Registration is open for our GCCA CEO Gathering and Leaders Conference.

On 13 – 14 June 2023, the GCCA will be holding its next CEO Gathering and Leaders Conference in Zurich, Switzerland. This will be an exciting opportunity to bring together the senior leadership of member companies in person to share insights and progress on the net zero transition.

When: 13 – 14 June 2023
Where: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Circle Convention Centre, Zurich (Airport Circle District)

We will be exploring two key themes over the two days: 

  1. The essential role of concrete and our cement industry
  2. Delivering, leveraging and prospering through the net zero transition 

Last chance to register →

Hyatt Regency Hotel
& Circle Convention Centre Zurich
(Airport Circle District)


Outlined below is our working agenda. Please check back for updates.

Tuesday 13 June – Day 1
Essential Role of Concrete

9.00 – 10.00Registration coffee and networking
10.00 – 12.00Welcome and Introductions
• Keynote – High Level Kick off
• CEO priorities and discussion
• Regionally focused CEO Panel
• GCCA Programme update
12.00 – 13.30Lunch & networking – Buffet Lunch
13.30 – 15.00Essential role of concrete in the Built Environment
• Buildings Breakthrough and Policy Dialogue
15.00 – 15.30Short Coffee break
15.30 – 17.00Demand for low carbon concrete and customers perspective
• Value Chain and Customers Panel
17.00 – 17.30Day 1. Reflection, discussion and close
18.30 – 19.30Reception – Drinks and Photo Gallery
19.30 – 22.30Gala Dinner – Full dinner and key networking event

Wednesday 14 June – Day 2
The Net Zero Transition: Delivering, Leveraging & Prospering

8.00 – 8.25Morning coffee, pastries and networking
8.30 – 10.30Our Net Zero Transition
• How does the world pay for the transition
• Sector Transition Strategy and possible launch
• How can the cement sector transition be financed
• Opportunities for the sector and the circular economy,
inc the narrative of the industry transition – Our viable profitable future
10.30 – 11.00Coffee break
11.00 – 13.00Innovation and driving technologies
• New Material for low carbon concrete
• CCUS advancement
13.00 – 14.15Lunch & networking – Buffet Lunch
14.15 – 16.00Cement Breakthrough Policy Dialogue
• Global/National – Government/Industry
16.00 – 16.15Gathering Close
TBCPartnerships Council – Affiliates Meeting​

Our Speakers

António Guterres
(Special industry message)

Secretary-General of the United Nations

Emmanuel de Lanversin

Directorate of Housing, Urbanism & Landscape, French Government

François-Philippe Champagne

Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry – Government of Canada 

Andrew Noseworthy

Assistant Deputy Minister Clean Technologies, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada – Government of Canada

Catherine McKenna

Former Climate Minister & Chair UN High-Level Expert Group on the Net-Zero Emissions Commitments

Jean Pierre Danthine

Economist & Former Deputy Chairman, Swiss National Bank

Alexander Engh

Norwegian Ministry Petroleum & Energy

Deputy Director General CCS

Karen Scrivener

Professor EPFL

Sheila Aggarwal-Khan

Division Director, United Nations Environment Programme

Beth Hardy

VP, CCS Knowledge Center

Bernard Mathieu

Executive Director Sustainability, Solvay Business School

Sanjay Seth

Senior Director of the Sustainable Infrastructure, TERI

Stuart Smith

Director, ARUP

Katherine Romanak

Research Scientist at Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas

Isabelle Spigel

Chief Environmental Officer, VINCI

Bodil Recke

VP Innovation Cement, FLSmidth

Guillaume Ricome

Managing Director & Partner, BCG

Tongbo Sui

Vice President of Sinoma International, CNBM

Davide Zampini

Global R&D Vice-President, CEMEX

Rana Ghoneim

Chief, Energy systems and Infrastructure Division at UNIDO

Martin Schneider

Chief Executive of VDZ

Dr. Chris Bataille

Adjunct Research Fellow,Centre for Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

Jarad Daniels

CEO, Global CCS Institute

Sebastian Reiter

Partner, McKinsey

Dimitrios Koufos

Head of Sustainable Business, Industry, Agribusiness and Commerce, EBRD

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