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

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
Rachel Eade, Chair of Uk Metals Council (UKMC)Rachel Eade Chair
UK Metals Council (UKMC)

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

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

Click for more information on 'Future Skills, Up-skilling and Re-Skilling: Life-Long Learning in the Metals Sector'

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

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 […]

Click for more information on 'The critical Role of Metals in the Transition to a Circular economy'

Zhongyun FanZhongyun Fan Director of BCAST
Brunel University London

Smiths Supply Chain Innovation

Designed by you… Built by us.  We live in a world where price dictates every purchase we make, and often procurement is made, irrespective of how supplier performance and product quality impact the supply chain. We all look for that potential saving, even if it is relatively small, which we perceive as offering value. In the metals supply chain, such […]

Click for more information on 'Smiths Supply Chain Innovation'

Darren Sutton, Central Operations Manager at Smith Smiths Metal CentresDarren Sutton Central Operations Manager
Smiths Metal Centres

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

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 […]

Click for more information on 'The Big Repair Project: Mobilising the General Public for a Circular Economy'

Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society
University College London

Strategic Developments in Apprenticeships & the Training Landscape

Frank Bowley, Head of the Unit for Future Skills at the Department of EducationFrank Bowley Head of the Unit for Future Skills
Department for Education
Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support LtdHoward Boswell Managing Director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
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?

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 Steel industry 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 […]

Click for more information on 'What is required by the UK Metallurgical Industry for the Transition to a Circular Economy?'

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 Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval Technology
Jan Godsell, Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy at WMG, University of Warwick.Janet Godsell Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
Loughborough University
Mark MiodownikMark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society
University College London
man-portrait-silhouetteNick MacInnes Office of the Chief Scientific Advisor
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)

Metal Matters: UK Manufacturers Driving Growth through Innovation

The ‘Metal Matters: UK Manufacturers Driving Growth through Innovation’ panel will be moderated by Made in Britain CEO John Pearce. The panellists, who have been selected from Made in Britain member companies, represent the breadth of innovation and opportunity across the UK metals sector as a whole. WDS Components makes machine parts and accessories, supporting equipment manufacturers and engineers all […]

Click for more information on 'Metal Matters: UK Manufacturers Driving Growth through Innovation'

Catherine Barratt, Managing Director at FurnitubesCatherine Barratt Managing Director
Furnitubes
Henry BeaverHenry Beaver Managing Director
Beaver Bridges
John Pearce, CEO at Made in BritainJohn Pearce Chief Executive Officer
Made in Britain
Mark Moody, Sales and Marketing Director at WDS Components LtdMark Moody Sales and Marketing Director
WDS Components Ltd

Building Hydrogen Techno Supply Chains in the UK

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

Click for more information on 'Building Hydrogen Techno Supply Chains in the UK'

Adrian HeathAdrian Heath National Account Manager
Calor Gas Ltd
Mark Wood, Managing Director at Alliance Procurement Solutions LtdMark Wood Managing Director
Alliance Procurement Solutions Ltd
Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
Adelan
Shaun Rowley, Managing Director of ANT IndustriesShaun Rowley Managing Director
ANT Industries

Best Practice in Apprenticeships and Recruitment of Young People

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 […]

Click for more information on 'Best Practice in Apprenticeships and Recruitment of Young People'

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

Business opportunities for metals sector in offshore wind

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 […]

Click for more information on 'Business opportunities for metals sector in offshore wind'

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

UK Materials Strategy for Automotive

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.

Click for more information on 'UK Materials Strategy for Automotive'

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

Time to repackage the Waste Hierarchy

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.

Click for more information on 'Time to repackage the Waste Hierarchy'

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

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 […]

Click for more information on 'The rise of urban mining'

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

Unilever embraces metals to launch its first refillable deodorant

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 […]

Click for more information on 'Unilever embraces metals to launch its first refillable deodorant'

Sebastian Alvarez – R&D Innovation Director - UnileverSebastian Alvarez R&D Innovation Director
Unilever

Transforming foundation industries challenge

The Transforming Foundation Industries Challenge, is a UK government funded programme investing £96 million in 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 net zero carbon emissions by […]

Click for more information on 'Transforming foundation industries challenge'

Bruce AdderleyBruce Adderley Challenge Director - Transforming Foundation Industries
Innovate UK
Cameron Pleydell-PearceCameron Pleydell-Pearce TATA Steel Chair
Swansea University
Christopher Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials at Innovate UK KTNChristopher Pilgrim Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials
Innovate UK KTN
Mark Jolly, Director at TransFIRe Director of Manufacturing at Cranfield UniversityMark Jolly Director of Manufacturing
Cranfield University

Introduction to the new UK Regulatory Regime for Goods (The UKCA marking)

Great Britain now has its own robust regulatory framework for goods – the UKCA marking, and the UK’s domestic regime seeks to ensure consumers are protected from unsafe, and non-compliant goods. Businesses should get ready for the new regime as soon as possible to ensure they are compliant by 1 January 2023. In this session BEIS will give an overview […]

Click for more information on 'Introduction to the new UK Regulatory Regime for Goods (The UKCA marking)'

Connor O’Shea, Head of the UKCA delivery team at BEISConnor O’Shea Head of the UKCA delivery team
BEIS

FAST-forge – a new closed-loop recycling approach of powder and swarf waste for next generation titanium alloys

Currently in the UK aerospace manufacturing industry, buy-to-fly ratios can be as high as 9:1 for titanium alloy components.  The industry produces considerable amounts of machining swarf and there are increasing amounts of out-of-specification additive manufacturing powder that are now being stockpiled.  In this talk, disruptive technology that uses field-assisted sintering technology (FAST) to create near net shape billets or final […]

Click for more information on 'FAST-forge – a new closed-loop recycling approach of powder and swarf waste for next generation titanium alloys'

Martin-JacksonMartin Jackson Professor of Advanced Metals Processing
Henry Royce Institute

The Role of Lightweight Materials in Automotive

As the automotive industry embraces electric mobility, the motivation for adopting lightweight designs has shifted fundamentally.

Click for more information on 'The Role of Lightweight Materials in Automotive'

Mark WhiteMark White Executive Director
Alumobility

LME and the metals market – now and in the future

The London Metal Exchange (LME) has played a central role in the metals market and its supply chains since 1877. That role continues today, with pricing, hedging and a physical delivery network operating globally. It is also evolving to meet ever changing market needs, including the criticality of metals for a sustainable future. Discover the part the LME is playing […]

Click for more information on 'LME and the metals market – now and in the future'

Georgina Hallett, Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer, LME GroupGeorgina Hallett Chief of Staff and Chief Sustainability Officer
LME Group

Reporting on Carbon for the Metals Sector

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 […]

Click for more information on 'Reporting on Carbon for the Metals Sector'

Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo

Challenging Recruitment Stereotypes – Diversity and Inclusivity in the Metals Industry

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 […]

Click for more information on 'Challenging Recruitment Stereotypes – Diversity and Inclusivity in the Metals Industry'

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

Why Aluminium?

While sustainability is an important source of competitive advantage for aluminium producers and manufacturers, it is now becoming an imperative. The recent release of ALFED’s Net Zero Report highlights that collaboration across sectors is key in delivering radical innovation, growth and change and this panel of experts will examine how and why aluminium is ideally positioned to help UK industry […]

Click for more information on 'Why Aluminium?'

Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel UniversityGeoffrey Scamans Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval Technology
Jake RichardsonJake Richardson Fabrication Sales Engineer
Norsk Hydro
Mark WhiteMark White Executive Director
Alumobility
Nadine BloxsomeNadine Bloxsome Membership & Sustainability​ Manager
The Aluminium Federation ALFED
Tony Graham, Chair at OCEA Shipbuilding UK LtdTony Graham Chair
OCEA Shipbuilding UK Ltd

Sustainable stainless steel in building and architecture

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 50 million tonnes today. An estimated 16% of the […]

Click for more information on 'Sustainable stainless steel in building and architecture'

Nancy Badoo, Associate Director of The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)Nancy Baddoo Associate Director
Steel Construction Institute
Noel Lovatt, Director at X-Treme Systems LtdNoel Lovatt Director
X-Treme Systems Ltd
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

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.

Click for more information on 'The Aluminium Beverage Can – A Value Chain Approach to Addressing Today’s Sustainability Challenges'

John O'Maoileoin – Group Global Sustainability Director at CANPACK GroupJohn O'Maoileoin Group Global Sustainability Director
CANPACK Group
Martin Hyde, Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager at AluproMartin Hyde Sustainability and Public Affairs Manager
Alupro
Sam Jones, Head of Climate and Sustainability at Coca Cola Europacific Partners GBSam Jones Head of Climate & Sustainability
Coca Cola Europacific Partners GB
Thomas PayerThomas Payer Sustainability Manager
Speira

How to Bring Together Material Science and Manufacturing Technologies?

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 […]

Click for more information on 'How to Bring Together Material Science and Manufacturing Technologies?'

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

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.

Click for more information on 'The route to hydrogen for the metals industry'

Katy MilneKaty Milne Chief Engineer – Technology
MTC - Manufacturing Centre
Mark Wood, Managing Director at Alliance Procurement Solutions LtdMark Wood Managing Director
Alliance Procurement Solutions Ltd
Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
Adelan
Shaun Rowley, Managing Director of ANT IndustriesShaun Rowley Managing Director
ANT Industries

Case study: Metal Powder Atomisation Efficiency and Impacts on Additive Manufacturing

Powder atomisation is a cost-effective processing method that has the ability to produce complex shapes which are impractical, or even impossible, for conventional processes whilst minimising machining by producing parts at, or close to, final dimensions and minimising scrap loses. This presentation will outline the performance improvements developed by the Innovate UK The Sustainable Innovation Fund: SBRI phase 2 DANDY […]

Click for more information on 'Case study: Metal Powder Atomisation Efficiency and Impacts on Additive Manufacturing'

Chris Smith, Principal Researcher at Materials Processing InstituteChris Smith Principal Researcher
Materials Processing Institute

Disruptive transformation in Aerospace and Defence

The Aerospace & Defence sector is going through a period of significant change, which will have far reaching implications throughout the supply chain. As well as taking on the immediate challenges of post-covid sector recovery, supply chain shocks and price volatility, Aerospace & Defence firms are seeking to address the long-term priorities of getting to Net Zero across Scopes 1-3 […]

Click for more information on 'Disruptive transformation in Aerospace and Defence'

Harry Malins, Chief Innovation Officer at Aerospace Technology InstituteHarry Malins Chief Innovation Officer
Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)
Matthew Bailey, Senior Technologist - Structures, Manufacturing & Materials at the Aerospace Technology InstituteMatthew Bailey Senior Technologist - Structures, Manufacturing & Materials
Aerospace Technology Institute
Michael Holmes, CEO at AlloyedMichael Holmes CEO
Alloyed
Robert Thomson, Partner at Roland BergerRobert Thomson Partner
Roland Berger
Tim Hope, Chief Technologist – Metallics at GKN AerospaceTim Hope Chief Technologist – Metallics
GKN Aerospace

Indentation Plastometry – A Revolutionary Approach to the Mechanical Testing of Metals

Indentation Plastometry is a novel testing technology that extracts stress/strain curve’s from a 3-minute indentation test. The method uses a combination of testing hardware and an inverse finite element method to determine mechanical property data in a way that’s faster and more versatile than conventional methods. In this talk you will learn about the underlying methodology and how it can […]

Click for more information on 'Indentation Plastometry – A Revolutionary Approach to the Mechanical Testing of Metals'

Jimmy Campbell, CTO at PlastometrexJimmy Campbell CTO and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
Plastometrex

Deploying Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage in the UK

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.

Click for more information on 'Deploying Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage in the UK'

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

The UK Aluminium Federation (ALFED) has announced the release of its Net Zero Report, which supports the need for decarbonisation, sustainable sourcing, and transition to a circular economy. These actions…

One of manufacturing’s leading champions and business support professionals has been appointed as the new Chair of the UK Metals Council (UKMC). Rachel Eade MBE will become the first woman…

Leading West Midlands stainless steel flange manufacturer, Nikal Steels Limited, is set to highlight a snapshot of its extensive product range at the NEC’s UK Metals Expo 2022 – the…

Geoff Scamans, Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University The UK’s aluminium industry stands poised at a crossroad. It could stay on its present path where almost all its cast, rolled,...

Galvanized steel is an important part of everyday life. But how does its prevalence today affect the environment of the future? And what role does it play in the circular…

Today’s metals analyzers make it easy to implement quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC) programs. Hitachi’s range of analyzers support the end-to-end metals production process from incoming inspection to final…

With an extremely limited number of other suppliers for Radial Bristle Brushes on the market, Tyrolit are delighted to announce that we are now the exclusive industrial distributor of SUNBURST Radial…

With its winning combination of long-lasting protection, ease of application and sustainability, galvanizing is the finish of choice for many industries across the globe including construction, manufacturing, and agriculture.  By…

Panel Discussion UK Critical Minerals Strategy  Thursday 15th September 2022  Theatre :  Skills, Training and Strategy  11:30  -  13:00  | FREE to attend, register now  |Download Show Guide Almost every part of modern daily...

Metal Packaging Europe, the association of European producers of rigid metal packaging, completed a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of metal packaging including aluminium beverage cans, aluminium and steel food…

©2022 UK Metals Expo Ltd. Treviot House, 186-192 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1LR | Contact us | Term of use | Privacy policy

Get in touch with us

Any queries? Please send the organiser an email and we'll get back to you, asap.

Sending

Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?