Industry Track


The Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM) serves as a forum for academic and industry leaders working on topics related to sustainable manufacturing to share research advances and engage in intellectual dialogue. After more than a decade, this year the GCSM is being held in the United States. For the first time in GCSM’s history, industry-oriented sessions are being introduced at this year’s event.

Join us at the GCSM 2018—Industry Track on October 2, 2018!


08:00 – 08:30Registration (Thoroughbred Area, Level 3 — Lexington Convention Center, KY)
08:30 – 9:00Opening and Welcoming Speech
(Thoroughbred Ballroom)
Eli Capilouto, President - University of Kentucky
I.S. Jawahir, Chair, GCSM 2018
09:00 – 09:30Keynote Session
(Thoroughbred Ballroom)
The Challenge of Sustainable Manufacturing
Günther Seliger, Technical University of Berlin, Germany
09:30 – 10:00Keynote Session
(Thoroughbred Ballroom)
Using “Exponential” Technologies to Drive Manufacturing Towards a Sustainable Future
Dean L. Bartles, National Tooling and Machining Association, USA
10:00 – 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 – 11:00Keynote Session
(Thoroughbred Ballroom)
Towards Industrial Symbiosis in Discrete Manufacturing: Opportunities in Alternative Recycling Route Identification for Industrial Waste streams
Joost R. Duflou, Catholic University of Leuven (KU), Belgium
11:00 – 11:30Keynote Session
(Thoroughbred Ballroom)
From Here to Circularity: A Model for Restorative and Regenerative Enterprise
John Davies, GreenBiz
11:30 – 13:00(Session 4)
Industry Panel Discussion
(Thoroughbred Room 8)
Opportunities and Challenges in Sustainable Manufacturing
Jessica Sanderson, Novelis Inc.; Jon Doyle, Lexmark International Inc.;
Adam Schafer, Intel Corp.; Kevin Bell, Toyota Motor Corp.
13:00 – 14:00Lunch
(Thoroughbred Ballroom)
Global Sustainable Development Goals - An Obligation For All Of Us!
Luncheon Speaker: Dr. O.S. Ganiyusufoglu, Chairman, CIRP-CMAG; Consultant, Shenyang Machine Tool (Group) Co.
14:00 – 15:20(Session 8)
Industry Case Studies
(Thoroughbred Room 8)
Featured Case Study: Circular Economy- Real-World Success
John Gagel, Lexmark International Inc.; Ingrid Sinclair, Sims Recycling Solutions Inc.; Jean-Luc Lavergne, Lavergne Group
15:20 – 15:40Sustainable Value Creation through Remanufacturing
Adam Trebolo, Springfield Remanufacturing Corp. (SRC)
15:40 – 16:00Measuring Sustainable Performance in an Environment Where Every Product is Unique
John Cross, American Institute of Steel Construction
16:00 – 16:30Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30Panel Discussion
(Thoroughbred Ballroom)
Manufacturing USA: National Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation
Dr. Alan Taub, CTO, Institute for Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow (LIFT)
Dr. Uday Vaidya, CTO, Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI)
Dr. Jim Davis, CIO, Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)

Special One-day Industry Rate for October 2: $200 (Continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments included)

For further details on Industry Track, contact Tony Elam ( | 1-859-218-4089)

For registrations, contact Dana Harrod ( | 1-859-323-3247).