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MHEA confirms speaker line-up for BULKEX 2017


Two-day event focusing on opportunities and technical achievements in the bulk materials industry

THE Materials Handling Engineers Association’s Bulkex 2017 conference, ‘Bulk Handling Today and Tomorrow’, will take place at Eastwood Hall, near Nottingham, on 18-19 October.

A comprehensive programme of papers and key technical speakers at Bulkex 2017 has been announced by MHEA. They will include: Darryn Quayle, mining engineer and specialist at UKTI; Matt Drew, managing director of Saxlund International; Dave Woods, manager application specialists for Flexco; and John Pethullis, director of Southdowne Solutions.  

The seminar programme will cover a range of topics and delegates can look forward to insights into mining in Chile, biomass storage, designing alternative fuel feed systems, reductions at transfer points and many other related subjects.

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, the conference 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.’

In addition, a high number of exhibitors will showcase their products and services at the two-day conference. Also taking place on the evening of 18 October will be the MHEA Excellence Awards dinner, which celebrates the best in materials handling. 

Categories include: Apprentice of the year; Project of the Year; Best Stand; Best Supplier; and Lifetime Achievement Award. Deadline for entries is 31 July 2017. 

James Bullock of the MHEA executive committee shares his views on why Bulkex 2017 is a key industry event. ‘Our objective with Bulkex is to help energize the industry and create a buzz by establishing a forum for sharing ideas, best practice and knowledge, and stimulating debate,’ he commented. 

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