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CIA, BASF, Brenntag, AstraZeneca and Siemens amongst headline speakers at new CHEMUK 2019 EXPO launching in Harrogate this May

23 April 2019

Industry professionals from all sides of the UK’s chemicals sector are set to descend on the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Yorkshire on May 1st & 2nd 2019, for the brand new, free to attend CHEMUK 2019 UK supply chain expo & speaker programme.

Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate

2-Day Chemicals Industry Supply Chain Expo

CHEMUK 2019 will provide visitor groups with a diverse and impressive showcase of 170+ specialist exhibitors showcasing latest plant, equipment, materials & services supporting the chemicals industries, driving operational performance, efficiency, future-proofing, safety, compliance and more...

Speaker Programme

The 2-day speaker programme will deliver some 20+ hours of free to attend expert intelligence, best practice and tech-insight 'snapshots', to inspire and assist next level investment & operational strategies for attending industry groups across the UK chemicals & chemical product sectors.

Keynote speakers will seek to address the BIG topics influencing & affecting Chemical industry businesses e.g. Chemical Industry 4.0, Green Chemistry, Brexit & Regulatory landscape, Supply Chain Management, Disruptive Technologies & Transformational strategy, Process Safety.. and more.

Sectors in Focus

Feature ‘sector-specific’ sessions will address the needs of key end-user/formulation industries and corresponding challenges for the chemicals industries - including sectors such as Cosmetics, Personal Care Products, I&I Cleaning Products, Adhesives & Sealants and others….. 

Speakers include:

Steve Elliott, Chief Executive, Chemical Industries Association
David Wright, Director General, United Kingdom Lubricants Association
Ian Elsby, Head of Chemical Industry GB&I, Siemens Plc
Jürgen Weichenberger, AI Managing Director, Accenture Digital
Peter Newport, Chief Executive, Chemical Business Association
Dr Geoff Mackey, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability Director, BASF plc
Ingo Legermann, HSE Manager, Brenntag EMEA
Dr Zsuzsanna Gyenes, Deputy to the Director, IChemE Safety Centre
Dr Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale
Dr Mojgan Moddaresi, Director, Personal Care Regulatory Ltd
Dr Darren Budd, Commercial Director, BASF Plc
Caroline Raine, Chairman, BADGP
Peter Devine, Technical Manager, VEGA Controls
Rob Munro, Associate Industrial Fellow, The Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge
Phil Pease, CEO, The Industrial Packaging Association
Dr Richard Elsmore, Partner & Global Lead Biocides, ERM
James McIntosh, Head of CATCH Skills
Dr Paul Ferguson FRSC CChem, Associate Principal Scientist, AstraZeneca Separation Science
Dr Steven Raw FRSC CChem, Team Manager, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Technology and Development
Martyn Willis, IPI Global Ltd
Neil Smith, Head of Workforce Development, Cogent Skills
Martin Atkins, CEO, Green Lizard Technologies
Dr. Mark Gronnow, Process Development Unit Manager, Biorenewables Development Centre
Mohaimin Chowdhury, Jr. Incubator Lead at AkzoNobel
Lorna Williams, Executive Officer & General Secretary, BASA

Peter Brown, Director, Maelstrom Advanced Process Technologies Ltd
Rudi De Koninck, CPI Business Development Manager, Edwards Vacuum
Dr Carlos Miguel Fazendeiro, Managing Director - ONLY CORE CHEM, UNIP. LDA
Dr Peter Colman, Partner, Simon-Kucher & Partners
Ewart Cox, Managing Director, Assentech Ltd
Ian Baxter, Technical Manager, Cat Tech International Ltd
Tom Higley, Technical Sales Manager, CALGAVIN
Carolyn Nicholls, Operations Director, RAS Limited
Dr Jack Turner, Research Scientist, Promethean Particles
Dr Caroline Ladlow, Safety Services Manager, Kindlow Safety Services
Raymond Gransby, Technical and regulatory consultant, Aromatherapy Trade Council
Julian Spadaccini, Field Sales Specialist, Emerson Automation Solutions
Craig Thomson, Associate Director, National Chemical Emergency Centre
Andy Shearer, Director of Sales, Industry, GRUNDFOS

Harrogate VenueImage courtesy of Loadtec Engineered Systems (Stand M20)

Hosted at the recently completed Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate (Leeds City Region), CHEMUK 2019 is located to be equidistant between the crucially important North West, Humber & Teesside chemical cluster regions. In addition, providing easy access for the important Yorkshire-based chemical & bio industries plus good central UK positioning. With FREE ENTRY into all exhibits, features & presentations, plus on-site FREE PARKING, as well as easy access by rail and air, the venue provides an easy experience for all visitor groups

Who should visit?

CHEMUK 2019 reaches out to ALL key chemicals/chemical product & chemical using industries, targeting Chemical Process Engineers, Operational, HS&E, Control & Instrumentation, Test & Inspection, Manufacturing, Formulation, Logistics, Procurement & Supply Chain, R&D & Scientific professionals plus Chemical industry business teams.

Dates for the Diary

CHEMUK 2019 takes place on Wed 1st & Thur 2nd May, 2019

Venue: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Yorkshire

Opening Times:

Day 1: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Day 2: 9.00am – 4.00pm

FREE PARKING for all visitors

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