The Conference programme for the upcoming CARS show and Metals Recycling Event has grown, with speakers to address issues including scrap export markets and the circular economy.
CARS – the Complete Auto Recycling & Secondary Materials Show – the dedicated trade event for the end of life vehicles sector returns on 13-14 July, at Donington Park Circuit in Derby, and this year is being staged alongside the Metals Recycling Event aimed at the scrap sector. Both events are supported by headline partner JCB.
The show comes at a crucial time for the sector, with recent turbulence in scrap metal markets having caused some concern within the wider metals recycling industry and the dedicated two-day conference programme will shine a spotlight on the market domestically and overseas.
Developments in the processing of shredder residues – the plastic, foam, textiles and wood left over at the end of the ELV recycling process – will also be among the topics on the agenda for conference sessions at the two-day event with Roger Morton, director of Axion due to speak on the recovery of materials.
Speakers from the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), CarTakeBack and Dismantling Solutions are also on the conference bill, to offer updates on legislation, technology and markets.
CARS and MRE are both free to attend, and the shows are expected to attract more than 2000 visitors from across the globe. It will also feature an indoor exhibition and live demonstrations from companies including Hammell, Powerhand Attachments, Kobelco and E.H Hassell & Sons. Visitors will also be able to visit the Skills Lab and enjoy an evening of entertainment at the Gala dinner.
There will also be showcase presentations from Redwave XRF and the Blue Group.
Support for the event is also coming from 1st Choice Spares, All Waste Trading Car Transplants, Duesmann & Hensel Recycling, FAB Recycling, Hollander International, IHN Insurance Brokers and Ward Recycling.