The WEMMA is affiliated to Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3). It aims to provide a service to all materials professionals in the West of England by organizing talks and events and providing a focus for discussions. WEMMA lectures are accredited for professional development by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. On request, those attending will receive an official Professional Development Certificate for their log. The WEMMA committee is elected at the AGM.
The WEMMA 2017-2018 programme included a school's lecture on pyrotechnics.
The WEMMA 2014-2015 programme ended with a meeting on Woolcool packaging.
The WEMMA summer event for 2014 was a visit to the Big Pit and the Penderyn Distillery.
The WEMMA summer event for 2013 was a visit to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton.