A preview of UK Metals Expo, the NEW event bringing together the entire metals supply chain to be launched on 14-15 September at the NEC in Birmingham

LONDON, May 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The UK Metals Council is the proud media partner of UK Metals Expo (UKME) taking place September 14-15 at the NEC, birmingham.

The UK Metals Expo will be the first time the entire industry is both represented and brought together entirely under one roof, from primary metals manufacturing, supply chain management, metal processing , manufacturing, surface coatings and recycling with industry experts, leading suppliers and manufacturers such as Unilever, Royal Mint, Airbus, Jaguar Land Rover, Brompton Cycle, Ministry of Defence, Society Ford Motor, Landsec and Rolls-Royce.

UK Metals Expo also has the full endorsement and collaboration of the UK Metals Council and its members: Advanced Forming Research Centre, Aluminum Federation, Aluminum Packaging Recycling Organisation, British Constructional Steelwork Association, British Metals Recycling Association, British Stainless Steel Association , British Metalforming Confederation, Cast Metals Federation, Galvanizers Association, Metal Packaging Manufacturers Association, UK Steel, The Welding Institute and many other industry bodies.

The coming years will see the need to address significant challenges such as skills shortages, effective retraining, post-Brexit trade and increased competitiveness. With a new Board co-chaired by Lord Rupert Redesdale and Chris McDonaldthe influence of the event will be felt throughout the year with major initiatives, challenges and successes discussed and presented in detail in the performance halls.

The event includes a free exhibition and conference offering a comprehensive 2-day program filled with products and services, business networking, industry insights, design inspirations, best practices and innovative solutions .

The UKME aims to:

  • Foster relationships and maximize opportunities across design, engineering, manufacturing and infrastructure supply chains:

    The UKME organizes a series of conferences which recognize the strategic role metals play in the supply chain for infrastructure projects in the UK and for high value manufacturing sectors.

    Key sectors such as energy, construction, transport, logistics, food and beverage and packaging will discuss Net Zero value chain challenges and how the metals supply chain will relocate production capacity and processes here in the UK.

    Industry 4.0 tools and innovative processes will also be showcased such as metal powder, 3D printing, laser cutting, additives, coatings, AI and IoT.

  • Advance education, share best practices and accelerate innovation within our community:

    While there is no single roadmap to success in innovation, there are lessons that can be borrowed, adapted, and adapted to any business. The conference program and exhibition will provide clear opportunities for the metals industry to increase energy efficiency, productivity, global competitiveness and support innovation.

    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 need to retain those it already has and retrain others to acquire the specific skills required for the future. This challenge will be taken up by representatives from the Education and Skills Funding Agency, the Institute for Apprenticeships, Next Gen Makers, Yellow Tree and some of the supporting professional associations.

    The role of women leading male-dominated industries will also be discussed. Beyond the fundamental values ​​of equality and fairness, study after study has demonstrated the benefits of diversity on financial and operational performance. Jacqui Murray and Sue Black will share their experiences and views on how the sector has progressed and what needs to be done next to ensure greater diversity in the workplace.

  • Placing the metals industry at the heart of any future circular economy:

    A circular economy will involve a shift in the way we think about the use of minerals and metals from a produce-dispose mentality to continuous use and reuse. Existing examples of circularity in the metals sector, such as recycling, reuse or design for disassembly or repair, will be presented by leading experts such as Marc Miodownik (The Big Repair Project), Leighton Johndirector of operations at the Royal Mint; Vivek SirohiVice-President – R&D Deodorants at Unilever; Kunal SinhaGlobal Head of Recycling at Glencore; Lee AdcockEnvironment and Sustainable Development at British Steel and many others.

  • Showcase best-in-class across the entire supply chain:

    Duncan ClarkBrompton Bicycle’s new process engineering manager will outline the journey of three years of research and development to bring its titanium folding bike to life by forging new construction techniques, designing over 150 new components and building a factory dedicated to Rotherham to create the ultra-lightweight Brompton T Line.

UK Metals Expo is more than 100 exhibitors and 60 seminars spread over 4 theaters

  1. Skills and training
  2. Net zero, resources and recycling
  3. R&D, Technology & Innovation
  4. Supply chain

Exhibiting companies include Aalco, Altair, AMEG, AMPCO Metal, BCAST Brunel, Berkeley Stainless Fittings, BM Steel, Corrosion Resistant Material, EDC Protection, Engmal Stainless, Eural GnuttiGoldfreeze, Hempel Special Metals, Holme DodsworthHydro Aluminum, Inductotherm, Joseph CendreIntermediate Steel Flanges and Fittings, Nero Pipeline Connections, Nironit Edelstahl, North West Polishing, Offshore Stainless Supplies, Phoenix County Metals, PipeXtra Stainless, Preminox, Pro Roll, Professional Polishing Services, Richard AustinRighton Blackburns, Smiths Metal Centres, Smiths Metal Centres, Stainless Steel Services, Stainless Steel Wire Supplies, Sturge Industries, Sverdrup Steel, Swiss Steel, TransFIRe, Voss Stainless, Wedge Group Galvanizing and many more.

Anyone with a career in the metals industry will want to attend, any organizations providing goods or services to this industry will want to be represented.

Notes to Editor:

UK Metals Expo is an annual in-person conference and exhibition taking place September 14-15 at the NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

UK Metals Expo is the only event that brings together the entire metals supply chain. From primary metal fabrication to supply chain management, metal treatment, fabrication, surface coatings and recycling.

Access to the exhibition and the conference is free.

More information can be found at www.ukmetalsexpo.com

SOURCE UK Metal Show

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