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Strategy | Best practice | Challenges & Opportunities

Delve into the top issues facing the metals industry, from strategic considerations to sustainable practices, with a focus on the fast-growing sectors of construction, hydrogen, electric vehicles (EV), wind energy, and solar energy. In this dynamic and engaging theatre, we will bring together industry leaders, innovators, and experts who are reshaping the landscape of the UK metals industry. Our goal is to explore the challenges and opportunities that lie within the supply chain, examining strategies that drive growth and efficiency, while emphasising sustainability as a fundamental pillar for future success.

Speakers include:

David Panni, Chief Engineer - Structures and Simulation at JCB
Chief Engineer - Structures and Simulation
Geoff Courtney, Head of Sales UK and Ireland at Envases
Head of Sales UK and Ireland
Envases Europe A/S
Adam Bates-Gray
Principal Researcher - Data Science and Analytics
Tata Steel
Tom Jones, CEO at ALFED, The Aluminium Federation
The Aluminium Federation (ALFED)

Strategies | Resources | Recycling | Net Zero | Founding

Transformation of the metals industries from the current largely linear economy to a circular economy will play a critical role in delivering the government’s industrial strategy for clean growth, doubling of resource productivity and reaching net zero carbon emissions in 2050. At the same time, steel production is estimated to account for 8% of the world’s carbon emissions. Recognised as a key “hard to abate” industry, the world is looking to the global metals value chain for rapid and innovative leadership in the transformation to a decarbonised industry.  The theatre will define Net Zero challenges, discuss the decisions that need to be made across the sector, examine available solutions that currently exist, and the policy and finance support required to make them possible.

Speakers include:

Gary Brandwood, Managing Director at Perfect Sense Energy
Managing Director
Perfect Sense Energy
Nigel Dent, head of sales at Connected Energy
Head Of Sales
Connected Energy
Tom Giddings, Executive Director at Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)
Executive Director
Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)
Leighton John, Director of Operations at The Royal Mint
Director of Operations
The Royal Mint

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Engineering | Manufacturing | Process | Productivity | Case Studies

The world of metals is fast evolving. This theatre is your opportunity to keep up with latest metals development for advanced manufacturing, access funding, boost competitiveness, and discover new industrial market applications and opportunities across various sectors from leading manufacturers and key stakeholders. Innovations in materials science and engineering offer enormous potential to boost next-generation manufacturing in the UK. There is a direct correlation between excellence in innovation and superior revenue growth. While there is no single roadmap for success in innovation, there are lessons that can be borrowed, tailored and made to work for any business.

Speakers include:

Simon Hatherley, Senior Building Performance Architect Senior Building Performance Architect Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Senior Building Performance Architect
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Chris Gatehouse, Detailing & Manufacture Specialist at Trimble
Detailing & Manufacture Specialist
David Lunn, General Manager at W.H.Tildesley Ltd
General Manager
W.H.Tildesley Ltd
Michael Samson
Sustainability Manager

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Integration | Local Sourcing | Traceability | Policy | Logistics

Economic and geopolitical shocks have raised concern over supply chain resilience whilst environmental problems highlight the need for sustainable supply chains. This theatre is your unique opportunity to learn about a range of common challenges, opportunities, visions and strategies, from companies and sectors restructuring their metals/materials supply chains to meet their net zero targets and achieve greater resilience.

Speakers include:

Jahan Zabe Ali, Director of Research & Technology Europe, Spirit AeroSystems
Director of Research & Technology Europe
Spirit AeroSystems
Rosa Williams, Policy and Engagement Manager in the Department for Business and Trade
Policy and Engagement Manager
Department for Business and Trade
Andy Hayhurst, ervice Centre Manager at Smiths Metals
Leeds Service Centre Manager
Smiths Metal Centres
Stephen Kinnock is the Labour MP for Aberavon
Labour MP

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