Centennial College, Toronto May 23-24, 2018

Keynote Speakers:

Melissa Grupen-Shemansky, CTO of FlexTech Alliance, the American industry association for the flexible and printed electronics industry supply chain. Grupen-Shemansky will deliver a keynote on the FHE Technology Road Map.

Christine DeFabio, Head of Global Connected Packaging Capability at Unilever. She will discuss in her keynote the consumer products giant’s journey from trial to large-scale implementation of FHE technologies.


Warren Ali, Director of Emerging Technologies Initiatives at APMA, Canada’s national association representing OEM producers for the worldwide automotive industry. He will serve as chair of our session where we explore FHE applications and market opportunities in automotive.

Simon Fried, President at Israel’s Nano Dimension, which researches and develops advanced 3D printed electronics, including a 3D printer for multilayer printed circuit boards. Fried will discuss revolutionizing printed circuit board manufacturing.

Rick Larson, Head of Technical Sales at Novacentrix. Our CPES2018 Diamond Sponsor is a leading product innovator in printable electronics manufacturing known for its Metalon conductive inks and PulseForge photonic curing tools. Larson will discuss scaling up from the lab to commercial production.

James Lee, Director of Technology Innovations for Smart Packaging at Jones Packaging. Jones is a pioneer in adding intelligence to packaging on high-speed production lines. Lee will moderate our industry panel, in which we discuss FHE applications and benefits for the smart packaging and retail supply chain.

Erika Rebrosova, Electronic Materials Technology Manager at Sun Chemical, the world’s largest producer of printing inks. Rebrosova will discuss material advances for in-mould electronics.

Brodie Stanfield, Founder and co-CEO of Inventing Future Technologies. This R&D hardware and software company has developed ARAIG, the world’s first multi-sensory and multi-directional force feedback suit. Stanfield will discuss the scale-up challenges facing wearables companies after getting funded by Manjit Minhas on Dragon’s Den a year ago.

Ilaria Varoli, Senior Vice-President at Myant. Myant made headlines last fall when it committed $100 million to the Advanced Manufacturing Supercluster proposal. Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, named this Supercluster as one of the five winners last week. Varoli will chair our session on Smart Textiles and Wearables.

Industrial Design Workshop Leader:

Dylan Horvath, President of Cortex Design, a product design and manufacturing firm in Toronto’s burgeoning art and design district. He will discuss industrial design best practices for electronics.

Evolving International Standards Workshop Leaders:

Chris Jorgensen, Director Technology Transfer with IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries. This worldwide trade association represents the electronics interconnect industry. Jorgensen is staff liaison to standards development committees, including committees for e-textiles and printed electronics.

Haridoss Sarma, Research and Technology Scout and Go 2 Scout 4 R&T. A seasoned veteran in evaluating technology readiness levels and in technology transfer and commercialization. He and Jorgensen will discuss evolving new standards for FHE and how to incorporate these into your development processes for faster market access.

Intellectual Property Protection Workshop Leader:

David Lotimer, MBM Intellectual Property Law, who works with entrepreneurs to support their businesses and to help them manage their IP assets. Lotimer will cover the critical steps in IP protection that many firms miss in their technology, product development and commercialization.




















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