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Collaborating to decarbonize US heavy industries: The route to net zero

The 2022 Inflation Reduction Act sets out the biggest investment in history to counter climate change, injecting more than $369bn into climate and energy programs. With billions in direct investments planned for the decarbonization of heavy industries, the time to act is now.

To support and facilitate the transition towards cleaner manufacturing in the USA, we are proud to be bringing a Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing (SIM) event to Cleveland, Ohio. Hosting leaders from the worlds of industry, innovation, science, government and investment, SIM USA will bring together those responsible for driving sustainability across five hard-to-abate sectors.

Three themes run through our conference program, focusing on energy, environment and frameworks and evolving technology and processes; come and listen, learn, discuss and debate the way to cleaner manufacturing in the USA.

Thursday 1st December 2022

Time Session title Stream
Exhibition floor
08:00
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08:45

Registration and visit the exhibition

Networking
Conference Theatre
08:45
|
08:50

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Speaker

Nadine Bloxsome

Editor and Content Director, Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Nadine Bloxsome graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from the University of the Arts, London. After completing her degree, she gained work experience as a news correspondent for ITV, before taking on the role of Editorial Account Manager for Springer Science and Medicine, working across a number of ballistic medicine and surgery publications.

In 2011, Nadine began her career with Quartz Business Media on the Glass International portfolio and is currently Editor and Content Director of Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios..

Nadine has worked to cover all areas of the aluminium value chain in the magazine, while bringing new publications like the 'Safety Guide' to the forefront. She developed the Future Aluminium Forum into an integral industry event, which is designed to work with aluminium processors and suppliers towards building smarter manufacturing solutions.

More recently, Nadine helped launch the Greener Aluminium Online Summit, to highlight sustainability solutions for aluminium manufacturers.

Her experience in these areas has lead to the development of the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing Event Series, which forms a collaborative approach to achieving net zero targets across the glass, aluminium, steel, cement and chemical sectors.

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Keynote
Conference Theatre
08:50
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09:20

Keynote: Creating a shared vision for a new low carbon industrial revolution - Speaker invited, tbc pending schedule

Speaker

Jennifer M Granholm

Secretary of Energy

United States Government

* TBC

United States Government

Keynote
Conference Theatre
09:20
|
09:40

Keynote: Available for sponsorship

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

Tel: +44 (0)1737 855 013 or email: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Keynote
Conference Theatre
09:40
|
10:00

Keynote: On the path to decarbonization

Traci L Forrest, EVP Environment & Sustainability, Cleveland-Cliffs

Speaker

Traci L Forrester

Executive Vice President - Environment & Sustainability

Cleveland-Cliffs

Traci L. Forrester is Executive Vice President, Environmental & Sustainability of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. She is responsible for the environmental compliance and regulatory affairs as well as the sustainability functions at Cleveland-Cliffs.

Previously, Ms. Forrester was Executive Vice President, Business Development whereby she was responsible for developing emerging business opportunities supporting Cleveland-Cliffs’ U.S. domestic market.

Ms. Forrester began her career at Cleveland-Cliffs in 2004 within the company’s legal department. She was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary from 2018 to 2019. She was responsible for the company’s compliance with securities laws and financial reporting, execution of strategic transactions and corporate governance matters, including working with the Board of Directors and its Committees. She also coordinated legal services and counsel for the company. Since joining Cliffs as Corporate Attorney, Ms. Forrester has served in various senior management positions within the Company’s legal department. She was promoted to Group Counsel - Asia Pacific Operations in 2011 and oversaw and directed legal services for that business unit in Australia. She also held the role of Assistant General Counsel - Corporate Affairs & International Operations. Before her tenure with Cliffs, Ms. Forrester held an in-house legal counsel position at ABB Inc., a multinational industrial process automation company, as a senior attorney.

Ms. Forrester earned her J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University, and her B.A. Philosophy from Miami University. She is a board member of the Cleveland Play House.

Cleveland-Cliffs

Keynote
Conference Theatre
10:00
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10:20

Keynote: Bold action needed for net zero

  • Matt Rogers, CEO, Mission Possible Partnership
Speaker

Matt Rogers

CEO

Mission Possible Partnership

Matt is a highly respected global energy and sustainability leader with more than 30 years’ experience. Much of his career has focused on the role technology and innovation play in restructuring markets. Prior to becoming CEO of the Mission Possible Partnership, Matt was a Senior Partner with McKinsey & Company, leading the Electric Power, Oil and Gas and Sustainability practices over time. He has a proven track record of advising corporate boards as they seek to capture growth opportunities and manage the risks in the energy transition.

During 2009-10, following the global financial crisis, Matt served as the Senior Advisor to the US Secretary of Energy, leading the Recovery Act Implementation. In his Department of Energy role, Matt led the Department’s work to review more than 30,000 applications and funding more than 5,000 projects to accelerate US energy innovation in electric vehicles, wind, solar, batteries, biofuels and energy efficiency, reducing costs and emissions across markets.

Matt graduated from Princeton and holds an M.B.A. from Yale. He teaches energy finance at the UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Matt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Bay Area and St Mary’s College’s School of Economics and Business Administration. In 2014 he published ‘Resource Revolution’ exploring the combination of information and industrial technology to change the way we produce and use natural resources to revolutionize energy markets.

Mission Possible Partnership

Keynote
Conference Theatre
10:20
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10:30

Keynote Q&A

Keynote
Exhibition floor
10:30
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11:00

Networking refreshment break

Available for sponsorship. For opportunities, please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

Tel: +44 (0)1737 855013. Email: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Networking
Conference Theatre
11:00
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11:45

PANEL: Hydrogen in the spotlight

Green hydrogen is critical to decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors. Where is the US hydrogen industry today? What is needed to unlock the potential of clean hydrogen in the US to achieve net zero in heavy industry from infrastructure, investment and the regulatory environment?

This panel organised by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) will consist of Catapult members that are investing in hydrogen in the US.

Moderator: Oleksiy Tatarenko, Principal - Climate Aligned Industries Program, Rocky Mountain Institute

Panelists

  • To follow
Speaker

Oleksiy Tatarenko

Principal, Climate-Aligned Industries Program

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

Oleksiy Tatarenko is a Principal in the Climate-Aligned Industries Program at RMI. He leads the Green Hydrogen Catapult, a joint initiative between RMI and the UN’s High-Level Champions for Global Climate Action, promoting the aggressive global adoption of green hydrogen at the scale needed to achieve a 1.5°C future.

Background

With 17 years of leadership experience in the public and private spheres, Oleksiy has focused on systems-level transformation of the energy sector and pioneering business models in the context of radical uncertainty. At Shell, he led the company’s Energy Transition Program, spearheading new initiatives in hydrogen and developing decarbonization strategies, as well as providing thought leadership as part of Shell’s Scenarios leadership team. Oleksiy previously served as the Deputy Country Chair for Shell in Ukraine.

Before that, Oleksiy founded and led a venture that piloted projects to reduce methane gas leakage in Ukraine—some of the first of their kind under the Kyoto Protocol. As an advisor to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine, he helped develop national policy on energy security and strategies to promote international investment in the sector through partnerships between state-owned enterprises and international energy companies and financial institutions.

Education

Oleksiy holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Institute of Global Economy and International Relations of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine and a master’s degree in International Business Administration from Kyiv National Economic University.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

Energy
Conference Theatre
11:50
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12:10

Process Technology Innovation: Key to the Low-Carbon Transformation

Numerous industrial firms are announcing striking GHG reduction goals, customers are demanding low-carbon products, and there’s movement and increasing support for pursuit of decarbonization pillars. Yet, although aggressive pursuit of these pillars might reduce GHGs some 80%, the final 20% may require alternative approaches. A key approach is Innovation in how products are made (process technology) ¾yielding products with lower carbon intensity, better recyclability, and lower lifecycle impacts. The Inflation Reduction Act has $5.8 Billion to support this innovation in the Advanced Industrial Facilities Deployment Program.

Speaker

Ed Rightor

Director of Industrial Program

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Edward Rightor is the Director of the Industrial Program at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). In this role Ed leads the strategic vision for the industrial sector, convenes stakeholders to accelerate energy efficiency and reductions of GHGs, and develops broadly supported policy recommendations to enable decarbonization. Recently, he served on the National Academies committee on a roadmap for decarbonization of the US energy system and co-led a DOE roadmap on industrial decarbonization.

Prior to joining ACEEE, held several leadership roles at Dow Chemical during his 31 year career. Through 2017, he served as the Director of Strategic Projects in Dow’s Environmental Technology Center. In this role he worked across global operations to reduce air emissions, waste, freshwater intake, and energy use. He also spearheaded a roadmap for the global chemical industry on paths to reduce energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

He earned a doctorate in chemistry from Michigan State University and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Marietta College.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Evolve
Conference Theatre
12:10
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12:55

PANEL: Cross-sector roadmaps to decarbonizing production

Companies from across the hard-to-abate sectors will discuss their strategies and methods for improving efficiency, reducing emissions and manufacturing waste on their path to net zero. What innovative, affordable solutions that exist today are they adopting? What is their risk appetite towards new low-carbon technologies and practices, what are their experiences so far of deployment?

Moderator: Ed Rightor, Director of Industrial Program, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

Panelists:

  • Michael Peintinger, Managing Director North America, Smart Steel Technologies
  • Patrick Davis, Head of Sales, Cleartrace
  • Sebastian Hoyos, Head of Renewable Energy Strategy Americas, ENGIE Impact
Speaker

Ed Rightor

Director of Industrial Program

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Edward Rightor is the Director of the Industrial Program at the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). In this role Ed leads the strategic vision for the industrial sector, convenes stakeholders to accelerate energy efficiency and reductions of GHGs, and develops broadly supported policy recommendations to enable decarbonization. Recently, he served on the National Academies committee on a roadmap for decarbonization of the US energy system and co-led a DOE roadmap on industrial decarbonization.

Prior to joining ACEEE, held several leadership roles at Dow Chemical during his 31 year career. Through 2017, he served as the Director of Strategic Projects in Dow’s Environmental Technology Center. In this role he worked across global operations to reduce air emissions, waste, freshwater intake, and energy use. He also spearheaded a roadmap for the global chemical industry on paths to reduce energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

He earned a doctorate in chemistry from Michigan State University and a bachelor of science in chemistry from Marietta College.

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Speaker

Patrick Davis

VP Sales

Cleartrace

To follow

Cleartrace

Speaker

Sebastian Hoyos

Head of Renewable Strategy Americas

ENGIE Impact

Sebastian is the Head of Renewable Energy Strategy at ENGIE Impact Americas. He is responsible for the advisory and design of the decarbonization strategy for companies, cities and regions around the Americas.

His expertise focuses on-site and off-site renewables, PPA & VPPA, community solar, tax equity financing, energy efficiency and renewable energy structuring. Sebastian has been in the renewable energy industry since 2009, having sat on every side of the table: managing renewable energy assets to creating programs for companies to commit to their emission reductions at Duke Energy, senior manager energy operations at Walmart where he oversaw energy operations, energy trading and renewable energy implementation to commit to Walmart’s sustainability goals, and in ENGIE Impact as a renewable energy advisor.

He is an active board member of Engineers for a Sustainable World.

He holds an MBA from East Carolina University and a BS in electrical, electronics and communications engineering at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

ENGIE Impact

Speaker

Dr Michael F Peintinger

Managing Director Americas

Smart Steel Technologies

Quick facts:

  • AIST: Decarbonization Officer at Digitalization Applications Technology Committee
  • PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Bonn
  • PostDoc at Max-Planck for Chemical Energy Conversion with full scholarship
  • QuinLogic (SMS group) 2015-2021 (Managing Director and General Manager SMS digital) focussing on Data integration, Big Data and Quality Management Applications

Biography:

Michael is the Managing Director of Smart Steel Technologies Michael Peintinger Americas that he joined in September 2021. Previously he has held various positions at QuinLogic and SMSgroup, including serving as Managing Director North America for QuinLogic and General Manager SMS digital. His focus lies on digital transformation, Big Data integration and Quality Management and Continuous Improvement in the steel industry. Michael holds a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry from the University of Bonn and currently serves as Decarbonization Officer of the Digitalization Applications Technology Committee for AIST.

Smart Steel Technologies

Evolve
Exhibition floor
12:55
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14:00

Networking lunch break

Available for sponsorship. Please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Networking
Conference Theatre
14:00
|
14:45

PANEL: The future is circular: recycling business models and solutions for competitive advantage in manufacturing

Circular economy strategies, in which waste is eliminated, resources are circulated, and nature is regenerated, not only play a critical role in emissions reductions, but can create USD 4.5 trillion in market opportunities by 2030. These speakers will discuss technologies and strategies across glass, aluminum, cement, steel and chemicals industries that are helping businesses unlock this potential and move towards Net Zero.

Moderator: Sarah O'Keefe, Director of Sustainability and Climate Justice, City of Cleveland

Panelists:

  • Thomas Kwan, Director, Sustainability Research, Strategy & Sustainability, Schneider Electric
  • Dylan Beach, Sustainability Senior Manager, GOJO Corporation
  • Scott de Fife, President, Glass Packaging Institute *
  • Zak Chehab, Sustainability Director North America, Novelis *

* invited tbc

Speaker

Sarah O'Keeffe

Director of Sustainability and Climate Justice

City of Cleveland

To follow

City of Cleveland

Speaker

Dylan Beach

Sustainability Senior Manager

GOJO Corporation

To follow

GOJO Corporation

Speaker

Thomas Kwan

Director of Sustainability Research

Schneider Electric

Thomas Alan Kwan is Director of Sustainability Research for Schneider Electric’s Sustainability Research Institute. At the Institute he heads industry decarbonization and collaborates with prominent universities, national laboratories, coalitions, and NGOs.

Prior to his role at Schneider Electric, he led research and development for planet positive materials and products at Unilever and previously served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. He holds a PhD from the Center for Green Chemistry and Green Engineering at Yale University and was an AGLP Fellow where he advanced thought leadership at the nexus of micro-manufacturing, eco-design, and entrepreneurship.

With a background in industry, regulatory, and academia, he is known for synergizing a systems approach with his collaborative character and has been recognized across topic areas, from Intel to the National Science Foundation, for his innovation and leadership. He is passionate about environmental justice and accelerating climate action to ensure the health and prosperity of future generations.

Schneider Electric

Environment
Conference Theatre
14:45
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15:00

Spotlight session - Available for sponsorship

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Evolve
Conference Theatre
14:50
|
15:10

Spotlight session - Shell Energy

Speaker

Senior representative from Shell Energy

To follow

Energy
Conference Theatre
15:15
|
15:35

Spotlight: Decarbonization of Chemical Plants with Electrification and Digitization

Decarbonizing chemicals manufacturing is high priority for operators. This is especially challenging in petrochemical industry where electricity accounts for only 4% of the total energy consumption. Explosive growth in low carbon electricity, an array of innovative technologies, combined with digitization is changing the paradigm of process electrification. In this session, we discuss why electrification should be on the top of decarbonization strategies in chemicals industry, and how asset managers can prepare for a systematic transition to electrified operations?

Speaker

Shebin Jalal

Chief Solution Architect & Pre-Sales Leader - Energies & Chemicals

Schneider Electric

Shebin Jalal is the Schneider Electric Chief Solution Architect and Global Process Electrification Leader for Energies and Chemicals Segment

With more than 17 years of experience, Shebin held several missions across project business, engineering, R&D, and pre-sales functions. He has a bachelor's degree in Control Systems Engineering and a master’s degree in systems architecture design. Shebin is a significant advocate of integrating power & process in electro-intensive industries to improve efficiency at all levels of the project lifecycle.

He leads innovation projects focusing on integrated solutions for sustainable energy management & automation for oil, gas, and chemicals Industries. He is interested in preparing young children to become the innovators of tomorrow by promoting STEM education. He is based out of Houston, TX – USA

Schneider Electric

Speaker

Yasmine McColl

Global Business Development | Sales and Marketing Leader | Business Director

Schneider Electric

Yasmine McColl is the Schneider Electric Global Business Development Leader for the Chemicals segment.

Yasmine has 20 years of experience in the Energy and Chemical industries. Before joining Schneider Electric, she has held various technical and commercial positions with several leading EPC and technology companies.

Yasmine plays an active role in the Chemicals market; she is an executive board member of AICHE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers) South Texas Section. She has served in the board of directors for the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) Houston, ECC (Engineering and Construction Contracting) future leader program, and as a Vice President of SWE (Society of Women Engineers) college chapter.

Furthermore, she is very passionate and motivated to empower women and girls at younger ages to become a part of the Energy / Chemical industries and help reaching the industries’ sustainability goals.

Yasmine holds an MBA and BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Houston. She is also a certified (RYT 200) yoga teacher.

Yasmine was born and raised in Iran after 1979 revolution. She migrated to the United States after Iran and Iraq war. Upon arriving to the United States, Yasmine had to adapt quicky and find ways to thrive in a new country and pursue her dreams as an independent young woman.

Yasmine is a happy mother of a 5 year-old daughter, and she is based out of Houston, TX - USA

Schneider Electric

Evolve
Exhibition floor
15:35
|
16:00

Networking refreshment break

Available for sponsorship. Please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Networking
Conference Theatre
16:00
|
16:20

Spotlight: Aluminum Recycling and the Plant of the Future

Speaker

Guillermo Gonzalez

Business Development Manager

GHI Hornos Industriales S.L

To follow

GHI Hornos Industriales S.L

Environment
Conference Theatre
16:25
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17:10

PANEL: Investment focus: financing clean energy technologies, industrial infrastructure and accelerating the energy transition in the US hard-to-abate sectors

Shifting towards low carbon emitting technologies requires large-scale investment.

This panel examines progress and plans for powering heavy industry like chemicals, steel, aluminum, cement and glass with clean energy. What’s the latest on government policies to foster this new low-carbon industrial revolution? What are the standout energy initiatives, R&D, pilot projects and commitments to realise corporate net-zero commitments?

Moderator: Joe Quinn, Vice President of Strategic Industrial Metals, SAFE Commanding Heights

Panelists:

  • Sasha Stashwick, Director Industrial Policy, Climate & Clean Energy Program, NDRC
  • Brad Townsend, Vice President Policy & Outreach, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)
  • Lauren Wilk, Vice President of Government Affairs, Arconic
Speaker

Joe Quinn

Vice President of Strategic Industrial Materials

SAFE Commanding Heights

Joe Quinn leads the Center for Strategic Industrial Materials, a new policy initiative dedicated to advancing more secure and sustainable supply chains for aluminum and other industrial materials critical to America’s national and economic security. Quinn is developing a framework designed to ensure resilient and domestic aluminum production.

Prior to joining SAFE, Quinn served as the Vice President of External Affairs & Industry Relations at the Aluminum Association. He raised the industry’s profile, created the Congressional Aluminum Caucus, set new membership records, and served as a strategic advisor to the industry on trade and energy issues.

Previously, Quinn worked at public relations firms positioning organizations favorably with key opinion leaders to advance policy initiatives. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Public Affairs Council. A Cincinnati native, he received his B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of South Carolina.

SAFE Commanding Heights

Speaker

Sasha Stashwick

Director, Industrial Policy, Climate & Clean Energy Program

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC)

Sasha Stashwick focuses on developing state and federal policies aimed at cutting greenhouse gas pollution from heavy industry and putting key industrial sectors like cement and concrete on a trajectory to deep decarbonization consistent with U.S. climate targets. Her prior work focused on limiting reliance on forest biomass in the power sector. Before joining NRDC, Stashwick worked on Wall Street as a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in foreign service from Georgetown University and a dual MPA with a concentration in public and economic policy from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po in Paris. She is based in New York City.

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NDRC)

Speaker

Brad Townsend

Vice President, Policy and Outreach

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Brad Townsend is the Vice President for Policy and Outreach at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES). Mr. Townsend works closely with businesses, policymakers and other stakeholders to advance ambitious, just, and durable climate and energy policies. He leads a range of technology and coalition focused initiatives at C2ES, including its work with the Renewable Thermal Collaborative and the CEO Climate Dialogue. He also manages the Climate Innovation 2050 initiative, which engages dozens of leading companies in a collaborative effort to identify challenges and pathways for reaching carbon neutrality across the U.S. economy.

Previously, Mr. Townsend was the associate director for energy innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), where he served as staff director for the American Energy Innovation Council, a group of executives committed to policy support for energy innovation. Prior to joining BPC, he was the program director for OurEnergyPolicy.org where he guided the organization’s strategic direction, managed relationships with partners, federal agencies and congressional offices while providing policy analysis on domestic energy issues. He has also managed projects for Green Energy Ohio, working with state and local government partners to develop educational programs on renewable energy.

Mr. Townsend has an M.S. in environmental policy and management from American Military University and a B.A. in history from The College of Wooster.

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Speaker

Lauren Wilk

Vice President of Government Affairs

Arconic

Lauren Wilk is Vice President, Government Affairs at Arconic Corporation. Arconic Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate, and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building and construction markets. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Penn., the company has a global footprint of 21 manufacturing facilities and 13,400 employees located in 20 countries.

In her role, Lauren develops and executes government affairs strategies to support revenue and market growth for the company. She is engaged in legislative and regulatory policy issues that affect the company’s operations and markets, and she oversees advocacy and engagement efforts with federal, state and local governments and other stakeholders in the United States as well as the countries where Arconic has a presence. She currently serves on the International Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods (ITAC-2) to formally advise the U.S. Trade Representative and the Commerce Department on trade policy issues that impact the automotive supply chain.

Prior to joining Arconic Corporation, Lauren was the Vice President, Government Relations and International Programs at the Aluminum Association. Previously, she was Director of Trade Policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in Washington, D.C., and served as a Senior Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Donald Manzullo. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, she worked for the Aerospace Industries Association and the American Farm Bureau Federation. She holds a B.S. in Journalism and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Kansas and a M.A. in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.

Arconic

Energy
Conference Theatre
17:15
|
17:45

Policy Insights Overview

This leading US policy expert will explore what the Inflation Reduction Act framework means for heavy industry sectors? How can companies get ahead of new climate regulation from setting science-based targets and internal carbon prices to investing in renewable energy sources?

  • Aaron Brickman, Senior Principal - US Program, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) (invited, tbc)
Speaker

Aaron Brickman

Senior Principal - US Program

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

To follow

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

Environment
Exhibition floor
18:00
|
20:00

Evening Drinks Reception

Available for sponsorship. Please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Networking

Friday 2nd December 2022

Time Session title Stream
Exhibition floor
08:00
|
08:30

Visit the exhibition

Networking
Conference Theatre
08:30
|
08:35

Opening remarks - Welcome to Day 2

Speaker

Nadine Bloxsome

Editor and Content Director, Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Nadine Bloxsome graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from the University of the Arts, London. After completing her degree, she gained work experience as a news correspondent for ITV, before taking on the role of Editorial Account Manager for Springer Science and Medicine, working across a number of ballistic medicine and surgery publications.

In 2011, Nadine began her career with Quartz Business Media on the Glass International portfolio and is currently Editor and Content Director of Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios..

Nadine has worked to cover all areas of the aluminium value chain in the magazine, while bringing new publications like the 'Safety Guide' to the forefront. She developed the Future Aluminium Forum into an integral industry event, which is designed to work with aluminium processors and suppliers towards building smarter manufacturing solutions.

More recently, Nadine helped launch the Greener Aluminium Online Summit, to highlight sustainability solutions for aluminium manufacturers.

Her experience in these areas has lead to the development of the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing Event Series, which forms a collaborative approach to achieving net zero targets across the glass, aluminium, steel, cement and chemical sectors.

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Keynote
Conference Theatre
08:35
|
09:15

In conversation with industrials on switching to renewable energy

In this session, companies from the First Movers Coalition, will share their strategies and solutions in the energy transition and how they are closing the gap between intention and action.

Moderator and panelists: Companies from the First Movers Coalition (invited, tbc)

Energy
Conference Theatre
09:20
|
10:00

Lightning Talks: Driving demand for low carbon materials and products

Join these experts in industrial process heating operations to talk about the innovations, approaches and collaborations that are improving heating process efficiency in businesses across the hard-to-abate sectors

How are stakeholders in the steel, cement, aluminum, glass and chemicals sectors developing common labelling standards and markets for low-carbon products? These sharp focused talks will help your business future proof and prepare for the low-carbon future.

Moderator: Angela Anderson, Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal, World Resources Institute (WRI)

Panelists:

  • Kristin Beck, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Holcim

other panelists tbc

Speaker

Angela Anderson

Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Angela Anderson is the Director of Industrial Innovation and Carbon Removal in the Climate Program. She leads WRI's growing portfolio of work in industrial decarbonization and carbon removal and aims to change narratives around “hard-to-abate” sectors and promote the natural and technological interventions required to achieve net-zero targets.

Prior to joining WRI, Angela worked as a program director, coalition builder, international advocate, and campaign strategist. She led the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists for ten years; facilitated US-NGO engagement in the international climate negotiations while at US Climate Action Network and at the Pew Environmental Trust; and founded Clear the Air, a national coalition to reduce pollution from power plants.

Angela holds a B.A. in political science from Colorado State University.

She lives in Annandale, Virginia with her husband, dog and two cats. She spends her free time reading, gardening and playing with four funny and fabulous grandkids.

World Resources Institute (WRI)

Speaker

Kristin Beck

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Holcim

To follow

Holcim

Environment
Conference Theatre
10:05
|
10:30

Spotlight session - available for sponsorship

Available for sponsorship. Please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Evolve
Exhibition floor
10:30
|
11:00

Networking refreshment break

Available for sponsorship. Please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Networking
Conference Theatre
11:00
|
11:15

Spotlight: Decarbonizing industry through electrification

The practical alternative to hydrogen: Hydrogen is often promoted as a silver bullet for decarbonizing high-temperature furnaces across the industrial sector. This session explores alternative insights into electric, zero GHG solutions to decarbonization.

Speaker

Senior representative from Pyrogenesis

To follow

Energy
Conference Theatre
11:20
|
11:35

Spotlight session - available for sponsorship

Available for sponsorship. Please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Environment
Conference Theatre
11:40
|
11:55

Spotlight session - available for sponsorship

Available for sponsorship. Please contact José Sebastião, Commercial Director

T: +44 (0)1737 855013. E: josesebastiao@quartzltd.com

Evolve
Conference Theatre
12:00
|
12:45

The power of collaboration to achieve net zero

Individual companies alone cannot transform the chemical, metals, cement and glass industries. To deliver the ground-breaking innovation needed for net-zero emissions in heavy industry, collaboration both within the private sector and across all stakeholders including governments and society across sectors and global stakeholders is required.

  • New collaborative innovation models for sharing risk, reducing uncertainty and accelerating and scale up technology developments
  • What technological challenges could most benefit from pioneering collaborative approaches?
  • Lessons learned and best-practice from first-of-its-kind joint projects

Moderator and panelists tbc

Speaker

Erin M Blanton

Executive Director

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Erin Blanton is the Managing Director of Zero Emissions Systems at GTI Energy. Erin Blanton leads GTI Energy’s methane emissions mitigation solutions strategy and focuses on the role of natural gas infrastructure in facilitating energy transitions towards a net-zero future. Erin joined GTI Energy from Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, where she led the Natural Gas Research Initiative and the Center's ESG research. She has extensive experience advising financial professionals on energy markets and investments. Erin holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a B.A. in economics from Cornell University.

Gas Technology Institute (GTI)

Evolve
Conference Theatre
12:45
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12:50

Closing remarks

Speaker

Nadine Bloxsome

Editor and Content Director, Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Nadine Bloxsome graduated with a BA (Hons) in Journalism from the University of the Arts, London. After completing her degree, she gained work experience as a news correspondent for ITV, before taking on the role of Editorial Account Manager for Springer Science and Medicine, working across a number of ballistic medicine and surgery publications.

In 2011, Nadine began her career with Quartz Business Media on the Glass International portfolio and is currently Editor and Content Director of Aluminium and Furnaces International Portfolios..

Nadine has worked to cover all areas of the aluminium value chain in the magazine, while bringing new publications like the 'Safety Guide' to the forefront. She developed the Future Aluminium Forum into an integral industry event, which is designed to work with aluminium processors and suppliers towards building smarter manufacturing solutions.

More recently, Nadine helped launch the Greener Aluminium Online Summit, to highlight sustainability solutions for aluminium manufacturers.

Her experience in these areas has lead to the development of the Sustainable Industrial Manufacturing Event Series, which forms a collaborative approach to achieving net zero targets across the glass, aluminium, steel, cement and chemical sectors.

Quartz Business Media Ltd

Keynote

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