UK Metals Expo Day 1 Agenda

During two days, there will be over 50 seminars across 4 topical theatres open for you to drop in at your convenience on either or both days of the event.

Wednesday 14th September 2022

Welcoming Remarks and Opening Session

Theatre :  Supply Chain and Trade 
09:40  -  10:20  | FREE to attend, register now
Chris MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer Materials Processing InstituteChris McDonald Chief Executive Officer
Materials Processing Institute
John Pearce, CEO at Made in BritainJohn Pearce Chief Executive Officer
Made in Britain
Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo

Future Skills, Up-skilling and Re-Skilling: Life-Long Learning in the Metals Sector

Theatre :  Skills and Training 
10:00  -  10:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Workforce of the Future – the need for green skills, digital skills and attracting talent.

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Chris Wiseman TWI ltdChris Wiseman Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development
TWI Ltd
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support LtdHoward Boswell Managing director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Martin Dudley CEO of Thomas Dudley Group LtdMartin Dudley CEO
Thomas Dudley Group Ltd
Dr Pam Murrell, Chief Executive, the Cast Metals FederationPamela Murrell Chief Executive
The Cast Metals Federation

The critical Role of Metals in the Transition to a Circular economy

10:10  -  10:35  | FREE to attend, register now

Historically, the discovery, development and application of metals have set the pace for the evolution of human civilisation, driven the way that people live, and shaped our modern societies. Today, metals are the backbone of the global manufacturing industry and the fuel for economic growth. In the UK, the metals industry comprises 11,100 companies, employs 230,000 people, directly contributes £10.7bn […]

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Zhongyun FanZhongyun Fan Director of BCAST
Brunel University London

The Big Repair Project: Mobilising the General Public for a Circular Economy

10:35  -  11:00  | FREE to attend, register now

We have launched the Big Repair Project to study the lifetime of appliances and electronics in peoples’ lives. The Institute of Making, under the leadership of Professor Mark Miodownik, is conducting research on the societal aspects of metals within a circular economy, specifically looking at consumer engagement with repair and recycling. Since the middle of the 20th century, we have seen a […]

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Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society
University College London

Strategic Developments in Apprenticeship & the Training Landscape

Theatre :  Skills and Training 
11:00  -  11:50  | FREE to attend, register now
Bruce HolloboneBruce Hollobone Sector Growth Manager - Manufacturing
Department for Education
Graham Honeyman Non Executive Director
Cast Metals Federation
Jane Pierce, Deputy Director, Engineering, Construction and Transport at Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.Jane Pierce Deputy Director, engineering, construction and transport
Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What is required by the UK Metallurgical Industry for the Transition to a Circular Economy?

11:00  -  11:50  | FREE to attend, register now

A panel discussion chaired by Mark Miodownik Nick MacInnes: What is the role of the government in this transition? Chris McDonald: What can the UK industry (steel) do to accelerate this transition? Geoff Scamans: What can the aluminium Industry do for a circular economy? Jan Godsell: How can the supply chain management and business model innovation facilitate this transition (focusing […]

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Chris MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer Materials Processing InstituteChris McDonald Chief Executive Officer
Materials Processing Institute
Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel UniversityGeoffrey Scamans Head of Industrial Research
Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology
Jan Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG, University of Warwick.Jan Godsell Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
WMG, University of Warwick
Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society
University College London
Zhongyun FanZhongyun Fan Director of BCAST
Brunel University London

Innovation In British Manufacturing

11:00  -  11:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Synopsis and panellists will be confirmed soon

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John Pearce, CEO at Made in BritainJohn Pearce Chief Executive Officer
Made in Britain

Building UK Hydrogen Techno Supply Chains in the UK

Theatre :  Supply Chain and Trade 
11:00  -  11:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Scaling Hydrogen manufacturing capability here in the UK – market opportunities (import/export), supply chain, strategy, route to market, present white paper/report from H2GVMids. Panellists will be confirmed soon.

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Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
Adelan

Best Practices in Apprenticeship and Recruitment of Young People

Theatre :  Skills and Training 
12:00  -  12:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Apprenticeships are a great way for employers to nurture their own talent and provide an excellent route for young people to enter the labour market when starting out in their careers as they allow an individual to train on a job and gain qualifications at the same time. Despite this, there are still a lot of misconceptions around apprenticeships amongst […]

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Adam Tipper, Managing Director at Next Gen MakersAdam Tipper Managing Director
Next Gen Makers
Alan Young, Programme Delivery Manager, EDTAlan Young Programme Delivery Manager
EDT (The Engineering Development Trust)
Ellis Bailey, Managing Director at Yellow Tree Workforce DevelopmentEllis Bailey Managing Director
Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support LtdHoward Boswell Managing director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd

Titanium is tricky – things that went wrong when we made the world’s best folding bike

12:00  -  12:25  | FREE to attend, register now

We reinvented one of the most iconic British designs, making the frame 37% lighter by using titanium. Come and hear how we set up new factories, assembly lines, and supply chains, and the lessons we learnt the hard way.

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Duncan ClarkDuncan Clark New Process Engineering Manager
Brompton Bicycle

UK Materials Strategy for Automotive

Theatre :  Supply Chain and Trade 
12:00  -  12:25  | FREE to attend, register now

The presentation will be focussed on the opportunity for the UK automotive sector to lower its global CO2 footprint whilst creating jobs, improving GVA and generating innovation whilst ensuring resilience for the UK supply chain.

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Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovations Manager at Ford Motor CompanyAlan Banks UK Lightweight Innovations Manager
Ford Motor Company

Time to repackage the Waste Hierarchy

12:00  -  12:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Designed to be applicable across a broad range of products, the current waste hierarchy fails to encapsulate packaging’s full sustainability attributes and contribution to the Circular Economy. Over simplification has led to flawed policy decisions creating a genuine case for a new approach specifically adapted to the packaging sector.

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man-portrait-silhouetteAidan Ruddock Commercial Director UK & Ireland
Eviosys
Robert Fell, Director & Chief Executive the Metal Packaging Manufacturers AssociationRobert Fell Director & Chief Executive
The Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association

The rise of urban mining

Theatre :  Supply Chain and Trade 
12:30  -  12:55  | FREE to attend, register now

Hear from Roger Morton, Managing Director of Technology and Innovation at EMR, on the rise of urban mining and its pivotal role in the protection of virgin materials. Urban mining is a philosophy that sees the material we recycle not as waste but as a valuable resource that can help us save the planet and keep valuable materials right here […]

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Roger Morton, Managing Director at EMRRoger Morton Managing Director for Technology and Innovation
European Metal Recycling (EMR)

Unilever embraces aluminium to launch its first refillable deodorant

12:30  -  12:55  | FREE to attend, register now

We’re on a mission to help reduce global waste. From using alternative materials to creating packaging innovations, we’re determined to transform the way we all think about the products we buy. Because, for lasting change, we need to shift our mindsets: buying less but better, and being inspired by the times that existed before our ‘disposable’ culture, when the things […]

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Vivek SirohiVivek Sirohi Vice President - Deodorants R&D
Unilever

Transforming foundation industries challenge

13:00  -  13:50  | FREE to attend, register now

The Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, part of the UK Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is investing £66 million in a partnership with UK businesses to develop sustainable technologies that reduce the environmental impact of the Foundation Industries (Clean-tech for heavy industries). This is to ensure that these sectors remain internationally competitive and are ready to meet the government commitment of […]

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Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTNAjay Kapadia Knowledge Transfer Manager
Knowledge Transfer Network
Mark Jolly, Director at TransFIRe Director of Manufacturing at Cranfield UniversityMark Jolly Director of Manufacturing
Cranfield University
Sarah Connolly, Innovation Lead at Innovate UKSarah Connelly Innovation Lead - Innovate UK
Innovate UK

Low Carbon Aluminium Manufacturing

Theatre :  Supply Chain and Trade 
13:00  -  13:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Sustainability is an important source of competitive advantage for aluminium producers and manufacturers, but it is now becoming an imperative. Learn from companies that are currently leading the way. Other panellists will be confirmed soon.

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Roger Ablett, Commercial Director at Hydro Extrusion UKRoger Ablett Commercial Director
Hydro Extrusion UK Ltd
Tom Jones, CEO of the Aluminium FederationTom Jones CEO
The Aluminium Federation

Business opportunities for metals sector in offshore wind

Theatre :  Supply Chain and Trade 
13:00  -  13:25  | FREE to attend, register now

Offshore wind is set to grow from 10.4GW in 2021 to over 40GW by 2030. With a designed lifetime of 20-25 years, the first turbines are also starting to be decommissioned. Both the manufacturing of components and the end of use management offer novel business opportunities for the metal sector. Offshore wind turbine components consist for ca. 2/3 out of […]

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Anne VelenturfAnne Velenturf Research Impact Fellow in Circular Economy
University of Leeds

Reporting on Carbon for the Metals Sector

13:30  -  13:55  | FREE to attend, register now

The first step to reducing your carbon footprint is to measure it – ‘what gets measured gets managed’ An important part of this transition is helping organisations understand how and what greenhouse gas emissions they generate and what they can do to minimise them. There are direct benefits to organisations from measuring and reporting as they will benefit from lower […]

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Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo

Challenging Recruitment Stereotypes – Diversity and Inclusivity in the Metals Industry

Theatre :  Skills and Training 
14:00  -  14:50  | FREE to attend, register now

As the world moves through the fourth industrial revolution, the changing nature of work, gender, diversity and inclusion matter more than ever. Gender, diversity and inclusion – equity – matter because diverse societies, communities, groups and teams produce significantly better outcomes for all members. This is as true anywhere as it is in the metals industry where inclusion (particularly for […]

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Jacqui Murray, Director Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UKJacqui Murray Deputy Director
Faraday Battery Challenge Innovate UK
Philippa OldhamPhilippa Oldham Stakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Sue BlackSue Black Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist
Durham University

Sustainable stainless steel in building and architecture

14:00  -  14:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Stainless steels are high-tech materials (alloys) developed for a range of demanding, modern applications and environments. The greater awareness and growing appreciation of the longterm benefits of stainless steel is reflected in the sustained growth in the global production of stainless steel from 1 million tonnes in 1950 to more than 20 million tonnes today. An estimated 16% of the […]

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Nancy Badoo, Associate Director of The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)Nancy Baddoo Associate Director
Steel Construction Institute
Rob Cooper, Managing Director BSSARob Cooper Managing Director
British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)
Tim CollinsTim Collins Secretary General
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)

The Aluminium Beverage Can – A Value Chain Approach to Addressing Today’s Sustainability Challenges

14:00  -  14:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Aluminium cans are highly recyclable and widely recycled already in the UK, achieving an 82% recycling rate for 2021, but there are more challenges that need addressing to achieve holistic sustainability. Join our panel of experts from across the value chain as they share what they’re doing, both as individual actors and as a value chain, to meet these challenges.

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Tom Giddings, Executive Director at Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)Tom Giddings Executive Director
Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)

How to bring together material science and manufacturing technologies?

Theatre :  Skills and Training 
15:00  -  15:50  | FREE to attend, register now

This year we will have an amazing opportunity to find ourselves in the heart of UK Metal Industry in UKME 2022 and discover the top developments in the world of material science. At the same time, there are quite a lot of conversations happening between the manufacturers, material providers, Tier 1 and 2 partners, OEMs, highlighting the gap in knowledge […]

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Professor Bradley WynneBradley Wynne Research Director
Advanced Forming Research Centre, The University of Strathclyde
Evgenia YakushinaEvgenia Yakushina Forming Team Leader
Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Jan Lukaszewski Technical Manager at ALFEDJan Lukaszewski Technical Manager
The Aluminium Federation ALFED
Steve Morley, President of CBMSteve Morley President
Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM)

The route to hydrogen for the metals industry

15:00  -  15:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Speeding up deployment of hydrogen business models, the real questions to ask as a metals business looking to adopt hydrogen, how to learn from international examples, policy supports. Panellists will be confirmed soon.

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Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
Adelan

PRISM – Accessible funding for the UK Metals Sector & its supply chain

15:00  -  15:50  | FREE to attend, register now

PRISM is funding projects with the Materials Processing Institute in the areas of Decarbonisation, Digitalisation and the Circular Economy. Case studies will be presented and discussed with clients during a panel discussion chaired by Joe Lee

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Joe Lee, Programme Manager, PRISM at the Materials Processing InstituteJoe Lee Programme Manager, PRISM
Materials Processing Institute

‘Best Available Techniques’– A future regime within the UK

Theatre :  Supply Chain and Trade 
15:30  -  15:50  | FREE to attend, register now

Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, the UK Government the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government, and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland are firmly committed to providing a future regime for the development of ‘Best Available Techniques’ within the UK. Speaker will be confirmed soon.

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Deploying Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage in the UK

16:00  -  16:25  | FREE to attend, register now

An update on the business model for Industrial Carbon Capture. The session is covering: UK ambition to capture 20-30 millions of tonnes CO2 a year by 2030. Next generation carbon capture technology that will be commercially available in the late 2020s.

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Enrique Cornejo, Head of Technologies - Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy · Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)Enrique Cornejo Head of Industrial Carbon Capture Supply Chains
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Nick Bevan, Senior CCUS Innovation Programme Manager · Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)Nick Bevan Senior CCUS Innovation Programme Manager
Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

British Steel is conducting a major study into the use of green hydrogen in the company’s drive to decarbonise its operations and manufacture net-zero steel. The steelmaker, which is collaborating…

The ‘urban mine’ can help transform the UK economy and support businesses of all kinds to meet their carbon reduction targets, explains Roger Morton, Managing Director for Technology and Innovation…

The UK Metals Council is the proud partner of UK Metals Expo (UKME) to be held on 14 and 15 September at the NEC, Birmingham. The UK Metals Expo will…

Glencore is better known for mining and marketing commodities than it is for recycling them. In an interview with the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA), Kunal Sinha, Head of Recycling for…

Alupro has unveiled its Aluminium Manifesto, which sets out seven ‘key asks’ to achieve ‘true resource circularity’ and harness legislative opportunities. Developed in-line with the UK environment targets, the Manifesto…

Steelwork is playing a significant role at the Forge project in London, where an innovative method is being used that could transform the construction industry into a leaner and greener…

A 2021 research from Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has revealed that digital investments made by metals and mining companies fall far short of their potential, with companies up to 40 per…

Countries around the World plan to reduce carbon emissions, often by the adoption of low carbon technologies, such as wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles. This increases demand for…

Welcome to OGUK’s Decommissioning Insight 2021, marking the end of a year in which we saw some recovery after the challenges of the global pandemic and commodity price collapse in…

This guide sets out a vision for galvanized steel based upon circular thinking. It makes the case for galvanized steel as a flexible, robust construction material, ideally suited to circular…

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