Cemtech MEA 2023 speakers


Panel discussion 1: The cement plant of the future

  • Luc Rudowski, head of innovation, thyssenkrupp BU Polysius (Germany) 
  • Matthias Mersmann, chief technology officer, KHD Humboldt Wedag International AG (Germany)

Panel discussion 2: Circular economy

  • Olivier Milhaud, general manager, Lafarge Emirates Cement LLC (UAE)
  • Martin Paterson, managing director, Christian Pfeiffer (Germany)


  • The changing dynamics of the African cement sector - winners and losers: Tony Hadley, THAA (Portugal)

  • Accelerating excellence in sustainability through sharing of best practice: Jim O'Brien, CSR Consulting (Ireland)

  • Electrifying the cement process – how electrification can support the decarbonisation of the industry: Max Tschurtschenthaler, ABB (Switzerland)

  • The portfolio of low carbon cements: Peter Hoddinott, Independent Consultant (UK)

  • MPC solution for cement and the role of Machine Learning: Juliano de Goes Arantes and Wael Radwan, Rockwell Automation (Switzerland)

  • Smart conveying - prevent downtime under extreme conditions with PREMAS® 4.0 Predictive Maintenance Solution: Robert H Morris, AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH (Germany)

  • Smart solutions in alternative fuel feeding; Luc Reibel, ATS/Walter Materials handling (France)

  • A new concept in clinker cooling: utilisation of the WHR and Cl-bypasses in the clinker cooler: Ugras Akay, Fons Technology International (Turkey)

  • Cost savings from avoided emergency kiln stops: Dirk Schmidt, KIMA Process Control GmbH (Germany)

  • Overcoming challenges of HPGR grinding systems: Kaushik Ghosh, Köppern (Germany)

  • New challenges in materials handling: Bedeschi SpA (Italy)

  • Reduce oil and maintenance costs in your cement plant - clean oil benefits, increased focus on emissions & CO2 reduction due to oil savings: Anders Olsson, C C Jensen (Denmark)
  • Optimisation in grinding aid deployment approach for maximum value delivery and minimum carbon footprint : Anant Pokharna, UNISOL (India)

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