ALFED, the Aluminium Federation, is set to attend this year’s UK Metals Expo at the NEC, Birmingham. Taking place between 13-14 September, the team will be located at Stand E26 throughout the two-day event.
Throughout the two days, ALFED will take part in four panel discussions covering a variety of topics, including industrial strategy, the power of aluminium and innovation.
On day one of the event (13 September):
The team will host a member networking session, ‘Meet the Aluminium Industry’ in the ‘Innovation & Technology Theatre’ on 13 September (4pm).
In the morning, Tom Jones, ALFED’s CEO, will join a panel on ‘Why a UK industrial strategy matters and how we get there’, discussing the existing strategy and the needs and challenges faced by the metals industry.
Join us for an engaging discussion on the importance of a robust industrial strategy for the UK and the steps needed to successfully implement it. Our distinguished panel of industry experts will share insights into the key factors that make an industrial strategy essential for economic growth, innovation, and long-term sustainability. Panellists will explore the benefits of a well-defined industrial…
In the Afternoon, the team will also moderate an panel discussion:
Delve into the innovative and transformative uses of aluminium across various industries showcasing real-world case studies that highlight how aluminium is utilised to create lightweight durable and sustainable solutions. The session will cover examples from both primary and secondary aluminium production.
Day two (14 September) will see ALFED moderate two further panels, including:
Explore valuable insights and perspectives on the ongoing race between reusing and recycling and discover the key factors that can unlock the economic viability of recycled aluminium in manufacturing. Areas to be explored Benefits/potential of aluminium as a recycled material Consumer awareness around the re-use and recycling of aluminium – what this means for SME’s and the aluminium supply chain…
Delve into the latest advancements in aluminium metal forming techniques and technologies and the practical implementation of these techniques across various sectors.
Tom Jones, CEO at ALFED, commented:
The UK Metals Expo provides a unique platform to engage with key figures from across the entire metal supply chain with the engineering and manufacturing sector. We’re looking forward to stimulating debate between some of the sector’s most prominent figures about the future of the metal industry and aluminium value chain.
We’ll also be unveiling some exciting projects to support the industry during the course of the event, but we’re not giving anything away just yet, so keep your eyes peeled!”