Supporting UK Composites

Supporting the UK Supply Chain - Annual Conference 2016

The 16th annual Composites UK conference looks at the opportunities and challenges faced by the UK composites industry as well as focusing on developing and supporting a UK supply chain.

The event is to be followed by the Annual General Meeting and a drinks reception with registration open to both members and non-members of the Association.


09:30     Registration and coffee

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

Opportunities for the UK in the Global Market

10:25     How does the UK compete in the global market? - Nigel O’Dea, Lucintel
10.50     Delivering the UK Composites Strategy –  launch of the 2016 strategy - Alex Aucken, Solvay and CLF Chair

11:15     Break

Delivering, developing and diversifying the UK Supply Chain

11:45     High value composites manufacture - Peter Chivers, NCC
12:05     Affordable composites - Faye Smith, UKTI
12:25     Large, low volume composite structures -  James Henderson, Atkins and CSG Chair
12:35     Cross sector sustainability challenges - Stella Job, Composites UK and Chair of CLF Sustainability Group
12:50     Panel discussion

13:00     Lunch (+ tour of NCCEF for CUK members)

Leading the way in Composites Manufacturing – key results from cross-industry programmes

14:00     Composites Innovation Cluster – industry collaboration to achieve more - Matt Sellens, Formaplex
14:20     CIMComp – development of next-generation composites manufacturing processes - Andrew Long, University of Nottingham
14:40     EXHUME (recycling and end of life) – improving the environmental footprint - Gary Leeke, Cranfield University
15:00     Composite Technician Apprenticeship – improving skills across the sector - Brian Thornton, National Composites Centre

Breaching New Markets

15:10     Rail sector  - Eddie Blackett, iLecsys
15:30     Oil and Gas - Simon Eves, Pipex
15:40     Panel discussion
16:00     Close & Drinks Reception

16:30 – 17:30 - Annual General Meeting - (Members only)

16:30    Optional tour of NCCEF for non-members

Sponsorship and Exhibition

We are delighted to announce the Composites Engineering Show (part of the Advanced Engineering group of events) as the headline sponsor of our Annual Conference. The organisers of the show will be on-hand to answer your questions about the exhibition, at which Composites UK members receive the early-bird discounted exhibition rates all the way up to show day.

Other exhibitiors: ARRK, Composites in Manufacturing Magazine, Henniker PlasmaNational Composites Centre, Prea, Testo, Wessex Resins

Exhibition spaces are now sold out. Other sponsorship opportunities can be found via the sponsorship brochure, click here.


Online bookings can be made below* by credit card. Cheque and invoice registrations can be made by downloading this form.

Composites UK Members - £185 + VAT*
Non-Members - £275 + VAT (or join us to get the member rate)

*Composites UK members must log in and return to this page for the discount to appear. Should you need a password reminder or a login creating for you, please contact us.

For a list of current members click here.

'Composites in Rail' Event the Following Day

Our 'Opportunities for Composites in Rail - Sector Showcase' event takes place in the same venue on the following day - why not combine the two? Click here for details.

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