Don’t miss Day 2 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 some updates!

Thursday 12th 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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Gareth Jones, Managing Director at In-Comm TrainingGareth Jones Managing Director
In-Comm Training
Dr Pam Murrell, Chief Executive, the Cast Metals FederationPam Murrell Chief Executive
The Cast Metals Federation
Rachel Eade, Chair of Uk Metals Council (UKMC)Rachel Eade Chair
UK Metals Council (UKMC)
Rob Cooper, Managing Director BSSARob Cooper Managing Director
British Stainless Steel Association (BSSA)

Advancing Structural Steelwork Reuse

There is a growing recognition of the advantages of reusing structural steel, driving the need for comprehensive advice and information. The SCI reuse protocol (SCI P427) addresses numerous technical queries for steel produced since 1970, with ongoing efforts to expand this guidance to older steelwork. In addition to technical and design recommendations, diverse procurement strategies are essential to facilitate steel […]

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Danielle Densley Tingley, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering at the University of SheffieldDanielle Densley Tingley Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering
The University of Sheffield
Jonathan Davis, Associate Technical Director at William Hare LtdJonathan Davis Associate Technical Director
William Hare Ltd
Roy Fishwick Managing Director, Cleveland Steel & TubesRoy Fishwick Managing Director
Cleveland Steel & Tubes Ltd

Aluminium manufacturing with recycled scrap

The UK has an unprecedented opportunity to transition from a prime-aluminium-dominated industry to one centred on high-level post-consumer scrap recycling. This shift will support the expanding use of aluminium in transport applications, reducing emissions, and packaging applications, lowering environmental impact. Recycling end-of-life secondary materials is crucial for the global aluminium sector to achieve its sustainability targets. This session will explore […]

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Bruce Miller, Commercial Director at EMR GroupBruce Miller Commercial Director
EMR Group
Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel UniversityGeoffrey Scamans Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval Technology
Jerry Lawson, Founder of Frog BikesJerry Lawson Founder
Frog Bikes
Simon Buckingham,Technical Leader: Sustainable Materials at Volvo CarsSimon Buckingham Technical Leader: Sustainable Materials
Volvo Cars

Stainless Steel Market: Exploring Trends and Price Dynamics

Join us for an insightful and thought-provoking panel discussion on the ever-evolving Stainless Steel market, where industry experts and thought leaders come together to analyze the latest trends and discuss the price dynamics that are shaping the future of this essential material. Stainless steel is a ubiquitous material that plays a vital role in various industries, including construction, automotive, aerospace, […]

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Kaye Ayub, Senior Consultant at MEPS International LtdKaye Ayub Senior Consultant
MEPS International Ltd
Lauro Castelo, trader at Trasteel International SALauro Castelo Trader
Trasteel International SA
Rodney Rice, Director - Langley AlloysRodney Rice Director
Langley Alloys

Meet the Funder

In the dynamic and rapidly evolving landscape of sustainable industries, securing funding is crucial for driving innovation and achieving significant growth. Meet the Funder panel discussion aims to bridge the gap between ambitious projects and potential investors, fostering collaborations that can transform the future of the industry. Join us for an engaging panel discussion where participants can explore strategies to secure […]

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Christopher Pilgrim, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials at Innovate UK KTNChristopher Pilgrim Knowledge Transfer Manager - Materials
Innovate UK KTN
Evgenia Yakushina, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of StrathclydeEvgenia Yakushina Principal Knowledge-Exchange Fellow
Ian Collinson, Manufacturing Regional Lead at Scottish EnterpriseIan Collinson Manufacturing Regional Lead
Scottish Enterprise
Laura Capper, Head of Manufacturing & Construction, NatWest GroupLaura Capper Head of Manufacturing & Construction
NatWest Group
Philippa OldhamPhilippa Oldham Stakeholder Engagement Director
Advanced Propulsion Centre
Shelley BrownShelley Brown Investor - DeepTech Environment

How to extract the highest social value from decarbonisation of steel?

Theatre :  Made in the UK 

In this panel discussion, a diverse group of experts will redefine the narrative around the industrial decarbonisation of the UK steel industry and its extensive local and global impacts. The session will explore just transitions frameworks, integrating insights from Tata Steel’s industry leaders, regional development strategies, academic research, and OEM perspectives on using decarbonised steel. The discussion will focus on […]

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Ben Burggraaf, Chief Executive Officer of Net Zero Industry WalesBen Burggraaf CEO
Net Zero Industry Wales
Clare Richardson-Barlow - Lecturer of East Asian Studies • Political economist • Industrial decarbonisation & just transitions in the UK and Asia-PacificClare Richardson-Barlow Research Fellow in Industrial Decarbonisation
University of Leeds
Dave Worsley - Head Of Department - Swansea UniversityDave Worsley Head of Department Materials Science and Engineering
Swansea University
Luciana Ciubotariu, CEO at Celtic FreeportLuciana Ciubotariu CEO
Celtic Freeport
Peter Quinn, Head of Environmental Policy & Strategy at Tata Steel EuropePeter Quinn Head of Environmental Policy & Strategy
Tata Steel Europe

Digital Legislation: Unpacking Product Passports for the Construction and Metals Industries

Digital legislation is on the horizon, and product passports are set to revolutionise the construction and metals industries. This session will explain what product passports are, their implications, and how they can streamline compliance, enhance transparency, and improve supply chain efficiency. Learn from industry experts about the upcoming regulations and discover strategies to stay ahead. Don’t miss this opportunity to […]

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Alex Small, Digital Platforms & Innovation lead at Tata Steel UKAlex Small Digital Platforms & Innovation lead
Tata Steel UK
Kevin O'Grady, CEO UrbanMASS, Director of KognitiveKevin O'Grady Director of Kognitive
Rachel Heaton, Engagement Manager - Construction at GS1 UKRachel Heaton Engagement Manager - Construction


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

In the realm of steel production, scrap steel stands as a vital resource, offering both economic and environmental benefits.

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