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MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Amsterdam
April 17-19 2016

*New speaker added – 9 February 2016*

***Join over 180 delegates who have already registered for the premier international conference for the minor metals industry***

*The current fee for MMTA Members is £895 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 2016* 

*The current fee for Non-Members is £995 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 2016*

The MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference will return to Europe in 2016 and will take place at the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on 17-19 April 2016.

This is the premier event for the international minor metals community and is the main annual event held by the Minor Metals Trade Association for both members and non-members.

Amsterdam, one of Europe’s great cultural cities, is an excellent location as it is easily accessed by direct flights from all major international airports.

The conference will once again combine a strong programme of presentations with plenty of opportunities to meet with fellow attendees.

The programme will focus on developments in the global minor metals sector particularly looking at current and future applications that will drive demand for this diverse group of metals. Metals covered by this conference include cobalt, antimony, chromium, bismuth, gallium, germanium, vanadium, mercury, selenium, tellurium, molybdenum, rhenium, tungsten, tantalum, manganese, lithium, magnesium & titanium amongst others. The 2016 programme will also feature presentations looking at the vital issues facing the industry including conflict metals legislation and REACH.

We are delighted that C. Steinweg Handelsveem is the platinum sponsor at the 2016 conference and is hosting a drinks and canapes reception on April 18 on board the Het Wapen van Amsterdam, an elegant cruise ship which will transport us along the Amstel for an evening cruise.

The NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky is extremely well located and is walking distance from Central Station and the beautiful canals, fantastic museums, excellent restaurants and lively bars in the city.

At the 2015 conference in Toronto there were over 200 attendees and we expect similar numbers in Amsterdam in 2016.

Key reasons to attend the MMTA’s  International Minor Metals 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

The conference also has a variety of sponsorship opportunities available which enable companies to promote and market their businesses not only to delegates attending the event, but also gives wider promotion via the sponsorship links on the MMTA’s and Metal Events Ltd’s websites. For further details about our sponsorship packages please contact

Sunday April 17 2016
16:00 Registration at the hotel
18:00 – 20:00 Welcome reception for all attendees

Monday April 18 2016
08:30 Registration & Coffee
09:00 Welcome remarks by Rachel Carnac, Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd, United Kingdom;
09:05 Opening remarks by James Peer, Chairman, MMTA, United Kingdom;
09:10 Keynote presentation by John Emsley, Chemist & Author;
09:45 “Current and emerging applications of Se and Te in optoelectronic devices”, by Dan Hewak, University of Southampton, United Kingdom;
10:15 – 11:15 Coffee

Session 1: Wonderful world of minor metals: future movers and shakers:
11:15 “The lithium supply chain in batteries and battery materials”, by Martin Steinbild, Senior Manager, Strategic Marketing, Albemarle, Germany;
11:45 A presentation by Jim Hickey, Procurement Manager, Magnesium Elektron Ltd., United Kingdom;
12:15 “Hafnium supply: Past, present & future”, by Alister MacDonald, Consultant, Alkane Resources Ltd., Australia;
12:45 “Self-healing in metallo-ceramics and the use of minor metals”, by Professor Sybrand van der Zwatt, Novel Aerospace Materials Group, Faculty Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, The Netherlands;
13:15 – 14:30 Luncheon

Session 2: Interactive session on supply chain management and REACH implementation:
14:30 “Tungsten – conflict free from mine to consumer”, by Steffan Schmidt, Board Member, Tungsten Industry – Conflict Mineral Council (TI-CMC)
14:45 “Cobalt supply chain issues”, by David Weight, President, The Cobalt Development Institute, United Kingdom;
15:00 Panel discussion
15:30 “Are you ready to comply with the REACH 2018 registration deadline?” by Karine van de Velde, KV Consulting Services & REACH Orphan Substances Consortium, Belgium;

16:15 MMTA’s AGM

18:00 – 20:00 MMTA Reception for all attendees on board the Het Wapen van Amsterdam kindly sponsored by C. Steinweg Handelsveem.

Tuesday April 19 2016
09:15 Welcome remarks
Session 3: Overview for steel and alloys:
09:20 “Alloy steel markets outlook”, by Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR, Austria;
09:50 “Tantalum and niobium myths”, by David Henderson, President, Rittenhouse International Resources LLC, USA;
10:20 – 11:15 Coffee
Session 4: The diagnosis for minor metals post Fanya:
11:15 “Expectations for bismuth in a post-Fanya world”, by Sebastian Voigt, Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd, China;
11:45 “Selenium in infrared technology”, by Funsho Ojobuoboh, Consultant, Vital Materials Co Ltd, USA;
12:15 “Recycling and recovery of minor metals from residues”, by Koen t’Hoen, Managing Director, M&R Claushuis, The Netherlands;
12:45 “Indium Market: after the Fanya years”, by Brian O’Neill, Marketing Manager, AIM – Minor Metals, USA;
13:15 Q&A and closing remarks
13:20 – 14:30 Luncheon and close of conference

***This is a provisional programme and may be subject to change***

*Last updated – 10 February 2016*

5N Plus Belgium S.A.

5N Plus Inc

Advanced Alloy Services Ltd


AIM Specialty Materials


Alex Stewart (International) Corporation

Alfred H Knight International Ltd

Alkane Resources Ltd

All Metals & Materials Inc

Amalgamet Canada

Amalgamated Metal Corporation

Ampere Alloys

Antwerp Commodity Services

A&R Merchants Inc

Areva NP

Argus Media

Asian Metal

Atlantic Metals & Alloys LLC

Aurubis AG

Avas Trading Ltd

Avon Specialty Metals Ltd

Beijing Boyu Semiconductor Craftsman Vessel Co Ltd

Beijing Jiya Semicondutor Material Company Ltd


BIT Fondel B.V.

Bomet Holding Inc

Buss & Buss Spezialmetalle GmbH

China National Nonferrous Metals Imp. & Exp. Jiangxi Co Ltd

China Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA)

CMK- The Gallium Arsenide Company

CRM Alliance ASBL

Cronimet Central Africa

C. Steinweg (Baltimore) Inc

C. Steinweg Belgium N.V.

C. Steinweg Handelsveem

Darton Commodities Ltd

Delft University of Technology

EAC Corporation

E&C Trading

Earth Metals LLC

ELG Utica Alloys Ltd

Environmetals LLC

Euro-Rijn International BV

Eutectix LLC

Evans Analytical Group

Exotech Inc

FAM International Corp

Firth Rixson Metals – A subsidiary of Alcoa Forgings & Extrusions

FIT Metals & Resources Ltd

F.W. Hempel Metallurgical GmbH

GE Aviation

GE Power

Glencore International AG

Guizhou Hengzhou Trading Co Ltd

Hempel Metals UK Ltd

Hickman, Williams & Company

Hudson Metal Corp

Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd

H.W. Wood Lloyds Insurance Brokers

Indium Corp of America

Indium Corp

Innova Recycling

International Magnesium Association

Jean Goldschmidt International SA

Jiangxi Copper Corporation

Jiujiang Jinxin Non-Ferrous Metals Co Ltd

Kailida of Changsha High New Tech

KGHM Polska Miedz S.A.

KV Consulting Services

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

Magnesium Elektron

Maritime House Ltd

Metal Do Co Ltd

Metalink International Co Ltd

Metherma KG

Minchem Limited


Molycorp Inc

Molycorp Silmet


M&R Claushuis

NEC TOKIN Corporation

Penningtons Manches LLP


Plansee SE

Powmet Inc

Resource Capital Funds

Retorte GmbH

Rhecoder Special Metals

Rhenium Alloys Inc

RJH Trading Ltd

Rio Tinto London Ltd

Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

Rolls Royce plc

Sargon Holdings Inc

Scandmetal International SA

Siegfried Jacob Metallwerke GmbH & Co KG

Shaanxi Huadian Resin Co Ltd


Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc

Strategic Metals Investment Ltd

Telex Metals LLC

Terra Commodities LLC

The Chem-Met Co

The Cobalt Development Institute

Titan International Inc

Tophet Corporation

Tradium GmbH

Tranzact Inc

Traxys Europe SA

Traxys North America


Umicore Precious Metals & Refining

University of Southampton

Vital Materials Co Ltd

Vollers Netherlands B.V.

W.H. Ferer Co LLC

Wogen Resources Ltd

Wolfram Bergbau und Huetten AG

Wolfram CJSC

Womet GmbH

Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd

Zhuzhou Smelter Imp. & Exp. Co Ltd

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The current fee for MMTA Members is £895  (plus 21 % VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 2016

The current fee for Non-Members is £995 (plus 21% VAT) for all registrations received by 25 February 2016

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.

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