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MMTA's International Minor Metals Conference

Conrad Hotel, Dublin
April 24-26 2017

Following the highly successful conference that was held in Amsterdam earlier this year, with in excess of 250 attendees, the MMTA is delighted to announce that the 2017 International Minor Metals Conference will be held at The Conrad Hotel, Dublin on April 24-26 2017.

A strong programme of speakers will as ever be the highlight of this event as well as incorporating plenty of networking time during the golf tournment, receptions, lunches and coffee breaks.  There are also promotional and sponsorship opportunities available at the conference, which offer excellent value to reach 250+ of the leading global players in the minor metals industry. Please contact for more information.

The conference is not only the highlight of the global minor metals industry’s year, but it is the go-to event to meet, share and learn. We look forward to seeing you in Dublin in 2017!

  • MMTA Members – Don’t forget to book your place today at the “New Enhanced Members Conference Rates”

MMTA members will pay the special rate of £700 per person, a full £350 saving on the non-members’ rate during the early-bird period that expires on January 11 2017. Non-members rates are also very competitive and offer great value for money – the early-bird rate is £950 per person and expires on January 11.

*****New for 2017*****

MMTA’s Golf Tournament at the K Club – sponsored by ICD Alloys  & Metals Inc

Join us at the world renowned K Club for a round of golf to kick off the 2017 MMTA’s International Minor Metals Conference. This is the ideal venue to meet up with other delegates while enjoying a round of golf at this famous location.

The K Club has hosted The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open 2016, The Ryder Cup and 13 European Opens. Designed by Arnold Palmer, The Palmer Ryder Cup Course and The Smurfit Course are considered two of Europe’s finest Championship Courses recently voted on the top ten worldwide golf resorts by CNN.

To take part in the MMTA’s Golf Tournament please contact for information about how to book

Speakers joining the programme:

The programme of speakers remains the focus of the MMTA’s conference and as ever it will highlight those metals that are playing a vital role in new technologies and that are at the forefront of advances in global development. In 2017 the conference will feature presentations looking at cobalt, molybdenum, vanadium, rhenium, hafnium, zirconium, scandium, tantalum, tungsten, niobium, lithium, indium, bismuth, selenium, tellurium, gallium, germanium, antimony.

See a breakdown of who attended in 2016:


Speakers for 2017 include:

The MMTA’s Popular Science Talk: Laurence Knight, Producer, BBC World Service, and Andrea Sella, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, University College London, will take a tour around some of the amazing minor metals elements that make up our industry. The BBC World Service has just completed its Elements programme, which took a close look at chemical elements, the basic building blocks of the universe. Where do we get them, what do we use them for and how do they fit into our economy?

“Developments in aero-engines and material choice”, by Bill Reid, Strategic Sourcing Manager: airfoil castings, forgings and mill products, Pratt & Whitney, USA;

“Delivering a conflict-free supply chain”, by Carolyn Duran, Director, Global Supply Management, Intel Corp, USA;

“An update on specialty and stainless markets”, by Markus Moll, Managing Director, SMR GmbH, Austria;

“Coatings for gas turbine blades”, by Dr Lisa O’Donoghue, University of Limerick, Ireland;

“Tomtor — an alternative source of supply for scandium and niobium”, by Alexander Malakh, Chairman of the Board, TriArc Mining Ltd;

“Energy storage and its applications”, by Professor Peter Hall, Chair in Chemical Engineering, The University of Sheffield, UK;

“Lithium and cobalt supply requirements for batteries”, by Simon Moores, Managing Director, Benchmark Minerals Ltd, UK;

“Future applications for minor metals: Bi, In, Se, Ge & Ga”, by Dominic Boyle, PPM Pure Metals GmbH, Germany;

Programme Timings:

Monday 24 April

09:00 Golf Tournament at the K Club – Sponsored by ICD Alloys & Metals Inc

17:00 Registration at The Conrad

18:00-20:00 – Welcome reception for all attendees

Tuesday 25 April

08:45 Registration & Coffee

Welcome remarks

Session 1: 09:00-11:00

11:00-12:00 Coffee

Session 2: 12:00-13:30

13:30-14:15 Luncheon

14:30 MMTA’s AGM

Wednesday April 26

Session 3: 09:30-10:45

10:45-11:40 Coffee

Session 5: 11:40-13:00

13:00-14:30 Luncheon and close of conference

Over 100 delegates have already registered for this premier event

Advanced Alloys Ltd

Alex Stewart International Corporation

Alfred H Knight International Ltd

Amalgamet Canada

Amalgamated Metal Corporation

Ampere Alloys

Argus Media


Avon Metals

BBC World Service

Benchmark Minerals Ltd


Cellmark Metals AB

C. Steinweg Belgium NV

C. Steinweg Handelsveem B.V.

Darton Commodities Ltd

EAC Corporation

E&C Trading

EIT Raw Materials GmbH

Environmentals LLC

ERG Sales Africa AG

Euromet SA

Exotech Inc

FAM International

FIT Metals & Resources Ltd

Glencore International AG

GMH Stachow-Metall GmbH

Heraeus Deutschland GmbH

Hickmans, Williams & Company

Hudson Metals Corporation

Hunan Jinwang Bismuth Industrial Co Ltd

ICD Alloys & Metals Inc

Indium Corp


Ireland Alloys

Jiujiang Jinxin Nonferrous Metals

KaLliDa of Changsha

Lambert Metals International Ltd

Lipmann Walton & Co Ltd

Magnesium Elektron

Metalink International Co Ltd

Metherma AG


Penningtons Manches LLP

Powmet Inc

PPM Pure Metals GmbH

Pratt & Whitney

Rhenium Alloys Inc

Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

RJH Trading


Sovereign International Metals & Alloys Inc


Telex Metals

Terra Commodities LLC

The Chem-Met Company


Titan International Inc

Todini & Co

Toma Group OU

Traxys Europe

TriArc Mining

Tungco Inc

Umicore Precious Metals Refining

University of Limerick

University of London

University of Sheffield

Vital Materials

W.H. Ferer Co LLC

Wogen Resources

Womet GmbH

Zhuzhou Keneng New Material Co Ltd

Click button below to continue to our registration form. You can pay by credit card or bank transfer.


***We will charge a 3.5% fee to cover all credit card payments. If paying by electronic funds
transfer please ensure you pay all charges***

2017 conference rates will be:

Special early-bird only available to members – £600 per person – expires October 28 2016

Early-bird – £700 per person – expires January 11 2017 – non-member £950 per person

3rd level – £800 per person – expires February 15 2017 – non-member £1050 per person

4th level – £900 per person – expires  March 13 2017 — non-member  £1150 per person

Final level – £950 per person – last six weeks before the conference – non-member £1200 per person

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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