With just a few months to go until BULKEX17: BULK HANDLING TODAY AND TOMORROW, James Bullock of the MHEA Executive Committee shares his views on why BUKLEX is a key industry event:

“Our objective with BULKEX is to help the industry, help energise it and create a buzz by establishing a forum for sharing ideas, sharing best practice and knowledge, and stimulating debate.

“I believe BULKEX is one of the most important things the MHEA does, providing a platform where we bring together industry thought leaders and spark discussion about materials handling and where the industry is going.

“At the conference, we explore new sectors as new industries emerge. We can’t control the economy and the decline of coal and steel, but we can reflect the changes by shifting focus and evolving, for example to embrace biomass and renewables.

“BULKEX is where people from across the bulk materials and other industries gather together in one place. It’s where business gets done and it gives all suppliers the opportunity to interact with leading end users in the market.

“My company, ProSpare, has exhibited at every BULKEX conference – it’s fairly low cost and for relatively little time and effort offers great exposure as lots of people from the industry are there.”

BULKEX speakers announced

BULKEX is attracting a high-profile list of speakers on a range of current issues. The first few speakers for the 2017 conference are set to fill the seminar rooms to capacity with their topical and technical presentations.

The following speakers have been confirmed (with more to be announced):

• Darryn Quayle, mining engineer and specialist, UKTI – Doing business in Chile: benefits, opportunities and free trade agreements

• Matt Drew, managing director, Saxlund International – Waste energy to biomass

• Dave Woods, manager application specialists, Flexco – Documented reductions in breakage, dust and spillage at transfer points in the coal, grain and wood pellet industries

Michael Kaye, chairman of MHEA, said: “BULKEX is renowned for its excellent standard of thought-provoking seminar content, and 2017 is set to follow this trend.

“Once again BULKEX promises to be an occasion not to be missed, with insightful papers on a range of subjects pertinent to everyone involved the bulk handling industry from manufacturers and suppliers to end users.”

This annual conference of the MHEA has a line-up of key technical speakers and is attended by professionals within the bulk materials handling industry and allied sectors such as ports, quarrying, cement, energy, transport and steel.

Taking place on 18-19 October at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, BULKEX17 is supported by an exhibition and the MHEA Excellence Awards dinner.

To find out more, or to register for BULKEX, visit www.bulkex.co.uk or contact the event team on 01787 226995.