EVOLVE THEATRE

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Theatre Programme Day One: 9 March 2022

Manufacturers are facing more restrictions on the emissions they produce and are required to consider their environmental impact and adopt sustainable technologies in order to clean up their production processes.

This conference area will introduce manufacturers to sustainable factory solutions and focus on emission and waste reduction technologies, all aimed at making factories more efficient. Sessions will focus on enhancing productivity through machine learning, the role of CCU's, and case studies from manufacturers already seeing the benefits of major efficiency gains.

09.00 - 11.00 Welcome Speeches and Keynote Addresses in the Plenary Theatre

11.30 - 12.15 Panel Talk: The Green and Digital ‘Twin’ Transition
The digitalisation of hard-to-abate production sectors has the potential for continuous improvements regarding costs, quality, energy consumption and sustainability performance.
This panel of experts will discuss the current and upcoming developments in digital transformation to reach net zero from intelligence, machine learning, energy data to demand response. What are the challenges that need to be addressed and how do businesses need to adapt their operating model from organizational structures, capabilities, infrastructure and processes in order to fully realise the opportunities.

12.15 - 12.30 Spotlight Session - AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 14.30 Putting AI and ML to Work to Reduce Carbon and Costs
How far can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) go to enhance productivity in heavy industry manufacturing?
This session will draw on examples from across the hard-to-abate manufacturing sectors to consider the challenges and opportunities of AI and ML to maximise efficiency and improve products. How best to implement and manage AI projects? How to leverage AI to achieve the full business and environmental potential.

14.30 - 15.00 Evolve Case Studies
These sessions will showcase the best available technologies and approaches that are giving companies major efficiency gains. Hear from companies from across the hard-to-abate sectors including chemicals, steel, aluminium, cement and glass on how they are leveraging innovations across the value chain to enhance productivity, boost margins and lower environmental impacts including CO2.

15.00 - 15.30 Refreshment Break

15.30 - 16.15 Industrial Waste Heat: Wasted Opportunity to Added Value
Waste heat recovery, storage, upgrading and heat to power conversion could increase the efficiency of countless industrial processes. This rapid-fire session will present the latest and upcoming solutions for waste heat that cut CO2 emissions and lower operating costs for greater competitiveness.

16.15 - 16.30 AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP

16.30 - 17.00 Evolve Case Studies
These sessions will showcase the best available technologies and approaches that are giving companies major efficiency gains. Hear from companies from across the hard-to-abate sectors including chemicals, steel, aluminium, cement and glass on how they are leveraging innovations across the value chain to enhance productivity, boost margins and lower environmental impacts including CO2.

17.00 - 17.30 Europe’s Roadmap to Resource Efficiency
Whilst European heavy industry has significantly reduced CO2 emissions since 1990, achieving climate-neutrality by 2050, increased automation, process control and demand-side response will result in greater resource efficiency. This session bring together heavy industry stakeholders to examine the EU’s strategies and policies to support digitalisation. From data sharing, cyber security and skills this session will identify the gaps and address the opportunities for business and governments.

17.30 Drinks reception


Theatre Programme Day Two: 10 March 2022

09.00 - 10.45 Speaker Hosted Roundtables - LIMITED ROUNDTABLES AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP
Interactive roundtable sessions of up to 10 delegates offer a unique opportunity to come together with peers to share best practice and develop solutions to critical challenges facing hard-to-abate manufacturing sectors. Each roundtable session lasts for 45 minutes, and delegates may attend up to 2 roundtables.

10.45 - 11.15 Refreshment Break

11.15 - 11.45 Evolve Case Studies
These sessions will showcase the best available technologies and approaches that are giving companies major efficiency gains. Hear from companies from across the hard-to-abate sectors including chemicals, steel, aluminium, cement and glass on how they are leveraging innovations across the value chain to enhance productivity, boost margins and lower environmental impacts including CO2.

11.45 - 12.00 Spotlight Session - AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP

12.00 - 12.30 The Role of CCUS in Heavy Industry’s Transition to Net Zero
According to the IEA reaching net zero will be virtually impossible with carbon capture, utilisation and storage. Yet CCUS is at early stage of development in the cement and steel sectors. What steps need to be taken by government and industry to drive CCUS development and deployment?

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Break

13.30 - 14.15 Industrial Clusters: Harnessing the power of Industrial Symbiosis to Maximise Value for the Economy, the Environment and Society
Europe is home to over 3,000 industrial clusters. Whilst these co-located plants and factories account for 20% of the region’s emissions, by creating integrated energy systems they can also play a major role in helping countries achieve their net-zero ambitions as well as improve outcomes for the economy, society. But what are the business models for industrial symbiosis to work and what measures and supportive policies are needed to make solutions cost-competitive?

14.15 - 14.30 AVAILABLE FOR SPONSORSHIP

14.30 Chairs closing remarks

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