SE Summit Paris 2023

Location: Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel
Date: 24th April 2023

Monday 24 April 2023 – the day before the JEC World Paris opens its doors – SAMPE Europe will hold its Executive Summit. The location is the Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel Hotel, just aside the Eiffel Tower.


Visions on Future Composites


The Program of this Summit consists of a range of 13 high-level lectures by invited speakers only. Topics are composite related innovations in Automotive & Transport, Space & Aerospace, Advanced Materials, and Process Engineering, as well as Challenging Applications in other markets like Architecture, Construction, Sports, Energy, Marine & more.

High-ranked speakers are from China, Japan, USA, and Europe.  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.

The conference day starts at 9 AM and ends with a networking dinner in the Pullman with outside a magnificent view on the Eiffel Tower. 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 Master and Ph.D. students are invited to participate.

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 2023 Paris.

For registration, latest news, and the updated program please visit the website of SAMPE Europe

SAMPE Europe Summit Paris 2023 in the Pullman Tour Eiffel Hotel: A must for everyone visiting the JEC World 2023!


Early bird tickets (fees until 24 March 2023)

  • Professional Members – € 650,00
  • Professional Non-members – One-year Free Trial Membership included – € 750,00
  • Master and PhD Student Members – € 325,00
  • Master and PhD Students Non-members – One-year Free Trial Membership included – € 375,00

Regular tickets

  • Professional Members – € 700,00
  • Professional Non-members – One-year Free Trial Membership included – € 800,00
  • Master and PhD Student Members – € 350,00
  • Master and PhD Students Non-members – One-year Free Trial Membership included – € 400,00

Options marked with ‘FREE Trial Membership’ include free SAMPE Membership until 1st of April 2024.


Confirmed speakers

Timo Huber

Timo Huber

Vice President Advanced Composite Technology Center ACTC, HRC Group, China

Innovative and Sustainable Composite Lightweight Solutions for the Mobility Sector.

In this presentation the following topics will be highlighted:

  • Future Hydrogen Storage Systems (addressing: hydrogen storage, FCEV)
  • X2 Flying Car (addressing UAM)
  • Composite lightweight solution for EV traction battery systems (addressing e mobility)
Dr Sabrina Malpede, Co-founder and Managing Director of ACT Blade

Dr Sabrina Malpede

Co-founder and Managing Director of ACT Blade Ltd., UK

The next generation of wind turbine blades for a NET-Zero Future: advancing composite technologies.

Dr Sabrina Malpede has nearly two decades of experience in the design, development, and commercialization of innovative solutions first in the yachting and now in the wind energy industry.

She has an Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Federico II (Naples-Italy) and a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Glasgow (UK). In 2020 she was awarded with the European Tech Woman Award (International Clean Energy) and in 2022 she won the European Institute of Innovation and Technology Public Award.

The award she got is from European Institute of Innovation and Technology is described at the link.

Javier LLorca

Javier LLorca

Scientific Director, IMDEA Materials Institute & Technical University of Madrid, Spain

3D printed composite bioabsorbable scaffolds for bone tissue engineering: mechanical, corrosion and biological performance.

Temporary implants and scaffolds, that are progressively degraded and absorbed in the human body and can be manufactured by 3D printing, have tremendous potential for tissue engineering applications. However, optimum performance from the mechanical, degradation and biological standpoint can only be achieved through composites that combine different bioabsorbable metals and polymers. This talk presents an overview of the current state-of-the-art on bioabsorbable composite scaffolds and implants from for bone tissue engineering that can be manufactured using standard composite processing techniques or 3D printing.

Marc Fette

Marc Fette

CEO at Composite Technology Center / CTC GmbH – An Airbus Company -, Germany

Isabell Gradert

VP- HO Central Research & Technology at Airbus

The Future of Aerospace Technologies – Contributions of Composite Technologies.

At Airbus, we are pioneering sustainable aerospace for a safe and united world. We explore technology pathways that will bring us closer to a smarter and zero-emission future of flight. How do we do this? By looking into how material, electrification and communication technologies can be harnessed to improve the current and next-generation portfolio of services, commercial aircraft, helicopters and spacecraft – enabled by the use of artificial intelligence, virtual product engineering and the introduction of quantum technologies.

With the introduction of composite technologies a more efficient flight was enabled by the combination of lightweight and high mechanical properties. In the future, composite materials, lightweight design and appropriate production technologies are key technologies for higher performance combined with functional integration, low energy consumption and low emissions along the entire value chain, especially for future mobility systems.

This speech will give insights into future technology challenges, current composite technology developments and their potentials in the framework of a big picture for future air mobility.

Pieter Lantermans CEO HyFly

Pieter Lantermans

CEO HyFly, The Netherlands

HyFly H510 – World’s first hydrogen powered tandem tilt wing VTOL drone.

In this presentation we show the development of our hydrogen powered VTOL drone and the role of composites in particular. This drone is especially developed for transportation of urgent goods in challenging environments, like cities and offshore conditions. In order to transport high payload mass over long distances, the HyFly H510 is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell propulsion system. The unique tandem tilt wing concept enables wind resistant operation in compact areas like rooftops in cities. All these characteristics make the platform the right choice for transportation of medical goods in urban environment.

With the capability of transporting a payload of 10 kg over a distance of 120 km in a little more than one hour, the HyFly H510 stands for emission free air transportation of goods, without the need for a large take-off and landing area or runway.

Prof. Kiyoshi Uzawa

Prof. Kiyoshi Uzawa

Director Innovative Composite Center (ICC) at Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan

Innovative Manufacturing Technology by Backcasting from Application to Materials.

Prof. Kiyoshi Uzawa will focus on synthesis with coupling and optimization of curing/polymerization and molding process.
Dan Ziegler, CCO, MACRO Industries

Dan Ziegler

CCO, MACRO Industries, USA

Developing custom composite materials that enhance the safety, savings, and sustainability.

MACRO is a small engineering and composites manufacturing business developing impact and fire-resistant structural materials and integrating them into the military, aviation, and automotive platforms.

Dr. Chad Duty, Chief Executive Officer-Elect, IACMI - The Composites Institute

Dr. Chad Duty

Chief Executive Officer-Elect, IACMI – The Composites Institute, USA

Decarbonizing with Composites.

To be continued.

Claire Baker

Claire Baker

Segment Manager Space & Communications, Toray Advanced Composites, UK

Composite Structures for the New Space Age.

To be continued.


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SE Summit Paris 2023

Registration starts 1st of February 2023.