UK Metals Expo Seminar Theatres

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:

Chris Wiseman TWI ltd
Industry Sector Manager - Corporate Development
TWI Ltd
Ellis Bailey, Managing Director at Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Managing Director
Yellow Tree Workforce Development
Dr Pam Murrell, Chief Executive, the Cast Metals Federation
Chief Executive
The Cast Metals Federation
Martin Dudley CEO of Thomas Dudley Group Ltd
CEO
Thomas Dudley Group 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:

Matthew Teague
Senior Architect
Tata Steel
Martin Quinn, Head of Technical Project Delivery at GPE
Head of Technical Project Delivery
GPE
John O'Maoileoin – Group Global Sustainability Director at CANPACK Group
Group Global Sustainability Director
CANPACK Group
Tom Giddings, Executive Director at Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)
Executive Director
Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation Ltd (Alupro)

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:

Patrick Grant
Vesuvius Chair of Materials, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research)
University of Oxford
Jimmy Campbell, CTO at Plastometrex
CTO and UKRI Future Leaders Fellow
Plastometrex
Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Manager at KTN
Knowledge Transfer Manager
Knowledge Transfer Network
Ben Walsh, Deputy Director at Innovate UK
Deputy Director
Innovate UK

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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:

Michael Holmes, CEO at Alloyed
CEO
Alloyed
Joachim von Schéele, Global Director Commercialization at Linde Plc
Global Director Commercialization
Linde plc
Lugano Kapembwa, CEO of Loopcycle
CEO & Co-founder
Loopcycle
Gareth Barker, COO at The Sheffield Forgemasters
Chief Operating Officer
Sheffield Forgemasters

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