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8th International Zinc Conference

Fairmont Hotel, Dubai, UAE
April 4-5 2016

*New speaker added  – 22 March 2016*

Register today for the 8th International Zinc Conference

*The current fee is £650 for all registrations.

We are delighted to announce that Metal Events will be returning to Dubai in April 2016 for the 8th International Zinc conference which will take place at the Fairmont Hotel.

Our early-bird fees, which has remained the same since 2014, offers exceptional value for money and includes all conference sessions, copies of the presentations, cocktail reception, tea/coffee breaks and luncheon.

The programme will discuss the following questions and more:

What now for zinc? Glencore announced in early October that they are cutting 500,000 tonnes of annualised zinc which amounts to around four percent of global supply and will constrain the supply of concentrate.

What about mine closures? In addition the recent closure of Century (although it is still processing stockpiled ore) and Vedanta’s Lisheen mine in Ireland, which is due to reach the end of its life in November this year, will remove around 675,000 tonnes of annualised mine capacity.

What about mine supply? The ILZSG expected mine supply outside of China to fall by 1.8 percent next year which would mean the refined zinc market will be in supply deficit to around 152,000 tonnes but this was before Glencore’s announcement.

Where will new production come from? Will current prices attract new investment?

Will China’s zinc consumption growth rate slow on falling demand from downstream sectors?

What are the growth areas for consumption?

New developments and opportunities for hot-dip galvanising in the UAE

Reasons to attend Metal Events 8th International Zinc 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;

Further information will be available soon  but, in the meantime, if you would like to join our mailing list please click here

Monday 4 April

10:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee

Session 1:
10:45 “Overview of the global zinc market”, by Helen O’Cleary, Senior Analyst, CRU Group, United Kingdom:
11:15 ” The global economic outlook: what effect will this have on the zinc industry for producers and end users?” by Ashwani Sharma, Managing Director, Mecontech FZE, UAE;
11:45 Coffee

Session 2:
12:15 “What will lead the Chinese zinc market in 2016 – demand or supply?” by Xia Cong, Metals Analyst, Beijing Antaike Information Development Co Ltd., China;
12:45 “The world of zinc: an overview”, by Rahul Sharma, Director, IZA, India;
13:15 “Opportunities for the utilization of zinc oxides from secondary sources”, by Juergen Antrekowitsch, Head of Christian Doppler Laboratory for Optimization in Heavy Metal Recycling, Austria;
13:45 Q&A
14:00 Luncheon

16:00 – 18:00  Drinks Reception

Tuesday 5 April
Session 3:
09:45 “The advantages of EAFD recycling in the Middle East”, by Hasan Al-Amri, COO, Global Steel Dust, Saudi Arabia;
10:15  “The growth in India’s automotive industry: how is this impacting on zinc demand”, by Rahul Sharma, Director IZA India, India;
10:45 Coffee

Session 4:
11:30 “Overview of the Indian secondary zinc market”, by Abdulla Haji Iqbal,  CEO/Managing Director, ASM Scrap FZC, UAE;
11:55 “Global secondary zinc market”, by Abhishek Kapoor, Director, Pan Global, UAE;
12:15 “Zinc plant hydrometallurgical technologies” by Mikko Vanska, Senior Sales Manager, Outotec, UAE;
12:45  Conference close
13:10 Luncheon

*** This programme is provisional and subject to change***

List updated 3 April 2016

Al Ajab Metal Galvanizing Factory

Al Andaleeb

Al Masane Al Kobra Mining Co


Ambica Dhatu P Ltd

Antwerp Commodity Services


Atlas Trading FZE

Base Metals Trading LLC

Beijing Antaike Information Development Co Ltd

Christian Doppler Laboratory

CMK Systems GmbH Co. KG

Crown Exports (S) Pte Ltd

CRU Group

C. Steinweg Belgium

CWT Commodities (ME) DMCC

Feen Agencies Recycling

Galvo Chem FZE


Global Steel Dust

Gowra Petrochem Pvt Ltd

India Trade Link Pvt Ltd

IZA India


Korea Zinc Co Ltd

Mecontech FZE

Metcore International DMCC

Montanuniversitaet Leoben

Nihon Ispat Pvt Ltd

Nizi International S.A.


Outotec Middle East

Pacorini Metals

Pan Global

Shar Metal

SS Alloys

Syed Metal


Yatishi Metal

Zinc Industry Development Commercial Company

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The current fee is £650.

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.