Keynote speakers

Event Keynote

Martin Bigras, Senior Expert Engineer - Composite Materials, Bombardier
Bombardier Transportation

Wednesday June 27th, 5:00pm - 5:30pm, Grand Ballroom: open to all

New Material Development for Rail Applications” by Martin Bigras, Senior Expert Engineer - Composite Materials 

  • Why composite materials are a great fit for the rail industry
  • Challenges and issues faced by composites in rail applications, and envisioned solutions to further their integration into this industry
  • Overview of already existing composite parts in rail and future applications
  • How composites can help develop rail more in the U.S.

About Bombardier Transportation 
With 60 production and engineering sites in 27 countries, Bombardier Transportation is a global leader in the rail industry. Covering the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from complete trains to sub-systems, maintenance services, system integration and signaling. The installed base of rolling stock exceeds 100,000 rail cars and locomotives worldwide. Bombardier Transportation delivers ingenious rail transportation solutions, including: rail vehicles, propulsion and controls, bogies, services transportation systems, and rail control solutions.


Symposium Keynote

Greg Beiser - Director – Future Mobility/Smart Cities Faurecia Clean Mobility

Thursday June 28th, 8:30am - 9:00am, Grand Ballroom: open to delegates only

Composites in the Clean Mobility Future” by Greg Beiser, Director – Future Mobility/Smart Cities 

  • How can we use composite materials to shape the future of clean mobility?
  • What composites applications in the future of clean mobility?
  • What comes next? An outlook on composite materials in the future of clean mobility

About Faurecia in the U.S. 
Faurecia is North America's eighth largest automotive supplier. Based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, where Faurecia opened its new North America Headquarters and Seating Technical Center in July 2014, Faurecia North America supports three business groups: Automotive Interiors, Automotive Seating and Clean Mobility. Customers in the region include: FCA, Ford, General Motors, BMW, Hyundai, Nissan and Volkswagen. Faurecia is also active in the commercial vehicle market through a partnership with Cummins Emissions Solutions.