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Countdown to WFI 2023: Dive into the Full Program!

Updated: Nov 29, 2023


Join global experts at the virtual Filtration Summit (WFI 2023), Dec 5–6, 2023, 8AM–12PM EST. Explore 24 advanced topics across four diverse sessions.


Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 8:00AM–12:00PM EST

8:00–8:10 Welcome Introduction

Session 1: New Regulations and Demands for Clean Air and Water Chaired by Dr. Jenny Berens, Filter Engr. Mgr., Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, US​A

Presented by Mr. Mike Clark, President, Filtration Division, H&V, USA

Presented by Dr. Thomas Caesar, VP, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, Germany

Presented by Dr. Frauke Averbeck, Scientific Officer, Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Germany

Presented by Mr. Dennis Cook, CEO, Superior Felt & Filtration, USA

Presented by Mr. Jon Douglas, Director of Healthy Building, Johnson Control, USA

Presented by Dr. Greg Pierce, Director, UCLA Water Resources Group, UCLA, USA​

9:40–9:50 Q&A and Panel Discussion

9:50–10:00 Coffee break


Session 2: Advanced Technologies for Next-Generation Filtration Solutions

Chaired by Mr. Richard Lydon, Secretary-General, Filtration Society, UK and Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, Strategic Director, WFI ,Canada

Presented by Mr. Luke Davies and Dr. Paul Wiper, Managers, Molymem Ltd, UK

Presented by Dr. Ian Chisem, Technical Director, Ceramic Filter Alliance, UK, and Mr. Cameron Kiani, Precision Partners, USA

10:30–10:45 2.3. Smart Homes and IAQ Sensors

Presented by Dr. Jatin Khanpara, Chief Technology Advisor, Research Products, USA

Presented by Mr. Kevin Jameson, CEO, PureAir Filtration, USA

Presented by Dr. Cedric Vallet, Head of PMBD, Ahlstrom, France

Presented by Mr. Sean O’Reilly, Global SVP, AAF International, USA

11:30–11:40 Q&A and Panel Discussion

11:40–12:00 2023 Product of the Year Award Ceremony

Presented by Mr. Mike Malloy, Principal, Malloy Strategies, USA

Wednesday, December 6, 2023, 8:00AM–12:00PM EST

8:00–8:10 Welcome Introduction

8:10–9:50 Session 3: Sustainable Filtration Solutions for a Circular Economy

Chaired by Dr. Thomas Peters, Sr. Director, Dr. Peters Consulting, Germany

Presented by Mr. Rob Astle, Vice President, Residential Filtration, Marmon Water, USA

Presented by Dipl.-Ing. Peter Bolduan, CEO, atech innovations GmbH, Germany

Presented by Mr. Fernando Suarez, Founder and CEO of INEXA , Spain

Presented by Dr. Klaus Vossenkaul, CEO, Dr. Johannes Lindemann, Director, Membion, Germany

Presented by Mr. Tobias Zimmer, Vice President, Camfil, Germany

Presented by Dr. Iyad Al-Attar, Strategic Director, WFI, Canada

9:40–9:50 Q&A and Panel Discussion

9:50–10:00 Coffee break

10:00–11:40 Session 4: Filtration's Impact on the Future of our Planet

Chaired by Mr. Tyler Smith, Vice President, Johnson Controls, USA and Dr. M. Ramaswamy, Technical Director, Level Engineering, Oman

Presented by Dr. Katherine Ratliff, Physical Scientist, EPA, USA

Presented by Dr. Stephanie Taylor, CEO, Building4Health, USA

Presented by Dr. Marwa Zaatari, Board of Directors at US Green Building Council, USA

Presented by Dr. Terrence Collins, Professor, Carnegie Mellon, USA

Presented by Mr. Richard Lydon, Secretary-General, Filtration Society, UK

10:50–11:40 Roundtable discussion

Overall theme: Interactive discussion on the future of filtration, IAQ, water quality, and the intersection with sustainability, decarbonization, and climate change

11:40–12:00 CFSS 2023 Class Ceremony and Conclusion

Presented by Dr. Christine Sun, Dr. Bryan Haynes, Mr. Paul Marold, Mr. Richard Lydon





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