber composites are summarized.
CRRC is the world's largest supplier of rail transit equipment with the most complete product lines and leading technologies. Its main businesses cover the R&D, design, manufacture, repair, sale, lease and technical services. September 2018 CRRC released a new generation of carbon fiber metro vehicles “CETROVO”, which are developed with a lot of advanced new materials and technologies and are fully upgraded in energy conservation & environmental protection, comfort and intelligence compared to traditional metro. They are the latest technological achievements in Chinese metro field and represent the technical trend of future metro trains.


"Freight Aeroplane Transport Efficiency – the ANTONOV Outlook”,


Speaker: Mr. Oleksandr DONETS, President, ANTONOV State-owned Enterprise, Ukraine

Oleksandr Donets, after having graduated in1988 from Civil Aviation Engineers Institute of Kiev, has over 30 years experience working at ANTONOV State-owned Enterprise in charge of the ANTONOV aircraft serial production, maintenance and operation. Now he is the President of ANTONOV.  

“Natural fibre composite in automotive”,


Speaker Per Mårtensson, CSO Bcomp, Switzerland

Bcomp is a leading natural fibre composite innovator for automotive, naval, race and space. Within the automotive cluster Bcomp collaborates with different tiers to increase the structural efficiency and decrease the weight of various parts in the vehicles.

"How to turn Composites into GOLD?”


Pontis Engineering

Rob Lokate, Pontis

Speaker: Rob Lokate, Pontis Engineering, Netherlands


Pontis is co-developer of a revolutionary track bike for the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020. This new composite aerodynamic bike will enable the Dutch Olympians to achieve faster times, as every bike is specifically tailored to each individual cyclist. Rob translates (product) ideas into intelligent composite solutions. He specializes in the structural analysis and optimization of light-weight composite products. As such he is the "sports specialist" within Pontis Engineering. He studied Aerospace Engineering at TU Delft.


"Highlights of the SAMPE Material Forecast Forum”. 

As SAMPE celebrates its 75th anniversary, SAMPE North America produced a study of what the materials community will look like in the future. How can technical societies, like SAMPE, best engage and broaden in this changing environment? Your speaker will present the highlights of the SAMPE Material Forecast Forum.

Speaker: Karin Anderson, SAMPE North America President, USA

Karin Anderson recently relocated to Charleston, SC for The Boeing Company. Ms. Anderson has engineered aircraft structures using carbon fiber systems for nearly 30 years including the B2 bomber, F22 fighter, AirBorne Laser, and the Boeing 787. Before returning to Boeing, she also worked on various carbon fiber aircraft programs for Bombardier, Embraer, Gulfstream, NORDAM, The Spaceship Company, Sierra Nevada, Aviation Partners-Boeing, and IAI.

“Next Level of Fiber Placement Materials and Processes to address High Volume Production”


Speaker: Dr. Andreas Erber, Head of Aerospace SGL Carbon, Germany


“Efficiency in Aerospace composite structures manufacturing on Airbus programs”



Speaker: Chantal Fualdes, Airbus, France

Chantal Fualdes is the AIRBUS Head of Airframe Certification in AIRBUS and executive expert in composite airframes. She joined  Airbus in 1986 and was involved in the development of composite structures on various Airbus programs from A320 to A350, as well as A400M. She has worked on the development of different components, movables, keel beam panels, centre wing boxs, wings at various stage of development, production and in service. On the A350 she was leading the development of all composite components, from materials qualification, design selection, method analysis development, and she was responsible for the overall composite structure certification. 

“New Low Heat Release Epoxy for Mass Transport Applications”



Speaker:  Dr. Emiliano Frulloni, Group CTO, Gurit, Switzerland

Emiliano Frulloni joined Gurit as CTO and member of the Executive Committee by November 1, 2018. He has many years of technology and leadership experience in the advanced composites industry and holds an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in Materials Science and Technology from University of Perugia. He joins Gurit from Solvay where he had the position of Global R&D Director Composite Product Development. 




Speaker: Thorsten Gröne, Cevotec, Germany

Thorsten Gröne is CEO and co-founder of Cevotec. Prior to Cevotec, he worked as a strategy consultant for clients in the chemical industry and lead international consulting projects, designing competitive and growth strategies as well as implementing M&A projects. Thorsten holds an MBA from IESE Business School as well as a Diploma from the European School of Business (ESB) and has built up a worldwide network through his international assignments and education.

“Recent development in the field of cfrp in automotive applications”

Speaker: Dr.-Ing. Thomas Henke, BMW, Germany

“The development of a car chassis using LFT-D carbon/thermoplastics and welding technology”


Speaker: Prof. Dr. Takashi Ishikawa, National Composite Center Japan, Nagoya University, Japan

NEDO and Nagoya University National Composites Center (NCC) have succeeded in producing the world's first automobile chassis comprised of only thermoplastics. The chassis creation was accomplished by using an LFT-D construction method that involves kneading thermoplastic resin and carbon fiber. As a result, it is now possible to have an integrated automated production method ranging from supplying the materials to the final production, which could contribute significantly to component cost reduction.This is likely to reduce CO2 emissions by automobiles. A contribution to solving the world’s environmental problems.

“Hydrogen Storage for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV’s): the next big challenge for the composites industry?”


Speaker: Axel Seifert, Plastic Omnium New Energies, Belgium

Axel is Business Line Director at Plastic Omnium. He is Master of Composite Pressure and as such Vessels Filament winding expert, Process automation optimizer and Innovator. Axel Seifert studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen, focusing on automotive technologies and composite processing. He discovered the potential of computer controlled filament winding and began to write the process simulation software “CADWIND”. In 2010, he became Managing Director of Optimum CPV world-wide active to improve filament winding skills. In 2017, Optimum CPV was acquired by Plastic Omnium, a French Tier 1 supplier for the automotive industry. The mission is to improve the technology of hydrogen storage tanks in view of the break trough of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV’s).

"Computational NDT Supports The Digital Thread"

by Dr. Leslie Jay Cohen, HITCO Carbon Composites, USA



The Program of this Summit consists of a range of 12 high level lectures by invited speakers only. Topics are composite related innovations in Automotive & Aerospace, including Advanced Materials and Process Engineering, as well as applications in other markets like Architecture, Construction, Marine & more. High ranked speakers are from China, Japan, USA and Europe.

SAMPE Material Forecast Forum 

As SAMPE in 2019 celebrates its 75th anniversary, they produced a study of what the materials community will look like in the future. Premiere of this SAMPE Material Forecast Forum will be at SE Summit 19. 
Speaker: Karin Anderson, SAMPE North America President, Sr. Structural Engineer, The Boeing Company, USA. 

Networking in advanced materials and processes industry 

The conference day starts at 9 AM and ends with a networking dinner in the Rooftop restaurant of the Pullman with a magnificent view on the sparkling lighted Eiffel Tower by night.

Attendees are managers of CEO and CTO level in leading companies, engineers, scientists, and professionals from throughout the advanced materials and processes industry and universities. It is an outstanding occasion for networking with interesting colleagues and meeting new contacts. It’s an outstanding occasion for networking and meeting new contacts. Both members and non-members of SAMPE, as well as students, are invited to participate.

Free admission to JEC World Paris

A long term partnership between SAMPE Europe and JEC Group has been established in order to bring the highest benefit of composite materials to our members. As part of this, JEC Group offers all Summit delegates free admission to JEC World Paris.

SAMPE Europe Summit Paris 2019 in the Pullman Tour Eiffel Hotel: A must for everyone visiting the JEC World 2018! 


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