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UK Metals Expo 2023: Bigger and Better Than Ever!

Make sure to save the date! The UK Metals Expo 2023 is set to be the must-attend event for anyone involved in the metals industry, taking place on September 13th and 14th at the NEC in Birmingham.

Covering everything from primary metal manufacture to supply chain management, processing, fabrication, machinery, engineering, surface coatings, and recycling, this is the only event that brings together the entire metals supply chain with the engineering and manufacturing sectors.

The 2023 edition is doubling in size compared to the previous year, featuring over 200 exhibitors, 100 speakers, and an expected attendance of over 5,000 industry professionals. This presents an unrivalled opportunity to connect with peers, showcase cutting-edge products and services, and stay ahead of the latest industry trends.

The event will boast an impressive range of exhibitors, showcasing stockholders, tooling, machinery, fabricators, processors and recyclers with renowned names like TATA Steel, Hydro Aluminium, Outokumpu Stainless Distribution, Anglo Stainless, Brown McFarlane, Acerinox, Valbruna, AMEG (Amari), Smiths Metal Centres, Hempel Special Metals, Metelec Innoval, Fisher Grouop, Cortizo, Trimble Langley Alloy, and BLM Group.

Attendees can look forward to a comprehensive program designed to inform them about industry trends, innovations, and regulations. With over 50 hours of free-to-attend CPD-accredited learning, the event will feature seminars by prominent figures from Rolls-Royce, Network Rail, Stellantis, JCB, Ricardo, Leonardo Group, Boeing, OCEA Shipbuilding, ADS Group, Novelis, The Royal Mint, thyssenkrupp Materials, CRU, BSSA, ALFED, UK Steel, IOM3, NATEP, DEFRA, and the Department for Business & Trade, among many others.

Labour MP Stephen Kinnock, who backs a plan to create 16,000 jobs in a major boost for Britain’s steel industry, will open the conference on September 13th.

The conference program will cover a diverse range of hot topics, offering informative and forward-thinking discussions. Expect engaging conversations on the importance of a UK industrial strategy, decarbonizing the UK steel industry to achieve Net Zero, and the implications of CBAM (Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism) on the UK metals industry and other key industrial sectors.

Resource efficiency and circular principles will be emphasized as key drivers for business success. Explore the future of sustainable mobility in the Aerospace and Automotive sectors, hydrogen engines, batteries, and autonomous vehicles. Exciting discussions on the future of hydrogen engines, batteries, and autonomous vehicles will uncover their implications for metals suppliers and the industry as a whole.

Sustainable manufacturing will take centre stage with sessions focused on advancing metallurgy, reusing materials, and unlocking the economic viability of recycled metals in manufacturing. The event will also highlight the crucial role of the metals sector in supporting the UK government’s ambitious targets in the solar and wind energy industries.

The expo will delve into evolving platforms in modern methods of construction, including the examination of materials as a service and the future of aluminium extrusion. Gain insights into innovation processes, technological advancements, digitalization, AI, and their impact on the metals industry.

Additionally, thought-provoking panel discussions with leading metals stockholders will provide insights into key metal resource price evolution and tips on how to mitigate supply shortages.

The UK Metals Expo 2023 is a must-attend event for industry professionals seeking knowledge exchange, networking opportunities, and collaboration. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to gain valuable insights, explore cutting-edge solutions, and stay ahead of the curve in an ever-evolving industry.

Best of all, the exhibition, conference, and networking opportunities at UK Metals Expo are completely free!

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