The Green Cement Conference

10-12 July 2023 | The Grand Hyatt | Athens – Greece

A 2-day data driven conference focused on sustainability and decarbonisation of the cement industry from different perspectives. Strategy, Technology, Investment, and Digital Maturity. Our ultimate focus is to facilitate a rich discussion through concentrated panels on solutions of today and effective implementable actions that would not only support decarbonisation but also add value and improve the competitive edge of the sector through circularity.

Hosted by
Knowledge Partner
Industry Advisor

Ian Riley


World Cement Association

Eleftherios Charalambous


McKinsey & Company

Dimitrios Koufos

Head of Sustainable Business, Industry, Agribusiness and Commerce


Mohamed Naciri

Deputy General Manager


Matthias Mersmann

CTO & Member of the Board

KHD Humboldt Wedag

Apoorv Sinha


Carbon Upcycling Technologies

Amira Ayoub

Programmes Head

World Green Building Council

Pim van Keep

Sales Director

Aker Carbon Capture

Sherif Elsayed-Ali

CEO & Co-Founder

Carbon Re

Tobias Woerner

Managing Director Equity Research Building & Construction


Femi Akinrebiyo

Global Manager for Manufacturing and Trade Supplier Finance

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Alfredo Carrato

Venture Capital Advisor

CEMEX Ventures

Dr. André Trümer

Sr. Process Engineer - Cement Technology

Loesche GmBH

Maxime Ramael

Strategic Account Executive - Cement

Schneider Electric

Konstantin Bojinov

Head of ANRAV CCUS project

Heidelberg Materials

Natasha Luther-Jones

Partner, Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources Sector and International Co-Head, Sustainability & ESG

DLA Piper

Charalampos Kouris

Sustainability Director


Under the auspices of
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors

About the Event

The future of cement plants lies in adopting closed loop designs and integrating new features that leverage climate tech and carbon tech innovations.

The conference promises to be the first of its kind, bringing together three worlds: investors, cement plant technology, and climate tech – under one roof. This collaborative and integrated effort will drive the net zero transition of the cement sector towards a more sustainable future.

For sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact: Myriam Planaki at

Event themes

The climate change challenge: Cement forms the foundational core of concrete; over 4.0 billion tonnes of cement are used annually, making concrete the most widely used man-made material on the planet. The cement sector is a crucial player in decarbonisation efforts, as it is responsible for around 8% of global CO2 emissions. In this light, the cement industry plays a critical role in ensuring the world stays on track towards the 1.5-degree pathway.
The role of technology: The cement industry has the potential to reduce up to 80% of its carbon emissions using existing technologies, without significantly exceeding the capital expenditure budget of the Cement Business Unit. Moreover, such investments could enhance the sector’s competitiveness in a fiercely competitive and volatile market.
Catalysts for change: Decarbonising the cement industry requires expertise and leadership from within the sector due to its complexity. It involves understanding the entire value chain and the role that the industry can play in the circular economy, which extends its impact beyond CO₂ to include other greenhouse gases like methane.
The future cement plant: To decarbonise the cement industry, the key lies in redesigning cement plants as almost closed-loop systems that capture, recycle, and reuse waste gases and materials. This approach involves producing value-added products and using waste from other industries as energy or sustainable supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs).

Review the event’s outline programme below.

For the Attendees


Be at the forefront of the future of Cement Industry. The Green Cement Conference is established to attract regional and international cement industry stakeholders who keep the industry driven toward the Future Cement Plant. An opportunity not to be missed by industry leaders who are starting their transition journey to learn about the latest innovations that will shape the future cement plant.

The attendees will benefit from a packed schedule of information sharing sessions as well as experience the best of Greek hospitality. In addition, they will have the opportunity to network with some of the industry’s top decision makers and conduct business in a luxurious environment. The conference ticket includes a place at a Greek Traditional Dinner.


CemBR has secured a limited number of rooms for the period between the 8th to the 13th of July at the Grand Hyatt Athens at a discounted rate.  To secure this advantageous room price, please select the “Registration + number of nights you require” version on the registration page, specifying in the order notes the dates of the nights you require.

NB: These rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis. When the room allocation is exhausted, rooms at the hotel can only be booked directly via the hotel subject to availability and prices of the time. See Terms and conditions for further details.

NB:  If you require any assistance on any part of the registration or hotel bookings please email us at:


CemBR has teamed up with a specialist Greek events and travel organiser. If you would like to arrange pre or post event activities (excursions, travel to islands, sight seeing tours, yachting, cruises, or other leisure activity), please contact us at with your requirements.

NB:  If you require any assistance on any part of the registration or hotel bookings please email us at:

For all attendees

The event ticket includes an amazing offer from CemBR: Every event attendee will receive a free digital copy of CemBR Forecasts report of a value of €1,950.

Check the CemBR Forecasts report on our website

Click on the image for the CemBR Forecasts report brochure.


Early Bird - Registration only: €700 (until 31 May 2023)
Standard - Registration only: €1,000
Early Bird - Reg. & Accommodation: €1,180 (until 31 May 2023)
Standard - Reg. & Accommodation: €1,480

There are discounts available for multiple attendees.
Please email us at: with your requirements.