The Chemical & Process Engineering Expo, CHEMUK, returns this May

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The UK trade show for process, control, and plant engineers returns on 10 and 11 May and is free to attend. Keynote speakers include senior members of IChemE.

THE CHEMUK 2023 EXPO will return this 10 and 11 May to the NEC in Birmingham.

Running as part of the trade event, The Chemical, Process & Plant Engineering Show will showcase the latest technology and specialist services to attending UK plant, process, and control engineering professionals from across the chemical and wider process industries.

Attendees will be able to discuss their requirements with over 420 specialist suppliers including: ABB, Actuation Valve, Siemens, VEGA Controls, ProMinent, Veolia Water Technologies, Wanner International, NETZCH Pumps & Systems, HRS Heat Exchangers, Endress+Hauser, Bray Controls, plus many more.

Chemical engineering speaker programme at CHEMUK

In addition to the exhibition floor, visitors can attend any of the 40+ hours of keynotes, feature sessions, and panel discussions, running across the show’s five auditoriums, embracing some 150+ contributing speakers. All sessions are free to attend.

Some of the highlights from this year’s programme include:

IChemE keynote sessions

We are delighted to confirm that IChemE is a headline partner to the show and will be delivering three keynotes from:

  • Professor David Bogle, IChemE president: 10 May, 11:00–11:20;
  • Professor Jonathan Seville, professor of formulation engineering at the, University of Birmingham, and a former president of IChemE: 11 May, 13:00–13:30;
  • Professor Mercedes Maroto-Valer, an IChemE Fellow and the champion and director of the Industrial Decarbonisation Research and Innovation Centre (IDRIC): 10 May, 11:20 –11:40.

ABB panel sessions: energy management and digital asset performance management (APM)

ABB and invited industry experts will be examining these two hugely important topics: 

  • Discussions on how managing your energy correlates to managing your business risk from current/future market forces and global events. 10 May, 10:00–11:00;
  • Exploring how AI and machine learning improves business performance when applied to asset management. 11 May, 10:00–11:00.

Process Intensification Network

The Process Intensification Network will be running two sessions on the 10 May, 12:00–12.30, and 11 May, 12:30–13:00: 

  • Part one: Introduction to process intensification – Adam Harvey, professor of process intensification;
  • Part two: ‘The role of additive manufacturing (3D printing) in facilitating process intensification’.

NEPIC - Northeast pharmaceutical manufacturing showcase

On the 10 May, 14:00–15:00,  NEPIC will bring together key players from the Northeast pharmaceutical cluster to discuss the strengths of pharma manufacturing within the region. It will be joined by a number of NEPIC member companies to discuss their journeys within the sector, as well as key challenges, opportunities, technology trends and synergies with the chemical sector. A particular focus will be placed on the role of continuous processing, as this is one of the key areas of innovation within the pharma manufacturing space.

This will be a great opportunity to find out more about a regional sector that contributes to a third of the UK’s pharmaceutical GDP.

Guests include: Sterling Pharma Solutions, GSK, Quotient Sciences, and FujiFilm Diosynth Biotechnologies.

Dates for the diary

CHEMUK 2023 takes place on 10 and 11 May 2023 at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT.

Opening times: day one runs from 9:30–17:00; and day two from 9:30–16:00.

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