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FULMINATION 2023

TOGETHER, TOWARDS TOMORROW

18th – 20th April 2023

East Midlands Conference Centre

Interested in Fulmination 2023? Email stephanieball@iexpe.org for attendance and sponsorship opportunities.

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FULMINATION 2023

All-In-One Event Incorporating:

Ordnance Munitions & Explosives Conference | IExpE Annual Conference | Early Careers Symposium | Gala Dinner & Awards

The Institute of Explosives Engineers (IExpE) is the natural home for anyone working within the explosives industry. IExpE prides itself in promoting best practices and therefore fostering the highest standards across all sectors of the industry.

IExpE is the professional body for the explosives industry that enables and promotes consultation between individuals, professional private organisations, government departments, and armed forces experts.

Fulmination 2023 is the encompassing event for all sectors of the explosives industry which is nearly upon us. With the success of Fulmination 2022, IExpE want to ensure that you join us on this journey as we achieve together, towards tomorrow

Fulmination 2023 will take at East Midlands Conference Centre & Orchard Hotel. East Midlands Conference Centre offers state of the art meetings and event spaces, banqueting suites and magnificent, contemporary public spaces for networking.

By bringing all sectors of the industry together Fulmination 2023 will provide greater networking opportunities to drive the industry together, towards tomorrow.

 

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    Fulmination Awards

    FULMINATION AWARDS

    IExpE will be presenting industry awards at Fulmination 2023, so make sure you submit your nomination for who you believe has made the biggest impact to the engineering, technology, explosives, and energetics industry.

    Please nominate for the following:

    • Innovator of the year
    • Manager of the year
    • Company of the year
    • Harold Swinnerton Award

    The deadline for your nomination to be received is 18th November 2022, so make sure to nominate now!

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    WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

     

     

    Event Sponsors

    Access to event sponsors stands who will be showcasing the latest products from some of the biggest companies in the explosives industry.

     

    Networking

    Fulmination 2023 will deliver a range of engagement and networking opportunities to an international audience.

     

    Seminars and Workshops

    Bringing all sectors of the explosive industry together presents an unmissable opportunity for Fulmination delegates to develop and understand how each sector of the industry works.

     

    Awards

    Fulmination 2023 will see the biggest celebration of the industry that IExpE has ever held, and will recognise outstanding work across the industry. 

     

    Gala Dinner

    On the first night of Fulmination 2023 we invite you to attend the Gala Dinner and Awards Evening. Delegates will enjoy 3-course dinner and be entertained by the well known after dinner speaker.

    BECOME A SPEAKER

    To register your interest to Become A Speaker at Fulmination 2023, please email vickihall@iexpe.org or click the button below.

    TOPICS OF INTEREST

    •  Senior MoD Personnel (1* Etc)
    •  Senior Civil Servants (Regulators/BEIS/HSE)
    •  Fireworks Industry
    •  Special Effects
    •  Commercial EOD
    •  Offshore
    •  Innovation
    •  Defence & Weaponry
    •  Storage
    •  Trading Standards
    •  Education Sector
    •  Demolition
    • Chemists
    • Explosive Detection Dogs
    Become a Speaker

    EVENT SPEAKERS

     

    FULMINATION SPEAKERS

    Andy Grantham

    Andy Grantham from the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining will be presenting a detailed look at stockpile management in Peru. This presentation will include the current state of the stockpile management, the international assistance provided, the national capabilities, and the way ahead for Peru.

    Rebecca Yates

    Rebecca Yates from Frazer-Nash Consultancy will be detailing the research undertaken for more economically viable and sustainable solutions in regards to WOME disposal.

    Richard Battrick

    Richard Battrick from UXO Control Limited will be explaining the challenges faced by agencies dealing with the risks of Unexploded Ordnance and the international frameworks that provide certifiable assurance of an organisations qualification, experience, and competence.

    Matthew Ferran

    Matthew Ferran from Munitions Safety Information Analysis Center will be giving a presentation about the Influence of Risk Tolerability on Approaches to S3 Assessment.

    Bob MacNaught

    Bob MacNaught from the UK Ministry of Defence will give a presentation about how the UK Defence Safety Authority has developed it’s ‘One DSA’ concept, how they are preparing for future challenges, and how they have been working with other areas of UK Defence on Simplifying EP Safety.

    Martin Underwood

    Martin Underwood from Tonanti Limited will give a presentation regarding worldwide accidents involving ammunition and explosives in storage facilities or during transportation. He will also describe some of the projects he has worked on and encourage those with the right experience to contribute towards improved ammunition management.

    Ruth Barber

    Ruth Barber from Saint Helena Government will give a presentation about the latest developments in Health and Safety Law with particular consideration of legal and regulatory changes affecting high-hazard industries and explosives.

    James Brodier

    James Brodier from Frazer-Nash Consultancy will give a presentation highlighting the importance of target characterisation and how it can inform weapon system design, use, and doctrine.

    Stephen Miller

    Stephen Miller from AWE will give a presentation which explores Rock Cannon sites developed by the miners and quarrymen of North Wales and how they were used through photographs and videos. This will also include the changes in the method required for continuing the explosive celebratory system as blasting technology moved on from black powder to more modern high explosives.

    Marc Olbort

    Marc Olbort from Dresden Informatik/TTE Europe will give a presentation about the developments in the explosives industry since the introduction of the obligation to track and trace explosives. Future developments and challenges will also be discussed throughout.

    Erik Tunestal

    Erik Tunestal from Eurenco Bofors will give a presentation based on his Testing Methodology for UN Transportation. Erik will explain Eurenco’s desire to change their standard packaging from 70L fibre drums to a 37L corrugated board box and the packaging test required to achieve this.

    Lee Thornhill

    Having previously been in roles in several different parts of the UK Government, including the MOD, Lee now heads up a small business specialising in weapons, ammunition and explosives engineering. Lee will give a presentation on his experiences working in both the public and private sectors, including the challenges and positives from both sides of the fence.

    Samuel Yeap

    Samuel Yeap from Frazer-Nash Consultancy will give a presentation based on the numerical modelling of ballistic impacts and blasts. Samuel will explain how Frazer-Nash is looking to expand and develop this area of modelling as current events prove the need for cutting edge defence technology.

    EVENT SCHEDULE

     

    Monday 4th April

    Tuesday 5th April

    Wednesday 6th April

    08:30 – 09:30
    Registration - The Avenue
    09:30 – 09:40
    Opening Address - Wokefield Suite
    All Delegates
    #1585c3
    The importance of good analysis; ensuring the UK energetics industry takes full advantage of technological advancements
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    The Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Real-world, real-time emulation of explosive effects
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    UK Defence Ordnance Munitions and Explosives Safety Regulator
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Early Careers Focus Group Introduction
    Early Careers Stream
    The Parry
    11:40 – 12:25
    Track & Trace of Explosives and Weapons, a building block for optimizing process flows and increasing operational security
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    HMS Royal Oak 80 Survey – Ordnance, Munitions and Torpedo Damage
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Early Careers Only (1-10years)
    Munitions breakdown in weapon assessment
    Mixing-In-Case of energetic materials using resonant acoustic mixing
    Smart Qualification
    Early Careers Stream
    The Parry
    13:25 – 13:55
    What is an Explosive?
    IExpE Stream
    The Parry
    #1585c3
    Aircraft self damage from OME
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Early Careers Only (1-10years)
    HFC studies of conventional and novel energetic materials
    RAM round robin - PBX Manufacture
    Early Careers Stream
    The Forest
    14:05 – 14:50
    Identifying and analysing military landscapes
    IExpE Stream
    The Parry
    #1585c3
    The output of Energetic Materials: More can mean less
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Insensitive Munitions
    Early Careers Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    Explosive Leaf Printing – Art, science or a combination to create the magic
    IExpE Stream
    The Parry
    #1585c3
    Ammunition Stockpile Management; a global perspective
    OME Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    Improved methodology for life assurance of guided missiles from a prime perspective
    Early Careers Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Drinks reception
    The Avenue
    18:30 – 23:59
    Gala Dinner & IExpE Awards Evening
    09:30 – 10:00
    Registration - The Avenue
    10:00 – 10:05
    Opening Address - Wokefield Suite
    All Delegates
    #1585c3
    Melanie Moughton - The Felix Fund
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Sector Skills Strategy Group (Briefing)
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite
    11:35 – 12:05
    To bring some clarity to how different standards relate to each other a project initiated within the European Federation of Explosives Engineers
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    Agile qualification of future minimum-smoke rocket propellants
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Cranfield University
    Early Careers Stream
    The Parry
    #1585c3
    Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs) - Helping to keep our aircraft safe
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    Insensitive Munitions Technology: Career reflections and international perspective
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Education & Training
    Early Careers Stream
    The Parry
    #1585c3
    Fluence energy assessment of explosive takeover
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    14:00 – 14:45
    Innovation, Design and Safety in Fireworks
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Team Building - Crystal Maze Challenge
    Early Careers Stream
    Outside Area
    14:55 – 15:40
    Sleeping Giants - Fuel air explosions at scale and their potential impact upon life above and below water
    IExpE Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Application of herd immunity to munitions safety / Approaches to lifing algorithms
    OME Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    Transition and Transformation: A target for the explosives sector in the 2020s
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    A snapshot of service acceptance - Air launched weapon systems
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Networking Drinks Reception - The Avenue
    19:30 – 00:00
    Street Food Buffet & Fireworks - The Avenue / Driving Range
    09:00 – 09:30
    Registration - The Avenue
    09:30 – 09:35
    Opening Address - Wokefield Suite
    All Delegates
    #1585c3
    An accelerated computational workflow for rapid blast assessment in complex environments - building, terrain and more
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Development of an additively manufactured thermal technique to access and vapourise a liquid payload within a munition
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    The energetic materials transformation is still not understood
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Early Careers Focus Group Retention Workshop
    Early Careers Stream
    The Parry
    11:30 – 12:10
    Closing review of WSTC 0158 (Flow synthesis)
    IExpE Stream
    The Forest
    #1585c3
    Novel Fills - Soft system process approach (WSTC)
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Professional Registration Workshop
    IExpE Stream
    The Parry
    12:20 – 12:50
    Lead-free energetic materials
    OME Stream
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Industry Careers Panel
    Early Careers Stream
    The Forest
    13:50 – 14:10
    Promoting a positive safety culture
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    The contribution to UK defence of Ammunition Technicians
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite
    #1585c3
    Closing Address - Wokefield Suite
    All Delegates
    Wokefield Suite

    AT THE EVENT, YOU WILL SEE

     

    15+

    Exhibitors

     

    250+

    Delegates

     

    30+

    Speakers

     

    10

    Industry Awards

    FULMINATION 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

    EVENT VENUE

     

    De Vere Wokefield Estate

    Goodboys Lane, Reading, RG7 3AE

    Set in 250 acres of Berkshire parkland, its history is etched in the different architectural features that greet you throughout.

    The heart of the estate, the historic Mansion House has had a complete makeover and now offers 87 guestrooms, including 12 luxury suites, along with the restoration of a number of event spaces including the pillared Terrace Suite.

    A new 1560 Restaurant & Bar celebrate the best of British ingredients, whilst the Whisky Lounge is a cosy spot for drinks until the small hours.

     

    Rooms

     

    WiFi

     

    Bar / Restaurant

     

    Parking

     

    Accessible

     

    Gym / Golf

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