North East Branch

Following a successful event in December 2022 that re-started the activities of the branch in the North East, further events are planned for 2023. Atmospheric Plasma Solutions will present their cold plasma technology which can be used to remove coatings and contamination from substrates, on 13th April. Used by the US Navy, this technology offers an interesting alternative to tradition preparation methods. The evening will be held at Metec’s facilities in South Shields, and will include a presentation and live demonstration of the technology followed by refreshments and networking opportunities. Metec is located near to the Bede Metro Station for easy access by public transport and there is ample parking.

On 22nd and 23rd June 2023, the branch will host the “Integrity Engineering for a Sustainable Future” conference, featuring a day of presentations on sustainable technology and solutions at Neville Hall in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, followed by a second (optional) day of site visits to sustainable businesses in the area. There will also be a gala dinner held at Neville Hall on the evening of the 22nd. Tickets will be released soon for what will be a popular event, keynote speaker is Jon Gluyas from Durham university, as well as presentations from BP and ESR Technology amongst others. There will also be an exhibition area for businesses wishing to promote their services (please contact for further details). Anyone who has not visited Neville Hall will be in for a treat as it is one of the finest buildings in Newcastle upon Tyne and used by the Mining Institute. It is a Victorian building built at the time when high-Gothic architecture was coming into fashion, and a unique place to hold a conference like this.

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