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CPES2017 unveils 30+ keynotes, industry speakers

Stephen Law   

Automation / Robotics Electronics Engineering Software Production / Materials Regulations & Standards Wireless Engineering IoT Printable Electronics Supply Chain Wearable Technology

Conference and trade show exhibition for printable, flexible and wearable electronics is coming to Centennial College’s new Conference Centre in Toronto on May 24-26.

The Canadian Printable Electronics Industry Association (CPEIA) has released the speaker lineup for CPES2017, a conference and trade show exhibition for printable, flexible and wearable electronics (PE) taking place in Toronto this spring. 

With more than 30 speakers and over 200 participants from 120 organizations in attendance, the event serves as a meeting ground for technology developers, industrial companies and end-users to discuss how they can work together to manufacture and commercialize new products and applications. Academic researchers showcase their research and discover how they can link it to market needs and opportunities.

Day one of the program features Key Applications, while Day two is dedicated to Manufacturing. The optional Day 3 provides master classes, a financing session and mentoring.

May 24-26 at Centennial College in Toronto


The conference runs from May 24-26 at Centennial College’s new Conference Centre in Toronto. Early bird registration ends March 3. Please visit the conference website at https://cpes2017.ca to learn more and to register.

“I am proud to say that our ecosystem has grown considerably over the last year and many of this industry’s products are now reaching commercial production,” says Dr. Paul Smith, vice-president, Xerox Research Centre of Canada and Chairman of the CPEIA Board of Directors. “An outstanding network is forming under the auspices of the CPEIA, bringing together the key players in the Canadian and global supply chains. This year’s symposium features an exciting lineup of world-class speakers to talk about areas that will be critically important to Canadian industry and the world.”

The confirmed keynotes include:

Christine Di Fabio

Christine Di Fabio, global research & development, print & connectivity/intelligent packaging

Unilever, a global supplier of fast-moving consumer goods.

Di Fabio will discuss how Unilever is looking to build partnerships across the PE community to boost consumer engagement and enable the circular economy.

Ron Zimmer

Ron Zimmer, president & CEO

Continental Automated Buildings Association

CABA is an international not-for-profit industry association dedicated to the advancement of intelligent home and intelligent building technologies.

Zimmer will discuss printable, flexible and wearable electronics’ role to drive many of the applications that allow intelligent homes and connected buildings to achieve new levels of energy efficiency, automation and occupant comfort.


Michel Popovic, president

Michel Popovic


AFELIM is France’s printed and organic electronics industry association.

Popovic will discuss the strengths and opportunities for France’s PE sector.

Russell Schwartz

Russell Schwartz, chief technology officer

Sun Chemical Corp.

Sun Chemical is the world’s largest ink company and a renowned manufacturer of nanosilver inks designed for use with inkjet and aerosol jet systems in the development of printed antenna and sensors.

Schwartz will address some of the main trends in printed electronics and provide insight into the electronic materials that will drive future advances in electronics manufacturing.


Stan Farnsworth, chief marketing officer

Stan Farnsworth


NovaCentrix is a leading product innovator in printable electronics (PE) manufacturing.

Farnsworth will discuss state-of-the-art conductive inks along with the use of photonic curing to create high-performance electronics on flexible and low-cost substrates for emerging applications in IoT, wearables and automotive.


Additional speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. The roster of academic posters and tabletop exhibitors continues to grow.

In addition, the conference will include the CPES Innovation Awards, which recognize Research Innovation, Industrial Commercialization and our Startup of the Year.





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