UK Steel Innovation Day 2018

27 September 2018

UK Steel is staging a one day, free of charge event in London’s iconic Science Museum, showcasing the high level of technical innovation taking place in the steel industry.

Showcasing the high level of technical innovation taking place in the steel industry, the dynamic people driving the sector forward, and the opportunities the sector represents throughout the supply chain, this event is an opportunity to hear the leading innovators from our sector and learn how R&D can unlock the potential for a sustainable steel industry.

Chairman for the day will be Chris McDonald; Chief Executive Officer of the Materials Processing Institute. The Institute carries out industrial R&D in advanced materials, low carbon energy and the circular economy, supporting the materials, processing and energy sectors for over 70 years.


Chris McDonald, Chief Executive Officer, Materials Processing Institute

Our line-up of speakers include Technical Directors from the main UK steel producers, Cambridge University, Siemens, the Green Alliance and more.

Delegates will also have the unique opportunity to peruse the Science Museum's world-class collection before it opens to the public. The day will conclude with networking drinks in this landmark venue.

To register your attendance at this one-off event, contact


9:30 Arrival and registration
Welcome and Introduction - Chris McDonald
Keynote Address - Robert Stacey, Commercial Director: Heathrow Expansion Programme

Session 1: Drivers in Steel Innovation

Is additive manufacturing the 5th industrial revolution? - Primetals Technologies
Reducing carbon emissions - Cambridge University
Resource efficiency & SME innovation - Binding Solutions
Industrial digitalisation in the UK steel industry - Siemens
Policy needs to achieve a circular economy in steel - Green Alliance


Session 2: CTO Forum

Chris McDonald (Chair)
Jesus Talamantes-Silva - Sheffield Forgemasters International
Eric Vitse - Liberty Steel
John Dale - British Steel
Peter Quinn - Tata Steel
Ulrika Wising - Macquarrie Bank Limited 


Session 3: Landmark Projects

Development of Liberty Powder Metals Ltd. Gill Thornton Liberty Steel
British Steel; Building Stronger Futures David Egner British Steel
Bold Ambitions Chris Williams Tata Steel Europe


Session 4: Business Minister, Richard Harrington MP

Richard Harrington MP will be attending to deliver the Government position.


Session 5: Closing address

Jon Bolton

Networking drinks


Who should attend?

  • Members
  • Non-members
  • Supply chain
  • Influencers
  • Policy-makers

Why attend?

  • Insight into a modern, dynamic, high-value sector
  • Networking opportunity
  • Meet exhibitors from the sector and from applied technologies
  • An understanding of the key role UK Steel plays for the industry

The UK Steel Innovation Day 2018 is supported by:

Headline Sponsor


Associate Sponsors



Liberty Group 



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