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14th International Rare Earths Conference

Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong
November 8-10 2017

Join 150 delegates who have already registered for this premier event

We are delighted to announce that Metals Events will be returning to Hong Kong for the 14th International Rare Earths Conference which will take place at the Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong during 8-10 November 2017.

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

The Metal Events annual conference, the premier event in the industry calendar, is the only place you will meet the key industry players in rare earths, including all the major consumers.

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

***Please note there will be simultaneous translation during this event from English to Chinese***

Reasons to attend Metal Events 14th 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 have to say:

“Excited to join Metal Event’s global rare earth summit which is well and professionally organized”.

Li MiaoLing, General Manager, Sky Resource Trading Co Ltd

“The Metal Event’s conference provides me a good opportunity to listen different analysis from different global representatives regarding the rare earth resources development and market application. I also met a lot of new friends in the rare earth industry and had deeper business communication with customers from Russia and Belgium. Thank you for organising the event”.

Guan PeiLin, General Manager, Shanghai Nengpu Industrial Co Ltd

“Excellent conference again this year. Very insightful presentations covering virtually all facets of the market and industry, and ample opportunities to network. I appreciated the open discussions and diverse perspectives shared.” 

Ryan Castilloux, Managing Director, Adamas Intelligence.

“It was a great conference full of useful information of rare earths. We had a review of supply and market changes in 2016. Also,suppliers and consumers had a good chance to talk with each other and shared their opinions”.

Catherine Gao, RM Technology Co., Ltd

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

***Please note there will be simultaneous translation during this event from English to Chinese***

Wednesday 8 November
17:30  – 19:00         –    Registration desk opens
18:00  – 20:00        –     Welcome Reception

Thursday 9 November
08:15  Registration desk re-opens
09:05  Welcome remarks

Session 1: Global rare earths market overview:
09:15  Keynote presentation: “Rebirth: Lessons from the Rare Earth Roller Coaster…and Implications for Modern Day Capitalism From a Poorly Understood Industry” by Constantine Karayannopoulos, Chairman, Neo Performance Materials, Canada;
09:45 “Rare Earths – How Chinese issues affect the global market”, by Rocky Hu, Research & Consulting Director, SMM, China;
10:15  “Latest developments in Baotou”, by Wang Yan, Vice Secretary-General, Scientific Research Management Department, Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earths, China;
10:45 Coffee

Session 2: Rare earth trends and developments:
11:45 “ISO/TC 298 standards and its benefits on rare earth community”, by Song Guanyu, Secretary of ISO/TC 298 Rare earth, International Organization for Standardization, China;
12:15 “Rare earth consumption market overview and future trend analysis”, by Wang Xue, Vice President, Beijing Ruidow Information Technology Co., Ltd, China;
12:45 “Made in China 2025 – from foreign sources of rare earth supply – who, when & where?” by Ryan Castilloux, Market Research Analyst, Netherlands; 
13:15 Luncheon

Session 3: Global project overview:
14:45  “Evolution of a Non- China NdPr producer”, by Peter Sherrington, CFO & Company Secretary, Arafura Resources, Australia;
15:10 “BioLantanidos: The first production from ionic clays out of China that is competitive and sustainable”, by Ignacio Del Rio, CEO, BioLantanidos, Chile;
15:35 “The Ashram rare earth project and the value of mineral concentrates”, by Darren Smith, Project Manager, Commerce Resources – Canada;
16.00 “The next rare earth solution”, by Alistair Neill, Director Business Development, Rare Earth Salts, USA;
16:25 Q&A

16.30 – 17:30 –Networking drinks

Friday 10 November
Session 4: Rare earths magnet markets:
09:30 “The direction of the Chinese permanent magnet industry and associated technological innovations”, by Jack Lee, Global CTO, MagnaDrive Corporation, USA;
09:55 “Developments and trends for electrification and magnet applications”, by Joanne Jia, Vice President, Hangzhou Permanent Magnet Group, China;
10:20 Q&A
10:30 Coffee

Session 5: Vehicle electrification and what is means for rare earths:
11:15 “Rare Earth contribution to car electrification. Getting the facts right”, by Pol Le Roux, Sales & Marketing Director, Lynas Corporation, Malaysia;
11:40 “From horse power to e- power: The looming REPM shortage and consequences”, by Alister MacDonald, Marketing Director, Alkane Resources Ltd., Australia;
12:05 “Long term off-take strategies for rare earths – market hysterics or must ?”, by Elbert Loois, Managing Partner, HiTech Materials Advisory, Germany;
12:30 Closing remarks
12:40 Luncheon & conference close

This programme is provisional and subject to change

Over 150 delegates have already registered for this premier event

Adamas Intelligence

Albermarle Corporation

Albemarle Management (Shanghai) Co Ltd

Alkane Resources Ltd


A.m.p.i. srl

Arafura Resources Ltd

Asia Research & Capital Management Limited

Asian Metal

Auer Remy GmbH

Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earths

Baotou Tianshi Rare Earth New Material Co Ltd


Baotou Xinyuan Rare Earth Hi-Tech & New Material Co Ltd

BASF (China) Co Ltd

BASF Corporation

Beijing Ruidow Technology Co Ltd


Blue Line Corporation

Bosch (China) Investment Ltd

Beijing Co-Broad Co Ltd

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co

Canada Rare Earth Corp

CellMark China Ltd

Ceritech AG

China Minmetals Rare Earth Co Ltd

China Minmetals Rare Earth Group

Commerce Resources Corp


Dorfner Anzaplan

Eastlloyd Metals&Minerals Co Ltd

Fujian Changting Golden Dragon Rare Earth Co Ltd

Foshan Weijun Non-Ferrous Metal Co Ltd

Fujian Weiyuan Minerals Co Ltd

GE Chaplin Inc


Guizhou Hengzhao Trading  Co Ltd

Hangzhou Permanent Magnet Group

Hefa Rare Earth Canada Co Ltd

HiTech Materials Advisory

Hastings Technology Metals Ltd

Indian Rare Earths

Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth International Trading Co., Ltd

JL MAG Rare Earth Co Ltd

Kalbar Resources Ltd

Kalpesh Enterprise LLC

Kay Investment Ltd

Less Common Metals Ltd

Lithium Corporation

Liyang Solvay Rare Earth New Materials Co Ltd

Lynas Corporation

Lynas Malaysia SDN. BHD

MagnaDrive Corporation

Magnesium Elektron

Met-Chem Consulting

Metro LC International Pte Ltd

Mkango Resources

MSPL Limited

Neo Chemicals & Oxides LLC

Neo Performance Materials

New York Times

Ningbo Fonne New Materials Co Ltd

Ningbo Zhanjie Magnetic Materials & Technology Co Ltd


Noble Resources International Pte Ltd

Peak Resources

Pentart Industrial Ltd

PJSC Chemical-Metallurgical Plant

Polaris Rare Earth Materials LLC

Polirit OOO

Polyfer Handels GmbH

Rare Earth Salts

Redmet Services LLC

Rift Valley Resources Limited

Roskill Information Services

Redzem Technology LLC

REEtec A.S.

Remel Corporation

Rittenhouse International Resources LLC

Robert Bosch GmbH

RM Technology Co Ltd

Shanghai Nengpu Industrial

Shenzhen Jerry Metal Import & Export Co Ltd

Shin-Etsu Chemical Co Ltd

Siemens AG


Sojitz Corporation

Solikamsk Magnesium Works


Talfain P/L

The Anchor House

Tianhe  (Baotou) Advanced Tech Magnet Co Ltd

Tianhe  (Baotou) Advanced Tech Magnet Co Ltd – Europe Branch

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Toyota Tsusho Material Inc

Tradium GmbH

Traxys SA


Treibacher Industrie AG

Terra Commodities LLC

Vietnam Rare Earth JSC

Yarra Belgium S.A.

Yixing Xinwei Leeshing Rare Earth Co., Ltd.

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The rate is now £1400 per person.

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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