Supporting UK Composites

SME Roadshow: North East

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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.


09:15        Registration

09:45        Housekeeping

09:50    Welcome
Paul Booth, Tees Valley LEP

09:55        Introduction to the Materials Processing Institute and R&D expertise relating to industry requirements
Chris McDonald, CEO, Materials Processing Institute

10:05        Composites UK - Supporting the UK Composites Industry
Claire Whysall, Communications Manager, Composites UK

Market drivers, trends and supply chains

10:15        Emerging Opportunities for Composite Materials
Stella Job, Supply Chain and Environment Manager, Composites UK

10:35        International developments in composites and their impact on the UK downstream industry
John Marcantonio, Group Manager, Jacobs

Innovation in composites

10:50        Reducing composites waste using digital manufacture
David Hughes, Senior Lecturer Mechanical Engineering, Teesside University

11:05        Composites joining and inspection technologies
Chris Worrall, Principal Project Leader, TWI

11:25    Break

Applications and benefits

11:50        Composite materials in Automotive
Paul Chapman, General Manager - R&D and Design, Nifco

12:05        Using experience in Steel to provide solutions in GRP Composites
Graham Carson, Technical Sales Manager, Lionweld Kennedy

Business support for SMEs

12:20        The SME Support Programme – From Concept to Commercialisation
Nigel Keen, Business Development Engineer, National Composites Centre

12:40        Business Support for SME’s in Tees Valley
Michael Cratchley, Business Growth Consultant, Tees Valley Business Compass
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 the Materials Processing Institute


This event is now full. No further registrations will be taken.


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