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World Nano-Economic Congress Singapore Announces Initial Confirmed Speakers

High-Level Executives from LG Electronics, STMicroelectronics, FEI Company, and Samsung lead international speaker faculty

WNEC Singapore 2004

The World Nano-Economic Congress Singapore (WNEC Singapore) has confirmed the initial members of its speaker faculty. In the tradition of previous World Nano-Economic Congress events, the confirmed speakers represent an international “Who’s Who” of those involved in the commercial development of nanotechnology worldwide.



Early Bird Registration (Until August 31, 2004)

  • General Audience: S$795 (US$470)
  • For Academic & Government Employees: S$650 (US$380)
  • For European NanoBusiness Association Members: S$650 (US$380)

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Dr. Hee-Gook Lee, President, LG Electronics Institute of Technology
  • Prof. Jackie Yi-Ru Ying, Executive Director, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology
  • Meyya Meyyappan, Director, Center for Nanotechnology, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Jih Chang Yang, CEO, Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company
  • Dr. Jens Greiser, Strategic Marketing Manager, FEI Company
  • Salvatore Coffa, Research Director of Soft Computing, Silicon Optics, and Post-Silicon Technologies, STMicroelectronics NV
  • Joe Piche, CEO, Eikos
  • Gavin J Rezos, Managing Director, pSivida
  • Dr. Roger Aston, Chief Scientific Officer, pSivida
  • Thomas Magnussen, PhD, Chairman of the Board, Atomistix
  • Dr. Lerwen Liu, Consultant, Nanotechnology Research Institute, AIST, Japan
  • Dr. Murali Sastry, Head, Nanoscience Group, Materials Chemistry Division, National Chemical Laboratory, India
  • Dr. Tom Rueckes, Chief Scientist, Nantero
  • Prof. Tao Xiaoming, Head, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Dr. Hubert Kostal, Vice-President for Marketing and Sales, NanoOpto Corp.
  • Dr. Han Jie, President, Integrated NanoSystems
  • Dr. Tae Wan Kim, Senior Researcher, Samsung
  • Han Ming Yong, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, Singapore
  • Dr. Geordie Rose, President & CEO, D-Wave Systems Inc.
  • Professor Chi Ming Chan, Associate Dean, School of Engineering
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Kai Schierholz, Director of Research & Development, Nanoledge

Be sure to examine our Agenda to see what the WNEC Singapore will be offering!

The conference organizers of the event, Cientifica and the Economic Development Board of Singapore (, would also like to announce the initial Supporting Associations for the WNEC Singapore. These organizations represent some of the most influential industrial and academic associations involved in the development of nanotechnology in the Singapore region.

Association Partners:

Materials Research Society of Singapore (
Textile & Fashion Federation, Singapore (
Nanyang Technological University (

WNEC Singapore’s Co-Location with Singapore’s Largest Technology Event:

The WNEC Singapore will be co-located with Global Entrepolis @ Singapore Trade Show (GES) at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Center, which is Singapore’s largest technology trade event encompassing all areas of technology and its commercial development.

The WNEC Singapore is one of the “Industry Focus Conferences” of the GES Trade Show. To learn more about how the WNEC Singapore will be part of the GES Event, click here


The World Nano-Economic Congress (WNEC) is the one comprehensive event that brings together the thought leaders in science, government, and business to discuss the entire value chain of nanotechnology’s commercial development.

The unique focus of the WNEC is on the international, economic impact of nanotechnology on other industries, as well as the opportunities that nanotechnology provides investors and entrepreneurs.

The economic considerations and issues include:

  • Companies lowering costs
  • Improving margins
  • Opening new markets
  • Investors picking winners
  • Governments using nanotechnology to boost or enhance the economy
  • Universities exploiting their intellectual property
  • Consultants picking up new clients through their understanding of nanotechnology

For nanotechnology to succeed it has to make money and there is no better forum to get a clear roadmap on how this will be accomplished and what nanotechnology’s impact will be on various industries than the WNEC.

Copyright WNEC. Reprinted with permission.

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