Supporting UK Composites

Annual Conference 2015 - Opportunities and Developments in the UK Composites Industry

The 15th annual Composites UK conference will look at the opportunities and challenges faced by the UK composites industry as well as focusing on developing and supporting a UK supply chain.


Conference Sponsored by Towergate Insurance

09:15  Registration and coffee

10:00  Welcome and Introduction -  Andrew Dugmore, Composites UK Chair

Moving the UK Composites Industry Forward

10:15  How does the UK compete in the global market? - Nigel O'Dea, Lucintel

10:45  Delivering the UK Composites Strategy – launch of the 2015 strategy - Alison Starr, National Composites Centre

11:15  Coffee

Developing and supporting the UK Supply Chain

11:45  UK Supply Chain strengths, gaps and opportunities for growth – what this means for you - Philip Bruce, Scott Bader

12:05  Case study – achieving business growth - Ben Wilson, MPM Ltd

12:25  Case study – achieving business growth - Helen Doughty, SHD Composites

12:35  UK Capabilities Database – how will this impact on business development and growth? - Stella Job, Composites UK

12:50  Panel discussion

13:00  Lunch + Tour for Composites UK Members [Lunch kindly sponsored by the National Composites Centre]

Leading the way in Composites Manufacturing – Composites Innovation Cluster Programme

14:00  Overcoming challenges in volume manufacture of light weight technologies - Shanta Desai, Cytec Industrial Materials

14:30  Liquid resin infusion of high temperature composites for structural aerospace components - Michael Moor, Cobham

14:40  Low cost prototyping of structural thermoplastics - Nigel Finney, EPL Composite Solutions

14:50  Tea

Industry Challenges – What Do We Need to do to Maintain a Competitive Edge

15:10  Competency assurance – how to improve standards and retain staff - Chris Little, Composites UK

15:30  R&D Funding Opportunities for Composites, Ajay Kapadia, Knowledge Transfer Network

15:50  Accessing funding and tax relief without the headache - Annie Hunter, HOW2 Business Solutions

16:10  Close + Tour for Non-Members

16:30  Annual General Meeting - Members Only

17:30  Drinks Reception for all delegates (Optional)

Who Should Get Involved?

Senior Management, Business Development Specialists, Technical Managers, Research Professionals, Communication Managers.

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

Exhibition and sponsorship options are available at this event. Please click here to download the brochure and should you have any questions about this contact Claire Whysall, Communications Manager.

Current Sponsors and Exhibitors


Registration for this event has now closed. We look forward to seeing everyone at the event.

Booking deadline:

12 May 2015


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