THE U.S. CONFERENCE DEDICATED SOLELY TO THE COMMERCIALIZATION OF GRAPHENE

The National Graphene Association’s 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 two 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. 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

Dr. Kari Hjelt
Graphene Flagship
Sweden

Dr. James M. Tour
Rice University
USA

Ray Gibbs
Haydale Graphene Industries
UK

Neill Ricketts
Versarien
UK

Giulio Cesario
Directa Plus
Italy

Anirudha Sumant
Argonne National
USA

Angela Hight Walker
NIST
USA

Deji Akinwande
University of Texas at Austin
USA

Soroush Nazarpour
NanoXplore Inc
Canada

Dr. Henning Döscher
Fraunhofer ISI
Germany

Partners, Exhibitors, & Contributors

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.

PROGRAM & AGENDA

Day 1: Monday, October 15

11 am- 12:30 PM NGA Board meeting   

Invitation-only Executive Sessions

1-2 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


Juried 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 speaker

9-9:30 a.m. Keynote speaker

9:30-9:50 a.m. Plenary speaker

9:50-10:30 a.m. Keynote Panel “Global Leaders in Graphene”

10:30-10:50 a.m. Coffee break

10:50-11:30 a.m. Panel discussion “Future of Graphene in Oil & Gas Industry”
10:50-11:30 a.m. Master class: “What is Graphene” (Registration required)

11:30-11:50 a.m. Plenary speaker
11:30-11:50 a.m. Master class: “What is Graphene” (Registration required)

11:50-1:20 p.m. Lunch

1:20-1:50 p.m. Fireside Chat “Graphene, the Wonder Material”

1:50-3 p.m. Graphene Product Pitches

3-3:20 p.m. Coffee break (Exhibit Hall)

3:20-4:30 p.m. Speed Network Session (Exhibit Hall)

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

6-8 p.m. Conference Banquet Dinner

Day 3: Wednesday, October 17

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

8:30-9 a.m. Keynote speaker

9-9:50 a.m. Keynote speaker

9:50-10:10 a.m. Plenary talk

10:10-10:40 a.m. Keynote panel

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

11-12:15 p.m. Graphene Idea Pitches

12:15-1:40 p.m. Luncheon

1:40-2:20 p.m. “Graphene Standardization: An international point of view.” Track 1: Graphene & Composites; Track 2: Graphene & superconductor industry; Track 3: Graphene & Energy storage

4-5:10 p.m. Interactive roundtable discussions (Exhibit Hall). Topics: Graphene startups & funding-Hot work with government agencies supporting graphene-industrial partnership.