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July 2014

2014 SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION

FLOGEN successfully organized the 2014 Sustainable Industrial processing Summit and Exhibition/Shechtman International symposium dedicate to life time achievements of Prof. Shechtman, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. It was held in Cancun, Mexico from 29 June to 4 July 2014.

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The summit was addressed by major figures from industrial companies, politics, university education and Research Institutions from all over the world. Some of them were awarded Fray International Sustainability Award and Shechtman International Leadership Award.

The Printed Report of the symposium can be found at: http://www.flogen.org/ShechtmanSymposium/pdf/Shechtman_Report.pdf
The Video Reports of the symposium can be found at: www.flogen.org/ShechtmanSymposium/?gid=68
More information at the symposium web site at: www.flogen.org/ShechtmanSymposium

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Prof. Dan Shechtman,
2011 Nobel Laureate Technion Institute of Technology and Iowa State University, Receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli
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Prof. John A. Meech
CERM3, University of British Columbia, Canada, Receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli
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Oscar Gonzalez Rocha
CEO, Southern Copper Corporation, Receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli
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Pierre Arcand,
Minister,Energy and Natural Resources and Northern Mining Plan, Quebec, Canada, Receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli
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Dirk Fransaer
Managing Director, VITO, Belgium, Receiving the Fray International Sustainability Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli
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Prof. Randy W. Schekman
University of California, 2013 Nobel Prize Laureate , Receiving the Shechtman International Leadership Award from Dr. Florian Kongoli

CONVERSATIONS WITH NOBEL LAUREATES AND LEADERS OF INDUSTRY

Dr. Florian Kongoli in conversation with Nobel Laureates, Professors Shechtman and Smoot
On Monday evening before the show, an interesting conversation was organized with Nobel Prize Winners Professors Shechtman and Smoot. The conversation covered important issues such as similarities and differences between Micro World (microscopy, quasi crystals) and Macro World (galaxies), the governing laws of both worlds, roles of both worlds in our life in our planet, the possibility to go in a different planet, the bridge between different scientific fields, good and bad authority in science and pioneering new fields, increasing human life expectancy, science and politics - their common ground and differences, the meaning of life, etc.

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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Nobel Laureates, Professor Dan Shechtman and George F. Smoot
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Prof. Dan Shechtman, Prof. Bartek Glowacki, University of Limerick, UK
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Prof. George F. Smoot, Dr. Swatantra Prakash

Dr. Florian Kongoli with Nobel Laureates Professors Shechtman and Schekman
On Thursday morning an interesting conversation was organized with two Nobel Prize Winners Professors Shechtman and Schekman. The conversation covers important issues related to commonalities between Materials and Life Sciences such as peer review publications, role of government in fundamental research, Nobel Prize and its life-changing experience, suggestions for success in science, technological entrepreneurship, meaning of life etc.

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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Nobel Laureates, Professors Dan Shechtman and Randy W. Schekman
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Prof. Dan Shechtman Prof. Tamas Kekesi, University of Miskolc, Hungary
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Nobel Laureates Professors Dan Shechtman and Randy W. Schekman

Dr. Florian Kongoli in conversation with Oscar Gonzalez Rocha CEO Southern Peru Corporation
Also on Thursday, an interesting conversation was held by Oscar Gonzalez Rocha, CEO, Southern Peru Corporation, one the best 50 CEOs in the world according to Harvard Business Review in 2012. The conversation covers important issues related to the role of CEO in managing a big corporation in good times as well as in crisis times, the importance of being an engineer and being recognized for your work in this domain in the society, the support role of the family for an engineer etc.

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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Oscar Gonzalez Rocha, CEO Southern Peru Corporation

MEETINGS WITH LEADERS OF INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIA

Dr. Florian Kongoli had the occasion to meet with various leaders of industrial companies. A non-inclusive list is given below:

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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Shin-ya Kitamura, Tohoku University
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Olof Forsen, Aalto University; Tomas Havlik, Technical University of Kosice; Francesca Pagnanelli, Sapienza University of Rome; Emanuela Moscardini, Sapienza University of Rome
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Dan Shechtman, Technion Institute of Technology and Iowa State University; Jean-Marie Dubois, CNRS-Universite de Lorraine
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Vasant Kumar, University of Cambridge
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Stephane Bordas, University of Luxembourg
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Thomas Buenger, Aurubis AG
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Bartek Glowacki, University of Limerick
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Cyro Takano, University of Sao Paulo
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Patrick T. Moseley, Advanced Lead-Acid Battery Consortium
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with John Meech, CERM3, University of British Columbia
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Manuel Ramos, Asarco
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Martin Pech-Canul, CINVESTAV
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Dr. Florian Kongoli with Antonio Peres, University of Minas Gerais

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