The EIGA Summit – Programme

Strong Roots, Bright Future.

Day 1: Wednesday 25 January 2023

08:00 Registration and Welcome coffee
08:30 Administration
OPENING AND INTRODUCTION
08:35 Opening Pascal Vinet EIGA President CV
08:40 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Herman Van Rompuy President of the European Council Emeritus CV
09:25

Stefania Mariani
SOL

SOC Chair (Seminar Organising Committee) CV
SESSION 1 - GOING TO WORK: TRANSPORT
09:30 Improving Behavioural Safety with drivers 

Graham Hall
Air Products

European Logistics Manager CV
09:45 Road safety - What could be the next steps? 

Yves Engler
Air Liquide

Group Road Safety Program Director CV
10:00 Driver's training: digitalization 

Stewart Edgar
Linde

Senior Manager Transport Operations Safety EMEA Region CV

Roger Wilkinson
Linde

Head of Deliver, PGP CV
10:15 Q&A
10:25 Coffee break
SESSION 2 - LUNCH TIME: FOOD GASES
10:55 Food gases: regulations and applications

Lorenzo DeLorenzi
SOL Group

Senior Product Manager CV
11:10 Sustainability in food manufacturing

Huib Scherpenisse
ZG Slicing

Site Responsible CV

Stig Are Karlsen
Nippon Gases Norge

Head of Market Development CV
11:45 The food of the future - biodiversity

Frauke Fischer
Agentur - auf !

Owner CV
12:10 Q&A
12:20 Lunch
SESSION 3 - VISITING CUSTOMER: HOSPITALS
13:30 Development of medicinal gases authorization from the perspective of an Authority: past, present and future

Christa Wirthumer-Hoche
BASG / AGES MEA

Head of the Austrian Medicines and Medical Devices Agency CV
13:45 The gas industry: pandemic response in the world

Andrea Fieschi
Assogastecnici

Director CV

Rich Gottwald
CGA

President and CEO CV
14:15 Pandemic in hospitals: lessons learned

Rigoberto Pérez
NOXTEC

Technical Director and co-Founder CV

José Miguel Alonso Íñigo
Hospital Universitario y Politécnic La Fe, Valencia

Consultant Anesthesiologist CV

Salvador Díaz Lobato
Nippon Gases España

Medical Director CV
14:55 The hospital of the future: challenges for the medical gases industry

Nicole Vink van Kimmenade
European Association of Hospital Pharmacist

Board member of the EAHP CV
15:10 Q&A
15:20 Coffee break
SESSION 4 - VISIT CUSTOMER: INDUSTRY
15:50 The metal fabrication market: from the dawn of technology to the present day and beyond

Claudio Bani
SIAD

Bulk Gases Sourcing and Distribution Director CV

Nicola Sala
SIAD

Metal Fabrication Market Specialist CV
16:05 Pipelines in gas business, connecting the past with the future

Johan Desmet
Nippon Gases

Business Director Nippon Gases BNF CV

Cristina Ballester Herrera
Air Liquide

Vice President Large Industries Europe CV
16:30 Future of gases in additive manufacturing

Amagoia Paskual
ADDILAN

CEO CV

Simon Jahn
ifw Jena - Günter-Köhler-Institut für Fügetechnik und Werkstoffprüfung

CEO CV

Javier Díaz
MADIT

CEO and Founder CV

Joachim Kasemann
Mark3D GmbH

Managing Director CV
17:00 Q&A
17:10 End of first day
19:30-22:00

Summit Dinner at Zoo Antwerp
(3-minutes walk from Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel; across the square)

Koningin Astridplein 20-26, 2018 Antwerp

Cocktail: Butterfly Hall (1st - Floor)
Dinner: Marble Hall (Ground-Floor)

Day 2: Thursday 26 January 2023

08:00 Welcome coffee
SESSION 5 - WORKING IN A GAS MANUFACTURING SITE
08:30 Industrial safety - Seveso legislation including history

Christina Fry
Air Products

Behavioural Safety and Empowerment Lead CV
08:45 Oxygen safety - Developement, incidents, materials, EIGA database

Nikos Larass
Linde

Project Director - Process Safety CV
09:00 Hydrogen high pressure car fueling systems - Safety aspects 

Georg Siebert
Linde

Head of Documentation QM/QS CV
09:15 No gases, no chips!

Franck Slootman
Air Liquide

Electronic World Business Line Industrial manager CV
09:30 Future trends in raw materials availability

Erwin Raue

CV

Nicole Kambeck
Mitsubishi Chemical Europe

Director Circular Economy CV
09:50 Q&A
10:00 Coffee break
SESSION 6 - AT HOME: NEW TREND IN FUTURE WORK
10:30 Homecare history

Claudio Garbellini
SOL GROUP

General Manager Home Care Division CV
10:45 Pandemic at home: lessons learned

David Castillo
FENIN

Director of the Ethics and Compliance Unit at Fenin CV

Maria João Vitorino
Portuguese Homecare Association

President of APCSD CV

Marco Proietti
Nippon Gases

Business Manager in Home Medicine CV
11:15 Gender equality and diversity plan

Diana Buss
Messer

Senior Vice President - Corporate Communications CV
10:30 Aging population and chronic disease

Jan Stolk
Leiden University Medical Center, Dep. of Pulmonology

Associate Professor and Chest Physician CV
11:45 Q&A
11:55 Lunch
SESSION 7 - LOOKING AT THE FUTURE: ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY
13:25 The ever growing impact of regulation on our business: crossing the environmental and energy perspectives

Nicolas Nguyen Van
Air Liquide

Regulatory and Process Risk Management Director CV

Marc Coekelberghs
Air Liquide

Director Energy Strategy and Risks CV
13:55 CO2, the ultimate feedstock

Mario Čurčić
SOL Kohlensäure GmbH 

Company Manager SKS, Head of Heat, Green Gas Lead CV

Michela Bellettato
ENI

Senior Researcher from the Physical Chemistry Unit of Eni’s Research & Technological Innovation Dept. CV
14:15 Q&A
14:25 Working with the strengths of industrial gas companies (IGCs) to contribute developing the best new hydrogen ecosystem

Andrei Tchouvelev
Hydrogen Council

Hydrogen Council Safety / Regulatory Director CV

Guy de Réals
Air Liquide

Hydrogen Regulations Codes & Standards Manager CV

Benoit Poulet
Shell

Hydrogen - OEM Technical Interface Manager CV
15:00 Role of EIGA

Philippe Cornille
EIGA 

General Secretary CV
15:10 Closure of the meeting

Stefania Mariani
SOL

SOC Chair (Seminar Organising Committee) CV
15:15 End of the Summit