Uniting the entire metals supply chain

UK Metals Expo brings the entire metals supply chain together
UK Metals Expo brings the entire metals supply chain together

The UK Metals Expo is almost upon us. Held on the 13-14 of September 2023 at the NEC Birmingham, the event brings together the entire metals supply chain with the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

UK Metals Expo is a free-to-attend exhibition and conference that promises to deliver a wide range of innovative products, services, and interactive sessions led by top experts such as Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, ADS Group, Rolls-Royce, Make UK and ThyssenKrupp, among others.

The event is the premier marketplace for both domestic and international exhibitors in the industry. With over 200 leading companies participating, including Ace Polishing Services, Acerinox, Alloy Sales, AMEG (Amari), AMG Analytical, AMPCO Metal, Apurvi Industries, Arcus, Arun Technology, Behringer, Brown McFarlane, Combilift, Hindustan Inox, Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science, Hydro, Jonas Metals, Smiths Centre, Taylor Forgings, Trimble, Truva, Wedge, the expo features live demonstrations, product launches, and interactive displays, providing attendees with an immersive experience of the industry's most innovative solutions.

The conference programme, with over 60 sessions and 100+ leading practitioners spread across four stages, provides attendees with valuable insights into the current state of the metal industry and the emerging technologies and strategies that are shaping its future.

“It is a timely event and totally free,” states Lord Rupert Redesdale, UK Metals Expo Chair. “The UK has significant challenges and opportunities in achieving net zero through advanced materials and manufacturing. A thriving home-based metals sector is a prerequisite for success. This event will help to foster collaborations and signpost the way to get there.”

Day 1 of the expo, on September 13th, will commence with an Opening Keynote by Stephen Kinnock, the Labour MP for Aberavon. He will discuss the critical role of steel as a foundation industry for a modern manufacturing renaissance. Following this, a thought-provoking panel discussion on the importance of a robust industrial strategy for the UK will take place, featuring distinguished panellists such as Gareth Stace (UK Steel), Neil Hodgson (Department for Business & Trade), and Tom Jones (The Aluminium Federation). These experts will share insights into economic growth, innovation, and long-term sustainability.

Other engaging sessions on Day 1 include ‘Circular Economy - The Practical Aspects’ with Alison Jones (Stellantis), which explores the implications and opportunities for manufacturers, suppliers, and customers. The discussion on ‘Decarbonisation of the UK Steel Industry’ will feature industry leaders Ben Burggraaf (Net Zero Industry Wales), John Barrett (University of Leeds), Peter Quinn (Tata Steel Europe), and Russ Hall (HMVC), who will delve into strategies to achieve Net Zero emissions. Additionally, the session on ‘Sustainable Mobility: Future for Aerospace and Automotive Sectors, a Challenge for SMEs?’ will address sustainability challenges and the potential for SMEs to collaborate with larger stakeholders to drive innovation.

The event will also cover a range of topics such as the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM), the transformative power of aluminium in various industries, metals sourcing strategies in a decarbonising world, and forecasting raw materials prices, among others.

Day 2, on September 14th, will carry forward the momentum with sessions focused on supporting the growth of the offshore wind sector, unlocking the economic viability of recycled metals in manufacturing, improving training and skills, advancing metallurgy for sustainable manufacturing, and exploring the future of steel construction. These sessions are just a glimpse of what the UK Metals Expo has to offer.



UK Metals Expo

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