Influential speaking programme for Shaping the Future at BULKEX 2018

The Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) has announced further details of its thought-leading speaker programme at the annual technical conference at this year’s BULKEX 2018.

The theme for this year’s event is Shaping the Future to coincide with The Year of Engineering’s October theme.  The conference programme will include speakers from Fairport Engineering Ltd; Network Rail; BEUMER Maschinenfabrik; Greenbank Group; PD Ports; Atex Explosion Hazards; Wolfson Centre; and HS2, alongside previously announced speakers from British Steel; Crossrail 2; The Department of International Trade; and Primary Engineer.

John Connolly, President of the MHEA, said: “The calibre of speakers appearing at this year’s BULKEX conference and exhibition, in our 80th year, is exemplary.  Our team is putting together an exciting programme that should prove to be a huge draw at BULKEX in October.

With the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline projections by Government showing £600 billion in public and private investment over the next ten years,1 there will be an unprecedented demand for materials handling across our industry.  The bulk materials handling industry is poised to respond to this demand with innovation, closer collaboration with partners and forward-thinking initiatives to ensure that we are ready.”

The BULKEX18 Conference and Exhibition will take place between 17th and 18th October 2018 at the Eastwood Hall Hotel, Nottinghamshire, and is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the bulk materials handling industry or affected by it. During the event, the MHEA will also be hosting its 80th Anniversary Excellence Awards Dinner.  Entries for the Excellence Awards are open until 31 July 2018 and full details, including the categories and the entry form, can be found on the MHEA website.

The MHEA is a partner of the Year of Engineering, a government campaign which celebrates the world and wonder of engineering.

If anyone is interested in presenting a paper at BULKEX 2018, or for more information about exhibiting attending BULKEX18, please go to or contact Julie Claus by emailing [email protected], or call the MHEA on 01787 226995.


Picture shows Port of Tyne Steven Harrison and Ian Atkinson Spencer Group speaking at BULKEX 2017.

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