The Advanced Materials Commercialization Summit is a gathering of thought leaders, innovators, senior executives, and experts from around the world who share a common interest in advanced materials innovations. Over the years, it has become a must-attend event for decision makers who want to connect with their peers across many industry verticals, discuss the latest trends, challenges and solutions, build relationships with industry experts and solution providers, and understand where the future of advanced materials is headed.


November 27: Startup Pitches/ Networking Night
at the Portside Pub (7 Alexander St, Vancouver)

November 28: Advanced Materials Commercialization Summit
at the Vancouver Convention Centre West Rooms 220 & 222 (1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver)

This year’s summit will feature:

  • Panel discussions
  • Expert speakers
  • Un-panel session
  • Startup Showcases
  • Networking opportunities

  • Opening night networking
  • Nobu Koshiba, President & CEO, JSR Corporation
  • Shirley Vickers, President & CEO, innovate BC
  • Chuck Milligan, CEO, FlexEnable
  • Ben Hernandez, CEO, NuMat
  • Robert Niven, CEO, CarbonCure
  • Dr. Vanessa Chan, Professor, University of Pennsylvania, and Craig Hunter, CEO, Covalent
  • Dr. George Gogolev, Manager Corporate Venturing, Severstal vs. Arno Van Mourik, CEO, Airborne [yes I really want vs. instead of and!]
  • Tamer Mohamed, President & CEO, Aspect Biosystems
  • Materials Informatics un-panel
  • Should Impact Investors Focus on Science-Based Startups panel
  • Closing networking reception