Tuesday 21st November 2023

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Meeting Room

Managing the urgency to achieve net zero manufacturing

Successfully developing a feasible yet ambitious energy transformation strategy to address Scope 1 & 2 emissions and helping to accelerate the decarbonization of the manufacturing industry will have a significant material impact on the growing climate crisis. Even if most businesses are optimistic about their sustainability programs and capabilities, the fundamentals that enable them to achieve a fully-fledged green transformation are often not yet in place.

In this session, Ben Moens, Managing Director at ENGIE Impact will deep-dive into five economic aspects of scaling the transition of production activities:

  1. Energy market realities
  2. End-to-end economics
  3. Cost competitiveness
  4. Shift from ROI to Total Cost of Ownership
  5. Overcoming investment hurdles

Ben Moens

Managing Director, Sustainability Solutions

ENGIE Impact

As a Managing Director at ENGIE Impact, Ben acts as a guide and architect for companies on the path to carbon neutrality. During his 19 years as a management consultant, he has helped executive teams in various sectors on strategy & business transformation.

Ben joined ENGIE Impact to embed sustainability in strategy definition and drive global sustainability transformation. He is an expert in all relevant dimensions, including business model change, asset transition, technology adoption, digitisation, organisational & process change, and engagement of internal & external stakeholders. Ben holds an MBA from INSEAD.

ENGIE Impact

Conference Theatre

3D Printing for sustainable manufacturing: turning sustainability commitments into action


Gesa Schneider

Senior Territory Manager Central Europe


As an experienced executive in the tech industry, Gesa Schneider is driven by entrepreneurship and has a determined mindset with a passion for 3D printing, the CircularEconomy, and sustainable manufacturing.

Since March 2023 she is responsible for the Central Europe Sales Team at Markforged, a producer of industrial composites and metal 3D printers, and is based in Berlin, Germany. Throughout her career, she has executed various ideas in both 3D printing startups and corporations, gaining hands-on experience in all levels of the entrepreneurship sphere.

As the founder and former CEO of Circuteria, a digital platform for sustainable materials solutions, she is a leading thinker on the transformative role of emerging technologies, circular practices, and innovative business models in combating climate change. She has broad international experience in the 3D printing industry and sustainable materials, and has won various competitions and hackathons in Berlin's startup scene.

In addition to speaking at conferences, she maintains a blog (circular3dprinting.com) about the ecological benefits of 3D printing, circularity, and innovative business models. Her vision is to unlock the full potential of the Circular Economy and to make product manufacturing more sustainable.



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