UKMetals Expo Call for Speakers

The UK Metals Expo (UKME) will be the first time that the entire multi-billion pound industry will be brought together and represented under one roof.

UKME provides a highly structured and engaging forum for all practitioners to promote, share, and discuss major initiatives, challenges and successes across the entire metals supply chain.

Debut Speaker?
If you’ve never spoken before and are feeling a bit unsure about it, we’d be happy to talk to you about how we can help.

Anyone with a career in the metals industry will want to attend, any organisations providing goods or services to this industry will want to be represented at UKME.” Chris McDonald, UK Metals Council Chair

Through exclusive content, unique experiences, and outstanding networking, UKME aims to deliver a yearly agenda driven by the new Governing Body chaired by Lord Rupert Redesdale and Chris McDonald, with the whole metals supply chain represented, from primary metal manufacture, supply chain management, processing metals, fabrication, surface coatings, and recycling, to leading vendors and trade attendees.

→ Introduction

UK Metals Expo is a free to attend annual event that takes place at the NEC, Birmingham in September with exclusive content in four seminar theatres including case studies, research, technical and practical expert presentations, and the first look at important legislative changes.

We’d like to invite you to submit your proposal by following the guidelines below.

  • The seminar programme focuses on providing attendees with practical advice, best practise guidance and inspiration so they can take something of real value back to the office.
  • We ask every speaker to provide a “Take Away” statement that clearly summarises what a delegate can expect to get out of your session.
  • If you are a provider proposing a case study, we strongly advise bringing your client to co-present with you.
  • We do not accept sales pitches – if you would like to promote your company, service or product to our visitors, please contact us to find out exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities available.

→ Theatres & Topics

4 areas of expertise have been defined and will be hosted across 4 dedicated theatres as follow:

1. Skills and Training

Career | Equality, diversity & inclusion | Apprenticeship | Skills | Best practice

2. Net Zero, Resources and Recycling

Strategies | Sustainability | Ethical | Design | Circular Economy | Founding

3. R&D, Technology & Innovation

Engineering | Manufacturing | Process | Productivity | Digital | Case Studies

4. Supply Chain

Integration | Local Sourcing | Traceability | Policy | Logistics | Resilience

→ Session Formats

Single Session format should be issue-based, provide concrete examples or case studies and may contain both practical and theoretical information. There is normally only one speaker, however if you can demonstrate that another speaker is necessary or of value then we will accept more than one. Please include time for Q & A within your time slot – Duration: 20 mins.

Panel sessions are a forum for debate, where many different viewpoints are aired on a single topic or issue. When you submit a panel session you will be responsible for proposing appropriate panellists. If your session is selected we’ll work with you to confirm the final panel. Audience participation should be encouraged in panel sessions. We recommend a maximum of 3 panellists plus a chairperson. Duration: 50 mins.

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