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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
Paul Jones, Innovation & Technology Director Faculty of Science and Engineering at Swansea University
Innovation & Technology Director
Faculty of Science and Engineering at Swansea University
Emma Bartley, Marketing Project Manager at Tata Steel
Marketing Project Manager
Tata Steel UK
Dave Tattershall, Managing Director at Solarport Systems Ltd
Managing Director
Solarport Systems Ltd

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:

Cheong Tsang, Operations director, Balmoral Tanks, Thurnscoe
Operations director
Balmoral Tanks, Thurnscoe
Dr Mark Jones, Head Of Business Development, Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST)
Head Of Business Development
Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST)
Luke Rowson, Head of Sustainability & Strategy at Perfect Sense Energy
Head of Sustainability & Strategy
Perfect Sense Energy
Gary Brandwood, Managing Director at Perfect Sense Energy
Managing Director
Perfect Sense Energy

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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:

Craig Johnson, Business Development Manager UK & Ireland - Detailing & Manufacturing - Structures Division at Trimble Solutions (UK) Ltd
Business Development Manager
Michael Samson
Sustainability Manager
Dave Goddard, Sales Manager at Speira
Sales Manager
Dr. Maryam BeigMohamadi, Senior Application Scientist at Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science
Senior Application Scientist
Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science

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:

Tony Graham, Chair at OCEA Shipbuilding UK Ltd
OCEA Shipbuilding UK Ltd
Harriet Wollerton, ADS Services Director, ADS Group Ltd
ADS Services Director
ADS Group Ltd
Jahan Zabe Ali, Director of Research & Technology Europe, Spirit AeroSystems
Director of Research & Technology Europe
Spirit AeroSystems
Lord Rupert Redesdale, UK Metals Expo Conference Chair
Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo

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