Supply Chain, Trade & Policy Theatre

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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:

Kevin Draper, Managing Director at Metelec Ltd
Managing Director
Metelec
Chris MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer Materials Processing Institute
Chief Executive Officer
Materials Processing Institute
Jahan Zabe Ali, Director of Research & Technology Europe, Spirit AeroSystems
Director of Research & Technology Europe
Spirit AeroSystems
Nadine Bloxsome, Membership & Sustainability Manager, ALFED & Editor of Aluminium International Today magazine
Membership & Sustainability​ Manager / Editor of Aluminium International Today magazine
The Aluminium Federation (ALFED)

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

Wednesday 13th September 2023

09:40 -  10:00

Opening Keynote

Steel: a foundation industry for a modern manufacturing renaissance.  

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Stephen Kinnock is the Labour MP for AberavonStephen Kinnock Labour MP
Aberavon
10:00 -  10:25

State of the UK Metals Industry Report & Opening Remarks

The stage is set for an eagerly anticipated panel discussion that will unveil the findings of the largest survey ever conducted within the metals supply chain, State of the UK Metals Industry, made possible by the UK Metals Council. This groundbreaking study promises to offer invaluable insights into the current state of the industry, shed light on its challenges, and […]

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Lord Rupert Redesdale, UK Metals Expo Conference ChairLord Rupert Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo
Dr Pam Murrell, Chief Executive, the Cast Metals FederationPamela Murrell Chief Executive
The Cast Metals Federation
Rachel Eade, Chair of Uk Metals Council (UKMC)Rachel Eade Chair
UK Metals Council (UKMC)
Stephen Kinnock is the Labour MP for AberavonStephen Kinnock Labour MP
Aberavon
10:30 -  11:20

Unlock Global Success: Overcoming Export Challenges for UK Businesses

The Panel is bringing together industry experts thought leaders and successful exporters. This is a platform for sharing insights experiences and strategies on how to navigate the complexities and challenges of exporting.

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Chris MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer Materials Processing InstituteChris McDonald Chief Executive Officer
Materials Processing Institute
Iain Mckechnie, Director of Strategic Partnerships at The Advanced Services Group, Aston Business SchoolIain McKechnie Director of Strategic Partnerships
The Advanced Services Group, Aston Business School
Ian Harrison, Head of Export Development - Midlands Regions, the Department for Business and Trade (DBT)Ian Harrison Head of Export Development - Midlands Regions
The Department for Business and Trade
Mick Venola, Managing Director at Ventola Projects LtdMick Ventola Managing Director
Ventola Projects Ltd
11:30 -  12:25

Sustainable mobility: future for Aerospace and Automotive sectors, a challenge for SMEs?

There are multiple examples of how individual businesses progressing on the journey of sustainability, but it should be accepted that the challenges are rather complex for even the biggest companies to overcome it. Development of the joint framework, approach and conditions is imperative and can be done efficiently if stakeholders will be working together throughout the value chain. The panel […]

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Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovations Manager at Ford Motor CompanyAlan Banks UK Lightweight Innovations Manager
Ford Motor Company
Christopher Greenough, Chief Commercial Officer at SDE TechnologyChristopher Greenough Chief Commercial Officer
SDE Technology
David Milliken, Metallic Engineer at BoeingDavid Milliken Metallics Engineer
Boeing
Evgenia Yakushina, Forming Team Leader, Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of StrathclydeEvgenia Yakushina Forming Team Leader
Advanced Forming Research Centre, University of Strathclyde
Harriet Wollerton, ADS Services Director, ADS Group LtdHarriet Wollerton ADS Services Director
ADS Group Ltd
Jahan Zabe Ali, Director of Research & Technology Europe, Spirit AeroSystemsJahan Zabe Ali Director of Research & Technology Europe
Spirit AeroSystems
12:30 -  13:20

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
Paul Murphy, International Business Development Manager at Brown McFarlanePaul Murphy International Business Development Manager
Brown McFarlane
Rodney Rice, Director - Langley AlloysRodney Rice Director
Langley Alloys
Simon Marsden, Head of UK Sales at OutokumpuSimon Marsden Head of UK Sales
Outokumpu
13:30 -  13:55

Metals sourcing strategies in a decarbonising world

Decarbonisation will re-shape established metals sourcing patterns. Future prices are also likely to be different to the past as production technology and policy environments fundamentally change. What impacts can metals buyers expect to have to navigate? What some of the likely price impacts are of metals decarbonisation. What key areas of risk and opportunity decarbonisation offers to buyers of metals?

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Matthew Watkins, Principal Analyst at CRUMatthew Watkins Principal Analyst - Carbon Steel
CRU
Paul Williams, Research Manager, Aluminium department at CRUPaul Williams Head of Aluminium
CRU
14:00 -  14:24

Supply Chain Syndrome

Smiths realise that the complexities of supply chain management are quite tedious and sometimes boring. Join them at The Supply Chain Theatre for a refreshing and (hopefully) entertaining take on supply chain management. Why it’s important to get it right, why simplicity is key to success & what solutions Smiths have on offer. If you have a supply chain headache, […]

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Andy Hayhurst, ervice Centre Manager at Smiths MetalsAndy Hayhurst Leeds Service Centre Manager
Smiths Metal Centres
14:30 -  14:55

Electrification and green energy: The value of an ‘end-to-end’ decarbonised copper supply chain.

Copper is an essential material to facilitate wide scale electrification, the green energy transition and industrial decarbonisation. In his keynote speech Kevin Draper will cover the anticipated demand and how Metelec as a leading copper distributor and manufacturer of busbar connectors is providing solutions in an end-to-end supply chain. Metelec’s product starts with ‘Green Copper’, material that is smelted in […]

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Kevin Draper, Managing Director at Metelec LtdKevin Draper Managing Director
Metelec
15:00 -  15:25

Update to the UK Regulatory Regime for Goods – the UKCA marking

Great Britain now has its own robust regulatory framework for goods – the UKCA marking, and the UK’s domestic regime seeks to ensure consumers are protected from unsafe, and non-compliant goods. In this session DBT will give an update of what businesses, Trade Associations and organisations representing sectors which require the CE/UKCA marking need to do to prepare, or who […]

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Rosa Williams, Policy and Engagement Manager in the Department for Business and TradeRosa Williams Policy and Engagement Manager
Department for Business and Trade

Thursday 14th September 2023

10:00 -  10:50

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 will 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 […]

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Chris Wooffindin, Head of Strategic Marketing at Tata Steel UK in combination with Executive officer for TSUK CCOChris Wooffindin Head of Strategic Marketing
Tata Steel UK
Godfrey Watt, President of The International Steel Trade Association (ISTA)Godfrey Watt President
The International Steel Trade Association (ISTA)
Kaye Ayub, Senior Consultant at MEPS International LtdKaye Ayub Senior Consultant
MEPS International Ltd
Kristian Bowling, Director at Van Leeuwen LtdKristian Bowling Director
Van Leeuwen Ltd
Paul Murphy, International Business Development Manager at Brown McFarlanePaul Murphy International Business Development Manager
Brown McFarlane
11:00 -  11:25

Green Stainless Steel – The only feasible and affordable future

Decarbonisation Execution in Stainless Steel The metals industry is talking about recycling and decarbonisation in order to meet the requirements of future low-carbon metals. In Carbon Steel, Hydrogen as reductant is the key solution for decarbonization. In aluminum, circularity through scrap usage is the main contributor to greener solutions. In both industries, those solutions are enabling the steps towards more […]

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Stefan Erdmann, Chief Technology Officer at outokumpuStefan Erdmann Chief Technology Officer
Outokumpu
11:30 -  11:55

Industrial Strategy: How to secure manufacturing growth

If we were to grow the manufacturing sector from 10% to 15% of GDP it would generate an additional £142bn to the UK economy, creating even more high-quality jobs in regions where the Government wants to level up. But if we are to fulfil manufacturers’ ambitions to grow, we need a plan, and a long-term plan. With the UK the […]

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Verity Davidge, Director of Policy at Make UKVerity Davidge Director of Policy
Make UK
12:00 -  12:25

Supply Chain Syndrome

Smiths realise that the complexities of supply chain management are quite tedious and sometimes boring. Join them at The Supply Chain Theatre for a refreshing and (hopefully) entertaining take on supply chain management. Why it’s important to get it right, why simplicity is key to success & what solutions Smiths have on offer. If you have a supply chain headache, […]

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Andy Hayhurst, ervice Centre Manager at Smiths MetalsAndy Hayhurst Leeds Service Centre Manager
Smiths Metal Centres
13:00 -  13:50

SMEs in the Metals Industry – Round Table Discussion

Join business leaders as they delve into the unique challenges and innovative solutions that drive these enterprises forward. From navigating supply chain intricacies to embracing cutting-edge technologies, this session offers valuable insights into how SMEs are shaping the future of the metals sector.

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Adam BradleyAdam Bradley Director
Corrosion Resistant Materials Ltd
Charlie Boneham, Managing Director at Boneham & Turner LtdCharlie Boneham Managing Director
Boneham & Turner Ltd
Jason Pitt, CEO at Made in the MidlandsJason Pitt CEO
Made in the Midlands
Nigel Addison-Evans, Client Relationship Manager at Control Energy CostsNigel Addison-Evans Client Relationship Manager
Control Energy Costs
Simon Hanson, Managing Director at HCM Engineering Ltd and Owner, HCM Engineering LimitedSimon Hanson Managing Director and Owner
HCM Engineering Limited
Steven Haddrell, Sales Director at Nukon Lasers UKSteven Haddrell Sales Director
Nukon Lasers UK
14:00 -  14:50

Advances in Aluminium Metal Forming: Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation

Delve into the latest advancements in aluminium metal forming techniques and technologies and the practical implementation of these techniques across various sectors.

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Adrian Tautscher, Principal Technical Specialist – Sustainability & Circular Economy at Impression Technologies LtdAdrian Tautscher Principal Technical Specialist – Sustainability & Circular Economy
Impression Technologies Ltd
Colin Bennett, Extrusion Sales Manager at Smart Aluminium ExtrusionColin Bennett Extrusion Sales Manager
Smart Aluminium Extrusion
Dave Weatherall, Business Development & Fabrication Sales Manager at Norsk HydroDave Weatherall Business Development & Fabrication Sales Manager
Norsk Hydro
David Lunn, General Manager at W.H.Tildesley LtdDavid Lunn General Manager
W.H.Tildesley Ltd
Jan Lukaszewski Technical Manager at ALFEDJan Lukaszewski Technical Manager
The Aluminium Federation ALFED
Tony Graham, Chair at OCEA Shipbuilding UK LtdTony Graham Chair
OCEA Shipbuilding UK Ltd

Other Topical Seminar Theatres

Theatre 1

Made in the UK

Theatre 2

Circular Economy & Recycling

Theatre 3

Innovation & Technology

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