RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference

DoubleTree Hotel | Springfield, Missouri

November 7 – 9, 2023


About the RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference

A collaboration of the Remanufacturing Industry Council (RIC) and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), the conference is a platform for both seasoned and new remanufacturing professionals to make informed business decisions by sharing best practices, exploring new trends, and understanding the critical issues facing remanufacturers globally.

About the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC)

RIC is a strategic alliance of businesses and academic institutions that support the remanufacturing industry through collaboration, education, advocacy, and research.

About Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

GIS is an applied research organization that enables key industrial economy stakeholders to leverage sustainability and new technology to solve complex challenges.

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Press Release

Conference to put spotlight on remanufacturing’s carbon-cutting potential

The RIC-RIT World Remanufacturing Conference (WRC) returns November 7–9, 2023, in Springfield, Missouri, to show remanufacturing’s potential as a driver of a zero-carbon economy.

The push to find real, profitable strategies for decarbonizing manufacturing is at full throttle—but is the remanufacturing industry ready? WRC 2023 will provide business leaders, innovators, policymakers, and other decision-makers the opportunity to discover how “reman” can support cleaner, more sustainable production. They will learn from thought leaders working at the intersection of remanufacturing, carbon accounting, and climate policy.

Now in its sixth year, WRC remains the only industry event to focus entirely on remanufacturing, an industrial process for returning used or worn parts and products to a like-new condition.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Phil Graves

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Phil Graves is CEO of Wild Idea, a regenerative buffalo meat and leather company. Prior to joining Wild Idea, Phil was a VP at Patagonia, where he ran global corporate development and founded and managed the corporate venture capital fund called Tin Shed Ventures and Patagonia’s resale business unit called Worn Wear. He also served as Chief Sustainability Officer for Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s and as board member for Bureo Inc., Mango Materials Inc., UC Berkeley Haas’s Center for Responsible Business, and the Regenerative Organic Certified food label. Phil spent the first 10 years of his career in financial advisory consulting with Deloitte and PwC. He graduated with honors from Texas A&M University, earning BBA Accounting and MS Finance degrees. Phil is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Global Corporate Venturing Powerlist 100 Fund Manager.

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Remanufacturing Industries Council

Business Manager

✉️ mhayes@remancouncil.org

📞 (585) 380-8040


Rochester Institute of Technology

Senior Writer & Content Strategist

✉️ cpwgis@rit.edu 

📞 (585) 475-4311