The Chemical Industries Association  Sustainability Conference is back on Wednesday 18 October 2023.

Since 2004, the prominence given to sustainability across politics and society has changed considerably and CIA’s membership has responded accordingly. Each and every stakeholder has a role in transitioning to and building a more sustainable society. Collaboration and, in particular, peer support and learning are central to that.

Sustainability is a huge challenge facing the industry don’t miss this opportunity to see what leading companies are already doing as we plan our journey to a low carbon, low emissions chemical industry.

The conference will include industry case studies, discussions with experts and policy updates from Government. We are covering a range of sustainability topics to highlight the breadth of the challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Something for everyone so bring a colleague.

Achieving net zero – speakers

  • Overview of Electrification of Heat – Mark Meldrum, Systemiq

  • Digital Twins and Sustainability – John Mackey, Siemens

  • EconoMISER: Creating a low carbon, resource efficient, sustainable future in the Foundation Industries – Lorraine Ferris, Manchester University

  • Flue2Chem: An industry collaboration – Ian Howell, Unilever

See conference agenda for more information and speakers.

This year, ChemTalent will participate in a panel discussion on the future of the chemical sector. Young professionals working, studying or pursuing a career in our industry must have the right platforms to voice their opinions and help shape the future of our industry. Three representatives from the ChemTalent leadership committee will speak at the panel. More information will follow shortly.

Our poster session is aimed at showcasing what companies are doing, what service providers can offer and what research is taking place on the industry’s net zero and sustainability journey. We have a number of free student places for those exhibiting posters. Please contact

This conference is for anyone interested in the transition to Net Zero and the broader sustainability agenda, including Sustainability managers, Energy Managers, Business Managers, Environmental Managers and Site leaders. Tickets for the CIA Sustainability Conference 2023 are available to purchase.

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