CHEMUK 2022 – 2 Day Speaker Programme NOW LIVE!

The CHEMUK 2022 speaker programme will present 150 speakers across 4 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!

The speaker stages are located on the exhibition show floor and all presentations are free to attend.

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CHEMUK 2022 Speaker Programme LIVE


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

  • ABB
  • BADGP – British Association of Dangerous Goods
  • BASA – British Adhesives and Sealants Association –
  • BASF (Hosts of daily UK REACH panels)
  • 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
  • Laboratory News
  • 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..

Please see just some of the confirmed themes for this year’s programme!

  • Energy Efficiency – the biggest lever to curb CO2 emissions in industry according to the IEA
  • The critical role of digital systems in developing hydrogen and CCUS infrastructure in the UK
  • ‘Hazardous Chemical Transportation & Logistics’ Feature panel session
  • A Sustainable future for Adhesives and Sealants
  • Chemicals and Cosmetics – A square peg and a round hole?
  • The Future of Surfactants
  • ContractCHEM feature session
  • Transitioning to bio-based chemicals
  • Innovation in bio-based chemicals flash talk session
  • How on Earth do you get from source to bottle?
  • Revolutionising Medicines Manufacturing Takes Serious Collaboration
  • Industry 4.0 …  You mean Life 4.0?
  • Harness the power of technology to boost your business.
  • An Exporter’s Journey – How DIT can assist UK companies to increase their international business
  • Driving efficiency and sustainability – Technology is the tool; here’s how to use it.
  • Meeting your customers’ needs for sustainability
  • Bioeconomy offers Net Zero solutions for the chemicals supply chain
  • Circular economy – balancing conventional chemistry and the switch to bioresources
  • Transitioning of the Chemical Laboratory through Digitalisation
  • What does emerging environmental policy tell us about the future of chemical regulation?
  • Sustainability and Emergency Response: How preparedness is greater than just risk management
  • NEPIC : Hydrogen Panel Discussion
  • RSC SME Showcase
  • RSC Sustainability Panel Session
  • How the Solvents Industry is adapting to a greener future
  • NET ZERO & Betterworld Solutions – Working together to make a difference for future generations.
  • Post BREXIT regulatory challenges for those supplying Plant Protection Products to the GB market
  • 100 Years in Energy and Beyond
  • Innovation for tax savings – Patent Box
  • Boiler house risk assessment considerations – Boiler house technical risk assessment brief and what to consider
  • The Rise of Private Networks and How Your Organisation will benefit
  • Polymeric-based drug delivery systems for veterinary use
  • Chemical Industries Association Keynote
  • Specialty Chemicals – The Growth Target for Listed Chemical Companies
  • Online Raman Spectroscopy for monitoring Chemical Processes
  • Green Thermal & Clean Molecules: Introducing The Next Generation of Decarbonised Energy Solutions
  • How Plant Process Management in a chemical plant supports the most important 15 minutes of your day
  • India’s Draft Chemical (Management and Safety) Rules: Know your obligations and start preparing
  • Biosurfactants – revolutionising green sustainable surfactants
  • Formulation Stability: What is it, Why does it fail and What can I do about it?
  • Applied machine learning to accelerate development of formulations and chemical processes
  • Using an innovation pipeline approach to introduce a self-service, plant data analytics system to the workforce
  • Lubrication and its impact on Green Chemistry
  • The Chemicals Industry: The end of business as usual
  • Process Analytical Technology (PAT)  – a Key Component in Your Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 Initiative
  • The Application of PAT and Knowledge Management. From the Laboratory Through to GMP Manufacturing
  • Case Study – Integrating Process Safety into the design and build of new plant for production of a key ingredient for a COVID-19 vaccine
  • UK REACH and Data-sharing implications
  • Optimising the costs of UK REACH registrations – lessons learned from EU REACH registrations
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) President – Elect keynote
  • TPM: A Foundation of Operational Excellence
  • Emissions Elimination : Delivering Net Zero
  • Workforce Transformation with Data Science and Analytics
  • Price Increase Campaigns: Offsetting inflationary cost increases to protect margins
  • The Magic Chemicals Tree and other myths: tips on educating policymakers in chemical realities.

CHEMUK 2022 Speaker Programme LIVE


STAGE 1: Chemical Business & Supply Chain Stage

Headline Sponsor – Withers & Rogers

  • 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

Headline Sponsor – Uniper

  • Sustainable Chemistry
  • Product Stewardship / Life Cycle / Circular / Responsible Care
  • Sustainability ambitions & challenges for the UK Chemical Sector
  • COP26 & 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: Process, Plant & Laboratory Innovation Stage

  • Process Design & Innovation
  • Asset Management & Maintenance
  • Process Synthesis / Formulation
  • Thermal & Flow Engineering
  • Chemical Unit Innovation
  • Process Intensification / Optimisation
  • Plant Electrification / Energy Management
  • Lab / Pilot Innovation / QA & QC


Headline Sponsor – ABB

Speaker programme covering:

  • Digitisation adoption strategies
  • Process Automation/Robotics
  • Enabling sustainability through digitisation
  • Big Data/Data-led Processing /Plant & Process data management
  • AI/Deep learning adoption
  • Digital Twinning
  • IoT / VR & AI innovation for the process sector …and more