CAB to host spring forum

Phil Slinger
Phil Slinger

By Phil Slinger, CEO of Council for Aluminium in Building.

The Council for Aluminium in Building spring forum will take place on Thursday 29 February 2024 at the British Motor Museum at Gaydon, Warwickshire.

The afternoon forum, which is free for to members to attend, takes place in the south wing 5 of the museum and will include updates on CAB’s activities as well as three topical business presentations.

Joining the CAB team at the event will be Patrick Lewis, CAB’s new technical manager who brings with him a wealth of experience in engineering and standards background. Having experience in the commercial supply chain from specification to installation, Patrick will be able to advise members with the challenges posed by a tough year ahead. He will also take the lead in representing CAB members on current legislative bodies and affiliated association events.

Speakers confirmed for the event are Phil Sedge, head of facades at Mace Group. Phil has spent over 35 years working in facades, building prestigious projects across London and working with the industry’s leading façade contractors.

Phil is said to ‘lead the way’ on innovations and industry drivers like productivity, quality and carbon initiatives and will share his views on these important topics and discuss project trends in London.

Uday Patel is a senior research manager for global aluminium markets at Wood Mackenzie. Uday has over 30 years of experience in the metals and mining sector and joined Wood Mackenzie in 2014 as a manager in the aluminium markets team.

During his career he has worked on a range of projects in the metals sector, including detailed market studies, cost analyses and strategic advisory work for clients including rolled producers, aluminium processing companies and financial organisations. Uday will share his views on the current state of the aluminium market and was very well received when he spoke at our Leeds Autumn meeting in 2021.

Guest speakers will also include former professional footballer and television personality Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock, who is now a club director at Anfield.

Following the afternoon forum, a drinks reception and three course dinner will take place in the museum.

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