QUALICER 2016: Call for papers issued
The QUALICER 2016 call for papers has commenced. All stakeholders in the ceramic tile manufacturing industry and related sectors – independent professionals, studios, research departments of companies and universities, and other types of public or private institutions – are encouraged to submit papers for consideration.
Oral communications and posters will be accepted for debate. These will be grouped for presentation and publication in three blocks, investigating in depth a particular subject in one block or addressing the inter-relationships and synergies between them.
Block A Ceramic enterprise and markets
Block B Ceramic tile and construction
Block C Ceramic tile manufacture
Summaries: 31 May 2015 (about 500 words)
Complete works: 27 September 2015
The papers and posters selected by the QUALICER Technical Committee will be presented by their authors during the meeting, and they will be published and handed out to attendees at the beginning of the Congress.
In addition to oral presentations and posters, QUALICER also schedules lectures and panel debates of the greatest interest.
Block A will include a panel debate on the globalisation of ceramic quality. The already confirmed panel members are Zeynep Bodur Okyay, Kale Group President and CEO; John Turner Jr, Dal-Tile President; Vittorio Borelli, Fincibec CEO and Chairman of Confindustria Ceramica; and Fernando Roig, Chairman of the Pamesa Group.
The panel debate will be chaired by José Monzonís Salvia, Secretary of Industry of the Valencia Region.
Block B will include a panel debate on ceramic tile and construction. The first confirmed panel member is Svend Hovmand, Chairman of ISO Technical Committee ISO TC 189 and Chairman Emeritus at Crossville.
The panel debate will be chaired by Bart Bettiga, Executive Director of the National Tile Contractors’ Association.
Block C will feature a lecture on ceramic tile production and a day devoted to digital decoration, presented by Vicente Sanz, Director of the Instituto Universitario de Tecnología Cerámica. It will include a panel debate, Materials and Printheads, with panel members from top companies, chaired by José Cabedo, Chief Operating Officer Surface Products, Endeka Ceramics.
There will also be a panel debate, Machines and Tile Manufacturers, confirmed panel members being José Vicente Tomás, Kerajet Chairman, and Máximo Dolz, Technical Director of Grespania.