UK Conference 2022 - 9th November 2022

Institute of Refractories Engineers - AGM & UK Conference 2022

UK Conference: Surviving the Energy Crisis – Industry under Fire

  • 9th November 2022
  • AGM starting at 09:00
  • Conference starting at 09:30

Venue: The Mowbray, 118 Mowbray St, Neepsend, Sheffield S3 8EN. Online attendance was also provided for. Lunch was included for those who attended in person.

Annual Conference Programme

  • Arrival: 09:00 for a 09.30 start, close of conference was at 16:00
  • Chris Parr, Imerys, ‘The evolution of sustainable refractory raw materials, from end user needs to industrial reality’
  • Andreas Mertke, Dalmia GSB
  • Break and networking
  • Novacast, ‘Getting it right first time, simulation of a melting process – every casting counts’
  • Rob Flello, new Chief Executive from the British Ceramic Confederation
  • Lunch and networking
  • Presenting the President
  • Sebastien Klaus, Almatis, ‘Mission NeutrAL: a sustainable commitment’
  • Jon Bolton, ‘Supporting a move to green steel’
  • Christian Wolf, Velco
  • Break
  • Phil Walls, ‘A review of recent developments in refractory materials and forming processes’

Discounts were available via our Corporate Packages or IRE Membership if you wanted to take one and then book the event.


60th Diamond Anniversary Dinner 19:00 – 23:00

  • Dress code Smart/Business Casual (no jeans or trainers)
  • Special Guest Speaker: John Pearce, Chief Executive from Made in Britain
  • Entertainment: The Bowkers