Composites Engineering Forum | Advanced Engineering 2021

The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

3 & 4 November 2021 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020 | NEC, Birmingham

The UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals

4 & 5 November 2020

NEC, Birmingham

Composites Engineering Forum

The rise of composite materials continues across an ever-increasing number of applications. The advances provided by composite materials within automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, construction and oil and gas, to name just a few, are revolutionising businesses and benefiting millions of people. With the industry showing no signs of slowing down, the Composites Engineering show has already established itself as one of the world’s most important composite raw material, design, processing and applications events.

Please note: All programmes and timings are subject to change. Some speakers are continuing to confirm slots, which will be updated as soon as confirmed. Programme timings may also change to ensure they follow all requirements from the latest Covid-19 rules and updates as they are provided.

Please register to visit to keep updated with changes and additional details as we approach the event.

Day 1

Future of Composites in Large Structures

Composites Engineering Forum

10:00-10:15

Future of Construction – Current Landscapes, Trends and Emergent Technologies.

Neil Appleton, Construction Lead, National Composites Centre

Future of Composites in Large Structures

Composites Engineering Forum

10:15-10:30

Exploiting FRP Technology in Rail Infrastructure.

Jonathan Howard, Business Development Manager, Dura Composites Ltd.

Future of Composites in Large Structures

Composites Engineering Forum​

10:30-10:45

Developing the Next Generation of Sustainable Wind Turbine Blades.

Julien Sellier, Managing Director, STRUCTeam.

3D Printing of Composites Parts

Composites Engineering Forum

11:20-11:35

Future of 3D Printing in the Composites Sector.

Richard Collins, Principal Technology Analyst, IDTechEX

3D Printing of Composites Parts

Composites Engineering Forum

11:35-11:50

How can 3D Optical Metrology Support Additive Manufacturing?

Kevin Hawley, Sales Manager, GOM UK Ltd.

3D Printing of Composites Parts

Composites Engineering Forum

11:50-12:05

Manufacturing Optimal Composites through Continuous Fibre 3D Printing?

Fedor Antonov, CEO, Anisoprint.

Developing a Collaborative UK Supply Chain

Composites Engineering Forum

12:30-12:50

Future of the UK Composites Industry.

Ken Smart, Executive Director - Business Strategy / CLF Chair, McLaren Automotive Ltd.

Developing a Collaborative UK Supply Chain

Composites Engineering Forum

12:50-13:05

The Aerospace Challenge.

Craig Carr, Composites Technology Manager - Europe, GKN Aerospace

Developing a Collaborative UK Supply Chain

Composites Engineering Forum

13:05-13:20

The Automotive Challenge.

Alan Banks, Lightweighting Innovations Manager, Ford Motor Company.

Developing a Collaborative UK Supply Chain

Composites Engineering Forum

13:20-13:35

The Technology Challenge.

Enrique Garcia, Chief Technology Officer, NCC.

Day 2

Innovation in Composites Manufacturing

Composites Engineering Forum

10:10-10:25

Digital Transformation.

Marc Funnell, Head of Digital Engineering, NCC.

Innovation in Composites Manufacturing

Composites Engineering Forum

10:25-10:40

Machining with Robots to Produce Composites Parts.

Philippa Glover, MD, CNC Robotics Ltd.

Innovation in Composites Manufacturing

Composites Engineering Forum

10:40:10:55

The Implementation, Use and ROI of IIOT and AI Technologies in Composites Manufacturing.

Clive Chitiz, VP Operations EMEA, Plataine.

New Materials for Rail Infrastructure

Composites Engineering Forum

11:15-11:30

Northern Powerhouse Rail – Improving Connectivity to Unlock Opportunity.

Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North.

New Materials for Rail Infrastructure

Composites Engineering Forum

11:30-11:45

Rob Dean, Head of Route Engineering, HS1.

New Materials for Rail Infrastructure

Composites Engineering Forum

11:45-12:00

Ian Grimes, Senior Asset Engineer, Network Rail.

New Materials for Rail Infrastructure

Composites Engineering Forum

12:00-12:15

James Henderson, Technical Authority for Composites, Atkins.

CIMComp Session

Composites Engineering Forum

13:30-14:15

Lee Harper, CIMComp.

Next Generation of Composite Materials

Composites Engineering Forum

14:30- 14:45

Powder Resin System – a New Way of Composites Manufacturing.

Marcel Schubiger, MD, Swiss CMT.

Next Generation of Composite Materials

Composites Engineering Forum

14:45-15:00

Furalkamine (Patent Pending), Ground Breaking Bio-Based Chemistry for Epoxy Composites.

Dominic Hopwood, Resin Sales Manager, Bitrez Limited.

Day 1 Panel Session

Composites for a Sustainable Future

Composites Engineering Forum

14:00-14:45

Day 2 Panel Session

Fire Performance in Critical Applications.

Composites Engineering Forum

12:30-13:15

Don't miss out!

The UK’s leading annual gathering of OEM’s and engineering supply chain professionals.

4 & 5 November 2020 at NEC Birmingham.

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