Keynote Lectures

The 71st World Foundry Congress keynote lectures will take place on 19th May from 15:00h to 18:30 at the Auditorium of the Euskalduna Conference Centre.
Worldwide professionals will present four keynotes in highlighted areas such as innovation, environment, market trends and demands and energy.

The four main topics to be presented are:

15:00 - Technological innovations in the Foundry Industry.
Mr. Hiroyoshi Kimura. Kimura Chuzosho Co. Ltd, Japan.

15:45 - Environmental achievements and development connected to energy efficiency in casting manufacturing and transport solutions.
Mr. Mikael Johansson. Manager Business Office Industrial Development Volvo Group Trucks Operations, Powertrain Production, Skövde, Sweden.

17:00 - Evolving Global Automotive Industries – Status and Expectations.
Prof. Peter N. C. Cooke. Emeritus Professor, University of Buckingham, United Kingdom.

17:45 - Energy and Competitiveness: From Global To Local.
Mr. Eloy Álvarez Pelegry. Head of Energy Department, Orkestra - Basque Institute of Competitiviness, Bilbao, Spain.