Advanced Tech & Innovation shows hailed as a huge success by attendees and exhibitors

The Advanced Materials Show, Ceramics UK, Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo successfully ran at the NEC, Birmingham on the 29th & 30th June 2022.

The four co-located shows welcomed 308 exhibiting companies, 3,142 attendees and 93 speakers across four conference tracks. Over 84% of attendees at the show were decision-makers and influencers from their retrospective companies, which included 1373 unique organisations in attendance from 40 countries over 6 continents.

My favourite part of the show has been having all the different elements in the same place. Advanced batteries, EV, ceramics etc. It’s been really good to have those cross-fertilisation discussions and linking up with people who we may not have had the opportunity to link up with if it was a single industry-focused event”, Dr. Ben Silverstone – Head of the WMG Skills Centre, WMG, University of Warwick.

It was a fantastic show full of insightful information, thought-provoking ideas for the future of the industries and great networking opportunities. The Advanced Materials Show and Ceramics UK conference blended programme featured two-tracks tackling the challenges and opportunities in materials innovation and materials industrialisation respectively, and welcomed expert speakers from Cerion, Tata Steele, Henry Royce Institute, NovoMOF and lots more. Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo conference was dedicated to battery development, broader electrification and manufacturing strategy, which welcomed expert speakers from McLaren Applied, Rimac Technology, Tevva, NPL and many more. 

The exhibitors at the show showcased some incredible innovative technology. Keyence who are world leaders in industrial automation and inspection systems displayed 3D Microscopes, Laser Marking Solutions & Automated Inspection Solutions. The University of Wolverhampton brought the Formula 3 car, the winning vehicle of the Championship F3 Cup UK 2021 season. 

The Show has been absolutely great! There’s such a variety of businesses, research organisations, academia, and future innovators. It’s been wonderful to hear about all of these pieces of the puzzle coming together for the future of sustainability of the materials industries. I’ll definitely be coming back. It’s a really great way of bringing all these minds together to talk about the future of the industry and seeing some of the innovations that are already starting to happen”, Dr. Sarah Connolly, Innovation Technologist - Transforming Foundation Industries, Innovate UK, part of UKRI

The show was host to key events across the two days, including the leaders in graphene participating in five curated roundtable discussions, focusing on the barriers and opportunities in graphene production and application. Withers & Rogers hosted an intellectual property seminar, sharing an overview of the ways in which you can leverage commercial benefit from your innovations, including how to identify the intellectual property (IP) you have in your business, how to protect your IP assets, and how to use it to further your business goals. The University of Manchester and Plasmatreat sponsored a dedicated networking drinks reception, an exclusive opportunity to get to grips with the current and future graphene landscape as well as enhancing relationships with other experts in the fields.

The show also had a VIP campaign, a programme with designated conference seating, complimentary refreshments, and an exclusive opportunity to attend our pre-show VIP tour & reception at the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in Coventry. The reception and tour allowed guests to see the state-of-the-art facility up close.

“My experience of Battery Cells & Systems Expo so far is that it’s been really busy. I was in the opening conference session for this show and there was a lot of interest in it and a lot of good questions from the audience. So, I’m looking forward to the rest of the day and having a walk around to see what’s here”, Jeff Pratt, Managing Director, UKBIC.

2023 is set to be even bigger!

We are pleased to announce Ceramics UK has re branded as The Advanced Ceramics Show. 
We have launched The Advanced Ceramics Show to represent the advanced and international nature of the ceramics industry. At the show you will discover cutting edge ceramics, meet new suppliers and learn about the latest innovations.

The Advanced Materials Show, The Advanced Ceramics Show, Battery Cells & Systems Expo and Vehicle Electrification Expo will take place on the 28th & 29th June at the NEC, Birmingham. The four co-located events and conferences are free to attend.

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