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The U.K. will have its own ceramics conference in 2019.

Ceramics UK, a one-off exhibition and free-to-attend conference highlighting manufacturing, technology, business, and investment opportunities, will take place July 10–11, 2019 at the Telford International Centre in Shropshire, England.

Ceramics UK is an opportunity for key decision makers to gather for two action-packed days to take advantage of wider trading relationships, according to organizers.

The event will attract not only directors and managers from across the ceramic industry, but design engineers and buyers from the major end-user sectors—automotive, aerospace, heat treatment, e-mobility, medical, electrical/electronics, energy storage, communications, defense, rail, construction, renewables, oil and gas, and nuclear.

Britain’s exit from the EU (Brexit) becomes a reality on March 29, 2019, just 15 weeks before Ceramics UK opens its doors. It really couldn’t be a better moment for all the key decision makers to come together for two action-packed days in the middle of the English summer and to fully realize the potential offered by wider trading relationships.

“We thought carefully about the timing to be sure we maximize opportunities for all participants,” event director Adam Moore says. “The July 2019 slot is well clear of some first quarter international meetings and of course neither Tecnargilla nor Ceramitec—the principal European shows in this field—are being staged next year.”

Other important factors are also in play. The British government has set ambitious plans for housebuilding, which has major implications for the traditional ceramic manufacturing sector, while investments in aerospace, energy generation, advanced electronics, and transportation offer fantastic new sales channels for the burgeoning technical ceramics industry.

Last fall, the British Ceramic Confederation outlined its vision for the future, including the ambition to see UK ceramic manufacturing achieve 15% year-on-year growth, which would uplift the sector to £4 billion ($5.2 billion) in sales by 2022. This has healthy implica

tions for international trade as exports have always played a critical role in the industry’s success.

“This one-off exhibition and conference represents a unique chance for manufacturers from around the world to engage with the UK ceramic community, to find out about the many novel technologies that are currently being developed here, and to grab the chance to forge new business partnerships,” Moore adds. “We expect around 3,000 visitors to Ceramics UK, and anticipate a great deal of interest from North America in particular.” The event will also attract more than 200 exhibitors from the traditional and technical ceramic manufacturing and supply chain. 

Ceramics UK is already attracting partner organizations that will broaden the reach of this important rendezvous. Additionally, organizers have already assembled an advisory board featuring key experts and influencers, not only from the UK but from Europe and the U.S. as well.

Ceramics UK is organized by Event Partners, a company that has previously showcased technical ceramics, automotive and energy technology events in other countries. For more information about Ceramics UK, visit this link.

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