​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Outokumpu Experi​ence 2015

May 27-28, Berlin, Germany​​

The most anticipated industry event Outokumpu Experience 2015 was held in Berlin May 27-28, 2015. The powerful two-day event was attended by 5​00 guests from over 50 countries and focused on innovation, sustainability and advanced materials.

In the articles and videos below you can once more tune into Outokumpu Experience to see what some of the speakers and​ participants thought of the event.


​See​ the highlights from the event​

​Breakout session overviews​​

​​Keynote speakers​

Mika Seitovirta

​​​​​​​​​​​​​President and CEO of Outokumpu.

Before joining Outokumpu as the Chief Executive Officer in 20​11, Mika has held several executive positions in both industrial and consumer sectors in companies such as Glaston and Volvo, and holds a number of board positions in international industry associations.​​

Read Mr.Seitovirta's article: Countdown to Experience has started!

Stéphane Garelli

​​​​​​​​​​Professor at Lausanne University and IMD.​

Stéphane reads today’s global economic picture like no one else. Having served on several Boards, he is seen as a world authority on competitiveness. He is currently Professor at IMD, one of the world’s leading business schools, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center and Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.​​

​Read Professor Garelli's article: Volatility creates opportunity​

Dong-Ping Wong

​​​​​​​​​​Architect and Partner, Family New York​.​

Graduated from Columbia University – Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Dong-Ping is a partner at Family New York, an architecture and planning company that has been involved in several innovative projects, including a water-filtering floating pool in New York.​​​

Read Mr. Wong’s interview on productive architecture​​

Paul Schlimgen

​​Vice President,Commercial Head of Outokumpu Nirosta.

With a strong background in management consulting in steel and renewable energy industries, Paul has lead a number of strategic development projects at Outokumpu, including the introduction of the Daily Alloy Surcharge model before his current position as the Commercial Head of Outokumpu Nirosta.​​​​

Read Mr.Schlimgen's article: The value of real-time pricing

Pekka Erkkilä

​​​​​​​​​​Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Outokumpu.

​With over 30 years of experience from steel and mining industries, Pekka knows all about the development and production of stainless steel. Today, he is responsible for Outokumpu’s global R&D and production and technology strategy.​

Read Mr.Erkkilä's article: The innovation leader

Alf Rehn

​​​​​​​​M​anagement professor, business thinker and author.

​Listed as a “star of the future” by The Times, Alf has also been ranked as one of the world’s top 50 business thinkers. Before his current position as the Chair of Management and Organization at Åbo Akademi University in Finland, h​e served as the SSES Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden​.​

Read Mr.Rehn's article: How do you define innovation?

Ranga Yogeshwar

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Producer, Leading Author and Speaker on innovation and related themes​.

As producer and presenter of some 1000 popular science programs such as Quarks & Co, Mega (arte), Kopfball, and Globus Ranga Yogeshwar has won many awards for his work. His main fields of interest include the popularization of scie​nc​e and the relationship between science & technology and culture.

Read Ranga Yogeshwar's interview: What drives sustainability?

Jim Lennon

​​​Economist Jim Lennon of Red Door Research has been following nickel and stainless steel markets since 1980. After earning a master’s degree in economics in New Zealand, he worked as an analyst at CIU in London, New Zealand Steel and Shearson Lehman Securities before creating a global commodities research team for Australian-based Macquarie Capital.​​

Read Mr.Lennon's article: In-depth analysis of nickel and stainless steel market

Stainless news: introducing the breakout session speakers​​​