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12th International Rare Earths Conference

Langham Hotel, Hong Kong
November 8-10 2016

Over 150 delegates have now registered for this premier event – last few places remaining!

We are delighted to announce that Metals Events will be returning to Hong Kong for the 12th International Rare Earths Conference which will take place at the Langham Hotel, Hong Kong during 8-10 November 2016.

Our registration fee offers exceptional value for money and includes all conference sessions, copies of the presentations, cocktail reception, tea/coffee breaks and luncheon.

The Metal Events annual conference, which is considered the premier event in the industry calendar, is the place to meet the key industry players, including all the major consumers.

This premier event will, as usual, deliver an excellent programme and also give delegates the opportunity to network with close to 200 delegates.

Topics to be discussed include:

Market developments
Future supply & demand issues;
Light vehicle demand in Asia;
New applications for rare earths;
European supply chain for magnets;
Sources of supply outside of China;
Consumption markets;

Reasons to attend Metal Events 12th International Rare Earths 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;

See what some of our delegates say:

“Great conference. Informative presentations from a wide range of recognised experts. Opportunities to network with individuals from mine to showroom. Looking forward to Hong Kong next year.”  

Dudley Kingsnorth – IMCOA

“Good times in Singapore!  Thank you both for another great conference – the presentations were great. I love the extended coffee times, and the opportunities to network.

As usual, it was the gathering event of the year, with plenty of opportunity to connect with industry players and old friends!”

Clint Cox – The Anchor House

“The single most interesting conference I have visited in years”.

Thomas Kruemmer – European Chamber of Commerce

 “Excellent conference engaging all major facets, presenting RE as a real business. I got a great deal from it”.

Tim Ainsworth – Talfain P/L

 “A great conference with good arranging and excellent presentation from all speakers.

As a Chinese rare earth supplier, we believe a lot of efforts should be made to meet the global customers’ demands. And also we have confidence that RE industry is developing by supports from technical innovation both upstream and downstream, government’s policy etc. and efforts from all of us!

Hope we can meet old friends and new friends in Hong Kong next year!”

Catherine Gao – RM Technology 

RM Technology Co., Ltd

 “Thank you again for a wonderfully organized conference. We thoroughly enjoyed the speakers this year especially the presentations centering around the expected growth in the FCC and auto catalyst businesses. Those businesses relate to Palm’s down stream processing of the rare earths into solutions and are very critical to our operation”. 

Dale P Bradley–Palm Commodities Intl.

Further information will be available soon  but, in the meantime,  you can join our mailing list  here

Tuesday 8 November
17:30 Registration
18:00 Welcome Reception

Wednesday 9 November
08:00 Registration desk re-opens & morning coffee
09:05 Welcome remarks by Rachel Carnac, Co-Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd., UK;
Session 1: Global rare earths overview
09:10 Keynote presentation: “The China conundrum”, by Dudley Kingsnorth, Director, IMCOA, Australia;
09:40 “China’s rare earth policy: What has changed in the last 12 months?” by Hu Jian, Consulting Director,  SMM, China;
10:05 “Latest developments in the rare earth industry in Baotao, Inner Mongolia”, by Wang Yan,  Associate Director, Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earth, China;
10:30  “A presentation on rare earth sustainability”, by Pol Le-Roux, VP Sales & Marketing, Lynas Corporation Ltd., Australia;
10:55 Coffee

Session 2: Utilising rare earths in automotive & other sectors
12:00 “The outlook for light vehicle demand in Asia”, by Gao Tao, Manager, Great China Light Vehicle Production, IHS Automotive, China;
12.25 “What does the future hold for rare earths in everyday life?”, by Stephen Osborne, Senior Engineer, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. USA;
12:50 “Supply chain for the European magnet sector”, by Nabeel Mancheri, Marie Curie Fellow, Institute of Environmental Sciences, Leiden University, Netherlands;
13:15 Luncheon

Session 3: Technology – the key factors in launching new projects
14:45 Preliminary results of didymium metal production from CBMM didymium oxide”, by Joao Batista Ferreira Neto, IPT-São Paulo University & Clovis Antonio de Faria Sousa, CBMM, Brazil;
15:10 “Developing separation technology for rare earths: A reverse approach to developing a rare earth mine”, by Kiril Mugerman, President & CEO, GéoMéga, Canada;
15:35 Q&A
15:45 Networking Drinks

Thursday 10 November

Session 4: Rare earths in magnets & energy storage
09:15 “Developments in dysprosium & terbium free rare earth magnets”, by Zhong Bin Hao, Chief Engineer, DMEGC, China;
09:40 “Emerging applications for rare earths – the next 10 years”, by Ryan Castilloux, Market Research Anyalyst, Adamas Intelligence, Netherlands; 
10:05 “The prospects for rare earth based hydrogen storage batteries”, by  Suzanne Shaw, Senior Analyst, Roskill Information Services, UK;

10:30 Coffee

Session 5: Sources of rare earths –Australia,  India, Africa & Russia
11:30 “Securing funding for a rare earths project: the polymetallic advantage”,  by Ian Chalmers, Managing Director, Alkane Resources, Australia;
11:55 “India as a viable source of rare earths”, by Mr. D. Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Rare Earths Ltd., India;
12:20 “An update on the Maboumine niobium and rare earths project”, by Eric Tizon, Maboumine Project Development Manager, ERAMET, France;
12:45 “Development of the Tomtor niobium and rare earths project”, by Alexander Malach, Chairman of the Board, TriArc MIning Ltd., Russia;
13:10 Closing remarks
13:15 Conference close and luncheon

 *This is a provisional programme and speaker topics may change while the event is developed*

Join over 150 delegates who have now registered for this premier event

Adamas Intelligence


Albemarle Corporation

Alkane Resources Ltd


A.M.P.I. srl

ANSTO Minerals

Appian Capital Advisory

Apple Inc

Arafura Resources Ltd

Auer-Remy GmbH


Baotou Huaxing Rare Earth Technology Co Ltd

Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earths

Baotou Sanlong Rare Metal Materials Co Ltd

Baotou Xinyuan Rare Earth Hi Tech New Material Co Ltd

BASF China Co Ltd

BASF Corporation


Beijing Easen Technology Co Ltd

Blue Line Corporation

BP China

Canada Rare Earth Corp


Ceritech AG

Commerce Resources Corp

Curtin University


Dorfner Anazplan


Eastlloyd Metals & Minerals Co Ltd

Elkem AS


EMCS International

Envirotis Holding Ltd


Foshan Heerda  Chemical Materials Co Ltd

Frontier Rare Earths

Fujian Changting Golden Dragon Rare Earth Co Ltd

Fujian Weiyuan Minerals Co Ltd

GanZhou Chenguang Rare Earths New Material Co Ltd

GE Chaplin Inc

GéoMéga Reources

Ginger International Trade & Investment Pte Ltd

Hastings Technology Metals

Hefa Rare Earth Canada Co Ltd

Heyuan Heping Fuhe New Material Company


IHS Global Insight


Indian Rare Earths Co Ltd

Industrial Minerals


IPT-São Paulo University

Jiangsu Guosheng Rare Earth Company

Jinci Magnet Company Limited

JL Mag Rare Earth Co Ltd

JSC Acron

Kalpesh Enterprise LLC

Kay Investment

Korea Resources Corp

Leiden University

Less Common Metals Ltd

Lumi – M

Lynas Corporation Ltd

Magnesium Elektron Limited

Matamec Explorations Inc

Materials Trading Company Ltd

MCC-Menssing Chemiehandel & Consultants GmbH


MEL Chemicals


M/S V.V. Minerals

Neo Chemicals & Oxides

Neo Performance Materials

NPM Silmet

Palm Commodities International LLC

Peak Resources

Pentart Industrial Co Ltd

PJSC Chemical-Metallurgical Plant

Polaris Rare Earth Materials LLC

Polirit OOO

Polyfer Handels GmbH

Redmet Services


Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

Robert Bosch GmbH

Roskill Information Services Ltd

RM Technology Co Ltd

Siemens AG

Shanghai Nengpu Industrial Co Ltd

Sky Resources Trading

Skyrun Holdings Limited


Sojitz Corporation

Solikamsk Magnesium Works


Solvay Rare Earths New Materials

Stanley Black and Decker Inc

Talfain P/L

The Anchor House

The New York Times

Tianhe Advanced Tech Magnet Co Ltd

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyotsu Rare Earth Corporation

Treibacher Industrie AG

TriArc Mining Ltd

U.S. Geological Survey

Vietnam Rare Earth JSC

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The current fee is now £1200 for all registrations

The fee includes the cost of all receptions, conference 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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