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Composites UK Annual Conference 2022 - Futureproofing Your Business

The 2022 Composites UK annual conference looks at where the industry is right now, and what you can do to futureproof your business.

This event will run from 9.30am through to approximately 4.00pm.

Topics covered

The UK Composites Sector in Numbers

  • The UK Composites Market in Numbers - David Bailey, Composites UK
  • The Technology Opportunity - Enrique Garcia, National Composites Centre
  • The Workforce Challenge - TBC
  • Q&A session

Sector Challenges and Opportunities

  • Strategic Direction - Craig Carr, Composites Leadership Forum Chair and GKN Aerospace
  • Aerospace - Jahan Ali, Spirit Aerosystems
  • Automotive - Alan Banks, Ford Motor Company
  • Construction - Matt Hocking, National Composites Centre
  • Q&A session followed by exhibitor pitches

Futureproofing Your Business: Net Zero

  • The Challenge in Meeting Net Zero - Malcolm Forsyth, Composites UK
  • Delivering a Materials and Processing Roadmap towards Net Zero - Steve Barbour, Composite Braiding
  • Q&A session

Futureproofing Your Business: Digitalisation

  • From Manual Processes to Machining Composites with Robots, Philippa Glover, CNC Robotics
  • Improving Data to Improve Efficiency and Save Money, Jamie Snudden, Airborne Composites
  • Q&A session





This event is sponsored by the Advanced Engineering Show, the UK's leading annual gathering of OEMs and engineering and manufacturing supply chain professionals, held at Birmingham's NEC from 2 - 3 November 2022.

Become a Sponsor/Exhibitor

Table-top exhibition space, event sponsor, and smaller sponsorship options are available at this event.

Please click here for the package information

Need Accommodation?

As one of our delegates you can book a room at the venue - The Mercure Bristol North The Grange - for the evening of Tuesday 28th June, priced at £119 including breakfast. Call 01454 771423, then press for options 3 then 1 to get through to the meeting department. Quote reference number 164713. A credit card is needed to reserve a room, pay on arrival.

Availability and pricing cannot be guaranteed to anyone booking accommodation after 14th June. However, Mercure will offer 10% off the best rate for what is available.

Pre-Conference Dinner

We're hosting a pre-conference dinner at the Mercure Bristol North hotel on the evening before the annual conference (28th June). To join us you will need to make an additional registration for this. Click here to add it to your cart.


Composites UK Members: £150 + VAT | Login to the website first to reveal this discounted rate.
Non-Members: £310 + VAT

Only one booking can be made at a time. To register more people, please repeat the process. The joining information will be sent out manually by Composites UK approximately one week before the event.


Are you a member of Composites UK?If you log in you can book at a price of £150.00 (+ options) for this item.

Prices exclude VAT which will be added at checkout.
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