The Materialise World Conference: April 18-20 in Leuven, Belgium

Herman van Rumpuy, President of the European Council

Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council

We are on the verge of what many are calling the Industrial Revolution 2.0. During the Materialise World Conference, experts from around the world will be brought together to experience and discuss the technology and solutions that are already starting to make this revolution a reality. During the three-day conference, participants will discuss how they can contribute to a world:

• where designers are empowered to create better products,
• where doctors are empowered to provide better treatment though customized medical solutions,
• where biomedical experts are empowered to take their research to the next level,
• where manufacturers are empowered to better serve and support their customers,
• where consumers are empowered to create something personal through their involvement in the design process.

Specialised tracks will be pursued in the summits below, allowing those present to get the information most relevant to their needs. Each summit will be comprised of smaller, more focused sessions.

The Materialise Automotive Summit (April 18-19): From Vision to Precision

The Materialise Additive Manufacturing Summit (April 18-19): Game Changing in Manufacturing

The Medical Innovation Conference (April 18-20): Engineering on Anatomy

The Research & Technology Track (April 20) : Performance Increases in Metal AMTechnologies

Taking the Podium at the Materialise World Conference
Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will speak on the opening day of the conference. His speech will mark the official opening of Materialise’s third building and will follow a presentation by Materialise’s CEO, Wilfried Vancraen. Both men believe in the power of happiness, with Herman Van Rompuy encouraging world leaders to make happiness and well-being a political priority in 2012 and Wilfried Vancraen working towards a better, healthier, and happier world through Additive Manufacturing.

Presenting a Fashion Show like No Other
The catwalks of Paris, London, and New York may dominate in the world of haute couture, but a special catwalk in Leuven is set to dominate in the world of 3D Printed. 3D Printing has already been turning heads in the fashion world thanks to talents such as Iris van Herpen, but this will be the world’s first show dedicated entirely to this technology. The results promise to be spectacular. Heading down the runway will be 3D printed designs from renowned talents such as Elvis Pompilio, Niccolò Casas, and Daniel Widrig

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