Skills and Training Theatre

Theatre 1

Sills and training Theatre

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

To achieve its wider ambitions for growth, the UK Metals Industry will need to attract some 2,300 graduates a year and 9,200 apprentices and technicians. It will also have to retain those it already has and retrain others to acquire the specific skills required for the future. This will be challenging given the image of the industry and the dearth of both vocational training and appropriate degree-level courses.

Speakers include:

Sue Black
Professor of Computer Science & Technology Evangelist
Durham University
Professor Bradley Wynne
Research Director
Advanced Forming Research Centre, The University of Strathclyde
Ellis Bailey, Managing Director at Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Managing Director
Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Chris Wiseman TWI ltd
Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development


Wednesday 14th September 2022

09:40 -  10:20
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
11:00 -  11:50

Building UK 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. Panellists will be confirmed soon.

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Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
12:00 -  12:25

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.

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Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovations Manager at Ford Motor CompanyAlan Banks UK Lightweight Innovations Manager
Ford Motor Company
12:30 -  12:55

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 […]

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Roger Morton, Managing Director at EMRRoger Morton Managing Director for Technology and Innovation
European Metal Recycling (EMR)
13:00 -  13:50

Low Carbon Aluminium Manufacturing

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
13:00 -  13:25

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 […]

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Anne VelenturfAnne Velenturf Research Impact Fellow in Circular Economy
University of Leeds
15:30 -  15:50

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

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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15:00 -  15:25

Thursday 15th September 2022

10:30 -  10:55

UK Steel | Make UK

Synopsis will be confirmed soon.

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Gareth Stace, Director General of UK SteelGareth Stace Director General
UK Steel
11:00 -  11:25

Forging the Future Through UK Innovation and Technology

This presentation highlights the importance of innovation and technology in manufacturing bespoke, high-integrity, critical components such as large forgings and castings. In order to fabricate such products more quickly and cheaply, several vital ingredients need to be brought together; these include investment in equipment and people, increased adoption of advanced technologies and any relevant elements of “Industry 4.0”. In addition, […]

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Gareth Barker, COO at The Sheffield ForgemastersGareth Barker Chief Operating Officer
Sheffield Forgemasters
13:00 -  13:50
Keith Warren, CEO at FEAKeith Warren CEO
Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA)
Lugano Kapembwa, CEO of LoopcycleLugano Kapembwa CEO & Co-founder
Steve WittSteve Witt Director
Ecofast Environmental UK Ltd
14:00 -  14:50

The Royal Mint takes inspiration from its origins in metalwork and design to forge a new future

In a world where cash use is changing, The Royal Mint took inspiration from its origins in metalwork and design to forge a new future… The Royal Mint is the oldest manufacturer in the UK and with a history and heritage forged in precious metals, it is transforming for the future. Director of Operations, Leighton John, and Chief Growth Officer, […]

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Leighton JohnLeighton John Director of Operations
The Royal Mint
Sean Millard, Chief Growth Officer for The Royal MintSean Millard Chief Growth Officer
The Royal Mint

Other Topical Seminar Theatres

Theatre 2

Circular Economy & Recycling

Theatre 3

Innovation & Technology

Theatre 4

Supply chain, Policy and Trade

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