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2nd International Minerals Conference

Maritim pro-Arte Hotel, Berlin, Germany
September 21-22 2015

*Current fee is £595 (plus 19% VAT) for all registrations received by 30 June*

We are pleased to announce that our 2nd International Minerals Conference will take place in Berlin in September.

Find out the latest developments in lithium, alumina, graphite, rare earths and boron – all materials necessary in green technology and expecting good future demand in applications for water treatment, renewable energy, batteries, glass and ceramics.

What developments are going to boost consumption? Where are the growth opportunities? Where will the materials come from – where are the new projects?

Reasons to attend Metal Events Ltd’s International Minerals Conference
– Quality programme and speakers – this is the key part of the conference, providing a cogent, themed programme that provides top level information to help you in your business
– Value for money
– Meeting other delegates – opportunities for networking at the event and via our delegate messenger system

Monday 21 September

10:30 – 11:30 Registration & Coffee
Session 1: Outlook and developments
11:30 Welcome remarks by Rachel Carnac, Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd., United Kingdom;
11:35 “The development and market for specialty aluminas for refractories”, by Mike Rodgers, Director Marketing Business Development & Communication, Alteo Alumina, France;
12:05 “The importance of securing a raw materials base for minerals & rare earths”, by Elbert Loois, Business Development Manager, Rohstoff Allianz, Germany;
12:35 Luncheon

Session 2: Ceramics
13:45 “The outlook for boron”, by Bayram Ankarali, General Manager, Etimine SA, Turkey;
14:15 “Developments in bio-ceramics and overview of future growth and applications”, by Frank Kern, IFKB- Universitat Stuttgart, Department High Performance Ceramics, Germany;
14:45 “The development and market for aluminas for advanced ceramics”, by Jessica Roberts, Senior Analyst, Roskill Information Services, UK;
15:15 “Manufacturing our carbon future: advanced manufacturing of graphite powders for high performance ceramics and specialist markets” by Chris Whiteley CMO & Chris Darby, CEO of Valence Industries, Australia”

17:00 – 19:00 Evening reception

Tuesday September 22

Session 3: Markets and developments for graphite
09:30 “The outlook for EVs and future potential demand for graphite”, Christoph Frey, Managing Director, ProGraphite GmbH, Germany;
10:00 “The potential for Europe as a graphite supplier”, by Mikael Ranggard, Manager Sales & Marketing, Woxna Graphite AB, Sweden;
10:30 – 11.15 Coffee

Session 4: Markets and developments for lithium
11:15 “The outlook for lithium and markets for lithium”, by Reiner Haus, Managing Director, Dorfner Anzaplan, Germany;
11:45 “The Nemaska project and role as a supplier to the battery sector”, by Jean-Francoix Magnan, Technical Manager, Nemaska Lithium, Canada;
12:15 “The outlook for Chinese lithium and graphite demand”, by Hanmei Jiang, Head of Specialty Metals and Minerals, SMM, China

12:45 Close of conference & luncheon

Alteo Alumina
Bor Mining Chemical Company
Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoff
Dorfner Anzaplan
Etimine SA
Nemaska Lithium
ProGraphite GmbH
Rio Tinto
Rohstoff Allianz
Roskill Information Services Ltd
Universitat Stuttgart
Valence Industries
Woxna Graphite AB

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The current rate is £695 (plus 19% VAT) for all registrations received by Monday 27 July. This is a saving of  over 20% on the full rate of £850.

From 28 July to 27 August the rate will be £750 per person (plus 19% VAT)

From 27  August the final rate will be £850 per person (plus 19% VAT)

The registration fee includes the cost of all sessions, luncheon, tea/coffee and event documentation. It does not include accommodation or flights to and from the event venue.

Please contact sales$ (please replace the $ with @ if it is a genuine e-mail) or call on +44 (0)20 7840 0145 for details of special offers for groups and for rates in other currencies, which will be calculated on the day. Metal Events reserves the right to change any of its rates due to currency fluctuations. Our base rate is always in Sterling.

Cancellations, Refunds & Transfers:

A full refund (subject to a 25% handling charge will be made for all written cancellations received up until four calendar months (124 days) before the meeting. A 50% refund will be made for written cancellations received between two and four calendar months before the meeting is held. Cancellations made in the last two calendar months (62 days) will receive no refund. A substitute with a representative from your own company may be made at any time. Joining information and a list of participants will not be available until 14 days before the event. Delegates are responsible for organising and paying for their own transport, insurance and accommodation.