From the 18th till the 20th of April the Materialise World Conference 2012 took place at Leuven. Experts from all over the world were brought together to experience and discuss the technology and solutions needed to prepare what many are calling the "Industrial Revolution 2.0".
I am pleased to announce that Mario Fleurinck, CEO Melotte, was one of the Keynote speakers at this conference with 600 participants from over 15 countries.
During his presentation Mario focused on the role of Direct Digital Manufacturing in the area of entrepeneur creativity, sustainability and local anchoring of the manufacturing industry.
Mario is known as an inspiring speaker with a clear message for his audience. In this context he is asked to give a lecture at the upcoming GDF-Suez Management Executives Meeting with 800 participants from 22 countries.
GDF-Suez is one of the largest energy companies in the world and during this meeting they will search for business models with impact on their business strategy. They are eager to understand and support Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) new business models. Mario will give advise directly from the field and will point out how DDM technologies will change GDF-Suez business model in the future.
Also This week the 5th world conference on Appreciative Inquiry is held in Ghent (Belgium).
David Cooperrider is the Fairmount Minerals Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University and author of "A positive Revolution in Change: Appreciative Inquiry". (Appreciative Inquiry - sometimes shortened to "AI" - is primarily an organizational development method which focuses on increasing what an organization does well rather than on eliminating what it does badly. AI focuses on the positive aspects of our lives and leverages them to correct the negative which is the opposite of "Problem-solving". )
Mr Cooperrider has served as an advisor to senior executives in business and societal leadership roles, including projects with five Presidents and Nobel Laureates. He will be one of the keynotes at the World Appreciative Inquiry Conference 2012.
Mario Fleurinck will explain how his vision is brought into practice and how significant and rapidly growing results are.
As a keynote speaker Mario Fleurinck presents a breakthrough business case, in the area of Direct Digital Manufacturing. He will nurture the audience, with his vision on business and society change, and how these two should interact. His vision of a blue economy (vs. green) is the baseline, in which social and financial profit must go hand in hand.
For more information please visit http://www.2012waic.com/2012/04/03/keynote-announcement-mario-fleurinck-ceo-melotte/