Supporting composites industry growth in the UK the next SME Roadshow of 2017, in partnership with the NCC and supported by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, takes place on 28th June covering the North East region.
These events are designed to showcase the financial and business services available in each region, and includes case studies from local companies highlighting how they have used support and/or collaboration to further their products, technology and customer base.
09:45 Welcome & Housekeeping
09:50 Introduction to the Materials Processing Institute and R&D expertise relating to industry requirements - Chris McDonald, CEO, Materials Processing Institute
10:00 Composites UK - Supporting the UK Composites Industry - Claire Whysall, Communications Manager, Composites UK
Market drivers, trends and supply chains
10:10 Emerging Opportunities for Composite Materials - Stella Job, Supply Chain and Environment Manager, Composites UK
10:30 International developments in composites and their impact on the UK downstream industry - John Marcantonio, Group Manager, Jacobs
Innovation in composites
10:45 Reducing composites waste using digital manufacture - David Hughes, Senior Lecturer Mechanical Engineering, Teesside University
11:00 Composites joining and inspection technologies - Chris Worrall, Principal Project Leader, TWI
Applications and benefits
11:35 Composite materials in Automotive - Paul Chapman, General Manager - R&D and Design, Nifco
11:50 Composites materials in Transportation and Construction - John Doyle, Managing Director, Millfield Composites
12:10 Using experience in Steel to provide solutions in GRP Composites - Graham Carson, Technical Sales Manager, Lionweld Kennedy
Business support for SME’s
12:25 The SME Support Programme – From Concept to Commercialisation - Nigel Keen, Business Development Engineer, National Composites Centre
12:45 Business Support for SME’s in Tees Valley - Michael Cratchley, Business Growth Consultant, Tees Valley Business Compass (TBC) | Jonathan Gamblin, International Trade Adviser, DIT
13:00 Innovate Tees Valley - Suhail Aslam, Director, Teesside University
13:15 Lunch and networking
14:00 Close and tour of MPI
Sponsorship opportunities are available at this event. Please click here for more details and refer to page 2 for pricing beneath the 'Regional Events' column.
Registration for this event is free of charge and can be booked online below. A £50 admin is fee is applicable to those booking then failing to attend without notice (at least 72 hours before the event, contact email@example.com). You may send a colleague in your place but again please let us know 72 hours before the event.