Teesside’s industry giants show support for region’s supply chain

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A major conference taking place on Teesside will showcase the supply chain opportunities available with the world-leading, global organisations that call the North East their home.

Influential speakers representing global giants from Procter and Gamble, Sirius Minerals, Venator, Worley, FUJIFILM Diosynth and Sellafield will take to the stage at Wynyard Hall’s Grand Marquee on Wednesday 19th June and provide important industry updates.

Welcoming 600 guests and 100 exhibitors, the region’s chemical processing sector event of the year, organised by cluster company NEPIC, returns for its ninth year.

Guests will also hear from Tees Valley Combined Authority chief executive, Julie Gilhespie, about the recent developments at the former SSI steel works site.

The North East LEP will showcase the newly launched Supply Chain North East programme – and Peter Oram of Evolution MRO, will highlight simple solutions to complex supply chains.

In November 2018, Billingham-based FUJIFILM Diosynth announced plans for a world class bio-campus delivering life changing medicines to their customers.

Phillip Dale, head of engineering at FUJIFILM Diosynth, will take the audience on a journey of the North Site development.

Discussing FUJIFILM’s support of the event, Philip said: “It’s important for FUJIFILM to share our vision for the future, to inspire others as we play our part in the continued growth of our region.”

Along with future projects, the event will also provide its guests will current investment updates.

The launch of tunnel-boring machine in April 2019 was yet another important step towards Sirius Minerals’ vision of building a $5bn fertiliser mine and becoming a world-leading producer of polyhalite.

Sirius Minerals continue their support of the conference and will share some of the construction and engineering solutions that are being developed in the project’s extraordinary environment, with particular emphasis on the Wilton site.

Duncan Smith, area project director, Wilton, Sirius Minerals said: “We are looking forward to meeting with professionals from across the industry, telling our story and sharing best practice for the future.”

NEPIC’s PR and communications manager Louise Gwynne-Jones added: “Our vision is for a thriving chemical processing industry in the North East of England.

“Demonstrating that we have a vibrant local supply chain that can underpin and support the needs of chemistry-based businesses is vital to both existing manufacturers and future investors.

“This event not only provides companies with chance to understand the opportunities but also provides a place for our members to come together to network and collaborate.”

In addition to two conference sessions and a 100-company strong exhibition, organisers also arrange unique one-2-one mentoring sessions.

Industry leaders from across the region will be on hand to assist attending companies, particularly SMEs, with advice on becoming suppliers to the sector, or enhancing existing relationships with clients.

Event registration will remain open until June 18, with NEPIC welcoming all North-East companies – both members and non-members – to register and attend.

To find out more about the conference and how you could become involved, visit www.nepic.co.uk/mtm.

NEPIC is a membership organisation working with the chemistry-using industries in the North East of England. Its ambition is to build upon the already powerful industrial base here and make this region one of the most competitive and successful chemical-processing locations in Europe.


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