A comprehensive programme of papers and speakers at Bulk2014 – the bulk handling industry’s premier professional networking event – has been announced by the Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA).
Bulk2014 will take place on Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd May 2014 at the Forest Pines Conference Centre in North Lincolnshire. MHEA president, Mike Redmond, will welcome Chris Huhne, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, as the conference opening key speaker. Mr Huhne will share insight and expertise from his current role as chairman of Zilkha Biomass Energy.
Over the two days of Bulk2014 there will be six seminar sessions chaired by industry leaders. Each session will consist of three individual knowledge sharing workshops, covering diverse sector topics including mining in remote locations; the challenges of keeping the UK lights on; load calculation for trough idler rolls; and professional recognition in mining extractives. Each session is followed by an open question forum, while regular breakouts enable delegates to meet and network with industry colleagues.
On Thursday Brian Mackenzie, managing director of Materials Handling Products Ltd, will deliver the annual Dr Harold Wright Memorial Lecture.
A gala dinner on Wednesday evening will offer delegates the chance to relax and socialise informally, and to enjoy hearing about the experiences of guest speaker, former Scotland and Manchester United footballer, Lou Macari.