Clariant, Unilever, BASF UK&I, RSC, and IChemE confirmed to keynote this May!


We are delighted to announce the following will be presenting as part of this year’s CHEMUK 2023 Keynote porgramme. Full session details and times to follow:

  • Richard Haldimann, Chief Technology & Sustainability Officer, Clariant
  • Chris Finnegan, Safety and sustainability science leader, Unilever SEAC         
  • Prof. David Bogle, President, Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)
  • Prof. Gill Reid, President, Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)
  • Tim Doggett, Chief Executive Officer · Chemical Business Association (CBA)
  • Prof. Mercedes Maroto-Vale , Champion and Director, UK Industrial Decarbonisation Research, and Innovation Centre (IDRIC)
  • Thomas Birk, Managing Director , BASF UK & Ireland
  • Dr Suze Kundu, Science communicator, TV & Radio presenter, Writer & Head of Public Engagement at Digital Science
  • Prof. Jonathan Seville, Professor of Formulation Engineering, University of Birmingham (former President, IChemE)

More speakers and sessions to be announced shortly. Please check back and follow us on LinkedIn for latest announcements..

CHEMUK 2023 – 2 Day Speaker Programme Overview

The CHEMUK 2023 speaker programme will present 150 speakers across 5 stages, with a combined 40+hrs of presentation and panel sessions, providing vital market intelligence, tech insight, best practice, case studies, solutions updates and more! All presentations are free to attend.

STAGE 1: Supply Chain, Logistics, Regulatory & HSE Stage

  • Sector Outlook / Sector Policy
  • HSE / Regulatory / Compliance / Logistics & Storage
  • UK REACH sessions
  • International Markets / Challenges
  • Downstream & User Industry Sector Perspectives
  • Contract / White Label / Outsourcing
  • New Breaking Markets
  • Innovation / R&D Management/ Enabling Chemistry & Ingredients

STAGE 2: Sustainability Stage

  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Product Stewardship / Life Cycle / Circular / Responsible Care
  • Sustainability ambitions & challenges for the UK Chemical Sector
  • COP27 & Transitioning to Sustainability / Cutting carbon emissions in the chemical sector
  • Sustainable chemical product & process development
  • Sustainable Polymers / Bio-Plastics
  • Emerging biobased technologies and products
  • Future Hydrogen economy

STAGE 3: CHEM 4.0, Plant & Asset Management

  • Asset Management & Maintenance
  • Digitisation & Plant Automation
  • Predictive Analysis
  • Plant Electrification
  • Energy Management
  • Pilot Innovation
  • Tank Storage Management

STAGE 4: Chemical & Process Engineering Stage

  • Process Intensification / Optimisation
  • Process Design & Scale-Up
  • Process Automation / Robotics
  • Big Data / Data-led Processing / Plant & Process data management
  • Pilot / Kilo Manufacturing
  • Process Safety
  • Thermal & Flow Engineering

STAGE 5: CHEMLAB – Laboratory & Innovation Stage

  • Chemical and Raw Material Research and Analysis
  • Formulation Development
  • Lab Scale Process Design & Innovation
  • Lab-Scale Flow Chemistry
  • Chromatography & Spectroscopy
  • Lab Automation

Tim Doggett, Chief Executive, Chemical Business Association at CHEMUK 2022

In this interview, Tim talks about the changes impacting the chemical industry, and how the CBA are using their expertise to support their members. Tim also elaborates on the importance of the CBA’s role in representing their members at government level.

See CBA Profile

Lorna Williams, Executive Officer and General Secretary, British Adhesives and Sealants Association at CHEMUK 2022

In this interview, Lorna discusses the regulatory challenges in achieving sustainability within the adhesives and sealants sector, and what BASA is doing to support their members and address these challenges.

See BASA Profile

Lisa Kelly, Chair, British Chemicals Association at CHEMUK 2022

Lisa introduces us to the newly formed BCA (formerly BACS), and discusses the how they are helping their members to understand regulatory and legislative challenges since leaving the EU.

See BCA Profile

Jess Evans. Membership Recruitment Executive – Industry, Royal Society of Chemistry at CHEMUK 2022

In this interview, Jess reflects on the RSC’s CHEMUK sessions including the Keynote by RSC President-Elect, Gill Reid, and the RSC Sustainability Panel. Jess continues to highlight some of the RSC’s key agendas that they will be focusing on over the coming years.

See RSC Profile

Troy Stewart, Head of Energy Industries – UK & Ireland, ABB at CHEMUK 2022

In this interview, Troy highlights the role of hydrogen in addressing the issues caused by climate change. He continues to discuss the work ABB, Worley and IBM have been conducting to deliver hydrogen solutions at scale and speed.

Hosted feature sessions and industry panels from leading industry bodies across the sector have included:

  • BADGP – British Association of Dangerous Goods
  • BASA – British Adhesives and Sealants Association –
  • BCMPA – The Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics
  • BioVale – Bioeconomy cluster for Yorkshire and the Humber
  • BSTSA – The British Surface Treatment Suppliers Association
  • CATCH – Industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries
  • CBA – Chemical Business Association
  • CCUK – Cosmetics Cluster UK
  • CPI – Centre for Process Innovation
  • Digital Catapult – the UK authority on advanced digital technology
  • DIT – Department for International Trade
  • GAMBICA – UK Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology
  • IBioIC – The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre
  • Innovate UK KTN
  • NCEC – The National Chemical Emergency Centre
  • NEPIC – North East of England Process Industry Cluster
  • PIN – Process Intensification Network / PIG – The Process Intensification Group at Newcastle University
  • RSC – Royal Society of Chemistry
  • SIA – Solvents Industry Association
  • UKCPN – UK Circular Plastics Network

Plus many more..