Forum Programme

Join us at our free-to-attend forum sessions over the course of the two days, taking place in the same hall as the exhibitions.

Whilst we are not taking any submissions to speak at the event, we will be hosting webinars in the the run up to ICS where exhibitors can present what they are showcasing at the exhibition. Email no more than 100 words detailing what you would speak about to by 2nd May 2022 to be considered for a slot at one of these..

Please note, the programme is subject to change.

Wednesday 21st September 2022

10:00 - 11:00 | Composites in Aerospace: The Supply Chain Opportunity

Chair: TBC

  • Beene M'membe, ATI - The Opportunities and Challenges for Aerospace

  • Alison Green, Vertical Aerospace & Sam Hill, Solvay - Title TBC

  • Jahan Ali, Spirit Aerosystems - Sector Challenges and Opportunities

11:00 - 12:00 | The Race-to-Zero - Reducing Emissions through Composites

Chair: Malcolm Forsyth, Composites UK

  • Jen Hill, B&M Longworth - Embracing New Technology Solutions for Circularity

  • Samantha Bunyan, Cecence - New Sector Embracing Sustainable Composite Materials

  • TBC

12:00 - 13:00 | JEC Session: Market Focus - Current Trends for Composites on a Global Scale

Chair: Dr. Sue Halliwell

  • Franck Glowacz, JEC Group

14:00 - 15:00 | The UK Composites Sector

Chair: TBC

  • Dr. David Bailey, Composites UK - The UK Composites Sector in Numbers

  • Graham Harrison, National Composites Centre - New Technology Opportunities for the UK Composites Sector

  • Craig Carr, Composites Leadership Forum & GKN Aerospace - Strategic Direction of the UK Composites Industry

15:00 - 16:00 | Composites in Rail Infrastructure: The Supply Chain Opportunity

Chair: Jonathan Howard, Dura Composites

  • Andy Cross, Network Rail - Challenges Facing the Asset Owner

  • James Henderson, Atkins - Opportunites for Composites Across Rail

  • Lee Canning, Jacobs - The Sustainability Change

Thursday 22nd September 2022

10:00 - 11:00 | Composites in Automotive: The Supply Chain Opportunity

Chair: TBC

  • Alan Banks, Ford - Automotive Supply Chains & Collaborations

  • Joe Elford, McLaren Composites Technology Centre - Next Generation Supply Chains

  • Marcus Henry, Jaguar Land Rover - Opportunities for Composites at Jaguar Land Rover

11:00 - 12:00 | EuCIA Session

Chair: TBC

13:00 - 14:00 | ACMA Session: Update on the US Supply Chain

Chair: Dr. David Bailey, Composites UK

  • Dan Coughlin, ACMA - Sustainable Composites Supply Chain: The Path to Net Zero

14:00 - 15:00 | The Race-to-Zero: Reducing Emissions through Composites

Chair: Tim Young, National Composites Centre

  • Tim Hall, Engenuity - How to get Sustainable Composites into Engineered Products

  • TBC, NCC - SusWind - Accelerating Sustainable Composite Materials and Technology for Wind

  • Aimee Weller, Thriv3 Group - Reducing Emissions through Composites Re-Use

15:00 - 16:00 | Composites in Green Energy: The Supply Chain Opportunity

Chair: Philippa Oldham, Advanced Propulsion Centre

  • Enrique Garcia, NCC - Opportunities for Composites in the Hydrogen Economy

  • Title TBC - NCC/B&M Longworth/Cygnet Texkimp