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MMTA's China Minor Metals Seminar

Following on from the success of the MMTA’s China Minor Metals Seminar in Hong Kong last year we are delighted to announce that the MMTA will be holding a 2 day conference at the Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong during 4-5 November 2019, organised by Metal Events Ltd.

China remains a key producer of a range of minor metals that are vital in technologies such as renewable energy, electronics, aviation and the automotive industries. It also dominates the supply of several minor metals to the rest of the world.

As always we will have an excellent line up of speakers and some of the topics covered will be on China’s trade policy; the impact the Sino/US trade war is having on the minor metals markets and latest developments in electronic metals.

If you require further information you can email or

Monday November 4

9:15 – 9:45 Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:45 Welcome remarks by James Peer, Managing Director, Maritime House, UK and Chairman, MMTA Asian Committee;

Session 1: China: opportunities and threats
09:50 “The international impact of trade policy”, by Peter Murphy, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan, Hong Kong;
10:20 “Minor metals trade: the impact of the trade war”, by Noah Lehrman, Director, Hudson Metal & Alloy LLC, USA;
10:50 “China’s environment concerns and actions/vision to improve the environment”, Piers Touzel, China General Manager, Environmental Resource Management (ERM), Hong Kong;
11:25 – 12:00 Coffee

Session 2: Battery Metals Outlook
12:00 “Raw materials for new mobility: Outlook, trends and scenarios”, by Nils Backeberg, Manager – Steel Alloys, Roskill Information Services, UK;
12:30 “Battery metals recycling”, by Lin Xiao, Senior Scientist, Institute of Process Engineering — Chinese Academy of Sciences, PR China;
13:00- 14:30 Luncheon

14:30-15:15 Trade Round Table

16:00-18:00 Networking drinks reception for all attendees

Tuesday November 5

Session 3: Electronic Metals
09:30 “5G and the roll out of smart devices in the next 10 years”, by Kelly Lai, Commercial Officer, Vital Materials Co Limited; Hong Kong;
10:00 “Indium market developments: an update”, by Donna Vareha-Walsh, Director Indium Business Unit, Indium Corporation, USA;
10:30-11:00 Coffee

Session 4 – Chinese Market Outlook
11:00 “Molybdenum: China and the world”, by Stella Li, Sales Manager of JMarketing Corp (JDC) and Deputy General Manager of Sinomoly Limited, China;
11:30 “An introduction to the applications of germanium and a market analysis “, by Ren Changshi, Sales Manager, Yunnan Chihong International Germanium Co.,Ltd, PR China;
12:00-14:00 Conference close & luncheon

5N Plus Asia Limited


Chelyabinsk Zinc Plant

China Academy of Sciences

Environmental Resource Management (ERM)

Fortis Metals Limited

Friendship (Asia) Development Co Ltd

Holman Fenwick Willan

Hudson Metal & Alloy LLC

ICD Group

Indium Corporation

Jinduicheng Molybdenum Marketing Corp (JDC)

Maritime House Ltd

Nantong Jinpeng New Material Technology Ltd

Plaxys Inc

Roskill Information Services

Shandong Ruihao Heavy Industry Co Ltd

Vital Materials Co Ltd

Xiamen Honglu Tungsten-Molybdenum Industry Co Ltd

Yunnan Chihong International Germanium Co Ltd

The fee is now GBP800 per person for MMTA members or GBP900 per person for non-members.

Metal Events reserves the right to change any of its rates due to currency fluctuations. Our base rate is always in Sterling and rates in other currencies will be calculated on the day.

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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