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:

Robert Thomson, Partner at Roland Berger
Partner
Roland Berger
Rachel Eade, Chair of Uk Metals Council (UKMC)
Chair
UK Metals Council (UKMC)
Matthew Bailey, Senior Technologist - Structures, Manufacturing & Materials at the Aerospace Technology Institute
Senior Technologist - Structures, Manufacturing & Materials
Aerospace Technology Institute
tanvir hussain
EPSRC Research Fellow, Professor of Coatings and Surface Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
The University of Nottingham

Agenda

Wednesday 14th September 2022

09:40 -  10:20
Chris MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer Materials Processing InstituteChris McDonald Chief Executive Officer
Materials Processing Institute
John Pearce, CEO at Made in BritainJohn Pearce Chief Executive Officer
Made in Britain
Lord Redesdale Conference Chairman
UK Metals Expo
Rachel Eade, Chair of Uk Metals Council (UKMC)Rachel Eade Chair
UK Metals Council (UKMC)
10:30 -  10:55

Smiths Supply Chain Innovation

Designed by you… Built by us.  We live in a world where price dictates every purchase we make, and often procurement is made, irrespective of how supplier performance and product quality impact the supply chain. We all look for that potential saving, even if it is relatively small, which we perceive as offering value. In the metals supply chain, such […]

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Darren Sutton, Central Operations Manager at Smith Smiths Metal CentresDarren Sutton Central Operations Manager
Smiths Metal Centres
11:00 -  11:50

Building Hydrogen Techno Supply Chains in the UK

Scaling Hydrogen manufacturing capability here in the UK – market opportunities (import/export), supply chain, strategy, route to market, present white paper/report from H2GVMids.

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Adrian HeathAdrian Heath National Account Manager
Calor Gas Ltd
Mark Wood, Managing Director at Alliance Procurement Solutions LtdMark Wood Managing Director
Alliance Procurement Solutions Ltd
Kendall-MichaelaMichaela Kendall UK Champion, Mission Innovation | Chief Executive Officer
Adelan
Shaun Rowley, Managing Director of ANT IndustriesShaun Rowley Managing Director
ANT Industries
12:00 -  12:25

UK Materials Strategy for Automotive

The presentation will be focussed on the opportunity for the UK automotive sector to lower its global CO2 footprint whilst creating jobs, improving GVA and generating innovation whilst ensuring resilience for the UK supply chain.

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Alan Banks, UK Lightweight Innovations Manager at Ford Motor CompanyAlan Banks UK Lightweight Innovations Manager
Ford Motor Company
12:30 -  12:55

The rise of urban mining

Hear from Roger Morton, Managing Director of Technology and Innovation at EMR, on the rise of urban mining and its pivotal role in the protection of virgin materials. Urban mining is a philosophy that sees the material we recycle not as waste but as a valuable resource that can help us save the planet and keep valuable materials right here […]

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Roger Morton, Managing Director at EMRRoger Morton Managing Director for Technology and Innovation
European Metal Recycling (EMR)
13:30 -  13:55

The Role of Lightweight Materials in Automotive

As the automotive industry embraces electric mobility, the motivation for adopting lightweight designs has shifted fundamentally.

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Mark WhiteMark White Executive Director
Alumobility
14:00 -  14:50

Why Aluminium?

While sustainability is an important source of competitive advantage for aluminium producers and manufacturers, it is now becoming an imperative. The recent release of ALFED’s Net Zero Report highlights that collaboration across sectors is key in delivering radical innovation, growth and change and this panel of experts will examine how and why aluminium is ideally positioned to help UK industry […]

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Geoff Scamans is a Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel UniversityGeoffrey Scamans Professor of Metallurgy at Brunel University
Chief Scientific Officer at Innoval Technology
Jake RichardsonJake Richardson Fabrication Sales Engineer
Norsk Hydro
Mark WhiteMark White Executive Director
Alumobility
Nadine BloxsomeNadine Bloxsome Membership & Sustainability​ Manager
The Aluminium Federation ALFED
Tony Graham, Chair at OCEA Shipbuilding UK LtdTony Graham Chair
OCEA Shipbuilding UK Ltd
15:00 -  16:20

Disruptive transformation in Aerospace and Defence

The Aerospace & Defence sector is going through a period of significant change, which will have far reaching implications throughout the supply chain. As well as taking on the immediate challenges of post-covid sector recovery, supply chain shocks and price volatility, Aerospace & Defence firms are seeking to address the long-term priorities of getting to Net Zero across Scopes 1-3 […]

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Harry Malins, Chief Innovation Officer at Aerospace Technology InstituteHarry Malins Chief Innovation Officer
Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI)
Matthew Bailey, Senior Technologist - Structures, Manufacturing & Materials at the Aerospace Technology InstituteMatthew Bailey Senior Technologist - Structures, Manufacturing & Materials
Aerospace Technology Institute
Michael Holmes, CEO at AlloyedMichael Holmes CEO
Alloyed
Robert Thomson, Partner at Roland BergerRobert Thomson Partner
Roland Berger
Tim Hope, Chief Technologist – Metallics at GKN AerospaceTim Hope Chief Technologist – Metallics
GKN Aerospace

Thursday 15th September 2022

10:30 -  10:55

Future policy for the UK Steel Industry

Global developments in recent years have brought into focus the importance of national resilience. From energy, to semi-conductors, to basic materials, the convulsions of the global economy is undergoing, bring into sharp focus the importance of strengthening local supply chains and the dangers of an over-reliance on an increasingly concentrated number of global suppliers. Against this backdrop, Gareth Stace will […]

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Gareth Stace, Director General of UK SteelGareth Stace Director General
UK Steel
11:00 -  11:25

Forging the Future Through UK Innovation and Technology

This presentation highlights the importance of innovation and technology in manufacturing bespoke, high-integrity, critical components such as large forgings and castings. In order to fabricate such products more quickly and cheaply, several vital ingredients need to be brought together; these include investment in equipment and people, increased adoption of advanced technologies and any relevant elements of “Industry 4.0”. In addition, […]

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Gareth Barker, COO at The Sheffield ForgemastersGareth Barker Chief Operating Officer
Sheffield Forgemasters
11:30 -  11:55

Smiths Supply Chain Innovation

Designed by you… Built by us.  We live in a world where price dictates every purchase we make, and often procurement is made, irrespective of how supplier performance and product quality impact the supply chain. We all look for that potential saving, even if it is relatively small, which we perceive as offering value. In the metals supply chain, such […]

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Darren Sutton, Central Operations Manager at Smith Smiths Metal CentresDarren Sutton Central Operations Manager
Smiths Metal Centres
12:00 -  12:25

Royal Institution of Naval Architects Keynote

This panel will discuss the influence of lifecycle and supply of materials to the maritime industry. Also, what are the current and future requirements for shipping and offshore operations, including floating wind. Additionally, the role of Greensteel and carbon capture in the steel industry and its influence on decarbonisation.

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Chris Boyd, Chief Executive Officer - The Royal Institution of Naval ArchitectsChris Boyd Chief Executive Officer
The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA)
13:00 -  13:50

Foodservice Equipment Industry Challenges

Solutions to the effective management of a diverse range of equipment, from multiple, specialist manufacturers, in a fragmented industry. These are just some of the issues that the foodservice equipment industry faces as it seeks to manage end of life equipment to maximise the asset value and reduce carbon. The session explores how manufacturers can regain their effective management of […]

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Keith Warren, CEO at FEAKeith Warren CEO
Foodservice Equipment Association (FEA)
Paul-Fieldhouse, Head of Business Development at RamcoPaul Fieldhouse Head of Business Development
Ramco
Steve WittSteve Witt Director
Ecofast Environmental UK Ltd
14:00 -  14:50

The Royal Mint takes inspiration from its origins in metalwork and design to forge a new future

In a world where cash use is changing, The Royal Mint took inspiration from its origins in metalwork and design to forge a new future… The Royal Mint is the oldest manufacturer in the UK and with a history and heritage forged in precious metals, it is transforming for the future. Director of Operations, Leighton John, and Chief Growth Officer, […]

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Leighton JohnLeighton John Director of Operations
The Royal Mint
Sean Millard, Chief Growth Officer for The Royal MintSean Millard Chief Growth Officer
The Royal Mint

Other Topical Seminar Theatres

Theatre 1

Skills, Training & Strategy

Theatre 2

Circular Economy & Recycling

Theatre 3

Innovation & Technology

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