Conference - Lab Innovations UK

Visit the UK’s only trade exhibition for the entire laboratory industry

Visit the UK’s only trade exhibition for the entire laboratory industry

3 & 4 November 2021 | NEC, Birmingham

3 & 4 November 2021 | NEC, Birmingham

Content to future-proof your laboratory and speed up your lab processes

The laboratory industry is constantly evolving with new technologies, regulations and ways of working. Over 40 hours of exciting content will be available from the Royal Society of Chemistry Theatre, the Innovations & Insights Theatre, Live Lab, Cleanroom Hub and Sustainable Lab to ensure you keep up-to-date with the latest knowledge. The combination of renowned speakers, dynamic sessions, panel discussions and practical learning makes attendance an essential part of both days. 

CPD accredited education from 4 free-to-attend theatre programmes

This year sustainability and digitisation are high on the agenda in the free-to-attend conference programme. Expert speakers will outline how you can future-proof your lab by identifying the right technology to increase lab efficiency, and advise how to make sustainable procurement decisions.

Royal Society of Chemistry Theatre

Innovation & Insights Theatre

Cleanroom Hub

Live Lab Theatre

Hear from leading industry experts

We gathered together a range of industry experts from your industry to address key issues that affect you as a laboratory professional. From sustainability and waste reduction to future-proofing your laboratory and digitisation, the key topics are covered across our four stages.

Find the speaker line-up for 2021 below. This page is updated daily so make sure to check back for more information!

Professor Allan Walton

Professor of Critical and Magnetic Materials, Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements & Critical Materials

Alison Livsey


Professor Andrea Sella


Andy Evans

Green Light Laboratories

Danika Khong


David Price

Field Application Scientist
Perkin Elmer

Dr Diane Turner

Senior Consultant & Director
Anthias Consulting Limited
President-elect of RSC ADC

Dr June McCombie

Senior Research Officer
The University of Nottingham

Gareth Hatch

Managing Director
Strategic Materials Advisors

Gavin Harper

Faraday Institution Research Fellow at the Birmingham Centre for Strategic Elements & Critical Materials

University of Birmingham

Helen Arney

Science presenter and geek songstress

Jeff Ruddle

Strategic Development Director

Professor Dr Ji Zhou

Phenomics Group Leader
Earlham Institute

Dr John Mckenzie

Wickham Laboratories

Jonathan Hedger

Marketing Director

Julie Franklin

Career and Professional Development Advisor
Royal Society of Chemistry

Kit Chapman

Freelance Writer

Laurence Dawkins-Hall

Lab Manager
Science Council

Martin Farley

Sustainable Laboratory Advisor

Melissa Hanna Brown

The Community for Analytical Measurement (CAMS) Initiative

Natalie Kennerley

National Technician Development Centre

Nigel Slater

CM Supply

Pawel Gawkowski


Philip Broadwith

Chemistry World

Walid El Azab

Technical Service Administrator
STERIS Corporation

Professor Jason Love

Professor of Molecular Inorganic Chemistry
University of Edinburgh

Professor Steve Liddle

Professor and Head of Inorganic Chemistry.
Co-Director, Centre for Radiochemistry Research.
The University of Manchester

Dr Raymond Wong

LC Product Manager
Shimadzu UK

Rhys Kelham

IR Product Specialist
Perkin Elmer

Richard Wells

Patent Attorney
Potter Clarkson

Roy Betts

Head of Microbiology
Campden BRI

Sam Armer

Technical Manager
Connect 2 Cleanrooms

Sarah Westall

UK Sales Manager
Eusoft Ltd

Sarah Wilson

Technical Manager
Sellafield Ltd

Sarah Wolff

Area Sales Manager Security & Energy

Siobhan Murphy

Regulatory Specialist

Tim Mann

TEA Product Manager
PETA Solutions

Sarah Wilson

Technical Manager
Sellafield Ltd

Speaker | Vivek Tandon

Vivek Tandon Speaker Dr Vivek Tandon is an experienced international entrepreneur with an extensive background in growing environmentally sustainable technology companies. He is the Founder and CEO of perPETual Global Technologies Limited, a company with a breakthrough technology enabling the reverse engineering of used plastic bottles into sustainable ester which can be used to produce

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Speaker | Gareth Crapper

Gareth Crapper Speaker Gareth has spent 30 years in industrial product development in performance coatings. The enduring challenge has been connecting market needs with new technology. In advanced materials, products must perform (for extended periods): assuring long-term performance via accelerated testing is especially challenging, and will form the focus of the discussion. Return to conference

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Speaker | Stuart Coles

Stuart Coles Speaker Dr Stuart Coles is an Associate Professor at WMG, University of Warwick. His work focuses on the use of sustainable materials in industrial products and processes. Feedstocks are typically from commercial waste sources and the research uses environmentally-friendly chemical treatments to improve material properties in a desired manner. Return to conference page

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Speaker | Tara Schiller

Tara Schiller Speaker Dr Schiller is an academic within WMG at the University of Warwick. She is a Fellow of IOM3 (inaugural Chair 2016-2020) and MRSC (treasurer 2019-current) and works within the Materials and Manufacturing remit Her research focusing on structure property analysis of materials. Return to conference page What to expect at Lab Innovations

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Speaker | Timandra Harkness

Timandra Harkness Keynote Timandra Harkness presents BBC Radio 4 documentaries including Divided Nation and the FutureProofing series. Since winning the Independent newspaper’s column-writing competition she has written for many print and online publications, including BBC Science Focus and Unherd, and Big Data: Does Size Matter? was published by Bloomsbury Sigma in June 2016.  Timandra speaks

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