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SportAM 2021

Pushing Performance with Advanced Materials & Technology

16 – 17 November 2021
Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough University, UK

It’s no surprise that the sports and recreation sectors embrace the use of Advanced Materials. Not only do these materials help athletes to realise and exceed their goals in virtually every sport, they also give amateurs, fans and hobbyists the opportunity to take advantage of durable and lightweight equipment.

The growth of the global sports-related composites market is estimated to rise significantly in the coming years, which is attributed to the continual need and demand to improve sports equipment performance.

SPORT AM – DAY 1

Programme day 2
Registration, Networking & Welcome

08:30 – 09:25
Registration, Exhibition and Networking
Grab a coffee, introduce yourself to fellow delegates, browse the exhibitions and get prepared for the day ahead.

09:25- 09:30
Opening Address & Welcome
Hear from the conference organisers about what’s to come.

• 09:30 – 10:00
Opening Keynote:

Paul Sherratt SportAMPaul Sherratt
Programme Director – Sports Technology Institute, Loughborough University
Industry Overview

Sustainability

• 10:00 – 10:20
Jamie Snudden
Programme Manager, Airborne UK
Sustainable Thermoplastic Composites for Sports and Micro Mobility Applications

• 10:20 – 10:40
Philipp Zur-Lienen
Business Development Manager Composites, HUESKER Synthetic
Neolaminates – Inspiring New Composite Solutions

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

• 10:40 – 11:20
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Take the opportunity to browse the exhibits whilst enjoying a quick drink and snack to help you through your day.

Additive Manufacturing

• 11:20 – 11:40
Miguel Fernandez-Vicente
Advanced Research Engineer, Manufacturing Technology Centre
Leveraging High Performance Polymer AM to Develop a Better Paddle for the Paralympics

• 11:40 – 12:00
Dimitris Katsanis
CEO, Metron Additive Engineering
Can 3D Printed Titanium Parts Be Lighter Than Carbon? It Defies Common Sense, But Does it Work?

• 12:00 – 12:20
Yannick Willemin
Head of Marketing & Business Development, 9T Labs
Additive Fusion Technology – Merging Structural and Aesthetical Functions in High-performing Composite Applications

• 12:20 – 12:40
Jonathan Warbrick
Strategic Account Manager, Stratasys
Using Additive Manufacturing for Composite Tooling in Sport

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

• 12:40 – 13:40
Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
Enjoy a buffet lunch whilst perusing the exhibits.

Advanced Materials for  Sport

• 13:40 – 14:00
Ray Gibbs
CEO, Manchester Graphene Company
Uses of Advanced Materials in Sporting Applications

• 14:00 – 14:20
Paul Gallen
Sales Director, Hankuk Composite UK
Epoxy Prepregs for Sporting Applications

• 14:20 – 14:40
Bobbie Lawrenson
Textiles Team, Versarien
Can 2D Materials Really Be the 4th Industrial Revolution? Is the Sports Industry the Flag Bearer?

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

• 14:40 – 15:20
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Take the opportunity to browse the exhibits whilst enjoying a quick drink and snack to help you through your day.

Sustainability

• 15:20 – 15:40
Freddy Hoare
Founder, SQI
Title TBC

• 15:40 – 16:00
Steve Barbour
Managing Director, Composite Braiding
High Volume, Low Cost, Recyclable: New Material Options in Sport

• 16:00 – 16:20
Patrick Vuagnat
Manager Sports & Leisure, Bcomp
Play Naturally Smart with ampliTex™ Technical Fabrics

Drinks Reception

• 16:20 – 17:30
Join us for a drink and a chance to discuss what you’ve heard throughout the day with your fellow delegates, before the conference dinner.

If you’ve not booked your dinner ticket, please follow the link to register: Conference Dinner Tickets

Conference Dinner

• 19:00 – 23:00
Conference Dinner at Burleigh Court.
Limited numbers available, so book early to avoid disappointment.

Click here for more information

SPORT AM – DAY 2

Programme day 1
Registration, Networking & Welcome

09:00 – 09:30
Registration, Exhibition and Networking
Grab a coffee, introduce yourself to fellow delegates, browse the exhibitions and get prepared for the day 2.

Opening Keynote

09:30 – 10:00

Speaker Harriet LittleHarriet Little
Masters Student and ex-Archer GB Competitor
Carbon Fibre in Archery

Composite Design

• 10:00 – 10:20
Martin Gambling
Managing Director, GRM Consulting
CAE Driven Techniques for Pushing Performance in Sports

• 10:20 – 10:40
Kelvin Lake
Senior Lecturer, University of Wales Trinity St David’s
A Design Methodology for the Utilisation of Structural Orthotropic Composite Materials by Micro-Enterprises

Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

• 10:40 – 11:20
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Take the opportunity to browse the exhibits whilst enjoying a quick drink and snack to help you through your day.

Case Studies

• 11:20 – 11:50
Martin Meir
Managing Director, REAP Bikes/Kamm Projects
Next Generation Frame Performance

• 11:50 – 12:20
Aonghus Clarke
Innovation Lead, Torpey Hurleys
Bambú – an Innovative Change to the Sport of Hurling

Lunch, Networking & Exhibits

• 12:20 – 13:20
Lunch, Networking & Exhibits
Enjoy a buffet lunch whilst perusing the exhibits.

Design and Performance

• 13:20 – 13:50
Stefan Mohr SportAMKeynote: Stefan Mohr
R&D Manager Predevelopment, HEAD Sports
Advanced Composite Engineering in Racket Sport

• 13:50 – 14:10
Tom Allen
Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
Auxetic Materials for Sports Applications

Maximising Material Potential

• 14:10 – 14:30
Ben Lloyd
R&D Specialist, Cygnet Texkimp
Thermoplastic Composites, Applications and Benefits for the Future of Sports Manufacturing

• 14:30 – 14:50
Geraint Havard
Composites Manager, R-Tech Materials
Performance Enhancing Materials

• 14:50 – 15:10
Nigel Clifford & Clive Chitiz
Managing Director, iSpecc & Vice President EMEA, Plataine
Process Optimisation

Final Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits

• 15:10 – 15:30
Refreshments, Networking & Exhibits
Final chance to browse the exhibits, enjoy a quick drink and snack before the tour begins.

Tour of the Sports Technology Institute

• 15:30 – 16:45

Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute is a £15M facility housing the Sports Technology Research Group, whose mission is to have a positive global, social and economic impact on sport through excellent engineering research, teaching and enterprise.

Programme Director, Paul Sherratt, will be leading the tour and showing delegates the state-of-the-art equipment and bespoke test rigs the centre has to offer.

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