Keynote Speakers

We are pleased to announce the Keynote Speakers of 6th S-LCA Conference:


Tuesday 11 September h14:00

Gwenole COZIGOU is Director for Industrial Transformation and Advanced Value Chains, in Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SME

An economist by training, he has been an official in the European Commission since 1985 in the fields of Enterprise and Industrial Policy and of External Relations.

First working in the area of food industry within the Internal Market and Industrial Affairs Directorate-General (DG), he joined the service in charge of relations with Central and Eastern Europe and the USSR in 1989, and became Assistant to the responsible Deputy Director-General in 1990 until 1996 when he came back to Enterprise and Industry DG.

A former Deputy-Head of Office of Commissioner Liikanen in charge of enterprise and industrial policy, he has occupied several management positions:

– Food Industry and Biotechnology;

– Coordination of the internal market legislation for goods;

– Enterprise and Industrial policy;

– Defence, Aerospace and Maritime Industries.

Since December 2008, he has been Director in DG GROWTH (DG Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs), in charge of competitiveness issues and EU internal market legislation for several industrial sectors, including REACH, engineering industries, medical devices, raw materials, etc..

His main responsibilities today cover: circular economy, energy union and energy-intensive industries, construction, automotive industries, raw materials, engineering industries.



Tuesday 11 September h 9:30

Haryati ZAINAL Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Malaysia





Monday 10 September h 10:00

Frank VANCLAY, Full professor of Cultural Geography, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Frank Vanclay is Professor and Head of the Department of Cultural Geography in the Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen in The Netherlands (since July 2010). Previously located at various universities in Australia, Prof Vanclay specialises in the areas of: social impact assessment; social aspects of natural resource management, farming and agriculture; and social understandings of place. He has a BSc(Hon) in environmental studies from Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia) (1981), a Masters degree in social research methods from the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) (1986), and a PhD in agricultural and environmental sociology from Wageningen University in The Netherlands (1994).


Tuesday 11 September h 16:30

Giorgio VITTADINI, Full professor Phd Director Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milan Bicocca, Italy

Giorgio Vittadini  is Full Professor of Statistics,  at the University of Milan Bicocca – Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods.

He is author of 93 publications; of these, 38 have a high impact. He has gained a significant international reputation, particularly in the fields of Latent Variables models, Mixture Models, Stochastci Frontiers, Health econometrics, Human Capital studies. He published in several Journal with impact factor: CSDA, Econometric Reviews, Economic Modelling, Empirical Economics, Health Care Managemeet Science, IMA Journal of Management Mathematics, Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics, Journal of Classification, Journal of Economics Surveys, Journal of Productivity Analysis, International Journal of Mental Health Systems, Journal of Royal Statistical Society B, Metron, Multivariate Behavioral Research, Psychiatry Research, Regional Studies and Urban Economics, Statistical Methods & Applications.

He has good organizational and management skills also in reference to coordination of Phd’s and degree courses, job placement of high profile graduates, preparation of scientific events, leadership of associations, public relationships with public authorities. In addition, he has been and he is responsible of several research projects with national leadership


Monday 10 September h 16:00

Heinz ZELLER, Head of Sustainability & Logistics HUGO BOSS