Global Graphene Expo & Conference

THE ONLY US CONFERENCE DEDICATED SOLELY TO THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF GRAPHENE

National Graphene Association’s  annual event, the Global Graphene Expo and Conference Oct. 15-17, 2018 in Austin, Texas brings together current and future graphene stakeholders to focus on commercial applications of graphene, drive innovation, and promote and showcase graphene products and technologies.

During 3 days of plenary talks, panel discussions, graphene product and idea showcases, investor pitches and interaction with exhibitors, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in comprehensive dialogue and gain technological insight from the most influential players in the graphene commercial sector and evaluate graphene for the future of their industry. The targeted round table format and tailored networking opportunities will allow attendees to gain critical market information and analysis from leaders in the field and form strategic partnerships.

HIGHLIGHTED SPEAKERS

James Baker
Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre
UK

Kari Hjelt
Graphene Flagship
Sweden

James M. Tour
Rice University
USA

Ray Gibbs
Haydale
UK

Neill Ricketts
Versarien
UK

Giulio Cesario
Directa Plus
Italy

Anirudha Sumant
Argonne National Laboratory
USA

Angela Hight Walker
NIST
USA

Deji Akinwande
University of Texas at Austin
USA

Soroush Nazarpour
NanoXplore Inc
Canada

Henning Döscher
Fraunhofer ISI
Germany

Elena Polyakova
Graphene 3D Lab
USA

Nanshu Lu
University of Texas at Austin
USA

Bernhard Münzing
The Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co Ltd
Germany

Denis Koltsov
Chairman, ISO TC229
Director, Brec Solutions Limited
United Kingdom

Phillip Rose
CEO,
XG Sciences
USA

Richard Clark
Morgan Advanced Materials
USA

Exhibitors & Contributors

Sponsors & Partners

Media Partners

AT&T CENTER: WHERE TEXAS MEETS THE WORLD

The Global Graphene Expo is held at the AT&T Center in Austin. Join us October 15 - 17, 2018 and be a part of the entertaining and innovative atmosphere of Austin that promotes networking and information exchange.

PRODUCT/IDEA SHOWCASE
& INVESTOR PITCHES

Global Graphene Expo’s showcases and pitches provide a prime opportunity to highlight and showcase your graphene based product or seek collaboration and partnership from the audience regarding your “idea” to incorporate graphene in an already existing product or an entirely novel structure or pitch for funding at the investor pitch sessions. Selected applications will get the opportunity to present a 5 minute pitch to the entire audience.

Exclusive Graphene Investor Pitch
Exclusive Graphene Investor Pitch at the Global Graphene Expo is a rare and prime opportunity for 8 hand-selected graphene companies to pitch in front of a large and exclusive audience of technology investment veterans. This closed door session is only open to investors who have gathered with a special interest in scouting talent in the graphene space. Investor Pitch session brings the most seasoned investors to meet the best graphene business opportunities in the U.S.

PROGRAM & AGENDA

Day 1: Monday, October 15

11 a.m.-12:30 PM NGA Board meeting   

Invitation-only Executive Sessions

1-5 p.m. Registration/Badge pick up for Stakeholder Session

2-3 p.m. Invitation-only Executive Session 1 : “Where is Graphene Headed?”

3-3:30 Coffee Break

3:30-4:15 p.m. Invitation-only Executive Session 2: “Standardization and current status”

4:15-5 p.m. Invitation-only Executive Session 3: “NGA Industry Council, Need for Interdisciplinary Collaboration ”

5-6:30 NGA Reception


Exclusive Graphene Investor Pitch Sessions
(Open only to registered investors and selected companies pitching)

12:30-1:30 p.m. Investor Pitch Registration/ Badge Pick-Up

1:30-3 p.m. Investor pitch session 1:  Pitches 1-4

3-3:30 p.m. Coffee Break

3:30-5 p.m. Investor pitch session 2:  Pitches 4-8

5-6:30 p.m. NGA Reception

Day 2: Tuesday, October 16

7:30 a.m. Registration opens

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Exhibition Hall)

8:15-8:30 a.m. Opening remarks

8:30-9 a.m. Keynote: James Baker (NGI): Graphene: The Route to Commercialisation — The Tipping Point

9-9:20 a.m. Plenary: Giulio Cesareo (Directa Plus): G+: This Changes Everything

9:20-9:40 a.m. Plenary: Deji Akinwande (University of Texas-Austin)

9:40-10:40 a.m. Keynote Panel: “Global Leaders in Graphene”

10:40-11 a.m. Coffee break (Exhibit Hall)

11-12:15 p.m. Speed Networking Session (Exhibit Hall)

12:15-1:30 p.m. Luncheon (Sponsored by MBHB)

1:30-1:50 p.m. Plenary: Neill Ricketts (Versarien)

1:50-2:10 p.m. Plenary: Ray Gibbs (Haydale): Growing the Graphene Market — Commercial applications of Graphene in composites, elastomers and conductive links — what is possible today in making immediate sales breakthrough

2:10-3:10 p.m. Keynote panel: “Future of graphene in oil and gas industry”

3:10-4:10 p.m. 5 Minute Product/Idea showcases

4:10-4:30 p.m. Coffee break (Exhibit Hall)

4:30-6 p.m. Interactive Roundtable discussions (Exhibit Hall)
Topics: Graphene & IOT-Graphene Health and Safety-Bridging the gap between academia and industry.

6-8 p.m. Conference Banquet Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday, October 17

7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast (Exhibit Hall)

8:30-8:50 a.m. Plenary: Ani Sumant (Argonne National Laboratory): Changing the Landscape of the Lubricant Industry with Graphene-based Solid Lubricants

8:50-9:40 a.m. Panel: “Future of graphene in Medical devices and Telemedicine”

9:40-10:30 a.m. Keynote: James Tour (Rice University): Graphene Synthesis, Characterization and Device Applications

10:30-10:50 a.m. Coffee break (Exhibit Hall)

10:50-11:40 a.m. Cross-industry chat (Moderated by QDivision)

11:40-12:50 a.m. Luncheon (Exhibit Hall)

12:50-2 p.m. Interactive Roundtable Discussions (Exhibit Hall)
Topics: Graphene startups and funding-Graphene and Semiconductors

2-2:20 p.m. Plenary: Henning Doscher (Fraunhofer ISI): Innovation Interface Investigations: Exploring the role of 2D materials in future value chains

2:20-3 p.m. Panel: “Graphene Standardization”

3-4 p.m. Three different parallel tracks

• Parallel Track 1
• Parallel Track 2

4-5 p.m. Interactive Panel: “Industrial partnerships and Graphene product development”

5-5:15 p.m. Closing remarks