Free to Attend Conference Programme

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:

Howard Boswell, Managing director - Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Managing Director
Inspired Leadership Support Ltd
Spence Seaman
Senior Advisor & Climate Change Manager
Environment Agency
Paul Stevens, UK BAT Manager at the Environment Agency
UK BAT Manager
Environment Agency
Edmund Ward, Business Sector - Advanced Manufacturing at BEIS
Head of Manufacturing & Resource Strategy

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:

Tim Collins
Secretary General
The International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF)
Zhongyun Fan
Director of BCAST
Brunel University London
Nancy Badoo, Associate Director of The Steel Construction Institute (SCI)
Associate Director
Steel Construction Institute
Martin Quinn, Head of Technical Project Delivery at GPE
Head of Technical Project Delivery

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:

Lindsay Greer, Professor of Materials Science at the University of Cambridge
Professor of Materials Science
University of Cambridge
Christopher Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials at Innovate UK KTN
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials
Innovate UK KTN
Bruce Adderley
Challenge Director - Transforming Foundation Industries
Innovate UK
Ping Xiao
Rolls-Royce/Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Advanced Coating Technology
The University of Manchester

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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:

Rachel Eade, Chair of Uk Metals Council (UKMC)
UK Metals Council (UKMC)
Paul-Fieldhouse, Head of Business Development at Ramco
Head of Business Development
Keith Warren, CEO at FEA
Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA)
Anne Velenturf
Senior Research Fellow in Circular Economy
University of Leeds

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