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WednesdayStage 109:40 – 10:00The Oil & Colour Chemists Association: it’s contribution to Surface Engineering and the World around Us!Graham Armstrong – President of OCCA (Oil and Colour Chemists’ Association)Chemicals/Ingredients; Sector Insight
WednesdayStage 209:40 – 10:00The science underpinning the Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry – A Skills FocusDr. Gill Westgate, Chair – Cosmetics Cluster UK (CCUK)R&D/Lab; Sector Insight
Skills & Training;
WednesdayStage 110:00 – 10:20The Circular Bioeconomy: Chemistry beyond our gilded petroleum thought-cages – KEYNOTEDr. Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO – BioValeKEYNOTE; Green/Sustainability/
WednesdayStage 210.00 – 10:30Leading the Digital Transformation in Chemicals – KEYNOTEDr. Darren Budd, Commercial Director – BASF plcKEYNOTE; Digital/Tech;
WednesdayStage 110:20 – 10:40TRENDS IN BEAUTY AND PERSONAL CARE, and the technologies that make them possibleJames Hodgkinson, Head of Strategic Marketing – SurfachemChemicals/Ingredients; R&D/Laboratory; Sector Insight
WednesdayStage 210:30 – 11:00Data Driven Manufacturing – Hosokawa Micron/Siemens plcIain Crosley, Managing Director – Hosokawa Micron & Paul Diggle, Cloud Application Solutions Consultant – Siemens Digital Factory and Process Industries & DrivesDigital/Tech; Process/Control
WednesdayStage 110:40 – 11:00A REACH into the Green future of advanced resin chemistryDominic Hopwood, Resin Sales Manager – BitrezHSE/Regulatory; Green/Sustainability;
Sector Insight
Hosted by: British Association of Sealants & Adhesives (BASA)
WednesdayStage 111:00 – 11:20Implications of disaster on competency of Marketing, Specification and Installation of FR products
– Part of BASA daily feature session
Gurps Gill, Technical Advisor in Fire Protection – FSi LtdHSE/Regulatory;
Sector Insight;
Skills & Training
WednesdayStage 111:20 – 11:40Diisocyanate risk management issues
– Part of BASA daily feature session 
Jim Palmer, JP Consultancy Ltd – Technical Consultant & BASA Technical OfficerHSE/Regulatory; Skills & Training; Sector Insight
WednesdayStage 111:40 – 12:00The Challenges of plastics and plastics packaging
– Part of BASA daily feature session 
Lorna Williams, BASA Executive Officer and General Secretary – BASAGreen/Sustainability; Business/Operational;
HSE/Regulatory; Sector Insight
WednesdayStage 211:00 – 11:15Process optimisation through pump control and system integrationAndy Shearer, Director of Sales – Industry – GRUNDFOSProcess/Control; Digital/Tech; Green/Sustainability
WednesdayStage 211:15 – 11:30Improving Operational Efficiency through World Class LubricationDaniel Whiteley, Area Sales Manager – Klüber Lubrication Great Britain LtdProcess/Control; HSE/Regulatory;
Skills & Training
WednesdayStage 211:30 – 11:45Process Safety Testing – How safe is your process?Dr. Caroline Ladlow, Safety Services Manager, Kindlow Safety ServicesHSE/Regulatory; R&D/Lab;
WednesdayStage 211:45 – 12:00Catalyst utilisation and production capacity improvementsIan Baxter, Technical Manager – Cat Tech International LtdProcess/Control
WednesdayStage 112:00 – 12:30The future of chemical regulation in the UK – KEYNOTEDavid Wright, Director General of the United Kingdom Lubricants Association – UKLAKEYNOTE; HSE/Regulatory; Business/Operational;
Sector Insight
WednesdayStage 212:00 – 12:30Managing your Competent Workforce – the Proof and the Truth – KEYNOTENeil Smith, Head of Workforce Development – Cogent SkillsKEYNOTE; HSE/Regulatory; Skills/Training; Business/Operational; Green/Sustainability
WednesdayStage 112:30 – 13:00Sustainability and responsible Care in the chemical distribution industry – KEYNOTERichard Ward, Commercial Vice President, Brenntag UK & IrelandKEYNOTE; HSE/Regulatory; Business/Operational; Green/Sustainability; Logistics/Contract
WednesdayStage 212:30 – 13:00Contract Processing, Packing and Fulfilment in the Chemicals Sector – even the biggest shark needs its pilot fish to stay healthy.Speakers:
Rodney Steel, Chief Executive, BCMPA
and Eur Ing Martin Usher CEng FIChemE, Owner – Grotech Production Ltd
Logistics/Contract; Business/Operational; HSE/Regulatory
WednesdayStage 113:00 – 13:15How the power of increasing heat transfer efficiency enables debottlenecking of existing heat exchangers, saving capital and operating costsTom Higley, Technical Sales Manager – CALGAVINProcess/Control;
WednesdayStage 213:00 – 13:30Artificial Intelligence is not Artificial – KEYNOTEJürgen Weichenberger, AI Managing Director- AccentureKEYNOTE; Digital/Tech;
WednesdayStage 113:15 – 13:30The impact of the European Poison Centres on global organisationsCaroline Raine, Consultancy Lead – NCECHSE/Regulatory; Business/Operational
WednesdayStage 113:30 – 13:45Inline Mixing for Process ImprovementPeter Brown, Director – Maelstrom Advanced Process Technologies LtdProcess/Control; Digital/Tech
WednesdayStage 213:30 – 13:45Behaviour of chemical dry pumps in chemical applicationsRudi De Koninck, CPI Business Development Manager – Edwards VacuumProcess/Control
WednesdayStage 113:45 – 14:00Latest Developments in Coriolis Technology: Smart Meter Verification 2.0 and Advanced Phase MeasurementJulian Spadaccini, Field Sales Specialist – Emerson Automation SolutionsProcess/Control;
WednesdayStage 213:45 – 14:00Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing for the UK Chemical SectorDr. Edward Cant, Research Engineer – The Manufacturing Technology CentreTech/Digital; Sector Insight;
WednesdayStage 114:00 – 14:30RSC Skills & Professional Development Session – hosted by The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)RSC Speaker – Dr. Jonelle Harvey MSci MRSC, Professional Standards Specialist
Guest speaker: Dr. Steven Raw FRSC CChem, Team Manager, AstraZeneca Pharmaceutical Technology and Development
Skills/Training; Business/Operational;
Sector Insight
WednesdayStage 214:00 – 14:30Growth Opportunities for UK Chemicals
DIT hosted feature –  International Business Session – KEYNOTE
John Moss, Chemicals Investment Specialist – Department for International Trade (DIT)KEYNOTE;
WednesdayStage 114:30 – 14:45Removing the Human Interface in Tanker Top LoadingAlec Keeler, Managing Director – LOADTEC Engineered Systems LtdHSE/Regulatory; Logistics/Contract; Digital/Tech
WednesdayStage 214:30 – 14:45How 80 GHz Radar level technology can improve productivity and reduce costsPeter Devine, Technical Manager – VEGA ControlsProcess/Control; HSE/Regulatory;
WednesdayStage 114:45 – 15:00DSEAR Compliance: Beyond Hazardous Area ClassificationCarolyn Nicholls, Operations Director – RAS LtdHSE/Regulatory; Logistics/Contract;
WednesdayStage 214:45 – 15:00Scale up of Continuous-flow MOF Synthesis for Carbon Capture and StorageDr. Jack Turner, Research Scientist – Promethean ParticlesProcess/Control; Sector Insight;  R&D/Lab
WednesdayStage 115:00 – 16:00Green Chemistry PANEL SESSION
Green chemistry at commercial scale; is the future now? (hosted by BioVale)
Chair:  Dr Sarah Hickingbottom, CEO, BioVale
Guest Panellists:
Dr. Mark Gronnow of the Biorenewables Development Centre

Dr. Tom Farmer of the University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence
Martin Atkins CEO of Green Lizard Technologies
Lucy Nattrass – Project Leader Bio-based Materials – Nouryon
Richard Lambert of Braskem
WednesdayStage 215:00 – 15:15Skills, competency and training solutions for the Chemical IndustryJames McIntosh, Head of CATCH SkillsSkills & Training;
WednesdayStage 215:15 – 15:30The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) – Impact and current statusDr. Richard Elsmore, Partner, Global Lead – Biocides – ERMHSE/Regulatory; Sector Insight; Business/Operational
WednesdayStage 215:30 – 15:45Understanding competency via procurementDr. Zsuzsanna Gyenes PhD, AMIChemE, Deputy to the Director – IChemE Safety CentreHSE/Regulatory;
Skills & Training
WednesdayStage 215:45 – 16:00Carbon Footprint of Recycled Solvents, Chemical Recycling: Sustainability in Practice & ActionAndrew Crowther, SHE&Q Director, Tradebe ChemicalsHSE/Regulatory; Green/Sustainability; Process/Control
WednesdayStage 116:00 – 16:30DAY 1 – Closing Plenary KEYNOTE
BEIS and the UK Chemicals Sector: Industrial Strategy and EU Exit
Benjamin Wells, Senior Policy Advisor – EU Exit Chemicals – BEISKEYNOTE: Business/Operational; HSE/Regulatory


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