The International Composites Summit Unveils Two-Day Speaker Programme

The International Composites Summit (ICS), the UK’s only 100% composites focused exhibition, takes place at Marshall Arena, Milton Keynes from 4 – 5 September.  

Dedicated to the advancement and celebration of composite materials in the UK, ICS is a platform designed to connect, educate, and inspire industry professionals across the entire composites spectrum.

To compliment the show’s aims, which are to showcase the latest ground-breaking solutions, industry innovations, manufacturing advancements and business opportunities, the International Composites Summit is pleased to announce its two-day speaker programme, set across two stages, housing some of the most influential individuals in the composites industry globally.

Some of the notable speakers on the Sustainability Stage include Network Rail, Aerospace Technology Group, JEC, Sustainable Sailing, Owens Corning, the European Composites Industry Association, ADS, Make UK and more, covering key themes such as:

  • Recycling initiatives in the UK, the German perspective and Europe as a whole.
  • Circularity in aerospace, marine & infrastructure.
  • Global trends and the strategic direction of the UK industry.
  • The future of biomaterials and high-performance use of sustainable composites.

Sustainability Stage speaker, David Morgan, Chief Strategy Officer of Carbon Rivers said: “Carbon Rivers is quite excited to contribute to the robust conversations at ICS 2024 involving sustainability and circular economies for the global composite industry. Technology and industry have advanced to the extent that we never have to landfill post-industrial or post-consumer composite materials again. The decommissioned wind blade, composite boat, or automotive scrap can now be a new blade, boat, or car for manufacturing today, and not a decade from now.”

Amongst the notable speakers on the Innovation Stage include Richard Noble OBE and representatives from the National Composites Centre, Scott Bader, Hydrogen UK, San Diego State University, Loop Technology and AMRC. The Innovation stage will look at:

  • Material, process and tooling developments.
  • The hydrogen economy.
  • Innovation and sustainable manufacturing.
  • Workforce development.
  • The ThrustWSH and ASCEND projects.

Presenting on Building Sustainable Aircraft Wings, Loop Technology’s Project Director, Ian Redman said of the opportunity: “Loop Technology is delighted to be attending the International Composites Summit, a vibrant event that brings together leaders in the composites industry and highlights the latest innovation. I am thrilled to be presenting on ‘Building Sustainable Aircraft Wings’ and how our FibreLINE accelerates that process.”

The full programme of talks is available now. All the presentations on the Sustainability and Innovation stages are open to attend and can be accessed by registering for ICS free-of-charge on the show website: