A conference entitled '3D: Printing: destiny, doom or dream?' will be held from 14 to 15 November 2013 in Leiden, the Netherlands.
In recent years 3D printing has become a hot topic in the media, in industry and in academia. But critics have raised concerns over the ethical, regulatory and legal deployment of the technology.
This conference seeks to dig into the deeper issues related to the mass deployment of 3D printing. It will address questions on the implications of 3D printing in areas such as food resources, the economy and intellectual property rights.
Appointed by CEPI’s Board in June 2016, Sylvain brings 25 years of government and public affairs expertise working with leading material technology and manufacturing industries on climate and energy policies, sustainability and industrial affairs, as well as competition and international trade issues.
Prior to joining CEPI, Sylvain was Vice-president Governmental Affairs and Business Development in the EMEA Region for Alcoa, the aluminium and metals engineering group. He previously directed EU and sustainability affairs for the Borealis Group, in the base chemicals and plastics industry. He also chaired FleishmanHillard’s Public Affairs practice in Europe and headed its environment department advising major trade associations and industries in the field of sustainability policies and PA strategies.
Sylvain started his career in parliamentary cabinets at the European Parliament and at the French National Assembly.
A French national, Sylvain studied political sciences, international law and business administration at Strasbourg and Paris-Sorbonne Universities and post-graduated cum laude in European Administration at the College of Europe in Bruges.