CHEMUK 2023 – 2 Day Speaker Programme

The CHEMUK 2023 speaker programme will present 180 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.

We are now accepting speaker submissions for CHEMUK 2023. If you would like to submit a presentation, please could you fill out the ‘Call For Papers’ form by clicking the link below.

CHEMUK 2023 - Call For Papers Submission Form

CHEMUK 2023 Submission Deadline - Friday 2nd December, 2022

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.

STAGE 1: Chemical Business & Supply Chain 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
  • 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


  • 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

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..