MRE 2020: Last chance to secure your place

Posted on: 07/02/2020

MRE 2020 is just around the corner on 19-20 Feb at the BDC in London – find out why you should be at KTN’s flagship materials event of the year.

The main conference of Materials Research Exchange 2020 takes place Wednesday 19th February – Thursday 20th February at the BDC in London. The exhibition, investor showcase and conference will demonstrate ground-breaking new materials developments and their manufacturing processes, granting delegates the opportunity to network with an international audience, meet funding and decision makers and attend targeted seminars and keynote addresses. View the full programme here.


If you haven’t yet secured your place at our flagship materials event then you can do so here.


The event will kick-off on Wednesday 19th session with the plenary session chaired by KTN’s CEO, Dr. Alicia Greated and a welcome address from Sir Mark Walport (Chief Executive at UKRI). Keynote addresses on Day 1 come from Dr. Ian Campbell (Interim Executive Chair, Innovate UK), Professor Phil Withers (Regius Professor of Materials & Chief Scientist, Henry Royce Institute), Lord Whitby (President of Surface Engineering Association) with an industry case study delivered by Dr. Amanda Quadling (Technical Director, M&I Materials) and Richard Banks (Laboratory & Technical Manager, Indestructible Paint Ltd.).


Sessions over the two days cover the full spectrum of the materials world, with highlights including a packed Academic Conference in the Auditorium from the Henry Royce Institute and EPSRC, Advances in Surface Engineering from SELF, Materials for Defence and Security Challenges (led by Dstl), plus further masterclasses on IP and R&D Tax Credit. There will also be the chance to learn about the ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging challenge, courtesy of UKCPN and UKRI, while updates on the Transforming Foundation Industries competitions will be announced. Metamaterials, 2D materials, aerospace materials and electrification of transport batteries will be discussed during seminars, with pitch training opportunities and the challenges to innovation around new materials in clinical applications also being presented to the audience. To see the programme in full with day splits and further information on the sessions please click here.


You can now view the full list of speakers on the MRE website.

View the full list of exhibitors here.

View the programme in its entirety here.

Visit the MRE website here for further information.


Our flagship materials event promises to be the must attend materials event of the year – there’s still time to get your tickets, you can do so by clicking here.

Split Exhibition Space for SMEs

If you are an SME who is interested in exhibiting at MRE 2020, it’s now possible to share an exhibition space at MRE 2020 with another SME for just £500 + VAT. This offer includes the following:

  • Plinth with room for a banner
  • Set up in advance on 18th February
  • 2x Complimentary delegate passes including evening wine reception
  • Listed as an exhibitor on the website
  • Company logo on the screens at the event
  • An electronic copy of the delegate list (including names and¬†organisation) prior to the event. Please note we are unable to¬†provide contact details.

These tickets are available to purchase here.


Boosting your presentation & networking skills

Materials Research Exchange and KTN have partnered with training consultancy Impact Factory to help you make the most of this year’s exhibition by boosting your Presentation and Networking skills:

  • Refresh and enhance your Public Speaking skills to make your Presentations memorable and inspiring. Calm your nerves and prepare for your sessions.
  • Become an ace Networker. Learn to join and leave groups, meet new people and build lasting business relationships when representing your organisation.

On Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th February, Impact Factory’s training consultants will provide you with practical skills to be used immediately. Each surgery will be 45 minutes.


You can get delegate tickets here.


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