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A Sneak Peek at UK Metals Expo, the Premier Event for Metal Manufacturing

UK Metals Expo

UK Metals Expo is the only event that will bring together the entire metals supply chain with the manufacturing and engineering sectors from 13-14 September 2023 at the NEC Birmingham.

The event 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 JCB, Jaguar Land Rover, Stellantis, Boeing, Spirit AeroSystems, ADS Group,UK Metals Expo Rolls-Royce, Ford Motor Company, Ricardo, Network Rail, Volta Trucks, Brickability, The Royal Mint, RWE, Algeco, OCEA Shipbuilding, Bryden Wood, Tata Steel, Make UK, Outokumpu, Hydro, ThyssenKrupp, CRU and many more.

The show is the premier marketplace for both domestic and international exhibitors in the industry with over 200 leading companies participating, providing immersive live demonstrations, product launches and interactive displays.

The conference program, 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 to attend,” said 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).UK Metals Expo

Other engaging sessions on Day 1 include: ‘Circular Economy – The Practical Aspects’ with Alison Jones (Stellantis), ‘Decarbonisation of the UK Steel Industry’, and ‘Sustainable Mobility: Future for Aerospace and Automotive Sectors, a Challenge for SMEs?’

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.

For the full conference agenda, exhibitor list, and floor plan, and to receive your free badge, please visit

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