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GPPS Forum 18

10th January - 12th January 2018

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Plenary Keynote Speakers

Dr. Abbas Aliabadi
MAPNA Group, Chairman and CEO

Dr. Carlos Härtel 
GE Additive, CEO

Dr. Alan Epstein
Pratt & Whitney, VP Technology and Environmental Affairs

Stefan S. Florjancic
Ansaldo Energia

Christoph Manser
Swiss Life Asset Managers

Perry Stoneman
Capgemini, Executive VP & Utilities Global Sector Leader

GPPS Forum18 Program

Tuesday, 9th January 2018

15:00 – 17:00 Pre-Registration

Wednesday, 10th January 2018 | Day 1

08:30-17:00 Registration

09:00-10:00 VIP Reception

10:00-12:15 Opening Ceremony and Keynotes:

• Prof. Reza Abhari, GPPS, Chairman & ETH Zurich
• Dr. Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney, VP Technology and Environmental Affairs
• Christoph Manser, Swiss Life Asset Managers
• Dr. Stefan Florjancic, Ansaldo Energia

GPPS Award Ceremony

12:15-13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:30 Panel P1: Future of Aviation
  Chair: Dr. Mike Benzakein, Ohio State University
• Dr. Stéphane Cueille, Safran Group, Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer
• Dr. Alan Epstein, Pratt & Whitney, VP Technology and Environmental Affairs
• Luca Bedon, Engineering Technologies Leader,  AvioAero - GE Aviation Business
• Alan Newby, Rolls & Royce, Director Aerospace Technology and Future Programs
• Kuniyuki Imanari, IHI, Deputy Division Director, Research and Engineering Division, Aero-engines, Space and Defence

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-18:00 Panel P2: Trends and Needs in Power Generation with a Focus on Asia

Chair: Prof. Seung Jin Song, Seoul National University
Keynote: Dr. Abbas Aliabadi, MAPNA Group, Chairman and CEO
• Dr. Stefan Florjancic, Ansaldo Energia, CTO
• Dr. Mohammad Owliya, MAPNA Turbine Company, Deputy Managing Director
• Dr. Zuozhi Zhao, Siemens Power and Gas, CTO
• Junichiro Masada, Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., Integration Division, Deputy Head Of Turbomachinery Headquarters, Senior General Manager Gas Turbine Technology & Products

18:00-19:00 Opening Reception


Thursday, 11th January 2018 | Day 2

07:30 – 08:00 Morning Coffee & Networking

08:00 – 10:00 Panel P3: Digitalization
  Chair: Dr. Frank Eulitz, Siemens, Prof. Hany Moustapha, Pratt & Whitney
Keynote: Perry Stoneman, Capgemini, Executive VP & Utilities Global Sector Leader
• Perry Stoneman, Capgemini, Executive VP & Utilities Global Sector Leader
• Devina Pasta, Siemens Power and Gas, Chief Digitalization Officer
• Dag Calafell, prev. Exxon-Mobil Upstream, Chief Engineer
• Prof. AJ Wang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Turbofan Technology and Engineering Institute, School of Mechanical Engineering
• Prof. Palaniappan Ramu, IIT Madras, Department of Engineering Design

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 12:30 Technical Keynotes & Paper Session 1

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:30 Panel P4: Changes and Trends in Global Natural Gas Infrastructure

Chair: Bernhard Winkelmann, Solar Turbines
• Rienk F. Zwerver, Gasunie, Rotating Equipment Eng
• Jon Bygrave, Executive Chief Engineer, Houston Design & Development Center
• Dr. Rainer Kurz, Solar Turbines, Manager System Analysis and Field
• Joseph Thorp, Aramco Services, Engineering Consultant

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00 Panel P5: Research & Development: Past and Present CEO's Perspective

Chair: Prof. Reza Abhari, ETH Zurich
• Prof. Günter Kappler, prev. Rolls Royce AeroEngines GmbH, CEO
• Dr. Jin Zhang Feng, AECC CAE

17:00 – 18:45 GPPS Townhall Session

Chairs: Prof. Howard Hodson, University of Cambridge,
Prof. Seung Jin Song, Seoul National University

19:15 – 23:00 Gala Dinner

Friday, 12th January 2018 | Day 3

07:30 – 08:00 Morning Coffee & Networking

08:00 – 10:00 Panel P6: Advanced Manufacturing
  Chair: Prof. Reza Abhari, ETH Zurich
Mohammad Ehteshami, GE Additive CEO
• Florian Mauerer, OC oerlikon Management AG, BU Head Additive Manufacturing
• Mohammad Ehteshami, GE Additive, Vice President Additive Integration
• Dr. Soeren Wiener, Honeywell Aero Manufacturing Engineering, Director Technology & Advanced Operations
• Dr. Markus Seibold, Siemens Power & Gas, Head of Additive Manufacturing

10:00 – 10:20 Coffee Break

10:20 – 12:50 Technical Keynotes & Paper Session 2

12:50 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 16:00 Panel P7: Role of Academia in Applied Research

Chair: Prof. Hossein Haj-Hariri, Dean South Carolina
• Prof. Jörg Seume, Leibniz Universität Hannover
• Prof. Francesca di Mare, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
• Prof. Luis San Andrés, Texas A&M University
• Prof. Toshinori Watanabe, University of Tokyo

15:30 – 16:00 Closing Ceremony

Event Sponsors

Thank you to all our sponsors and for their continued support.

Global Power and Propulsion Society (GPPS)


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