"By improving individual energy performance, each of us is acting for the planet, whilst continuing to maintain our comforts and safeguarding our finances. We should not forget that this creates economic momentum, which for once, does not recklessly consume our natural resources, but preserves them."
HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco
If You look for: "Immediate Actions to reduce Air Pollutions and Climate Troubles", "Safer Energy Supplies, including Renewable", "Sustainable Development of all Countries" ,, then think about Energy Efficiency, and participate in the Monaco EEForum 2011, to build up a smarter future.
Serge de Gheldere:
"It is time to reframe the climate debate - away from idealism or altruism and towards business intelligence."
"Energy efficiency is carbon efficiency, being the first and most important step on the way towards a low carbon society. Energy efficiency is also sustainability at it 's best, creating potential large savings on energy costs, being a competitive advantage for the businesses and cooperation's investing."
"Smart companies and countries have long realised the benefits of prioritising energy efficiency investments. With the triple challenge of increasing energy costs, supply concerns and climate protection, there has never been a better time to step up the drive to greater efficiency.
The smarter countries and companies will ensure energy efficiency initiatives represent commitments for the long term. It is only through such longer term approaches that we can deliver the full benefits of efficiency programs to the societies we all serve."
"The link between Energy and Climate Change is a masterpiece in the Euro-Mediterranean relations that open a window of opportunity towards sustainable development and low carbon emissions growth. Exploiting the full potential of the Mediterranean region in regard to green energy will contribute to further strengthen the economic bridges and to make progress in fulfilling global challenges."
Mario (39) is a passionate serial entrepreneur with focus on the development of sustainable manufacturing technologies. With these innovations he aims to create business models that go far beyond the economic globalisation. He believes that technology and manufacturing are playing a significant role in redesigning our social economic models. Inspired by his holistic view and in the light of growing global economic and geopolitical unbalance, Mario emphasizes on a decentralised approach with focus on optimal energy and material resources management.
Mario started his career as Manufacturing Engineer at Diamant Boart in Brussels (Belgium). In 1995 during a project at Boeing in Seattle (USA) he was introduced at Sandia Lab where he saw how researchers in an experimental phase used material growth for the production of complex turbine parts. This confrontation was going to determine his professional path realising that material growth, nowadays called Additive Manufacturing, had the potential to change the manufacturing industry fundamentally.
After Boeing Mario worked for Airbus' subcontractor Asco Industries and started his first own company in 1998, from then on one start-up was following the other.
Today Mario is CEO at Melotte a reputed tooling manufacturer who was at the end of its life cycle in 2003. There he saw his chance to transform this company with a terrific DNA from an analogue into a digital manufacturer of complex mechanical solutions. Melotte delivers critical components to the petrochemical and chemical industry, dental and medical markets and the engineering industry.
For each business decision Mario reverts to the principles of Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Matrix that scores business projects on two economic pillars, cost savings and growth on one hand and about five sustainability criteria on the other hand. These criteria enclose critical success factors in the sphere of energy efficiency, raw material management, carbon footprint, water use reduction and recycling. His main objective is the development of material deforming processes emphasising local roots and a decentralised upscale potential.
Mid-March Melotte delivered its 10.000th dental prosthesis, a transformation project - From Analogue to Digital Dental Practise - proving the economic and ecological casus. The total impact decreased factor 8 and on top of that Mario created high valued employment, now having the disposal of the first complete digitalised dental production unit in the world.
Mario intends to roll out this Benelux model internationally and wants to create a Web 3.0 digital manufacturing cluster where transport of physic products will be excluded in order to create precious local employment. This approach must give an answer to the unbridled globalisation letting the human being be at the centre again. In this way he is faithful to his philosophy, namely "Translating analogue material transformation processes into sustainable digital material growth processes with minimal use of raw materials and energy in view of creating maximal sustainable employment."
Mario is married with his dear spouse Evy and has two lovely children, Wout (8) and little Lisa (2).
All greenhouse gas emissions relating to the organisation of the Euro-Mediterranean Energy Efficiency Forum will be offset thanks to the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s “Monaco Carbon Offsetting” Programme.