IChemE reveals programme for CHEMUK 2024

IChemE reveals programme for CHEMUK 2024

25th March 2024

IChemE is excited to announce its attendance at CHEMUK 2024, which will take place at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, UK between 15 and 16 May 2024.

The two-day event is now firmly established as the UK’s largest annual chemical, laboratory, and process industries supply chain expo and speaker programme, with over 500 specialist exhibitors and more than 100 expert speakers set to attend the show.

IChemE will be stationed at stand Q20 for the expo’s duration, with staff from across the Institution on hand to greet guests, liaise with apprenticeship providers, demonstrate the benefits of membership and discuss the relevance of achieving Chartered status.

Away from the stand, perspectives on the challenges faced by various sectors when ‘scaling up’ will be offered during an IChemE mini-conference entitled ‘Towards sustainable production: the scaling up challenge’, on 15 May, 10:30–12:00, Stage 4.

This mini-conference will define how scaling up relates to delegates and their professions, highlight recent successes that have helped shape company/sector learning and knowledge transfer in this area, and explore how members of the chemical and process engineering community can use their expertise to manage resources appropriately.

It will feature contributions from a range of notable guest speakers, with discussions covering areas such as the best ways to access the global supply chain, the impact of disruptive technologies, and how to deal with changing clients and suppliers.

Guest speakers include:

  • Mark Apsey MBE: senior vice president, Ameresco and IChemE Deputy President
  • Chris Hamlin: co-founder and lead advisor, HancockHamlin; vice chair, IChemE Process Management and Control Special Interest Group; and IChemE Fellow
  • Rob Peeling: technical services director, Britest Limited; IChemE Fellow; and chair of IChemE Congress
  • Dr James Winterburn: senior lecturer in chemical engineering, University of Manchester; associate editor, Biochemical Engineering journal: and chair, IChemE Biochemical Engineering Special Interest Group
  • Anna Parsons: associate director, chemical development, AstraZeneca
  • Dr Andy Ingram: associate professor, chemical engineering, University of Birmingham 

IChemE President Nigel Hirst and CEO Yvonne Baker OBE are also scheduled to attend the event as part of its daily keynote speaker programme and will deliver speeches to delegates on 15 May, 12:00–12:20, Stage 4 and 16 May, 11:00– 11:20, Stage 4, respectively.

Steve Gasser, IChemE Associate Director, Member Engagement, said: “Attending the UK’s only large-scale chemical, laboratory, and process industries exhibition enables us to work alongside other professional bodies to support the advancement of the chemical and process engineering professions at a national level.

It is by exhibiting at events such as CHEMUK that we can engage in face-to-face interactions with current and future IChemE members and build relationships with the various other stakeholders that can help us realise our mission of engineering a more sustainable world.”

The CHEMUK 2024 group of events is free to attend and will be split between four major show zones: Chemicals Supply, Chemicals Management, Process & Chemical Engineering, and Chemical Laboratory. Register for your free visitor badge today via the official CHEMUK website.


CHEMUK 2024 official site 


For more information please contact:  

Ann Baylis, Communications Executive and PR Lead, IChemE 
t: +44 (0) 1788 534477 
e: abaylis@icheme.org 

Dan Owens, Communications Executive, IChemE   
t: +44 (0) 1788 534458   
e: dowens@icheme.org 

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Chemical, biochemical and process engineering is the application of science, mathematics and economics in the process of turning raw materials into everyday, and more specialist, products. Professional chemical engineers design, construct and manage process operations all over the world. Energy, pharmaceuticals, food and drink, synthetic fibres and clean drinking water are just some of the industry sectors and products where chemical engineering plays a central role.


The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) advances chemical engineering's contribution for the benefit of society. We facilitate the development of chemical engineering professionals and provide connections to a powerful network of around 30,000 members in more than 100 countries. 

We support our members in applying their expertise and experience to make an influential contribution to solving major global challenges, and are the only organisation permitted to award Chartered Chemical Engineer status and Professional Process Safety Engineer registration.