Don’t miss Day 1 of the UK Metals Expo conference agenda!

Join us for an exciting day of presentations and discussions led by top experts in the field. Learn about the latest industry trends, market forecasts, and cutting-edge technologies that are shaping the future of the metal industry. Get the inside scoop on key topics such as supply chain management, sustainability, and innovation, and network with like-minded professionals from around the world.

Register now and get ready for a day packed with valuable insights and opportunities for growth!

All our sessions are free to attend and open for you to drop in as you please.

Please note that the program below is not yet complete. We are still finalising additional sessions and will update the program soon. Register now to receive the full agenda!

Wednesday 11th September 2024

State of the UK Metals Industry Report & Opening Remarks

The stage is set for an eagerly anticipated panel discussion that unveils the findings of the largest survey conducted within the metals supply chain, State of the UK Metals Industry, made possible by the UK Metals Council. This report offers invaluable insights into the current state of the industry, sheds light on its challenges, and outlines the path towards a […]

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Johnathan Dudley, Head of Manufacturing Industry at Crowe LLPJohnathan DudleyHead of Manufacturing Industry
Crowe LLP
Kirsty Davies-Chinnock, Managing Director at Professional Polishing ServicesKirsty Davies-ChinnockManaging Director
Professional Polishing Services
Rachel Eade, Chair of Uk Metals Council (UKMC)Rachel EadeChair
UK Metals Council (UKMC)
Steve Morley, President of CBMSteve MorleyPresident
Confederation of British Metalforming (CBM)

Keynote

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

“Transformation will create a viable, sustainable business”

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Rajesh Nair, CEO of Tata Steel. UKRajesh NairCEO
Tata Steel UK

Made in the UK: Myth or Reality? Does the UK Need an Industrial and Materials Strategy?

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

This session explores the perception and reality of manufacturing and production in the UK. It addresses the widespread belief that the UK no longer builds or manufactures anything of significance and discuss the necessity and future direction of an industrial and materials strategy to sustain and grow the sector. What are the current strengths and weaknesses of the UK’s manufacturing […]

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Isobel Sheldon, Member Board Of Trustees at The Faraday InstitutionIsobel SheldonFounder and principal consultant
Oakpolytech
Philippa OldhamPhilippa OldhamStakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Rowan Crozier, CEO at C. Brandauer & Co LtdRowan CrozierCEO
C. Brandauer & Co Ltd
Seamus Nevin, Chief Economist & Acting Director of Policy at Make UKSeamus NevinChief Economist & Acting Director of Policy
Make UK

Remanufacture, reuse and recycle: auto, aero and wind – what we can learn from each other?

Exploring the principles of circular economy across automotive, aerospace, and wind sectors reveals valuable insights into remanufacture, reuse, and recycling practices. These industries showcase innovative approaches to extend the lifecycle of products, minimise waste, and maximise resource efficiency. Key lessons include the adoption of modular designs for ease of disassembly and reassembly, implementation of reverse logistics systems to facilitate the […]

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Andreas Reimer, ReMake Lead at NMISAndreas ReimerProgram lead for Remanufacturing
National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)
David Milliken, Metallic Engineer at BoeingDavid MillikenMetallics Engineer
Boeing
Evgenia Yakushina, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of StrathclydeEvgenia YakushinaPrincipal Knowledge-Exchange Fellow
NMIS
James Barry, CEO at Renewable Parts LtdJames BarryChief Executive
Renewable Parts Ltd
Paul Cantwell, Head Of Net Zero Programmes, National Manufacturing Institute ScotlandPaul CantwellHead Of Net Zero Programmes
National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS)

How can the UK metal industry decarbonise and achieve Net Zero?

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

Explore the crucial topic of decarbonising the UK metal industry and the strategies required to achieve the ambitious goal of Net Zero emissions. Delve into the key factors driving the need for decarbonisation in the metal industry. We will examine the environmental impact of current Steel, Aluminium and Stainless Steel production processes, explore the latest advancements in low-carbon technologies, and […]

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Chris Williams, Head of Industrial Decarbonisation WalesChris WilliamsHead of industrial Decarbonisation
Industry Wales
john-bolton, Chairman, The Materials Processing Institute MPIUKJon BoltonChairman
The Materials Processing Institute
Roger Ablett, Commercial Director at Hydro Extrusion UKRoger AblettManaging Director
Hydro Extrusion UK Ltd

Carbon Steel Market: Navigating Trends and Price Dynamics

Join us for an engaging and informative panel discussion on the ever-evolving of the carbon steel market. Our expert panelists delve into the current state of the carbon steel market, examining the key factors influencing its trajectory. From exploring the impact of global economic conditions, supply chain disruptions, and geopolitical factors on carbon steel prices to identifying emerging opportunities and […]

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Christiane Taylor, Pricing Manager at Tata Steel UKChristiane TaylorPricing Manager
Tata Steel UK
Godfrey Watt, President of The International Steel Trade Association (ISTA)Godfrey WattPresident
The International Steel Trade Association (ISTA)
Kaye Ayub, Senior Consultant at MEPS International LtdKaye AyubSenior Consultant
MEPS International Ltd
Tom McDougall, Commercial Director at All Steels TradingTom McDougallCommercial Director
All Steels Trading

Culture + Robots = Winning Combination

Exploring the cultural considerations shaping the successful adoption of automation in diverse organisational contexts. From fostering innovation to redefining job roles, panelists will unpack the dynamics of navigating the human-robot interface and explore business opportunities while preserving the human touch.

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Jonathan Thacker, Owner and Operations Director at Walsall Wheelbarrow CompanyJonathan ThackerOwner and Operations Director
Walsall Wheelbarrow Company
Mike Wilson, Chief Automation Officer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)Mike WilsonChief Automation Officer
Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC)
Peter Williamson, CEO at Automate UKPeter WilliamsonCEO
Automate UK
Philippa Glove, Director, Philippa Glover LtdPhilippa GloverDirector
Foundation Industries Sustainability Consortium
Troy Barratt, CEO fo BAM UK and Contracts Engineering LimitedTroy BarrattCEO
BAMUK Group & Contracts Engineering Ltd

Mapping a cleaner future for non-ferrous and light metals

The IOM3 Non-Ferrous and Light Metals Group Leadership Team has produced a roadmap to take the industry forward.

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Cheryll Pitt, Chair of IOM3 Non-Ferrous & Light Metals Technical CommunityCheryll PittChair of Non-Ferrous & Light Metals Technical Community
IOM3
Matthew Thomas, Chief Engineer at MTC - Manufacturing Technology CentreMatthew ThomasChief Engineer
MTC - Manufacturing Technology Centre
Mike Clinch, Vice President IOM3, Director and Materials Group Leader at Innoval TechnologyMike ClinchVice President IOM3 & Director and Materials Group Leader
Innoval Technology

Advancing UK Titanium Manufacturing through collaboration and innovation

Join us for an inspiring session showcasing the transformative power of collaboration and innovation in advancing UK Titanium Manufacturing and shaping the future of aerospace manufacturing. SDE Technology is leading an initiative to develop a new superplastic forming process, with the new hybrid manufacturing method potentially boosting manufacturing efficiency and capability in the UK for key aerospace components, that global […]

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David Milliken, Metallic Engineer at BoeingDavid MillikenMetallics Engineer
Boeing
Evgenia Yakushina, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of StrathclydeEvgenia YakushinaPrincipal Knowledge-Exchange Fellow
NMIS
Harriet Wollerton, ADS Services Director, ADS Group LtdHarriet WollertonADS Services Director
ADS Group Ltd
Les Gill, Principal Consultant at TaBA Associates LtdLes GillPrincipal Consultant
TaBA Associates Ltd

From Blast to Arc: A new world of EAF steelmaking in the UK and what it means pt.1

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

Join us for an insightful session exploring the transformative shift from traditional blast furnace steelmaking to electric arc furnace (EAF) steelmaking in the UK. Discover how EAF technology can revolutionise the steel industry by enhancing sustainability, efficiency, and economic viability. Learn how EAF technology works and its advantages over traditional methods. Dispelling common myths about the quality and cost-effectiveness of […]

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Chris Vaughan, Technical Director, British SteelChris VaughanTechnical Director
British Steel
Ed Heath Whyte, Head of Environment and Sustainability at LIBERTY Steel GroupEd Heath WhyteHead of Environment and Sustainability
LIBERTY Steel Group
Gareth Beese, Principal Consultant at CRUGareth BeesePrincipal Consultant
CRU
Gareth Stace, Director General of UK SteelGareth StaceDirector General
UK Steel
Richie Hart, Process Technology Manager at Tata Steel UKRichie HartProcess Technology Manager
Tata Steel UK

7 Rapid-Fire Tech and Process Presentations

Join us for an electrifying session where 7 industry providers deliver rapid-fire presentations on cutting-edge technology and process innovations. A unique opportunity to quickly explore the latest technologies, services, and processes available right now. Don’t miss out on discovering advancements that can revolutionise your operations and drive your business forward.

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UK Energy Independence: Converting Strategy to Reality?

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

This panel discussion will delve into the UK’s ambitious vision of energy independence by 2035, focusing on converting strategy into reality. Experts from offshore wind, hydrogen, nuclear, and solar sectors will discuss how to harness these resources effectively. The session will explore the economic opportunities for UK manufacturing and the supply chain, emphasizing how businesses can capture these opportunities. Key […]

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Allan Taylor, Head of Offshore Wind Investment, Department of Energy Security and Net ZeroAllan TaylorHead of Offshore Wind Investment
Department of Energy Security and Net Zero
Catryn Newton, Director, Communications and Community Investment at Bute EnergyCatryn NewtonDirector, Communications and Community Investment
Bute Energy
Kamal Rajput, Strategic Business Development Lead at Tata Steel UKKamal RajputStrategic Business Development Lead
Tata Steel UK
Luciana Ciubotariu, CEO at Celtic FreeportLuciana CiubotariuCEO
Celtic Freeport
Ralph Windeatt is Group Head of Business Development at Associated British PortsRalph WindeattGroup Head of Business Development
Associated British Ports

Scrap shake-up: The new era of scrap and raw materials in the UK supply chain

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

Discover how the UK’s scrap and raw materials supply chain is evolving to enhance sustainability, reduce dependency on imports, and strengthen national security. This session will delve into the economic and environmental benefits of a robust domestic scrap supply chain and its critical role in supporting UK sovereignty. Industry experts will share insights on innovative practices and technologies driving this […]

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Andreu Dorca, Head of Scrap Purchasing at Celsa Steel UKAndreu DorcaHead of Scrap Purchasing
Celsa Steel UK
Antonia Grey, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA)Antonia GreyHead of Policy and Public Affairs
The British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA)
Nicola Jones, Manager, Steel Packaging Recycling at Tata Steel UKNicola JonesManager, Steel Packaging Recycling
Tata Steel UK
Paul Steele, Managing Director at Tata Steel Distribution UK and IrelandPaul SteeleHead of Future Scrap Strategy
Tata Steel UK
Richard Curry, Programme Manager SUSTAIN at Swansea UniversityRichard CurryResearch Programme Manager SUSTAIN
Swansea University
Roger Morton, Managing Director at EMRRoger MortonManaging Director for Technology and Innovation
European Metal Recycling (EMR)

EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

6K Additive Expands International Reach with New Distribution and Agent Partners New partners will cover select countries in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, ensuring customers in these regions have…

The Materials Processing Institute has successfully completed the pilot Electric Arc Furnace (EAF) trials, a major project milestone for the UKRI Cement 2 Zero project.

Make sure to save the date! UK Metals Expo 2024 is set to be the must-attend event for anyone involved in the metals industry, taking place on September 11th and 12th at the NEC in Birmingham.

As a manufacturer of stainless steel profiles, the company has always been characterised by progress, quality and a deep understanding of the individual requirements of its customers.

The contract, valued at £138 million, will support construction of a 13,800 sqm building to house the open-die forging facility at the site in Sheffield,

UK Metals Expo has reached an outstanding milestone of 8000+ followers on LinkedIn.

British Steel has been granted planning permission to build an Electric Arc Furnace at its Teesside plant – a key milestone in its £1.25bn decarbonisation plan.

We are thrilled to have been featured on SKY and to share our story with a wider audience.

Tens of billions of pounds could be generated for the UK economy from the re-use, refurbishment and re-engineering of broken wind turbine parts.

The UK’s Trade Remedies Authority (TRA) has proposed to extend steel safeguard measures on 15 products for another two years

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