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Metal Events is delighted to announce it will be holding its’ 1st International Scandium Symposium which will take place at the Westgate Resort Hotel, Las Vegas on Thursday 20th October 2022.

Demand for scandium is rising. This is being driven by various factors, such as growing usage in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs), and increasing demand in the aerospace and automotive industries.

The rising demand for clean energy due to environmental concerns is projected to fuel the demand for SOFCs, which in turn will propel the market growth for the scandium market.

This one-day event will focus on the market outlook, new sources of supply and applications.

Wednesday 19th October
18:00 – 19:30 – Registration and Welcome Reception kindly sponsored by Niocorp Developments

Thursday 20th

09:00hrs  Registration desk reopens
09:25hrs  Opening remarks by Rachel Carnac, Joint Managing Director, Metal Events Ltd., UK;


09:30hrs   “Element North 21” by Wagner Oliveira, General Manager, Strategic Resource, Development and Mine Technical Services, Rio Tinto Iron and Titanium (RTIT), Canada;

10:00hrs  “Nebraska scandium:  American-made and climate-smart”, by Mark Smith, Board Chair, President & CEO, NioCorp Development, USA;

10:30hrs   “Scandium: will new supply create demand?”, by Nils Backeberg, Founder & Director, Project Blue, South Africa;

11:00hrs   Coffee Break


11:45hrs    Panel Discussion

12:30hrs   Luncheon


14:00hrs  “Elementus Minerals: Delivering scandium and other critical minerals from waste”, by Chris Young, Chief Strategy Officer, Elementus Minerals LLC, USA;

14:30hrs   “Imperial Mining’s Crater Lake Scandium Project Development, Canada : The forgotten rare earth”, by Peter Cashin, President & Chief Executive Officer, Imperial Mining Group, Canada;

15:00hrs   “Developments at Scandium International Mining Corp: What role will it play in the scandium market?”, by Peter Evensen, CEO, Scandium International Mining, Canada;

15:30hrs   Conference close and luncheon

This is a provisional programme and is subject to change

Ara Corporation

Auxico Resources

Blue Line Corporation

Cal Advance Materials

Current Chemicals

Elementus Minerals

Geomega Resources

Geophysx Jamaica

Hefa Rare Earth Canada Ltd

Imperial Mining Group

JackLifton LLC

Materion Corporation

Monumental Minerals Corp

Nanoscale Powders

Niocorp Development

Project Blue


Rio Tinto

Scandium International Mining Corp


The Anchor House

Traxys Europe SA

Treibacher Industrie


USA Rare Earth

Wood Mackenzie


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The current fee is £550 for registrations made by 23rd September.

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